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Sakic putting Stastny on the block?

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07:39 AM ET 01.13 | At some point before the March trade deadline, Avalanche GM Joe Sakic will have to make a decision on Paul Stastny. The Avs haven't had any contract talks with the UFA but aren't likely to deal him, either. Colorado needs [Stastny] if the club is to make a run for a playoff spot in the tough Western Conference. If the Avs did decide to deal, then Sakic's phone would be ringing off the hook. Pretty much every team in Canada -- with the exception of the Senators and Canucks -- needs a No. 1 centre. The Flames, Oilers, Leafs, Jets and Habs will certainly show interest. While the Hawks don't need Statsny, coach Joel Quenneville has known him since he was a toddler. Statsny, if he gets to market, will be one of the most valuable players out there, but if he's dealt at the deadline the buyer will have to pay a high price.

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January 13, 2014  08:22 AM ET

Make the call, Lou. He's family.

January 13, 2014  08:34 AM ET

If you consider Stastny a #1 center, you should be fired.

January 13, 2014  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If you consider Stastny a #1 center, you should be fired.

Agree. Stastny is too softsny.

January 13, 2014  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If you consider Stastny a #1 center, you should be fired.

Pretty much...

January 13, 2014  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If you consider Stastny a #1 center, you should be fired.

Well the article if from the Toronto Sun. That should explain a lot.

January 13, 2014  09:45 AM ET

"Statsny, if he gets to market, will be one of the most valuable players out there, but if he's dealt at the deadline the buyer will have to pay a high price."

Or .... maybe not.

January 13, 2014  10:23 AM ET

Pretty much a 20-goal scorer. What do they go for nowadays?

January 13, 2014  10:30 AM ET
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Pretty much a 20-goal scorer. What do they go for nowadays?

Well, for reference sake let's take a look at the David Clarkson signing, shall we? He's been over the 20 goal mark once in his entire career and although not a center I think this would be a good starting point if the starting point is ridiculous.

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January 13, 2014  10:43 AM ET
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Stephen Weiss IS a centre and he's only gone over 20 goals twice and got nearly $5 mil/season pre-Rogers deal. Someone will pay Stastny.

Lot of money for a 1 goal every 4 games average.

January 13, 2014  10:47 AM ET
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Stephen Weiss IS a centre and he's only gone over 20 goals twice and got nearly $5 mil/season pre-Rogers deal. Someone will pay Stastny.

Danny you're ignoring your duties.

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January 13, 2014  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Pretty much...

Nice avatar Otis......:o)

January 13, 2014  10:50 AM ET

The Avs hired Joe to do the smart thing - just look at wot the Team's doing (with PRoy at the helm yet) - then don't mess it up - unless he could get a Weber, for a Statsny and another decent player (or a fairly high draft pick) - just pay the fella 5.8 - 6.5 M for 3 or 4 years and chuckle at the goofs.

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January 13, 2014  11:03 AM ET
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I have it saved in my office laptop and updated it this morning.

Okay then. I thought you were pulling a Clarkson and not showing up.

January 13, 2014  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Nice avatar Otis......:o)

A welcher I am not.

January 13, 2014  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

A welcher I am not.

Agreed but the clip you posted on the NFLs is pretty mean. :)

January 13, 2014  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Agreed but the clip you posted on the NFLs is pretty mean. :)

So is this well-done reenactment of a pivotal moment in Vikings playoff history.

Falcons @ Vikings - 1998

 
January 13, 2014  11:26 AM ET
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So is this well-done reenactment of a pivotal moment in Vikings playoff history. Falcons @ Vikings - 1998

This all shall be taken into consideration as I'm formulating the duration.

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