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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MikeyThePensFan</b></div><div>Both defensemen would cost Marner +.</div></div>
This is a gross exaggeration... Pesce is great defensively, but isn't the best defenseman on Carolina (Gardiner is the worst :) )
Parayko on the other hand is having an off season defensively, while also not producing as much as years prior (barely missing the pace he set last year (28 points - 82 games).
I agree that the Leafs need defenseman that can play sound defensive hockey. That isn't all that they need though. The Leafs need players that play a 60 minute game, that have the drive to play. Having Matthews, Marner, Nylander, Tavares play to 30% of their capability isn't getting it done for the Leafs. Neither is the defenseman/forwards not being positionally sound.
Do I think Kappy + Bracco is fair for Pesce, god no, but there is no way its Marner+ going back the other way. I think a fair deal would be Nylander (provides offense for the Canes, not great defensively) for Pesce (sound defensively - for the most part - lacks offensive production, good compliment for Reilly/Dermott) +prospect (either LHD or C - with Necas being way too expensive)
Forum: NHLDec 22, 2019 at 8:01