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10-29-2011, 08:02 AM
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Okposo to Pittsburgh

for Tangradi + Despres + 3rd.
Fair? I would absolutly love Okposo in Pittsburgh

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10-29-2011, 08:19 AM
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Not going to happen, Isles are trying to compete for the playoffs now so trading established players for prospects isn't going to happen (Okposo's young so wouldn't be traded for prospects anyway). Only way I could see Isles entertaining trading Okposo is if they could get a good top 4 dman in return and the Pens don't have any of those spare.

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10-29-2011, 08:22 AM
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Well, Tangradi should be able to step in right now, and Despres could push for a roster spot with the Isles next season, if not now

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Tangradi and Gillies roomates....


Im actually High on Despres......


Value is close, I dont know if I make this trade though

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Well, Tangradi should be able to step in right now, and Despres could push for a roster spot with the Isles next season, if not now
but it will be at least a few years before they can contribute at the level Okposo can now. Isles wouldn't trade a proven young talent like Okposo for two unproven guys, I don't think any team would.

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10-29-2011, 08:59 AM
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KO has been struggling mightily so far this season and it seems as if Isle fans are starting to get impatient with the guy...he plays hard, but offensively he's been VERY underwhelming

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but it will be at least a few years before they can contribute at the level Okposo can now. Isles wouldn't trade a proven young talent like Okposo for two unproven guys, I don't think any team would.
I dunno. Despres has quite a bit of hype around him. 6'4 220+ who has improved every facet of his game. He betters his decision-making at the NHL level and he's a #4 pretty soon imo.

I wouldnt be surprised if a package of Despres+Tangradi+pick got us another proven top 6 forward at a reasonable salary.

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10-29-2011, 09:22 AM
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Can't see a deal like this happening within the division.

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10-29-2011, 09:34 AM
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Okposo has been underperforming and has had injury problems. Despres is a very underrated prospect who would be on the team right now if it weren't for our depth at D. No thanks.

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That package could get the Pens a bit better return I think.

Willing to move Tangradi... would be tough to move Despres.

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I'd like to see more from Okposo, but I'm sure he'd a least be solid on one of our top two lines. If we're trading Despres though I'd want something where I know a little more what we're getting. Plus as always the Penguins don't really have to do anything right now except wait for everyone to get healthy.

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Okposo is extremely overrated. He has never scored more than 19 goals in a season and only one really productive season. I'm not a fan of tangradi, but I'd hope the pens could get more from trading despres. Don't need another under 20 goals power forward.

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That package could get the Pens a bit better return I think.

Willing to move Tangradi... would be tough to move Despres.
It's actually sort of similar to the Neal deal last year. Struggling top 6 forward for a PMD type deal. I wouldn't be surprised if Shero got more back than just Okposo.

YOu have some serious depth at defense, why not use it?

Okposo is still young and to think he is done developing is foolish. It's very possible he just needs a change of scenery. He would be a perfect fit for the Penguins and it would really help with wing depth and the cap. He's signed to a nice deal long term.

Having Neal, Okposo and Kunitz riding shotgun with Staal, Malkin and Crosby would be killer. You have two-thirds of three really nice lines. You could fill the other sides with cheapy wingers and the depth you have would be enourmous.

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Okposo would actually be close to ideal relative to his style of play and salary. I just doubt the Pens trade within the division let alone the Isles.

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I'm a HUGE fan of Okposo, but that's a mighty fair return.

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It's actually sort of similar to the Neal deal last year. Struggling top 6 forward for a PMD type deal. I wouldn't be surprised if Shero got more back than just Okposo.

YOu have some serious depth at defense, why not use it?

Okposo is still young and to think he is done developing is foolish. It's very possible he just needs a change of scenery.
Tangradi is a top 6 forward...in the ahl. I don't think you can compare him to neal, who was playing in his 3rd straight season of scoring 20+ goals when traded last year. Tangradi is far from James neal.

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It's actually sort of similar to the Neal deal last year. Struggling top 6 forward for a PMD type deal. I wouldn't be surprised if Shero got more back than just Okposo.

YOu have some serious depth at defense, why not use it?

Okposo is still young and to think he is done developing is foolish. It's very possible he just needs a change of scenery. He would be a perfect fit for the Penguins and it would really help with wing depth and the cap. He's signed to a nice deal long term.

Having Neal, Okposo and Kunitz riding shotgun with Staal, Malkin and Crosby would be killer. You have two-thirds of three really nice lines. You could fill the other sides with cheapy wingers and the depth you have would be enourmous.
Neal wasn't really struggling though.

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Tangradi is a top 6 forward...in the ahl. I don't think you can compare him to neal, who was playing in his 3rd straight season of scoring 20+ goals when traded last year. Tangradi is far from James neal.
I was talking about Okposo...

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Neal wasn't really struggling though.
He was though. From December 13th until he became a Penguin, he had only 11 points in 30 games.

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Not going to happen, Isles are trying to compete for the playoffs now so trading established players for prospects isn't going to happen (Okposo's young so wouldn't be traded for prospects anyway). Only way I could see Isles entertaining trading Okposo is if they could get a good top 4 dman in return and the Pens don't have any of those spare.
Pretty much this. I'd be willing to bet the Isles would be more inclined to deal potential/future for something more bona fide right now. The exact opposite of this proposal.

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Well, Tangradi should be able to step in right now, and Despres could push for a roster spot with the Isles next season, if not now
I think this helps the Isles, and Pens.


Despres would easily make the Islanders this season, and Tangradi would produce. I think it's close to fair value.

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Kunitz-Sid-Okposo
Neal-Malkin-Sullivan
Cooke-Staal-Kennedy

. . .That would be AWESOME.

Won't happen though, the Isles would only move Okposo as part of a package for an upgrade, and they probably wouldn't be very keen to trade within the division. Not to mention they need NHL proven-ready D.

Hypothetically speaking, I think a deal that would benefit both teams is Niskanen+Tangradi for Okposo. But I'm actually really liking Niskanen now, so I wouldn't want to make that deal.

Lastly, a trade from the Pens of nothing but non-rosters won't work. . .We have like, 200k of cap-space left.

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He was though. From December 13th until he became a Penguin, he had only 11 points in 30 games.
hardly that big of a struggle, he's always been a streaky player.

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What value does Tangradi have these days? I loved his play in junior and always thought he'd be a contributing regular, at least by now...

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What value does Tangradi have these days? I loved his play in junior and always thought he'd be a contributing regular, at least by now...
Still has decent value, I think if he was on a weaker team he could be playing a 3rd line role right now.

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