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02-01-2013, 01:23 PM
Kane & The Dane
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
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Trade Postma???!!! Whyyy?? I can't understand!
Why We cant trade Clitsome, Hainsey, Stuart and then draft some lefty dmen. Maybe some LHD vet to play with Young RHD and waiting for develop LHD youngsters!?
Okey! Lets trade everybody...
It's because Postma potentially has more value to someone else than he does to us. I'm not advocating trading him for no reason, I think he's a good player. I just think he's an expendable valuable asset.
He's a right-handed powerplay specialist. We have two righties in the system (Byfuglien and Bogosian) and Trouba on the way that can all fit that role. However, there's plenty of teams out there looking for that type of defenseman. Postma won't be able to shine with the amount of depth that's above him on this team.
Clitsome has zero trade value. We acquired him as a waiver claim and his value since then has not gone up. It's potentially gone down even.
Hainsey has some value, but he's a UFA after this season. I'm almost hoping we resign the Hains as it's not looking like many options that are better will be available to us. I'm not saying trade Postma right this second, I'm saying next season, or the one after. Stuart also fills his role well enough as a bottom pairing guy, he's playing out of his depth right now and I don't imagine we'd acquire very much for him.
This means Postma is the guy we could look to trade high on and the team likely wouldn't suffer any setback.
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