Thread: Proposal: NJ - Boston (Larsson)
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11-19-2012, 12:59 PM
Tim Vezina Thomas
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Originally Posted by Cheddabombs View Post
Goalie prospects, no matter how highly regarded they are, will always be a crapshoot. There's just no guarantee that they will transition their game well into the NHL. Obviously this can be said about every prospect no matter their position but this applies to goalies the most.

There's no way M. Subban would be one of the centerpieces in a deal involving Larsson, that would be way too much of a risk on the Devils side. I'd love to get Marchand but not at the price of Larsson. Wedgewood and Kinkaid may not have the same assumed potential as Subban but I'd rather test our luck with those two then trade away our potential franchise Dman for yet another goalie prospect and Marchand.

The loss of Parise is big, no doubt about it. That doesn't mean Lou is going to rush to find a replacement for him and make an absurd deal, such as trading away Larsson. Devils fans have outlined the two Dman that would be most expendable, if a deal can't be worked around those two (Tallinder and Volchenkov) then there isn't a deal to be made.
Then why do well-respected GMs like Chiarelli take a "crapshoot" pick like Subban in the 1st round? Goalie prospects are hard to judge, but they absolutely are NOT equal.

I agree with the rest of your post tho, well done. Subban as the centerpiece of a deal would be idiotic for you guys.

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