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07-31-2012, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Le Magnifique 66 View Post
For sure, I know we have depth already but all I was saying is i'd prefer Eaton over Lovejoy or Strait as a depth defenseman. Who know's maybe Shero will be able to dump some of those guys the way he dumped Letestu and get a later round pick for either
Anything better than a 6th round pick for Lovejoy is just a gift but I'm not trading Brian Strait for anything worse than a 3rd rounder. They drafted him in the 3rd and spent time and money developing him. His development has been successful and he was one of the best shutdown pairings in the AHL. He is ready for the NHL and will be a solid bottom pairing dman IMO. Whether or not he can maintain that success in the NHL on a consistent basis remains to be seen. He has earned the opportunity though and I hope he gets it this season.

I get what you mean though, I just don't think the bottom pairing is where we should be concerned.

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