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08-20-2011, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by EddardStark View Post
Stepan is good, but he's not out of this world good, nor does his great year in any way, shape or form hint that. As for MDZ, you want to rid him after one bad year.

The Devils would be utter idiots to accept that deal for the best defenseman they've had since the two Scotties.
Bold not true, have to give to get, fits profile of your need.
Underline: this is true ONLY if Larsson plays up to fullest potential, which we have no idea may or may not be the case. It is likely he will play well, at some point very well, but how well is only cause of speculation.

Stepan first year gives ROUGH idea of how good he'll be.
We have less idea with Del Zotto, who was brought back to learn higher level of D Torts demands. He can't turn it on and off, but it seems clear he does have skills for contributing to offense if turned loose.

We have only WILD GUESS as to Larsson.
So the point is, does LL want to gamble on somewhat known commodities who would clearly help day 1 at camp? Or does he hope, like you say, for the best player they've had in ages.

Have to give to get and it works both ways.

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