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01-20-2013, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by jmelm View Post
It's still possible that Lovejoy or some of these other guys become much better players in the coming years. Want a recent example from our own team? Look at Deryk Engelland. This is why it always pissed me off when people talked about how bad Goligoski or other early-20's defensemen that we had were. Some, we can see their greatness right away (Letang, Harrington), but most of them will need a lot of time.
Yeah but for every Engelland, who is only a bottom pairing Dman mind you, there's about 100 Lovejoys. Lovejoy is 28 years old by the way. I think that possiblity has long since passed. I agree guys need time especially on defense. At the same time if you're 24-25 and you haven't separated yourself, maybe you'll turn into something but I can't blame a GM for moving an asset like that.

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