Thread: Raphael Diaz
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11-01-2013, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldthorpe View Post
I see Diaz as another Streit (and no, not because they are both Swiss): A team will end up overpaying for him on the UFA market because he's an offensive defenseman and those guys are sought out by many franchises. He'll get 4M in a minor market playing on the first PP wave and getting plenty of ES minutes.

I would keep him for a year or two, but I wouldn't sign him long term (I would prefer giving his money to Markov) and in the end, Diaz won't pass up the opportunity to have one real good and lengthy contract in his career.
I don't see a comparison to Streit. Diaz is much better defensively, not quite as good on offense though. Streit's strength is on the PP, Diaz is solid PP, PK and 5 on 5.

There may or may not be 2.7-3 mil to keep him though.

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