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03-20-2010, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jaromir Jagr View Post
And all of our depth should be valued around the league, and somewhat is.

So you're telling me Sather couldn't package some of this excess D along with roster players for a decent player or 1st round picks? (Not asking or attacking you personally, more of a rhetorical q).
I am sure he could, and he has. The Tyutin trade was made possible because of the defensive depth. People are talking about moving Girardi or Rozsival to save cap space to sign a player like Kovalchuk. That is possible because of that depth.

The hard part is, most prospects dont have very much value when they are in the minors unless they are true A-level can't miss prospects. They gain a TON of value once they make it to the NHL because the team getting them knows they have a good young NHL roster player for now and the future. That is why a player like Girardi is so valuable.

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