[STL/CHI] Kruger for Edmundson
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07-09-2012, 04:37 AM
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As a Blues fan I would certainly accept this deal. I'm surprised more Hawks fans aren't opposing this deal a little stronger.
I like Edmundson as a prospect, and I am of the belief that he will be a solid 4/5 Dman, but he is a long way away from cracking any NHL lineup. The value is fairly similar, but I still think Kruger has a lot of room to grow. Certainly not the worst proposal I've seen on these boards recently. Don't think Chicago is receiving enough in this deal though.
Kruger is a whipping boy for many Hawks fans due to plethora of reasons. He was handed a NHL spot without earning it, put in a 2C role by coach Q that he was ill suited for etc.
I am neutral towards Kruger and want to give him a chance. If he develops properly, IMO he can take over the 3C role of Bolland, if Bolland becomes too expensive to sign 2 years from now. For that reason alone I don't want to trade Kruger just yet.
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