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11-18-2012, 11:49 PM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: 48th State
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I've asked this before, and the price seemed to be too high.
They have Rundblad, OEL, Gormely, and Yandle, so they definitely have depth if the 2 not in the NHL develop half as well as the other 2, but we couldn't agree on the value of Gormely very well last time.
Gormley has just as much hype around him as OEL within the Phoenix organization. He 'made' the roster straight from the draft, no small feat, but the Coyotes can afford to stash him away for awhile. No need to rush him. He is one of the best D prospects (guys who have never played an NHL game) out there right now. It wouldn't make sense for Edmonton to trade for him, given that they'd have to give up a proven asset when Gormley hasn't played an NHL game yet.
Rundblad may never play on a Tippett coached team, and a guy like Stone who is NHL ready may be used as trade bait because there's no room. He was a +7 in 13 games as a rookie. Very impressive. I could see a deal for those two for an offensive piece. The Coyotes could also use some salary (3m or so), depending on how the floor works out.
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