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12-01-2008, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by le_sean View Post
Preissing is terrible defensively, he just doesn't hit at all, shies away from contact. Not the kind of player I would want.
Fair enough, but answer me this Catch-22.

Every mid-range offensive defenseman who can help the PP that is proposed, a group of people say he's useless in his own end and not the kind of player you would want.

Yet, at the same time, people do want an offensive defenseman.

There is no way to get someone who can score on the PP, shut down the opposition and put people through the boards in a way that makes sense to the cap and doesn't require significant roster players in return.

That's the fact of trading.

Tomas Kaberle might be an interesting choice for example, if he waived his NTC. At 4.25, we'd need to send a good chunk of salary back. Would you prefer Preissing for next to nothing off the roster or Kaberle for, say, Higgins, Halak and a pick/prospect (and a roster dump, like Dandenault to make the cap work)?

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