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06-23-2012, 12:55 PM
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Marco Esquandolas
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Schenn wasn't bad because of Ron Wilson's evil 'offensive system'. He was bad because he doesn't think the game very quickly in the first place and he put on too much weight, giving him even less time to make decisions.

IMO if Schenn improves his skating, his skillset still ultimately limits him to being a #3-4 defenseman at the NHL level at best, so including him in a trade for a bona fide top-six forward is a no-brainer.

JVR is hardly a bona fide top-six forward, and has had some injury problems early in his career, so it's a bit of a risky trade but I think I'd still do it. His upside is definitely higher than that of Schenn's.

Personally I'd rather include Schenn in a package deal for a better, more proven top-six guy (if possible), but I couldn't complain about JVR.

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