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01-17-2004, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Latin
According to McKenzie, Atlanta wants to get defensive help for a playoff run. Looking at their roster, the only offensive d-man they currently have is Kaberle. Would Tarnstrom be a good fit? He's relatively young (28), reasonably priced (~1 million) and adequate defensively (especially if paired with a more physical player). What would Atlanta be willing to give up?


To Atlanta: Dick Tarnstrom, Pittsburgh's 2nd round pick.
To Pittsburgh: Patrick Stefan, Jim Slater


We can afford Tarnstrom, he is signed at a very reasonable price. He is one of the only good defenseman we have. He is amazing offensively, and reliable defensively, and he is young enough we could keep him for the next 5-8 years.

He should not be traded at all, IMO, unless the offer is mind-blowing or just too good to turn down.

This deal sucks, big time.

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