Leafs would be the loser in that deal. In a packake for Kaberle that would be a decent return but Stajan being in there as well makes it an easy win for Pittsburgh. First rounder would have to be coming back our way
How does this not make sense for Pittsburgh if anything , they would have to add a first round pick to make it even. Kaberle is the best player in this deal and you heard what Burke is asking for Tomas, not to mention Stajan has 42 points this season and is signed for next year at 1.7 million. Staal is a good young player , no question there but he is on pace this year for as many points as Stajan has right now. If a first was added from Pittsburgh then this deal would work well for both teams.
Really don't see the Pens dealing Staal, but if they do it's even less of a chance if the main piece of the deal coming back to us is a d-man. Not that we couldn't use Kaberle, but we need some top six help alot more than Kaberle.
Isn't Kaberle an offensive minded D-man and aren't we already heavy on those? Hmm I'd like to acquire one more winger for Staal if he's moved...
Kaberle does have value but I just don't like it at all from a pens perspective...He's a lefty which we are already overstocked on...Kaberle isn't young (31 I believe?) and he's a -12.
You have Burke who says things like "I won't trade anyone unless it's a serious overpayment" Really, then no?.
Also Tangradi is a prospect Pittsburgh really needs....He's exactly the kind of winger they'll need to develop, a Malone like style with scoring potential...
I think Pittsburgh is much better served trading Staal for Top 6 talent Offensively, Not a 31 year old left handed D-man who's more offensive minded like alot that we already have. If they feel content with Fedotenko and I think they do, They need one spot filled in their Top 6 and that's what Staal should be let go for...
Last edited by mikeod1986: 02-26-2009 at 09:35 PM.
It's basically what burke asked for Kaberle. 1st rounder, Staal, and Tangradi. Stajan is just to even things out.
See that's the problem Stajan is not a throw in player he has 42 points this year , is signed for another year at 1.7 million and is 25 years old. If Comrie , Campoli lands a first this year if anything Toronto is overpaying for Staal.