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01-28-2013, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by S2S View Post
When the trade for JVR was made, I was quite pleased. A budding power forward who is only 23 (Yes, an old man for some posters) and he is signed to a fair deal (as long as he produces) until he is fresh off his 29th birthday.

With all the Kessel trade talk and with Lupul and Grabovski being old themselves, it seems like he is the main forward going forward to build around. And when I say that, I don't mean franchise player, I mean he is a solid foundation piece that should be added to. instead of was/is/will be a stop gap solution, he is someone who should be here for a while, and not dealt, whereas others such as Kessel, Grabo, Lupul (kinda tough now) should be dealt before JVR.

Am I right? I know its a young season but I like the way he plays and the potential.
Building blocks, although many so called expert will disagree:

Kessel
Phaneuf
Gardiner
Rielly
JVR

possibly Kadri if he continues to develop

time will tell if Lupul, Frattin can be core pieces

you wait on Biggs, Percy, Ashton, Colborne, Ross, and other young player -- hoping one emerges as a core piece.

MacArthur
Liles
Gunnarson
Franson
Komi
Bozak

are all tradable because they have established their value and aren't getting better.

Grabo is tradable in the right deal because he is also fully developed.

Hopefully Reimer can return to form and become a key piece.

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