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Trade Zidlicky for Sopel?

View Poll Results: Would you trade Zidlicky for Sopel?
Not a chance. Zidlicky is better. 47 92.16%
Absolutely. Sopel is superior. 1 1.96%
Ah, six of one, half a dozen of the other. They're equal. 3 5.88%
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05-16-2005, 03:31 PM
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Trade Zidlicky for Sopel?

I'm having a conversation about these two, and wondered about your thoughts on the relative worth of Zidlicky vs Sopel. Would you trade them straight up?

Sopel:
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Zidlicky:
http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/player...e?statsId=3249

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I wouldnt trade a 1st Paring Defensman (Zidlicky) for a 2nd Paring Defensman (Sopel) but im not a preds fan.

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I wouldnt trade a 1st Paring Defensman (Zidlicky) for a 2nd Paring Defensman (Sopel) but im not a preds fan.

Everything Sopel can do, Zids can do better.

I"m not totally aversed to eventually trading one of Timonen or Zidlicky, but not for Sopel.

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I don't know if I'd call Zidlicky a first-pairing defenseman. While I think his defensive skills are average, they aren't above-average. I'd call him a world-class offensive defenmen who is smart (but not dominant) in the defensive zone. His elite puck moving skills are also extremely valuable in the defensive zone as well.

I don't know who I'd want between Zidlicky and Sopel. To be honest, I haven't seen Sopel play enough to say.

But, if I was trade Zidlicky, I would want something else coming back (i.e. top-notch young scorer, 1st-2nd line centerman, big established crease-clearer defenseman).

Here's a crazy propsal from out of no where...

To PIT: Zidlicky, Legwand, Orszagh, Shishkanov/Upshall
To NSH: Malkin

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Not even close. I would take Zidlicky miles ahead of Sopel. And I don't hate Sopel.

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I don't know if I'd call Zidlicky a first-pairing defenseman. While I think his defensive skills are average, they aren't above-average. I'd call him a world-class offensive defenmen who is smart (but not dominant) in the defensive zone. His elite puck moving skills are also extremely valuable in the defensive zone as well.

I don't know who I'd want between Zidlicky and Sopel. To be honest, I haven't seen Sopel play enough to say.

But, if I was trade Zidlicky, I would want something else coming back (i.e. top-notch young scorer, 1st-2nd line centerman, big established crease-clearer defenseman).

Here's a crazy propsal from out of no where...

To PIT: Zidlicky, Legwand, Orszagh, Shishkanov/Upshall
To NSH: Malkin
that still leaves us in the same bind we're in. no number 2 center. we really can't afford to trade any centers, least of all a top 2 center.

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Not even close. I would take Zidlicky miles ahead of Sopel. And I don't hate Sopel.
Zidlicky is one of my favorite players, and i'm a Pens fan. This guy brings so much offense to the table. Its a shame the lockout occured this year, I was really looking forward to seeing him play this season.

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that still leaves us in the same bind we're in. no number 2 center. we really can't afford to trade any centers, least of all a top 2 center.
The one thing I'm banking on (and I fairly sure Poile is as well... as he and Leipold have mentioned in the paper), is that there are going to be ton of FAs available, and only a few teams able to bid on them. They've gone as far as to say they have their eye on some people. So yeah, I think we can find another 1st-2nd line center in the UFA market.

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The one thing I'm banking on (and I fairly sure Poile is as well... as he and Leipold have mentioned in the paper), is that there are going to be ton of FAs available, and only a few teams able to bid on them. They've gone as far as to say they have their eye on some people. So yeah, I think we can find another 1st-2nd line center in the UFA market.
dulzhok,

I am not attempting to re-open the debate on Legwand. I know how you feel, you know how many of us feel. But they aren't about to trade Legwand without substantial return.

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As a canuck fan I would say hell yes to Sopel for Zidlicky. Position wise it is a lateral move, an offensive dman for an offensive dman, Zidlicky is just the better of the 2 IMO. Makes no sense for Nashville.

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I don't think there's a single area where Sopel is better...

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I don't think there's a single area where Sopel is better...
His name is easier to say.

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dulzhok,

I am not attempting to re-open the debate on Legwand. I know how you feel, you know how many of us feel. But they aren't about to trade Legwand without substantial return.
malkin isn't substantial return?

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I don't think there's a single area where Sopel is better...
I think he is taller

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Even being a die-hard Canucks fan, this doesn't seem like much of a contest.

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34-0...might be a new poll record

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Someone should start this poll in the main poll forum, should give a more 'objective' result.

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are you the anti-pred or what?

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malkin isn't substantial return?
I think that would be a yes, a very substantial return.......

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Someone should start this poll in the main poll forum, should give a more 'objective' result.

you'll notice that a canucks fan started the poll, and several canucks\non preds fans have weighed in.

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Someone should start this poll in the main poll forum, should give a more 'objective' result.
Who's stopping you?

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I wouldnt trade a 1st Paring Defensman (Zidlicky) for a 2nd Paring Defensman (Sopel) but im not a preds fan.
Technically, Sopel does play on the Canucks first pair (Ohlund-Sopel), but I get what you're saying. Sopel is a lower-middle class man's Zidlicky.

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