Trade Confirmed: Ryan Shannon to Ottawa for Lawrence Nycholat [confirmed]
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09-03-2008, 10:37 AM
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As I put in my post above I can't help but wonder that IF this is indeed a precursor to a bigger move, than perhaps Gillis is thinking that having a less than ideal #6/7 D-men is a preferable hole to have than the second line center hole. That's it'll be easier to pick up that #6 guy as the season goes along.
If so, I think it's a pretty reasonable thought. Even given the likely injury troubles on the blueline.
sure it's a reasonable thought, if you're looking to move Krajicek... it makes sense that you put in a #7/8 dman like Davison temporarily to fill that hole till you get a proper bottom pairing guy to take over during the season (hopefully before injuries hit).
To me though, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to move Bieksa for that spot... again, we have no one that can really take that role properly... with Edler moving into the top 4, you've still got one less right handed shot, and a lot less toughness with guys that actually will play meaningful minutes (which IMO Davison can't).
But moving Krajicek, who's a #6 guy on this team anyways, and injecting some more toughness in that position as a #6 guy that plays 10-12 mins a night, that could make more sense IMO.
I'm just not sure what Krajicek's value would be at this point, after missing so much of last season.
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