Pretty much. Also, Parayko doesn't get the luxury anymore of long stretches of ineffectiveness as well as playing against the other teams 2nd best line. You don't take away your Stanley Cup captain and best defensemen and not take a big step back. However, I'm thinking when they traded and locked up Faulk, that was exactly the plan.Dave's a mess wrote: ↑Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:14 amYes. Parayko can do a good job of filling Petro's role, but Faulk hasn't shown he can fill Parayko's. It's going to be a fascinating negotiation in a compressed period since they're not talking until after the playoffs. Here's hoping they only have a couple weeks to figure it out before 7/1.Dread_Pirate_Westley wrote: ↑Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:49 amA big oneUMSLBlues12 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:41 amPerhaps the player we haven’t been thinking enough about in Petro speculation is actually Parayko. He’s UFA in two years. Petro’s game has tapered off here lately for whatever reason and Parayko has really been dominant. If you have Parayko as a first pairing guy (assuming he’s playing like he is now) and Faulk on the second pair, how much of a downgrade would it be? (Not advocating for this position, just throwing it out there).
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