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11-14-2012, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by pseudonymous01 View Post
The RW spot we have available is on the 2nd line so how is he the natural fit and 'now' help?

"Now help" because he has an NHL pedigree, and is a more mature prospect/young player. So there is a sample there. Gillis can draw on it when evaluating what type of talent Frattin is... and what he may become. Until then, he holds his own on the NHL roster as a depth RW option.

He's a natural fit because he increases this roster's RW depth, and is the type of player Gillis is after: Is of average size, or a shade over, but plays big. He fits the mold. Granted, he's not the legit top6er this team needs, but having him here provides AV yet another option to roll him in the top6 if need be.

Basically, I don't think this team will get a legit top6er (many don't even include Kulemin in that class) without sacrificing other parts of the deal. This is why Frattin might be a better option because it allows them to keep stronger future assets in the package, while still holding out hope Frattin will close the gap with further development.

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