It's Time to Tank: Who Gets Moved
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03-11-2013, 07:13 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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It would look like a business, which is exactly what it is.
It is a business, and unfortunately it would be a bad business decision.
The way I see it is that we go and trade for Steeg. Then we resign him the following year as he states he's excited to be here as he know how Tallon works and wants Fla to be his home,as well as Tallon states he loves Steeg and wants to build around him. Then the following year we trade Steeg for a draft pick that'll end up being 20-30 range and a prospect that may or may not crack the NHL lineup. We go from having a player, who last season was a 1st line player, to having a draft pick and prospect.
Pretty much you're telling other FA that while we have no state tax and beaches and Canadians in speedos to bring them to our team, if the team has a bad year, you're gone! Even if you have a good year, Tallon will trade you because the team did poorly and we need to " build for the future"
If we trade Steeg and Flash and the Weiss walks, our 1st line will be ???????????? Still waiting.. The youth line? Kopecky? Matthias? Last season was a "fluke" yet getting rid of two thirds of our top line last season, who was at one point the best top line in the league, is part of the blueprint? We sign Jovo to an over bloated contract,who should be traded, yet well trade Steeg because??? He's available? Other free agents will see that as a turnstile for the team and not want to be a part of it.
I would be fine with keeping Weiss and signing him for less than 4 mil. Also, say we don't trade Versteeg. I think Weiss and Steeger will comeback healthy and ready to go with a regular training camp procedure. They obviously didn't keep themselves in the best shape and they got burned by the injury bug. I'm not ready to give up on Versteeg, yet. Everyone can play GM all they want.. doesn't mean DT is going to get a solid return for Steeg. Same guy that wants him gone is the same guy who gets mad that they only come up with a crap prospect and a 3rd-rounder in return and can't understand why. Then, I just go..
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