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11-30-2012, 10:53 PM
I Heart 3rd Periods
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Why would/should the Devils do this?
The reasoning was Zidlicky is a UFA after this season and is not a sure fire re-sign. Yes Larsson is considered a puck mover but Gardiner's pure offensive/PP abilities surpass Larsson's. Sure the Devils have some good young defensemen in their system, but none are as proven to the extent of Gardiner.
Granted, I did overlook the thinness of NJ's forward group, but people are making Kadri out to be some kind of bust or throw-in. Reality is he's still considered a legitimate prospect and is highly skilled.
I still think the value is there, but as many have pointed out, both teams probably wouldn't pull the trigger.
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