... consider dealing Lapointe, Dipietro and Kolnik/Hunter to Detroit for Datsyuk, Zetterberg, young Dman Kronwall and a high draft pick. I don t know.
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, Oct 2, 2002
> Bill wrote.
> Personally, if Detroit wants these players I do not
> make a deal. If the Wings see something in Mapletoft
> or DiPietro I hold onto them unless their prime young
> players on the roster come here in return with a player
> in his prime who can help. I do not want their 35 year
> old players here for one season.
--- In Islanders-SoundTigers@y..., chapin_landvogt@l... wrote:
> Actually, depending on how things turn out until Peca arrives, I'd
consider dealing Lapointe, Dipietro and Kolnik/Hunter to Detroit for
Datsyuk, Zetterberg, young Dman Kronwall and a high draft pick.>>>
I don't know. Here's the thing, who is getting the best
player/prospect in the trade ? For now that has to be DiPietro and
that is why I pass on trading him at all. Torres as well because of
where he was drafted.
The rest of the players can be talked about because they are not
top picks in any draft. Mapletoft may be gold as a prospect but he is
still someone taken in the fifth round. Same with Kolnik, Hunter and
Weinhandl, because they were drafted later.
> I wouldn't see Detroit willing to do that, but that'd be enough for
me if they feel they need a young stud to backup and then take
over for Joseph. I don't see that because Legace ain't bad and
they have Stefan Liv in their system. Of course, they could also
move them in other trades if they deemed Dipi to be the man
they want. >>>
Just the fact that a top team like Detroit sees DiPietro as their
goalie of the future makes me want to say no, regardless.
> In general:
I still maintain that you should never, ever draft a goalie in the
first round, much less in the top 5. You can always find a decent
to good one in free agency or develop one that you've drafted
in the later rounds. If worse comes to worse, you trade for a
good one. Point is, let the other clubs develop them or get
lucky in the later rounds. Always go for a skating stud in the
early rounds. Everyone needs scoring or offensive Dmen.
If you have to many, they are easy to trade.>>>
We have a gm who not only drafted one but two goalies in the top
five. I could not agree more, you have a top pick, you get a top
scoring forward or a defender, never a goalie. Imagine where this
team would be Gaborik on it's top lines and no DiPieto ? Or even
better Mike Milbury waiting on Heatley a year and having him next to
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