Originally Posted by maya has the knife
Based on last season's stats:
Malkin: 8.27 FP/G
Giroux: 6.65 FP/G
Kopitar: 5.26 FP/G
Tavares: 5.18 FP/G
Parise: 4.61 FP/G
Looks like I sold Kopitar short.
Even with keeping in mind that Parise will probably be better next season especially on the PP front, you also have to wonder if some of the folks on these boards will be right in guessing that Giroux's PP numbers may dip a bit. In any case, you're still getting one of the players with the highest upsides in the game and it's a limited keeper. You have some great prospect depth so there's always a chance you could use that to upgrade that last keeper.
If it's Giroux + Parise I'd do it. If it's Giroux + Kopitar I'd still probably do it. I'd draw the line at Giroux + Tavares...too much long-term pain for me with that one.
My two cents.