Thread: Proposal: Corey perry to the habs
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03-10-2013, 10:35 PM
Lionel Mandrake
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Never been a fan of premium priced rentals. Usually end up high risk low reward when looking at the big picture. Smarter moves consist of identifying a very specific need (like a faceoff specialist, bottom-6 depth, crease clearing D etc) and targeting those who come with reasonable demands. The price it'll cost to land a Perry will ONLY be offset if a cup is won. Long term it'll wreck havock in your prospect pool and ability to keep a steady influx of young cheap talent, which is essential to remain competitive.

I also think the "losing for nothing" doomsday scenario is often overplayed. If the Ducks with the help of Perry go far in the playoffs, he'll be well worth the risk of losing him to free agency. Also, if he doesn't re-sign, that money will be freed for an other quality asset on the market. So IMO Anaheim would be wise not to trade Perry regardless if they think they'll sign him or not.

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