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02-28-2013, 01:13 PM
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I recognize that we're bordering on futility by bringing this further up, but the OP's trade does not get Erik Johnson alone.
I hate to tell you, it does. Erik Johnson is a very talented player, but he ISN'T the budding player everyone expected when he was drafted number one.
That said and this isn't a knock on Erik Johnson at all. We don't NEED him. The OP might be a Penguin fan, but he doesn't realize that the Pens NEED top six wingers, not another puck moving Dman, a third line guy in Downie and a spare part D man that doesn't make Pittsburgh's top six.
There are names associated with Colorado that make no sense for Pittsburgh and isn't not a knock. No one should ever say ROR to Pittsburgh, or Stastny, or Duchene. They are all centers. We have arguably the top center collection around. Erik Johnson doesn't solve anything as far as needs in Pittsburgh either. None of your Dmen do.
The names that would solve a need are Landeskog (who wouldn't be available and shouldn't because he is a building block for Colorado, not a trade piece), Parenteau, McGinn and if Colorado wants to give Hejduk a chance of winning a Cup before retiring, him. McGinn and Hejduk are the best options, but only if they are available. Then again, we could use a third line upgrade and a healthy Downie would provide that, but we have bigger needs.
The OP did a poor job at asset management for Pittsburgh. The Penguins trade the Maatta type prospects along with picks for a TOP SIX winger, not a puck moving D; third line guy and a spare part. It makes ZERO sense from a Pittsburgh angle as well. It's a deal I wouldn't make if I were the Pittsburgh GM.
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