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RABBIT 04-10-2013 02:21 PM

The Million Dollar Question...Who's the Odd Man Out?
 
Michalek is very close to returning, and i think management assumed Stone would be our injury fill-in guy. Well due to all the injuries we have dealt with this season, Stone has played the majority of games, and in my opinion, has won a full time spot for years to come. We have always talked about how our log jam on defense would someday creep up on us, and I think it has finally come to fruition. I can't imagine us benching Z, before he went down with an injury, he was one of our best defensive defensemen on the team, same can be said with Schlemko. The rest of our defense are core guys, guys not anticipated to go anywhere. So that raises the question, when Z comes back, who sits out?

With all that said, I think this is going to be a very interesting draft for the Coyotes. On top of our current pro roster, we still have Rundblad and Gormley who could be ready to go by next season, and Chris Summers who's been on the teeter totter and has been ready to go for years. Crazy depth on the back end. Time to make some moves, Donny.

moosemeister 04-10-2013 02:29 PM

As much as I hate saying it, I do believe Stone is the odd man out for now. The season is almost over and there will be some movement to accommodate him for next year.

ck26 04-10-2013 02:38 PM

If this is really a million dollar question, give me Schlrmko and I'll chip 750k of my million into the new ownership group ... wooooo a 1% stake!!!

rt 04-10-2013 02:52 PM

This still isn't an issue yet. When Z comes back, Stone pays his young guy dues and sits. Another injury is a near inevitability. When it pops up, Stone gets back into the line-up.

Once the season is through, then we'll have to examine the situation again.

Assuming the team stays in Phoenix another year, and the budget remains pretty much the same, I'd guess we'll need to trade a vet D in order to open up a spot and get closer to budget. The options would be Yandle, Michalek, Morris, or Klesla (Schlemko is too affordable). I'd say we need only trade one of them. I'd probably go with Klesla just because he's too injury prone. I like him, but not as much as Morris and Michalek. I like Summers, too, but he's been clearly passed over on the depth chart, so I wish him well, but I doubt he'll be back.

Klesa = Trade
Summers = UFA
Gormley = AHL

OEL-Michalek
Yandle-Morris
Schlemko-Stone
Rundblad

albertabound 04-10-2013 03:01 PM

You should do one up for all UFA and RFA and would be interesting to compare at start of 2013-14 season as who here and who is not.:yo:

Sciamachy 04-10-2013 03:21 PM

I'm guessing Stone as we'll likely be out of the playoff hunt, so he'll probably just go back to Portland for their playoffs. If the Yotes somehow go on some streak and Stone is needed, then I'd say Schlemko. Highly doubt DeMo is sat, especially if the trade rumors about him were true at the deadline. If he is moved this offseason, no reason to drive down his value by healthy scratching to finish the year.

DesertDawg 04-10-2013 04:34 PM

With this group, I would say whichever player that needs a break. My guess is Klesla at 1st, considering he blocks shots. They can rotate players in and out of the lineup without missing a beat. During the off season, I still think Holmgren will overpay for Yandle and his availability is based on no ownership and thinking that the Coyotes will do even worse in this off-season trying to sign free agents...

CC96 04-10-2013 08:43 PM

I guess nobody is odd man out tonight with 7D. :laugh:

ck26 04-10-2013 09:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rt (Post 63693833)
Assuming the team stays in Phoenix another year, and the budget remains pretty much the same, I'd guess we'll need to trade a vet D in order to open up a spot and get closer to budget. The options would be Yandle, Michalek, Morris, or Klesla (Schlemko is too affordable). I'd say we need only trade one of them. I'd probably go with Klesla just because he's too injury prone. I like him, but not as much as Morris and Michalek. I like Summers, too, but he's been clearly passed over on the depth chart, so I wish him well, but I doubt he'll be back.

Klesa = Trade
Summers = UFA
Gormley = AHL

OEL-Michalek
Yandle-Morris
Schlemko-Stone
Rundblad

Yandle gets the biggest return in trade in support of the search for 1C, right?

Not to wander into next season's lines, but any chance that OEL and Stone remain a pair? This is from a guy who moved to town 3 weeks ago and has never actually watched Michalek play with his Coyotesfan Glasses on. Are Michalek - OEL a pair when healthy? Is that duo set in ... err ... stone?

Grimes 04-10-2013 10:18 PM

Sarah McLellan ‏@azc_mclellan 28m
Klesla seems to be the odd-man-out with seven defensemen. Only four shifts so far. One in the second.

Interesting


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