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12-04-2012, 10:44 PM
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The only way a trade works between contenders is if they have players of nearly exact caliber for needs of similar magnitude. If they had a defenseman that was in a situation like Stewart, then it would be a perfect scenario.
If we trade Shattenkirk and another piece, this is what our d would look like:
That is dramatically worse in my opinion because Pietrangelo's pairing only gets marginally better because his pairing was already shutting down top lines with Colaiacovo, Huskins, and Cole on the other side. The 2nd pairing gets DRAMATICALLY worse because it exposes Jackman's liabilities with no true PMD.
Furthermore, our powerplay gets DRAMATICALLY worse because we only have 1 good powerplay quarterback, and our powerplay was at its best when we had Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk on the ice at the same time. Russell really isn't an offensive defenseman, and Cole is good for a defensive defenseman, he isn't someone to rely on.
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