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01-02-2013, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Silverback91 View Post
Ellerby is worth more than a 2nd to this team. We lack defensive depth and he is a huge guy who can clear the crease And has great mobility and can make a good 1st pass
Ellerby right now is a bottom pairing d-man.
Depth d-men shouldn't be hard to acquire at the trade deadline, and they shouldn't cost a 2nd round pick.
I feel like we could get a much better defenseman with Toronto's 2nd round pick. (like Lydman for example)

Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
Don't understand Kassian on the second line at all. He hasn't shown he's ready yet, and last year certainly didn't look ready. Unless we acquire a legitimate top 6er I expect people will be scapegoating our goalie for a lack of offense once again.
It wouldn't be for this season, it would be for 2013/14. By that time I would hope he would be ready for a top 9 forward role.
I'm not expecting him to be a great 2nd liner, just someone who can grow into that role and mesh well with Kesler.


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