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02-01-2013, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by WojtekGoalski View Post
With Jokinen at center we are extremely deep down the middle. I think Carolina takes Skjei + 3rd all day long given their current C depth. For them it's trading from a place of strength to add to a place of weakness. I'd think they'd probably want McIlrath instead which I'm fine with. A guy like Jokinen on this team would put up SOLID numbers and infuse some much needed speed/offensive creativity into the lineup. Takes a lot of pressure off of the top line and will be a nightmare for the other team's D to match up
As stated, Carolina is strong on D and weak at C. Why do you think they're shifting a guy who has been a top-six LW for several years at C right now? Because they lack C depth. Meanwhile they have NHL dmen sitting out. Moreover, I wouldn't do McI straight up as it just neglects our long-term needs and deviates from the plan too much.

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