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02-23-2012, 05:22 PM
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Fishhead
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I like Jack, and I would still be surprised if DL trades him..

But..

Even though he's not as bad as he is made out to be, his defensive play is average at best. He brings so much offensively that it makes up for it, but still, if we have to trade a defensman I would rather it be him. Voynov replaces him, even though he's not quite on the same level. He's shown to be very reliable and talented, and more importantly is a ton cheaper. For that reason alone I would rather keep Voynov. JJ is better, but not 3.5M per year better or whatever the difference is. I feel JJ would blossom on another team, like he does when Drew is out. He is best when he's the go to guy as we have seen in the past.

It also leaves us with a great bargaining chip in Bernier who can be moved for another need. I would be willing to give up Johnson and Muzzin/Hickey for Carter, but that's as high as I would go. Including both Bernier and Johnson would have to land us an elite talent to make it worth it.

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