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08-10-2012, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by truck View Post
Am I the only one who thinks the Jets are deeper at forward than they are on D this year. They can't afford to move a top4 D man at this point.
Originally Posted by Grind View Post
nope i am in that boat.

Buff will only be expendable when we A) sign a dman [we're not likely to get one as good as him for his contract so that seems like a pointless option] or B) Bogosian steps up to take the #1 RHD Spot and Trouba steps up to fill the 2nd RHD spot.

Option A seems pointless and Option B is at least 2 seasons away ( more likely 4).

I don't want Postma, Redmond, or Stuart playing more then sheltered 3rd line minutes for at least another year either so I'm against trading Buff for depth reasons, not to mention I think he is horribly undervalued by some fans do to his "memorable" failures, which tends to blow them out of proportion.

If we WERE to trade Buff this year, I'd want a lesser NHL dman this year ( Someone at least as good as hainsy, preferably better) and good prospect back, not one high quality forward.
Agree with both of your guys.

Buff has his warts, but he also brings a lot to the table. Trading him right now would create a bigger problem then it would solve unless we added to him and got a better defenseman in return.

I for one and not ready to give up on Buff after watching his game change throughout the season and hearing Noel say that Buff was on board with the coaching staff going into next year. Let's see what both Buff and Toby can do next year. Both seem to have their detractors, but both could come out and be much better next year.

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