Duchene for Gardiner (or similar defenseman) Discussion
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01-14-2013, 09:03 AM
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Why would the leafs say no? This finally gives them the 1st line center they've been looking for for the past few years. Gardiner might be good but how often do young D men come into the league and have a good year then fade back into realistic expectations?
Happens all the time
Id go Gards for Duchene 1 for 1, from a TO standpoint. With Rielly coming up fast through the system and looking NHL ready maybe this year but probably next, a guy like Gardiner could be expendible and Duchene is a very skillful player with good speed that on paper seems would be a good fit between Kessel and Lupul.
However i do agree Duchene is a very solid player and wouldnt be surprised if a pick went back the AV's direction. Maybe a 2nd.
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