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04-09-2013, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Shady Machine View Post
You could, except I don't think losing Letang would hurt our team that much long term. That's the argument here. We would trade Letang and in 2 seasons Despres will step in and be a top 4 puck moving dman. He likely won't be as good as Letang, but he would help lessen the blow. There is no one in our system that will help lessen the blow of losing Geno. That's the point and why discussing the return for Geno is an absolute must in this equation. At least with trading letang you have prospects that project to be similar players.
Amen. I think Despres will make Letang's loss insignificant in the long term.

Plus reverse their argument:

Look at what we could get for Letang in a trade. Why is a #1 center that happens to be top 3 in game something we can trade for depth, but not a #1 defensemen?

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