Eklund: Setoguchi for Beauchemin
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11-19-2010, 12:55 AM
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: San Jose
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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?
Before Edmonton went into a tailspin a couple of years ago his defense was decent. He probably needs a mentoring partner. He is a solid second unit PP guy. He does have a connection with the Sharks, Pavelski. They both were on the Wisconsin championship team (as were Skille, Burish, Drewiske, Brian Elliott and Robbie Earl.)
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