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01-11-2011, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Black Tank View Post
With the exception of perhaps Morris, the rest were garbage and did more damage than good. Getting another cheap, poor dman will suck and may even cost us games in the POs. That type of vet adds nothing and hurts the team. If McDonagh makes a mistake, he learns and comes back next year. When Ozolinch cost us a game or two, it just sucked - there was no upside. Period.
No one is advocating trading for an Ozolinsh type. We need some depth, if Torts and Sather believe this the the 6 he wants to go to war with then he will trade for a 7th d-man (ie Vandermeer, Staios, etc.) but if Sather and Torts feel this team needs a veteran d-man to chew up some minutes he will go after a Tyutin, Carkner, etc.

We traded a d-man for zherdev and that failed, so does that mean this deal is also a failure? Just because his trades in the past have stunk doesn't mean this one particularly will. There is a trend, he trades for a d-man for the playoffs. Sather just has to be smart about who he trades for and what he gives up, I hope we don't trade for an offensive minded d-man and thats why the name McCabe and Pitkanen scare me.

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