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02-20-2011, 12:55 AM
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I'm not much of Hemsky fan. He's also UFA after next year.
Ellis and Pääjärvi were drafted right next to each other. Both have been fairly impressive since being drafted.
I'd do the trade, mainly because we need forwards more than defense, and EDM needs defenseman more than forwards. The classic trading from an area of strength to address a weakness.
Personally, I'd rather offer Blum+
This is true however one is 6'3" and 200lbs. while the other is considered small by NHL standards and has yet to play an NHL game (not all on him to be fair). Despite our need for a d-man, IMO Ellis is the wrong type of d-man unless he has top pairing potential, I could be wrong but I don't see that in Ellis. I'm not saying that we couldn't use Ellis' skill set, just that we'd need a Bogosian type d prospect if we were trading Paajarvi and even then since we are rebuilding I'd sooner draft a D and a C in the top 10 of the draft this year and next than trading away Paajarvi.
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