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07-18-2013, 12:54 PM
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You're not sure why they would? Pavelski is better on both sides of the puck. Little is good, don't get me wrong and he may get better (although at 25 that is no guarantee) but Pavelski is better. He's versatile enough to play center and wing and do it with pretty much anyone you want. Play the point on the power play and kill penalties among the many other things he does.
He is older and put up similar production to Little. Also not at all sure why a team building a young core group like the Jets would look to add a guy that will be 32 or older by the time the Jets are truly competitive.
And you can cut out the 'needs cap help'. That is completely and utterly false.
Scroll down to compare the Jets available space to the Sharks negative available space. The Jets don't need to trade Little at all, let alone have a need to add something as you initially suggested, while the Sharks comparatively have zero cap space available.
To summarize, the Jets don't need to help the Sharks with their lack of cap space. The Jets also don't need to get older to trade for a player with similar production to the one you suggest they trade. The Jets additionally have contractual control over Little because he is still RFA; they'd have none over Pavelski - a pending UFA at season end that will cost more over the long haul. Thanks anyway though. No interest here.
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