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03-09-2013, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Rowdy Roddy Peeper View Post
Because Perry is a proven elite RH shot winger who can draw coverage and create on his own when the games matter and checking is tighter, and I'm sick of seeing teams swarm Crosby knowing that there's nobody else skilled enough to make them pay.

It's great that Kunitz is doing so well as a complement to Crosby right now. But the regular season is not where this team will be judged.
Hockey is a game of chemistry. Just because Perry is elite, doesn't mean its a given he clicks with Crosby. We have seen this too many times in Pittsburgh.

Your model, trading for Perry is financially stupid and dumb for the future as well. Based on what Getzlaf got yesterday, a guy that really sucked last year; hasn't only put up two years over 80 points; 57 last year; no individual honors outside two all-star appearances, you can't imagine what Perry, who has a better resume to his credit will receive. Pittsburgh won't be able to afford to resign him. If so, Malkin or Letang is gone. The cap isn't going up, its coming down. Perry leaves, what do you have? NOTHING.

I'm not a fan that wants to have four superstars surrounded by nothing more than AHL players because that is what you get under your line of thinking. It's dumb.

Improve the third line; bring in a physical Dman and let it ride. There is an interesting list of players that could be signed in the offseason. I'm not about to trade the farm and roster players for two months of Corey Perry to bolt and make an obscene amount of cash - probably more than Getzlaf. Pittsburgh can't afford to do that.

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