Thread: Value of: Hjalmarsson to PIT
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01-16-2013, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by coldsteelonice84 View Post
They wouldn't give up Vokoun for Hjalmarsson???????
i wouldn't want them to. as badly as they need another defensive-minded defenseman, part of the reason Fleury played so carelessly last season is the fact that he had NOBODY who would challenge him for the starting job. Vokoun will do that. Vokoun is good enough so that if Fleury screws up big, Vokoun will put him on the bench for a few games without the team batting an eyelash.

also, the fact that they JUST acquired him in the summer may make it unreasonable for them to trade him.

at best, with Vokoun for Hjalmarsson (sp?), they get an Orpik Lite, but still have an unmotivated Fleury. without the trade, they keep their goaltending competition alive and get to see what a few of their bevy of defensive prospects can do at the NHL level.

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