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08-15-2012, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek View Post
Can we please put a moratorium on the trade Buff threads for a few years? The Jets depth at D is paltry at best, yet some of you want to trade the guy that finished second overall in the league in scoring for defensemen last season? Yikes.

He finished with 41 assists, so clearly he was involved in a good chunk of any of the team offense that was derived via the back-end. Yes, he wandered at times, but he also picked his spots a bit better as the year wore on - probably due to Huddy constantly riding him. Yes, he wasn't overly physical, though he was also injured for much of the last half of the season, which is a limiting factor. Despite playing much of the season with an injury he finished second in scoring for defensemen; and some of you want to jettison that player?
Yeah. I don't get it.

I understand questioning his two way effectiveness, but we don't really have a better option. I don't understand the overpay sentiments either. Buff would probably land north of 7 mill a year right now.

Buff is among THE BEST, undoubtedly top 5, offensive D men in the league.
His cap hit is $5,200,000 cap hit 24th among D men.
His actual salary of $4,250,000 is 34th among D men.

That doesn't look like an overpay to me.

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