Trading D for new blood
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07-09-2012, 09:55 AM
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If you trade Tallinder or Volch you hurt your chances of signing UFAs down the road. Players and agents pay attention to things like that. I can't say that enough times around here.
Harrold will be in the AHL but could be trade fodder. Urbom has not shown the required hockey IQ or use of his size the times I have seem him - but he is trade fodder, as is Gelinas.
We don't have the assets on defense that HF thinks we do. For the first time in probably damn near a decade we have depth, stability, and a modicum of talent back there. I do not see a viable trade option from our side at all, and have yet to see any counter opinion that makes me even begin to change my thoughts on this.
What about Johnny Oduya? Re-signed him and then traded him 6 months later
If the right deal comes along GM's won't hesitate to include a player they recently signed (be it 6 months ago or 2 years ago) - which in Oduya's case the right deal came along for the Devils
Personally I don't see any of our D guys getting moved because while we still have some good depth on D and it is arguably the best D we've had since the lockout, it still is not going to set the world on fire, can't have enough depth - guys are going to be kept around especially for injury purposes - take a look at last season, I believe Greene and Tallinder were both out at the same time last season - only thing is, if everybody is healthy for majority of the time, do we want to keep 8 guys around and have 2 guys that are capable of handling the NHL sit and will those 2 guys sitting be happy doing so? That's when we could see a trade during the season to fill a need elsewhere if we have too many guys on D that can play in the NHL
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