Eklund: Setoguchi for Beauchemin
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11-19-2010, 01:38 AM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
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San Jose is limited to what they can acquire because of the cap. Beauchemin is as good as it could get for help on the D. Leaf fans have a penchant for exaggerating both the good and bad Beauchemin has not been bad at all. There's a reason why Beauchemin was part of the Canadian Olympic orientation camp and on Canada's WCT this past spring.
If San Jose is in win now mode and doesn't want to give up Clowe, Coulture or Pavleski they will be hard pressed to find a better option with experience and level of play that Beauchemin would provide for Seto.
If there is a better option out there all the power to make that happen I just don't see it under the cap restraints and an obvious of not touching the names above for a younger and or higher level player.
This trade makes sense for both teams if San Jose is committed to look short term for the better of the team because Beauchemin would help fill a big need a lot more on D than what Seto would provide playing on the 3rd line.
I'd rather see if we could get Gilbert out of Edmonton (as JPavs suggested in the trade board). His contract would be slightly harder to fit at $4 mil instead of Beauch's $3.8. But he's also a bit younger, can be more physical than Beauch, and signed longer-term. From the games I've seen him playing against the Sharks over the last couple of years I don't think he's as bad as he's playing right now. I like that he's got decent size and is a RH shot as well. He's not as good defensively as Beauchamin right now, but I think he brings more offensive upside.
What do SJEasy, Max, or any of the others who watch more Edmonton games than me think of him. Would he be a decent option?
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