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03-20-2013, 04:03 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
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So for those who don't waste their lives (as Jux and I do haha) on the trade board, Blues fans seem reluctantly ok with the following trade:
Pavelski + Vlasic + 2nd
Stewart + Schwartz
I would pass personally, and you know how much I like trading for young players.
Stewart is one of those guys who runs massively hot or cold (even more so than Marleau). Realilsticly, he's a good 2nd-line winger and that it. He's not great defensively, and he's really not any better offensively than Pavelski. He's an RFA after this year, and he's likely going to want $4.5 mil or more.
Schwartz is a very nice young piece, but still pretty unproven.
For that the Sharks are giving up very high-end 2A / 1B center who is both outstanding defensively and good offensively; AND they give up one of the best young shut-down d-men in the league; AND a 2nd.
To me, this deal just doesn't make sense. Vlasic should be on the "untouchables" list short of a massive overpayment (which this isn't). And honestly, the Sharks certainly should be trading any picks in the top-2 rounds if they can avoid it.
And a side note on Vlasic for those may not have seen it yet.
Tonight is his 500th game. He is only the 2nd player from his draft to reach that mark, with Kopitar being the only other. "“To be with the Sharks that many years and that many games is something I like. I love this organization and I love being with the Sharks..."
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