Thread: Speculation: Will the Blues make any deals?
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07-05-2012, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Kimahri View Post
While I understand where you are coming from, it also goes both ways. And I know you're not the one who came up with the idea, but it's just for conversations sake. All the Yandle talk has come up from the notion that phx is deep on defense while they really aren't. We are deep in defensive prospects who haven't proven they are even #5 or #6 or even #7 dmen yet. What happens when Schlemko, Summers, Stone, or even Runblad or Gormley prove they are not ready or will ever be ready to play on the big squad? We're short on NHL dmen.
Well, since you know I'm not the one who came up with the idea, the rest doesn't really matter.

For the sake of conversation, the Blues' need is for a guy who can play top-pairing minutes now. Gormley isn't that guy. Sure, value in a vacuum isn't bad, blah blah blah, whatever, but if "it goes both ways," then you have to address the needs of both teams. And if Phoenix truly doesn't have defensive depth, then it seems odd to trade Gormley away.

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