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01-22-2013, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DAChampion View Post
Picking up one of Barkov/Lindholm/Jones and losing Subban would be a lateral move.

I've been saying for ~6 months that if we add one bluechip prospect franchise player to our core, then we have the nucleus of a consistent contender for 2015-2018.

However, this assumes Bergevin does not screw up the Subban negotiations.

Ellis, Diaz

Canl be a very good defensive core as soon as 2014-2015.
I don't think it's inherently lateral. Say we trade PK for a 1st rounder this year(possibly something else). Trading PK should almost guarantee us a top 5 pick. Depending on who's 1st rounder we get that's possibly another blue chipper.

It's a risk and there's definitely a lot of caveats and ifs with this but I'm confident in our D prospects that we MIGHT get along without PK long term. Beaulieu can be a #1 dman if paired with the right guy. Add Gorges, Emelin, Diaz, Tinordi, Thrower, Ellis, Nygren, Dietz and I'm sure you could cobble together a very solid top 6 out of this group.

If trading PK can get us 2 blue chip forward prospects in the draft, I think we should seriously consider it.

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