pens2005 wrote:mikey287 wrote:Crankshaft wrote:mikey287 wrote:Gaucho wrote:We don't need picks. Should we trade Letang, we need a proven defenseman in return.
Finally...to trade a Norris caliber d-man for a draft pick (minus like a Lemieux, Crosby type pick, but that's unrealistic going the other way) is usually a quick way to find the unemployment line. It's an outrageous proposition...ridiculous...
I would assume the Staal trade would be the template for any Letang trade. 1st round + serviceable replacement + prospect
More than that. Unless the serviceable replacement is upgraded for the quality of player. 2nd line center vs. #1 elite PMD. The difference in value is astronomical.
Can't win consistently without a #1 PMD. Never happen, never has. It might be the most valuable player type, so to speak, out there. It's a franchise cornerstone. Has been that way since the forward pass was liberalized and utilized.
More than that? You can't afford to sign more than that. You do realize there's a cap, right?
You do realize that 10 million spead across 4 players is better than spending 8 million on 1 position? Right? Right?