How does the Schenn/JVR trade impact the D
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06-23-2012, 05:30 PM
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Nothing really changed here.
I don't know if I'm alone on this one but I don't see Luke Schenn as a gamebreaker. He's decent dman now and could develop into an excellent shutdown defender in the mold of Regehr. But I don't see a whole lot of offensive upside there.
So where exactly did we improve our back-end?
In the short term, we could've added someone who could bring what Schenn brings by giving up far less and not add another long contract.
I'm probably sounding bitter because JVR got traded but I'm not.
It's just not making sense to me to add this player instead of rather sacrifizing more when you are already at it and go for a real gamebreaker.
Schenn is what we need. We don't need anymore offense. We need guys who can hold the back end down. That is where they improved. A physical defensive d-man that hits and blocks shots. Hes got a good shot and he can atleast make a nice first pass. He filled the void for the future and now. Kimmo will be gone next year. Then what? The trade for Schenn was needed.
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