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12-10-2013, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dulzhok View Post
Most teams draft them or trade for them. Rarely do you see a good offensive talent sign with another team in the peak of his career.

Hossa and Parise come to mind. Hossa obviously wanted to play with other talented players. Parise had the hometown thing.
The Preds definitely do not have the assets to pull off a trade for a star player signed to a longer term deal without gutting it somewhere else. No team is going to take a quantity of grit players for a quality star (Nystrom/Hendriks/Clune). In order for us to be competitive we either have to suck for a few years and draft/develop players or suck for a few years, draft prospects and then trade them for stars. It seems like a lot of fans don't believe that the Preds can sustain a rebuild mode but the way the past two years have gone, and the current contracts signed, I don't think there is any way around it.

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