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if we do lose the play in round and win lotto alexis lafreniere we get a stacked top six especially if we resign toffoli
lafreniere petey boeser
miller horvat toffoli
macewen gaudette virtanen
ferland beagle sutter
we can trade pearson for a first rounder and get a good d prospect
plus it frees up 3.75 mill in cap not to bad
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Zucker has scored 20goals in 5/6 full NHL seasons, he's had a 30 goal year, plus he is signed for 4 more years, plus he was traded at the deadline where prices are disproportionately high. This was Pearson's 2nd 20 goal season of his career and only has 1 year left on his deal. If Pearson scored 25 goals in 2020/2021 and was signed for 4 more years and/or we traded him at the deadline (wouldn't happen bc we would want him for playoffs), as was the case with zucker, then maybe. But as it stands, you will be hard pressed to find a GM willing paying a 1st round pick for 1 year of Tanner Pearson, imo.
If his play keeps up at this year's level (which, if he stays with Horvat next year I wouldn't be surprised if it did), then I could very much see him being in demand IF we end up selling on him next year (which could happen if any of Lafreniere/ Hoglander/ Ferland are knocking on the door for a permanent top-6 role).