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#1 xrafalskix

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:08 PM

Stars Trade James Neal and Matt Niskanen for Alex Goligoski
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:12 PM

Call the popo, the Penguins just committed a major robbery.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:13 PM

That requires a double take, WTF?!

That's lame that the Penguins always seem to commit highway robbery.

Edited by CarpathianForest, 21 February 2011 - 04:20 PM.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:32 PM

Didn't Niskanen fight Crosby earlier this year?
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:35 PM

Yes, yes he did...
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:37 PM

Yes, yes he did...

I thought so. I also think that's the only fight either one of them has had in their careers.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:44 PM

This really is a pretty even trade. If anything I think Dallas got the better deal. They have plenty of young forwards on the team/in the system and Goligoski is a really good offensive defensemen who will be entering his prime soon. He's already put in 9 goals this year too along with being a +20.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:00 PM

I thought neal would be considered more valuable than that...interesting
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:07 PM

I thought neal would be considered more valuable than that...interesting


That's why it's a steal.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:07 PM

wow. a steal
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:09 PM

I thought so. I also think that's the only fight either one of them has had in their careers.


Crosby has had a few... Several of which he started without letting the other fighter know that they would be fighting.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:17 PM

i dont think one punch was landed in that fight haha
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:19 PM

Crosby has had a few... Several of which he started without letting the other fighter know that they would be fighting.

Yeah that's true... There was also the time he cockpunched that guy. But I think Niskanen is the only guy he's fought who he actually informed beforehand. :P
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:19 PM

It's cute when guys with visors "fight".
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:22 PM

Neal will be a solid winger on Crosby or Malkin's line for years. He's streaky, but he can certainly put the puck in the net. He's like a bigger, younger version of Kunitz, with more of a nose for the net. Niskanen is a nice all-around defenseman, too.

Goligoski has the tools to be a powerplay quarterback, and that's something the Stars have been missing since Zubov's departure. Robidas is a nice d-man, but not really a true QB.

I still give the edge to Pittsburgh in this deal. I think they come away with more.

Dallas could have some offensive issues in the immediate future without Neal and with Richards having concussion-like symptoms. That's a lot of weight on the shoulders of Eriksson, Ribeiro, Morrow, and Benn. Probably more time for Steve Ott, too.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:35 PM

Pros: One less winger means Dallas is more likely to re-sign Langenbrunner

Cons: Pittsburgh is almost certainly 2-3 wins per season stronger than they were before this deal.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:40 PM

Pros: Less of a chance the Pens nab Parise.

Cons: "Oh, here go hell come!"



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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:43 PM

A nice deal for both teams in terms of fit but Pitt definitely got more value.
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 05:46 PM

With all these trades, lopsided or otherwise, is possible we can see Matt Duchene for Jason Arnott or Brian Rolston for Rick Nash? :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 February 2011 - 07:39 PM

This really is a pretty even trade. If anything I think Dallas got the better deal. They have plenty of young forwards on the team/in the system and Goligoski is a really good offensive defensemen who will be entering his prime soon. He's already put in 9 goals this year too along with being a +20.


Just because they have young forwards, doesn't mean you **** one of 'em away as a virtual throw-in for what would have been an even or close D-D swap.

If anything it proves the price for PMD's is still through the roof, like Boston giving up the store for Kaberle when he's a rental and would only go there anyway.
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