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11-28-2012, 04:56 PM
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We do have guys like deHaan, Donovan, Kichton, Russo and Ness in our system who are all PMD's, but deHaan has had consistent injury struggles and 3 of those guys are long-shots to even become bottom-pairing defensemen at the NHL level. Essentially that leaves Donovan to be that guy. If he doesn't pan out, we are pretty much screwed. Even if he does, we'll need another once Streit leaves or starts to decline(which could be sooner than we think).
According to Pronman, the talent level betwen De Haan and Donovan is very close. He thinks Donovan has the upside to develop into a #3 nhl d-man. De Haan's injuries are a worry, but unless the isles are souring on Donovan and giving up on 22 yr old De Haan, I don't see them rushing into a trade for a pmd prospect.
Also, the isles just used a high 2nd to draft Pokka, another pmd.
I'm in no rush to see Snow deal any top center prospects. I want to see what Strome/Brock Nelson can do in the NYI top 6.
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