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03-23-2013, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by J StClair28 View Post
I think the Sharks would be better off in the long run if they packed it in this season and blew it up. Trade Thornton, Marleau and Boyle at the deadline to get some good young players or draft picks, then build around a 1-2 center combo in Couture and Pavelski, then Burns, Braun and Demers on the D.
If Iginla can't be had by Pittsburgh, I could see Marleau going over there. He's signed through next season, and would make a fantastic winger for Pittsburgh. They probably would not want any of the defender prospects. Maybe like a 1st + TK + lower level prospect.

Boyle back to Tampa Bay for a potential run by them. Get a 1st + Connolly + another forward prospect. Thornton to Toronto for some stuff.

I think they could definitely do it if they wanted, but I doubt they will. Having a top-6 that had Couture, Pavelski, and Havlat as the top three players is kind of scary, IMO.

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