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06-26-2013, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
I don't have an answer for what? You are speculating that our best overall defender is going to be traded to Carolina for a 1st round pick because the Hurricanes have declared their intent to corner the market on Staals? And I would disagree that his value is at its highest right now. Lastly, he can't leave for nothing for 2 years. If the team felt after next season that they were going to have a hard time extending him they could still get a 1st rounder for him at the 2014 draft.
Yes, that's all true, but next year, will that CAR first be a #5? If it is, will we be able to draft someone of Nichuskin's caliber? Will CAR even need a player like Staal still next year? I think it's now or never if we want at least a first back, especially if Nichuskin is available. It fills needs for both teams.

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