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07-10-2013, 12:15 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Da Big Apple
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So how does this help us win NOW
Lindholm is projected as the Canes' 4th line center going into next season. I've never even heard of that Phil guy, and that 1st will probably be in the 10-20 range, meaning we'll only get a solid player who can contribute in 2-3 years. In 4 years from now, Lundqvist will be 35. Which is when most goalies start declining.
There's 2 packages I would want.
Skinner + Murphy + 3rd for Staal + Pyatt (cap reasons)
Faulk + Ruutu (1/3 salary retained) for Staal
This obsession with NOW is fool's gold that actually hurts us.
Make the best possible deal, whether it is today, near term, or long term down the road.
Make that deal with the best partner for that particular deal, whether in the case of Marc Staal it is the Canes or anybody else.
Staal + Girardi + _____ [if nec. make extension for Girardi first]
Faulk + __________
improves Canes total D, w/ 2 real shut down Ds.
upgrades Rangers D on right side, slightly younger
other benes depend on other pieces.
THIS is the core of a deal.
Canes have to understand we are happy to keep Staal unless someone wants to pay a premium, and many such clubs/offers exist.
If they want best chance to assure Staal comes, now is the time to make a mutually reasonable deal.
THERE ARE PLUSES IN THE DEAL.
1 FOR 1.
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