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What Would You Give Up For Steve Ott Or Mike Ribeiro?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN

, “It obviously makes you a little nervous,” Ott told ESPN.com after the morning skate. “I’ve been with the Stars since I was drafted. When your name gets mentioned in the rumors, it gets to you a little and you think about it. But truthfully, I do take it as a huge compliment. Obviously if there’s playoff contending teams that think I’m a puzzle piece, I take that as a compliment. But I want to stay here. I want to be part of the solution. But I can only control what I can control.”

Ribeiro, who has another year on his contract next season at $5 million, is taking the rumors in stride.

“If I’m traded, I’m traded, not much I can do about it,” Ribeiro said Tuesday. “Obviously I’d like to be here with the Stars. I want to re-sign here and stay with Dallas for the rest of my career. But you can’t control that. There’s a few more days and we’ll see after the 27th if I’m still here.”

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Posted by BuzzFledderjohn on 02/21/12 at 06:59 PM ET

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I’d give up a 1st + prospect for Ott.  Great role player, exactly what the Wings could use.  Young grinder type who can be great on the PK, physical, can score, play spot duty on the PP, fight, good skater.  He’s worth it.

Posted by Heaton on 02/21/12 at 07:02 PM ET

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Good Lord there are Supposed Pens fans on Message Board who want to trade & put Steve Ott on the 1st Line ! YOI !

Posted by Evilpens on 02/21/12 at 07:03 PM ET

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UMM you do realize he has 2 yrs left a@ 2.95 MILL?

Posted by Evilpens on 02/21/12 at 07:07 PM ET

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Other than the $2.95 million cap hit, he’d be a good fit with the Pens.  Like it or not…he’s the kind of guy that does really well in their system.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 02/21/12 at 07:23 PM ET

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yep that’s what they need another grinder who couldn’t score at a Nymphomaniac Convention

Posted by Evilpens on 02/21/12 at 07:29 PM ET

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Posted by Evilpens on 02/21/12 at 04:29 PM ET

Couple more Jacks of all trades, eh?

Posted by Garth on 02/21/12 at 07:58 PM ET

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Ott is stupid, and takes dumb penalties, he doesn’t control himself well enough.  That negates what else he does on-ice.

Posted by Primis on 02/22/12 at 11:42 AM ET

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