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07-03-2008, 10:42 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Queens, NY
Originally Posted by
Where id is say the word "need."
And yes, we do still need at least one more winger.
It works both ways, i could respond and say "we don't NEED anymore defensemen, we have enough waiting in the wings... Sanguinetti, Del Zotto, Potter, Pock, Sauer..."
And furthermore, any lineup with the likes of Prucha, Callahan, and Sjostrom on the top lines, is terrible.
Sauer can't even skate until november... Sangs from all accounts isn't ready, del Zotto is at least 3 years away, Potter has never played a game in the NHL, and Pock has only a handful.
are you really comfortable going in w/ your 5,6,7 dman as Sangs, Potter, Pock. B/c that would be recipe for disaster, you don't pair up to rookies together. Especially since at least two of them are suspect in their own zone. We just need a dman on a one or two year deal until we cans start pluggin in youngins. that is #1 priority.
Better choices than trading for Vermette since we have Ani, Cherry, Korpi, Hillier etc ready in the next year or two. We need space for them.
Secondly we could still get Jagr for 1 year which would make this team better this year than Vermette, and two we wouldn't lose any prospects, which we can flip for a dman. Same can be said for Sundin.
Or we could take a one year flyer on Nagy and pray he can stay healthy, or demitra, or just go as is w/ the forwards.
Any of these would be better than trading for Vermette since we need dmen RIGHT NOW.
Also there is cap issues to worry about. Vermette won't sign for too cheap probably. you do realize that we don't have any major contracts coming off for the next 4 seasons. We have to sign Staal, Dubi, Sangs, Ani, Zherdov, Korsp in that time period. Unless the cap keeps flying up by $6 mil a year we won't have room. so all in all trading for Vermette would be the worst thing we can do right now. Unless we can convice Drury to go the other way.
by they way this isn't even taking into account that Ottawa needs dmen, which we don't have.
this trade makes sense for neither side.
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