Jets - Free Agents, Trades, Rumors, Speculation - Off Season 2012-13 (Part IX)
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07-04-2012, 08:28 AM
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Agree 100%. At some point Kulda and or Postma need a shot (if they've earned it, which it looks like they have).
By the looks of it, we have more 5-6 D men than spots (Stuart (lock), Clitsome, Kulda, Postma). If anything, if we were going to make a move on defense (baring an Enstrom trade) would be to upgrade Hainsey.
I don't think Flood is better than Enstrom, Bogosian, Hainsey, Buff, Stuart, or Clitsome. And at some point, we need to see what we have in Kulda and Postma.
I've a somewhat limited view toward both Kulda & Clitsome, in that my viewings of Kulda are limited to all of his games played for Winnipeg and as well those with St. Johns that were available online during the AHL playoffs, and my viewings of Clitsome are limited to 20 or so Blue Jackets games and all with Winnipeg. As a Rick Nash fan I tried to catch as many Jackets games as possible in the past.
While Kulda's game isn't exactly aesthetically pretty, I view him as a guy that does what it takes to get things done within the scope of his abilities, and he seems fairly safe with the puck in his own end. Clitsome has better wheels and is more skilled, but he often makes questionable decisions with the puck, and he committed several glaring giveaways in his final few games with Winnipeg last season. He started out well with the Jets but ended poorly, IMO. Clitsome is a guy that couldn't stick with the weakest D in the league at the time he was turfed by Columbus. He looked to be much the same player in his final few games with the Jets. As of now I've far more confidence in Kulda at the moment, and I really hope the Jets give him a fair look this season. He doesn't look like much but gets it done and that is all that matters.
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