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12-27-2013, 08:34 AM
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Originally Posted by BringBackStevens View Post
The Morin/#1 discussion is also not really valid. Even if he ends up becoming a good #2 or #3, having a cost controlled young defensemen with that size would be huge for this organization. Even if he "only" is a Coburn down the road, that's very valuable.
I'm not disagreeing with you, but at the same time, Morin only might ever turn into Coburn (or better). I agree that that scenario would make him a valuable player to this organization, but at the same time, there is IMO just as good a chance that he will not ever be as good as Coburn. With Patches, you get a 25 year old 30 goal scorer. Our defensive pool is thin, and dealing Morin makes it all the more thinner, but at the same time, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Is the potential to have a top pair or top four cheap defenseman worth more than the proven 30 goal scorer locked up relatively long term at a fair price? That's the question you need to ask. To me, I always lean toward the known commodity.

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