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01-06-2013, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BramptonFan09 View Post
The acquisition of Raine doesn't really make sense here because it they already have 3 pretty solid OA's and adding Raine means they lose a pretty solid OA for nothing next year either McDowell, Fox, or Abraham. It would more sense to bring in a 94 or a 92 like Levi or MacDonald from Plymouth as long as they can get them for cheap to help them make the playoffs this year to get there young guys some experience. As for trades I think Labardo is there best trade commodity as he is the only one in eligible to return next year and a contending team would love him. I think if this team adds another depth defence man they can be very good. Since Mcdavid and dansk left there defence has been pretty good it's looked like this.

Abraham - Pelech
McDowell - Donnay
Kuleshov - Raddysh

If they can add a 94 at the deadline and a euro damn in the coming import draft to replace mules hoc then this defence will be steady next season no if ands or buts.
I agree, Raine would help this year but next year could create an OA issue. I want Erie to trade for DeAngelo from Sarnia but he may cost to much. He wants out and he has potential to be a top 2 pairing d-man. I will also say that Kuleshov has played better the last few weeks, he still has some bad turnovers but defensively he has improved.

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