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11-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Toronto, Canada
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I wonder if Shero would package Letestu and Bortuzzo? That might be sufficient to pick up a rental #5 defenceman.
Bortuzzo is a potential top-4 defenseman in the NHL as soon as next season. If he's traded, it will be for a young player of similar value -- not a rental player.
Remember: 2 years ago at the deadline (when we got Leopold & Poni), Bortuzzo was conidered "untouchable" at the time. Not untouchable in terms of he won't ever be traded, but in the sense that he's too good a prospect to be moved for a rental player. Since that time, all he has done is improved his stock.
I don't know why people still think we need to upgrade our defense, when healthy. Lovejoy will get traded before Bortuzzo, but I don't think that happens till after this season.
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