Beauchemin to SJ
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01-03-2011, 06:35 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sacramento, CA
Originally Posted by
Your cap can't handle a significant upgrade.
I'll counter with a cap friendly and - hopefully - a well rounded offer to the different perceived needs for SAN (of which I may be way wrong):
Yannick Weber - RH-D (RFA) - promising puck mover with a heck of a shot - fair defensively but still young and his development has not peaked - Mentored by Boyle he could turn into a gem.
Danny Kristo - RH-RW (NCAA) - Was key to USA.Jr team. Speed & Skill. A very high prospect for MTL.
Rights to Alexei Yemelin (KHL) - LH-D - Has all the requirement of a defensive stalwart - Is proven and recognized in the KHL.
1) We have promising puck movers. We don't need more. We need capable 2-way puck movers NOW. Not potential ones.
2) Setoguchi has scored 5 goals in his last 7 games. Yeah, he got off to a slow start, but he's improving and he's only 24. And he's also our only legit top-6 replacement right now if someone get injured. Ferriero is a borderline replacement at this point, but IMO has significantly less upside than Seto.
3) Why would we trade a productive player who is in the NHL right now, and who is at least earning his current salary, for two prospects that don't help us now?
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