Mike Knuble could request a trade soon
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02-15-2012, 11:17 AM
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When Brouwer was aquired, it became obvious that Knuble's days in Washington were numbered
At his age and speed, he can only be useful in the way that Bill Guerin was useful to the Pens during his last NHL days: A decent-sized, 'go to the net' filler guy to put with all-star linemates during the playoffs.
He used to be a fit in Washington, actually. And he might find a spot on their top line again if Hunter chooses to spread around the attack or if Brouwer goes down during the playoffs. Cheers.
When Brouwer was acquired, actually it became obvious that Eric Fehr's days in Washington were numbered. Many of us Caps fans felt that Eric Fehr would eventually be Knuble's replacement on the first line. Injuries and just not having the necessary drive and being physical enough, resulted in Boudreau scratching Fehr. It became apparent to the organization that Fehr was not the answer so they made the trade for Brouwer.
Knuble will be 40 this July. I doubt many believe Knuble will play after this season, but I also doubt even though Knuble is 39 how far off he is from last year and especially the year before. He just does not have the speed to keep up with the game. Love to see the Caps move him, but whoever gets him has to realize that your are getting the 2011/12 version and not the 2009/10 version.
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