End of Season thoughts.
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05-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Miami, FL
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I think one of Suter, Klein, or Parent will eventually be traded.
I think we'd be foolish to trade Parent. Klein, Suter, and Hamhuis play similar styles and have similar size, but Parent stands out. He's bigger, stronger, faster, and more able to stop some of the larger, athletic players in this league.
I've said it in other threads, but from what I've seen and read, he seems like he is purpose built for the new NHL in a defensive defenseman's role. He's got the size to handle the bigger forwards; the speed to handle the fastest forwards; the agility to handle the shifty forwards, and the smarts and positional game to keep from taking stupid penalties. He doesn't have the offensive upside that the rest of our Dman have, but that's not really as important for us.
This team badly needed a 24 year old Ryan Parent on the ice to contain Marleau. Suter is more redundant and is probably more valuable to another team than Parent due to his overall talent. I think we can use that to our advantage when trying to swing a deal for a center.
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