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11-28-2012, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ginner classic View Post
Washington may end up a very good destination for Kesler if the Canucks decide to completely tear it down. We are a long way off from that. Carlson will likely at any point be a non-starter. They are incredibly thin on D right through the org.
Since when is a team with eight defensemen on one-way deals and three more with NHL experience "thin" through the org? I'll be the first to tell you that we're lacking in high end defensive prospects, but we're plenty deep with guys who can play in the NHL. In addition to the eleven with NHL experience already (ten once you remove Poti), we have Schilling and Wey who are both either "NHL ready" or will be by the seasons' end.

The reason we're not trading Carlson isn't because we're thin on defense. It's because he plays a very important role on the team, has tremendous chemistry with Alzner, has incredible upside, is signed to a deal that could be very club friendly, and has proven to be at his best during the playoffs.

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