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02-28-2014, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post
Myers and Petry are essentially the same player right now minus Myers' Horcoff-sized contract.

There's a lot of people falling in love with the idea of Myers and not the actual Myers.
Is that really a bad thing?

The guy is at the very least a top-4 D-man (which I view Petry as). He's shown in his earlier seasons he can play at a top-pairing role and chip in offensively.

Yeah his contract is heavy, but with us possibly shedding the Gagner contract, and also not retaining some other players (Hemsky, Smyth, Schultz etc.), would us taking on a risk like Myers be the worst thing?

The good news is we currently don't have a real albatross type contract. Not that we should, but taking a risk on a young D-man who has shown immense talent in the past doesn't seem like the worst idea in the world to me.

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