Markov to PIT?
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06-13-2013, 12:56 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ
I just don't really see how this trade actually helps Pittsburgh. They trade Letang mid-season (has he signed an extension or not?) for some sort of bounty, then overpay to get an aging expensive rental? If Letang won't sign an extension during the season I would rather just wait until the draft, even if it would negative impact his value. The return probably won't justify actually pulling the trigger but at least at that point you can say it was better than nothing.
I mean, if they do wind up trading Letang mid-season and need to get a PMD rental for the playoffs, and if Markov is healthy, and if he fits comfortably under the cap, sure, but for nothing higher than a third round pick. No way in hell is he worth a top prospect and a first rounder (even a late one).
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