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08-05-2012, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Vashanesh View Post
And now you're putting words in my mouth.

He is what he is, someone who belongs on the 3rd line. We've got at least 1 or 2 prospects that should replace him within the year (Bulmer and Zucker in my eyes, maybe Larsson depending on where they envision him positionally).

If you could get a first round pick for a 3rd liner, and you pass it up because he's a "fan favorite" who was one of the top goal scorers on the worst scoring team since the lockout... That's really, REALLY poor asset management to me. Especially if Clutterbuck thinks he's worth anywhere near 3 million a year...

Look, I don't hate the guy, I'm just not infatuated with him in any way. He plays a role on this team that is replaceable, and he's a guy who's trade value will quite likely never be higher than it is right now.

Trade him out East, get a 1st round pick likely in the 20's and move on.
The "trade Clutterbuck" crowd needs to get over the rebuilding mindset. We're no longer in that desperate position where we need to trade everyone to squeeze the tiniest bit of value out every asset. It's not poor asset management to keep quality players on your team to help your team. That's the place we're at now, not the selling position where we need more picks. We don't need any more picks at this point. We have too many high end prospects, and not enough spots for them.

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