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05-05-2012, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bernmeister View Post
Thanks for courtesy follow up.

No dis, but thanks no, Kreider is off the table except for package for uber elite (Malkin Stamkos).

I hear what you're saying which MAY translate into the old sports adage "usually the good big man beats the good little man", mostly in reference to boxing.

This assumes that in comparing two, the good big man is close in speed to the good little man, who he bests in reach and possibly strength. Balance is usually good. Speed kills. Height, like speed, cannot be taught.

Rangers have some bigger players/prospects but we're keeping these for ourselves or to use for upgrade.

While Thomas honestly is a boom bust risk, + is not a big Kreider type he has bonafide skill set, so I gathered he would possibly address your comment also suggested about W in the OP:
"Do you not think we have a serious lack of talent at wing coming in the pipe line while having other areas we could deal from to even it out?"

I get however, where you're coming from. You're looking for Anisimov like guys, not a bad basic model to rely on.

As to JT Miller, we're happy w/him so far.
We project him as Kreider lite.
I figured when it came to Kreider.

One of the other thing in my OP : You don't seem to see teams actually do these deals very often even with as much emphasis that is put on drafting the BPA.

Especially when it comes to actually promising prospects in different positions. I guess it may not be as often as I would imagine that a team gets backed up in a certain position.

So I think as much as I would like the Avs to do some sort of smart prospect swap with another team. I am guessing it doesn't happen.

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