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06-23-2014, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Rust Heisenberg View Post
Why is it unrealistic, exactly? Staal would be classified under "stud defenseman" in many GM's books. His last name alone carries significant weight and value.

Ottawa wants a young 2nd line player, a top prospect, and a draft pick for Spezza, a 32 y/o often injured player that would likely take the 2nd line center position wherever he goes.

Vancouver wants a similar package for Kesler, a 2nd line center who is often injured and north of 30.

Yet we can't demand a similar package for a younger guy who is more dominant than both of them at his position?

Young 2nd line player and draft pick. That's all i'm asking for, and I think its pretty realistic. That's the value we should seek.
You cant call Staal a stud defenseman, and then turn around and say Connor Allen can be an adequate replacement, yet you keep doing it. He'll net so much in a trade and be easy to replace. Its fantasyland.

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