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07-24-2013, 03:21 PM
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I think what should also help Maggie is that he no longer has the pressure to live up to his top 10 draft status anymore. He can come here and just be a contributor and not have to live in the shadows of Hall, RNH, Eberle and Yakupov. He will be put in a position to succeed, a 3rd line role asked to focus on his already developed defensive game and will be allowed to grow into his offensive game. If it takes him 2 years to develop into a top 6 forward, so what? He doesn't need to be forced into a top 6 role like he was in Edmonton, he can take his time and really focus on his weaknesses. Realistically all we need from a good 3rd line winger is 15G-20A, anything above that is really a bonus, which he is fully capable of right now and could very well turn into a Jakub Voracek type forward, which in the Hitchcock type system is a MUCH better fit than Perron was.

Plus we get a top 40 pick and cleared enough cap space to lock up Petro, which was the catalyst behind the move in the first place. That and Roy and MPS>>>>Perron

The 2nd round pick shouldn't be overlooked either. We can use it to acquire another piece at the deadline or restock the pipeline with some high end prospects, which is what I hope Army does. He could also move our 2nd and EDM 2nd and acquire another 1st round pick if the right player is available. Next years draft looks decent and we should hopefully be able to draft some high end centers which our pool DESPERATELY needs.

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