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11-16-2012, 04:36 PM
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What value are we getting back that replaces Ilya Kovalchuk? We don't need Schneider and Kesler replaces Zajac. We lose by far the best player involved and get back Ryan Kesler, a prospect, and a goalie we don't need.
Well, the way you wrote this, it's like our players are garbage. Kesler is a legitimate 70pt #1 center (he was injured a bit this year but so was Zajac).
I also argue you do need Schneider, I don't have confidence (and neither should your GM) that Frazee & co. are going to do the job that an amazing Brodeur, even on the decline, has done. And that's going to feel weird (for fans of the Devils) to not have that franchise #1 goalie to save the day and stabilize the back end.
Kassian is better than just a prospect, he was after all, playing in the NHL and showing flashes of dominance. And if we add a 1st/prospect, how can you not say it's good
at least? Kovalchuk is the best player, but it's good value for sure.
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