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01-15-2014, 01:51 PM
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You don't give up on Wilson. We'd be selling low and even in his less-than-potential status he's better than most of our forwards. I'd keep playing Wilson and make sure he's playing with skilled players like Smith. Give him another 1 1/2 years to play up to his potential.

The interesting question is Leggie. Bringing in Cullen was supposed mean the end of Leggie. Fish and Cullen would be the vet centers and we wouldn't need to re-sign Legwand. Well, arguably, Legs has outplayed both and remains a Top 3 Forwards for us. His production this year and his UFA status make him an ideal rental for a contender. Do the Preds move him before the deadline? Certainly if we're out-of-it, they almost have to. If they're not going to lock him up before UFA hits, then it would be malpractice not to trade him.

The real dilemma comes if we sneak up the ladder toward the 8th spot and we're say, 3-4 points out on March 3rd. Do you pull a Suter-Hammer move and keep him for the playoff run and then risk getting nothing for him? Or do you move him and lessen your chance of making the playoffs?

We're 8 behind the Wild with a game-in-hand. 34 games left. We have to pass 3 teams: Wild, Stars, and Yotes. All have been struggling. If we can get to the Break 4 points out, it could be an exciting March/April, especially if Pekka returns.

Management is worried about a meaningless March/April. Lots of games with lots of seats that need fannies in them. Moving Legs sends the signal we're sacin' the bats.

What to do What to do.

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