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02-27-2013, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Muscles4Malkin View Post
I have a suggestion.
These guys:

Jarome Iginla
Johnny Gaudreau


Beau Bennett
Derrick Pouliot
No F*ing chance. I don't think I would trade Bennett straight up for Iginla, and both Bennett and Pouliot are better prospects than Gaudreau.

If we wanted a winger instead of Pouliot, then we should have/could have drafted Forsberg or Terravainen instead of Pouliot. This doesnt't guarantee that Pouliot will be the best out of those 3, but we made that decision -- and I'm sure part of that was because it fit some type of "Plan", and that plan probably includes going very forward-heavy in the 2013 draft -- and we should stick to this plan.

Besides: we can probably just sign Iginla this summer without having to give up any assets.

Originally Posted by TakeYOrpik View Post
I haven't seen much of Stewart this season, but I wouldn't trade Despres for Stewart straight up. He's just too unique of a player.
I kind of agree with this. Despres is just looking too good right now and I wouldn't trade him unless it was with some ++'s for a clear upgrade (Bobby Ryan, a signed Perry, etc.). Stewart *might* be great, but then again, he might not. Despres is looking too much like a sure-thing to make that move right now.

Originally Posted by TakeYOrpik View Post
If you're going to trade Despres, you're going to have to bring in someone who brings his A game consistently(not stewart). And I doubt, as of right now, that Despres' value is enough to garner that kind of return,
I agree with both of your points. Despres is looking to good to trade for anything less than something awesome; and yet he might not have that kind of trade value, yet.

Originally Posted by Randy Butternubs View Post
Etem? Seems like Anaheim could use some D.

Etem for Morrow? (flame away )
Sure, I'll flame. Etem is a nice prospect. He's kind of like Pascal Dupuis is right now (good PKer, great skater, can score some goals), but he's not an A-level prospect, and I think Morrow is a better prospect. Moreover, it doesn't fit our needs of having someone who can immediately step into our top-6 and perform consistently. So, no thanks; and the value isn't fair either. (And I like Etem. ANA would have to add a 2013 2nd rounder to get this closer to fair value, but Pens' may value Morrow too much to trade him for a B or C level prospect. It really depends on how much Pens' brass values each player, but a 2nd in 2013 may bridge the gap; or they prefer a guy like Rakell or Smith-Pelley + 2013 2nd instead).

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