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12-13-2012, 05:00 PM
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Braun had a break out year last year and as a previous poster mentioned, he was clearly the sharks 4th best defenseman. He did not play on the second pairing much because he is right handed and the coaching staff was stubborn. He is ready to take on a larger role as an offensively minded 2nd pairing guy. He has a good contract and will make 1.25 in each of the next 3 years.
Ullstrom is an unproven commodity who appears to currently be a 4th line player. The sharks need a solid proven 3rd line contributor, hence the interest in Bailey.
Yeah, I don't see why you'd want to trade an NHL player for Ullstrom (Nothing against Ullstrom. I'm happy to keep him considering he's worth less to others than he would be to us.) Islanders fans are bargain hunters. Don't sweat it.
I haven't seen enough of Braun, but I think a Bailey for a 4th D type guy is a good move.
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