Trade Rumor Thread V: "Trade 40 Goal Scorer NBD" (3/8: Getzlaf re-signs)
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02-28-2013, 12:42 PM
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Unless its a trade that makes us more likely to win a cup the next 2 seasons, I'm not hugely enthusiastic about it.
Tatar is an interesting player, no doubt about it. But Detroit is expectantly drooling over the prospect of having Marian. Every team in the league would want him. We've just had him for 3 years so people are starting to take him for granted.
Again, I don't think I am. I realize what he brings to the table. I just don't see him in the long-term plans of this organization. I said the same thing about Jagr when his contract was almost up. Why lose assets for nothing? Bad organizations do that.
Gaborik can return (4) long-term assets to this organization. On top of that, Tatar + Kindl would account for maybe 2 million on the cap. That leaves 5 million to use elsewhere.
If this organization is serious about contending long-term these are the types of moves and hard decisions they have to make. Maximize assets.
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