2 Vancouver Deals: w/ T-Bay & Phoenix
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03-01-2009, 11:58 PM
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Thanks for the information on Raymond.
No disrespect to him, but the Coyotes basically have three guys in that mold already in Lisin, Lindstrom and even Boedker are small, fast and can score. Lisin's got incredible wheels and is tied for fourth on the team in goals, but his problem is that he's beyond absymal defensively (-18 in 42 games!!!) Lindstrom's at 18 points in 34 games with PHX this year, and Boedker's had an okay rookie season (24 points at 18 years old). They're all similar players to Mason Raymond. Raymond just doesn't fill a need, given the Coyotes current roster and prospect pool.
Your posted deal, however, is exactly the sort I'd want to see the Coyotes get for their vets at the deadline. A young guy, basically ready to contribute in the NHL next season. Only preferably on defense, because Morris is practically gone, Klee's ancient, and Hale is not particularly good.
Well if it's a faceoff man (plus decent on setting up goal scorers and in the shootout) the Canuck player you are discribing would be Wellwood rather than Raymond. Raymond is speed. Wellwood is much slower, but with his short stick, is a faceoff artist and sees the ice very well. As Wellwood is the Canuck's current 3rd line centre, I don't know if either team would benefit on such a trade or not.
Wellwood has to stop taking so many penalties as he has lately though (laughs loudly).
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