Thread: Post-Game Talk: MTL beats NJ in OT 4-3
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01-27-2013, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Devils1029 View Post
I'd like to see more out of Teddy but it's tough to pin anything on a guy who is playing under 10 minutes a night. Is he playing to his potential? Maybe, but not to the hype. I agree with one thing though - if he can't find a spot on our top 6, then we need to move him to another team. We discount him here but he's still a 22 year old first rounder. Late bloomer, possibly, but also perhaps NJ is expecting too much in asking him to play solid defense as well?

Columbus has 3 first round picks this year. If we could package him and get the last of their 3 picks or maybe just Tedenby for their 2nd rounder, I don't think I'd hesitate.
He is small, and unlike say Lil Gio he doesn't play bigger then he actually is, which doesn't fit our system at all, especially when you are on the bottom 6 lines. He has speed, but he can't grind, and doesn't have the pure skills to worth it to keep around. I bet he could be decent in another system that plays fast and less physical, but that isn't The Devils. I'd be fine cutting our losses, and if we can get draft picks out of it I'd take them in a heart beat. (or package him with the D and get a better forward in return) IDK how but I think it would be to our benefit and his benefit to get him out of here.

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