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11-24-2003, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Jiggs
Hmm...I thought it was close to a fair trade. Of course KJ does have a history of "other factors" as you've mentioned, Mizral.

I interpreted VAN's defensive needs as a "positional" defensive-d partner for Ohlund-which Jonsson could fit very well. If a crease-clearer is what Van is after than KJ , obviously , would not fit the bill.
Allen is Vancouver's only true stay at home crease clearing bruiser. he's quickly becoming a poor man's Hatcher. with Baron gone Vancouver needs his play... not to mention at his progression rate he'll be top-4 by the end of the season.

it's not like Jonsson isn't an appealing defensemen, it's just that we need Allen too much at this point.

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