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12-06-2012, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by h22prelude93 View Post
The fact that you would hesitate to pull the trigger on Despres for Schwartz straight up, but would be willing to do Morrow + 2nd speaks volumes here. I'm sure Morrow probably does have a higher ceiling(at least offensively), but for the Blues to trade a highly touted prospect like Schwartz they would need someone who could no doubt contribute immediately. We both know out of those two players Despres is more than likely that guy. Morrow could definitely be Letang version 2.0, but I think he's going to need more time to develop. And again, the description of Despres just seems to be a perfect fit of what the Blues are looking for. We need a guy who is big, can skate, and log major defensive minutes. The offense part really doesn't matter. That's what we have Pietrangelo and Shattenkirk for. Anyways a Schwartz for Despres swap IMO sounds like a pretty sweet deal for both sides.
Well we (like the Blues) are a team looking to contend now, there is no doubt in my mind Morrow will be the better defenseman possibly as early as next season. We just can't afford to move Despres with such uncertainty regarding the CBA right now. If this deal were to be done this season I would rather move Morrow over Despres (success now > shinier toys later). If the season gets cancelled I would be on board for a Despres for Schwartz deal, but trading Despres creates a bigger hole than it fills if we salvage any season at all. This trade seems best fit for the draft.

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