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11-04-2003, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by slats432
If there was one player I wanted the Oilers to trade up to get last year it was this guy.(More than Nash, J-Bo and Lehtonen) Cool in his zone, great passing skills, jumps in the play, can skate well enough to get back into the defensive zone. Averaging 18 minutes of ice a game in his rookie season. Also averages 4:09 of Powerplay ice per game on a team that has Johnsson, Desjardins on it and is so good that two good blueliners for the Flyers last year got sent to the Phantoms in Seidenberg and Vandermeer.(Although I think Vandermeer got called up.)

In less than two seasons his value will be superior to Eric Brewer. He was described in the THN draft preview issue as Phil Housley with size and a bit of a mean streak. He is to blueline prospects what Spezza is to forwards and what Lehtonen is to goalies.

So he is um....pretty good.
I couldn't agree more, not to sound like a homer, but this guy is the real deal and he looks like the #1 DMAN for Philly right now. One thing that strikes out is the fact that he is amazingly calm with the puck even when he is pressured, I've seen him fake out several players already including Sundin and Nolan on the same rush. He has Calder and a hint of Norris written all over him, and he is in his first year. What makes him untouchable is the fact that he is a defenceman, not a forward, therefore less expendable than anyone else. #1 Defensive prospects are like diamonds in the rough, forwards come and go.

I just don't see this trade with Comrie happening for 2 reasons.

1. Lowe would want players we don't want to give up
2. We have our top 3 centers and aren't in real need of another one

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