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01-11-2013, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by LEAFANFORLIFE23 View Post
kadri frattin bozak? deal keep the picks get a goalie
Low end of the spectrum but not a necessarily bad deal. Do not be surprised if Gillis pushes for more though.

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Originally Posted by arsmaster View Post
Vancouver fans, remember why we moved Grabner?

It wasn't because he was completely useless, it was because if he didn't make the Canucks in 2010-2011 we'd have to put him on waivers to get him down to the AHL.

The same situation will happen with Kadri, his ELC is done after this season.

If he is acquired and doesn't earn a permanent roster spot next fall, he will be lost to waivers.

Plain and simple is horrendous asset management to acquire Bozak (UFA rental) and Kadri (unlikely to make the roster this season or next) and a 2nd round pick.

Would rather have depth in goal.
Kadri is a better prospect than Grabner projected to be. The latter was incredibly one-dimensional, with little to no puck awareness nor creativity beyond a laser wrist shot. His abrupt surge and subsequent decline in Long Island provides all the evidence we need to say his career will be nothing remarkable. Kadri may struggle defensively but has incredible versatility and demonstrates a rare playmaking ability whilst being a potential winger.

They are two very different players. I have no qualms taking a chance on Kadri. We have routinely developed unknowns into ideal two way players.

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