Thread: Rumor: Beauchemin to SJ
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01-02-2011, 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
I would seriously rather have Braun on the ice than Beuachemin, not because he's better, but because his skillset fits our needs better.

Beauch is ALL wrong. If DW trades for him I will actually facepalm. We don't need another overpaid 1 dimensional 5-6 defensemen, and that is EXACTLY what Beauch is these days.
I agree with the point re: skill set, but do you think Braun having never played more than 40 games in a season, is going to play 82 and the playoffs and not crack? He has some glaring defensive weaknesses.

I like his skill set, but Braun is going to be better for the team next season.

And again ... I am probably neutral on a trade for Beauchemin depending on what the package looks like. I guess I am more open-minded than most and since nobody has said HELL YA ! ...not even me .... I suppose by default that makes me the biggest supporter.

But he isn't a 5-6. He's a middle pair having a tough year making obvious bad plays. (... as was Rivet when we got him). Sometime moving a veteran player off a bad team can have very positive results.

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