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09-30-2008, 11:33 PM
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Captain Ron
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
No, unlike you I can see the influence that a player of O'Donnell's stature can have on the younger players.

He is much more of a stand up guy on the ice and in the room than Schneider. He doesn't *****, he knows his role, and he sticks up for his teammates. All things that were sorely lacking in our so-called veteran leadership on the blueline last season.

So what I am saying is you might try looking beyond the W/L column for the value in this trade.
Maybe you need to re-read what I wrote then.....

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I am indifferent to this trade. It will help with experience on the blue line....but it will not really affect the outcome of the season (in either a positive or negative way). So if the Kings goal is to train the young defensemen and still get another top 5 draft pick then I guess O'Donnell was a good acquisition.
Basically if O'Donnell's only role is to help the young defensemen transition to the NHL then it is a good trade....but his presence alone will not prevent the Kings from finishing in the basement of the standings.

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