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02-02-2013, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Bodysnatcher View Post
You are right, but I think moves like that come after this season. This season the Isles are competitive for the first time in a while, having scoring and chemistry beyond JT+Moulson, and with Brian Strait, a halfway decent top-4. All of their prospects are lighting up their respective leagues. After this season, the time is perfect to make such moves.
Strait was scheduled to become a ufa this summer.

He's playing solidly on the 2nd pairing, for 18 mins a game.

Low risk move by the isles.
Strait is 25, his ELC expired before last summer, he completed three full minor pro seasons with Wilkes-Barre, and he'd only played 12 NHL games before this season. Thanks to the lockout-shortened 48-game season, there was no way he could reach 80 career NHL games this season.

Meaning what exactly? Meaning he was headed to UFA:

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