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12-13-2012, 11:43 AM
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Braun was our 4th best defenseman last season. I'm reasonably confident that he could play 2nd pairing minutes.
I don't like Bailey much, and I'm certainly disinclined to give up Demers for him.
As for the bolded, I think you're forgetting when Demers was our #3 defenseman on the 09-10 team that went to the WCF. His sub-par last season was due to a variety of reasons: The coaches inexplicable love for Colin White, having to play with Colin White when he was allowed to play, or playing on his off side. I see Demers bouncing back in a big way. He's scoring at almost the same pace as Erik Karlsson in the FEL.
I'm not interested in trading a 25 yr old core player for Braun and hope Snow would pass.
and yeah, despite fan comments about the inconsistent Grabner, that is how Snow views him imo.
He's a 25 yr old who's scored 54 goals over the last 2 yrs, who's speed makes him dangerous on the pk.
If Grabner is dealt, imo it should be part of a package to bring in an impact player, not for lesser pieces.
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