The difference between Finn and Petrovic long term isn't really anything.
They both project to be the same thing, 3rd or 4th D-man, just 2nd pair guys. They just play difference styles. Petrovic brings more physicality, while Finn is a more reliable and fluid player. Offense is probably the same, or maybe Finn gets the edge in due to his advantage in skating.
Finn is just not as far along, I like Petro more, but Finn could very well turn out to be the same.
I know what kind of player he is.
He is like Pahlsson, just a tad less defensively IMO, and a bit more offense. He is still defensive center but he can puts some points up now and then.
Is he a big upgrade on Lappy though? Offense the same, Lappy is more physical, both are solid defensively. I just don't see a major upgrade.
That's why I say if we can get a good two-way guy who is a clearly a nice upgrade, then I would look into it, if Goc is in the deal as one of the major assets, I would look at something else.
That's why I think we make a 3 way deal. We need a young effective player that can help us out now. O'reilly in a 3 way deal. Colorado are thin on players and I'm sure they would listen.
That is the other reason why I think this deal is taking so long. There will be more than one team involved in any Luongo deal.
Edited by Italia2006, 08 February 2013 - 08:54 PM.