Thread: Proposal: Atl - Njd - Tor
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08-05-2009, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Alex28 View Post
In Nashville. If he's put on a scoring oriented 3rd line with 15-17 minutes of icetime he can still be very effective. If you want a Sami Pahlsson type performance out of him like Trotz did, then yeah, you're gonna be disappointed.

Atlanta could essentially afford to spend 90% of its time at ES on the attack if this deal went through, especially if they sign someone like Seidenberg, which would allow for 3 puck moving squads.

A hypothetical team of

Kovalchuk Zubrus Antropov
Kozlov White Little
Armstrong Peverley Kane
Thorburn Reasoner Slater/_____

Bogosian Enstrom
Kubina Hainsey
Valabik Seidenberg

Lehtonen
Hedberg/Pavelec

Is a legitimate cup, let alone playoff contender, especially if Slater's place is taken by someone like Betts. That top 9 constitutes a top 10 if not top 5 offense in the league, which has a good dose of everything - scoring and playmaking ability, puck protection, physical play, boardwork, forecheck, net crashing, defensive awareness, you name it. Defense is also in the top half of the league, possibly top 10, since Bogosian should have twice the impact this year as he had last year (when he was a rookie and battling through a broken leg), and the addition of Kubina is huge (as would an addition of Seidenberg, if they actually did it). Powerplay would also be one of the best in the league, and a PK with options Reasoner, Zubrus, Little, Amstrong, Kubina, Valabik would likely improve substantially as well. This is a team with literally no real weaknesses if Lehtonen can stay healthy and all the newcomers buy into Anderson's system.
atlanta already had a top ten offense last year and then they added antropov

they DO NOT NEED OFFENSE

i would much rather have salmela, and a 2nd round pick

you just don't trade for something you don't need

for the first time in pretty much forever the majority of our players were on the team the season before and you want to change that?

if we're a month into the season and peverley only has 2 goals and 3 assists we have a problem and we might reconsider a trade like this but as of now we don't need zubrus so there is no need to give up something we do need(salmela) to get him

maybe if the deal was zubrus for white and nothing else the thrashers would do it but it's no so they have no need to do it

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