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01-05-2013, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Krishna View Post
You don't just trade a player like Couturier for a player that could be a #1 defenseman.

The draft has a few good D prospects that would be cheaper to trade up for.

Nikita Zadorov : Like coburn but a little more physical
Josh Morrissey : Giordano
Ryan Pulock : Visnovsky
Darnell Nurse : Marc Staal
but do you really not see the potential in jones? trading up for another future 3-5 defenseman doesn't really do us all that good. we need a #1 guy to build a defense around for the future. timonen won't be around much longer. Coburn, Meszaros, Schenn and Grossmann, while an OK top 4, is just not good enough to take you to a championship, especially not with the current situation in goal, which is a whole other discussion.

just watching jones, you can see how special he is. he's a rare talent, and i will be utterly shocked if he doesn't become a franchise defenseman for a long time.

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