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03-18-2013, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
5.5 is not too bad for a top 4 defenseman. I think Myers still has a ton of potential to turn into a great defensemen down the road. IMO Buffalo screwed with his development by making him their #1 too soon and not pairing him with a defensively sound veteran partner. If you got him, maybe for Coburn plus something small, and then signed Ron Hainsey to be his partner, they would make a good 2nd pair while he develops more consistency. I doubt Buffalo trades him though after paying 12 million to him this year without a massive overpayment.
On the open market, no, but for a guy that may be a project I don't know. It would be a risk as you could wind up with another Mez for $5.5m. Not the worst thing ever, but I think we could agree we wouldn't like to be paying him that much even without the health problems he's had. We got Mez for a 2nd round pick coming off a bad year, after he had a couple of good years in the league. If it would take an over payment to get Myers I wouldn't try for it.

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