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09-29-2003, 11:58 AM
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Well I did and do still believe that the Islanders have more than enough depth at defense to deal off one of the big four. And while the Bruins may not make a good trading partner for the them if the Isles are going to make a deal I'm guessing it will have to invlove one of the afformentioned big four like you said.
Really? Where is all this great depth the Isles have? Outside of their top four, the only dman in the system who played a regular role for even one full season is Cairns. I don't see the Isles moving Cairns into the top four.
Martinek was great for the first 25 games of his career but then he blew out his knee. He was pretty marginal last year, spending a lot of time in the AHL. I think management still has hopes for him, as do I, but Martinek is going to have a lot to prove before he gets a regular shift.
Which players are your talking about when you mention the Isles depth? Can you name one player in their system, outside the top four, that could play 20 minutes a night? I certainly can't. And, that is why I think the Isles may actually try to add to the defense at some point soon.
The Isles might trade a dman at one point. But, if they do, they're going to have to bring back another top four guy in return. I could see something like Hamrlik going for a solid # 4 dman and a winger. A straight dman for a forward swap is not going to happen. Nor are there likely to be any deals involving prospects or unproven players, given the desperation of this team to make the playoffs.
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