Thread: Confirmed Trade with Link: [MTL/FLA]Jason DeSantis for Brendon Nash
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01-15-2013, 07:45 AM
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Blind Gardien
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Originally Posted by alko View Post
ok. i will understand that, if it will be goalie for D, or forward for D... But you take here one player and give away the same one.
They're not the same style of player. DeSantis did do better on the PP (last year anyway) and is thought of as more of a puck-moving style defenseman, and Hamilton needed a lot of help in those areas. Nash is bigger, and while he can also make a bit of an offensive contribution (or has in the past anyway) - he's not a pure stay-at-home only guy - he's not in the same category as DeSantis. Both were struggling this year and maybe a change of scenery is a welcome for them, maybe one of them even requested it, who knows. It was an AHL trade, but both players have NHL contracts, so was eventually mirrored in the NHL transaction list as well once the lockout lifted.

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