Jordan Staal traded to Carolina for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin, 8th overall
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06-22-2012, 10:55 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Allison Park, PA
I missed the draft while at Narcissi tonight but I followed closely on my phone. Going through the GDT I saw a lot of you were really disappointed by taking a defenseman over Forsberg but I like it because:
1) Shero knows defenseman. I trust any 1st round defenseman he picks considering how good Despres and Morrow look for the future.
2) Forsberg didn't look great against grown men this season according to The Hockey News Draft Edition and it said that some scouts downgraded him from a high talent forward to a two-way guy. Looks like a few teams felt that way after he dropped.
3) This insane pipeline of defense could allow us to go hard after Parise because Shero can keep replacing defenseman with guys on cheap entry level deals for years now.
I loved Staal and am sad that I have to retire my jersey and jersey-shirt of his that I wore to games but I wish him all the best in Carolina with his knew wife. Hopefully this trade works out well for both teams.
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