The Armchair GM Thread - Part XXX - Naughty Edition
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10-15-2012, 01:46 AM
The North Remembers
Join Date: Jun 2009
Originally Posted by
Socratic Method Man
"There were 6 young players on other teams I would've traded him for if any were ever made available. One of them was made available. One of them was made available at the trade deadline. It was Zack.
Zack is a commodity that is impossible to get
if we develop and make him into the player we think he can be.
There's 5 players in the league I think are the equivalent
. And you cannot get them in free agency, you cannot get them at the trade deadline."[/I]
The bolded is really interesting to me, knowing that's how they feel about Zack. And I would love to know what 5 guys he's talking about.
Thinking about the rare skillset Kassian has - a huge body, a mean streak, nice shot, good vision - I wonder if he thinks they can develop Kassian into a Backes?
Could Gillis see something that other people don't?
And what does this list of 5 look like? My thinking was classic powerforward types who can play first-line - maybe
Backes, Lucic, Iginla, Benn, Kane.
Any other guesses?
I think Gillis meant prospects, because there is no way Kassian belongs in that group.
Off the top of my head I'm thinking Marcus Foligno, and Charlie Coyle when he was a Sharks prospect, too bad Minnesota grabbed him.
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