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01-17-2013, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by apice3 View Post
I don't see Merrill being moved. When you have extreme depth, you don't trade the premier piece. You trade the next tier, like Urbom, Gelinas, etc.
Agreed, and out of our stable of defensive prospects, I think Urbom has the "best" combination of name recognition and talent and expendability to be traded.

Originally Posted by DevilsJunkie View Post
I don't think the Martin comparisons are that far off base. The big difference will be on the power play. Right now I'm under the impression that the Devils' brass projects him to be productive with the man advantage.
Defensively, they are similar. Both positional defencemen with smooth skating strides, maybe Merrill is a bit bigger.

Offensively, Merrill is far superior. I agree that he will be good on the PP once he gets to NJ. Very good puck distributer from the back end.

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