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02-05-2013, 01:23 PM
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Well you could trade him for the sake of 23 million reasons I suppose.
What is RJ worth? He is worth more than Cyclones thinks he is to be sure. His analysis ranks right up there with the Zherdev dude and his analysis of Tyutin.
However, we have a lot of redundancy, I mean a TON of redundancy with that "I play hard, play pretty good in two of the zones, and if someone gets me the puck close to the goalie I might be able to pull out a garbage goal" kind of guy.
So the question is, are we going to try and continue to run with Brassard and RJ in the top six? At 4.6 million, I really don't want to see him on the 3rd line and, at 25, Brassard really isn't developing into the type of second line player that I was hoping for.
We probably need to figure out how to fill either or both of their roster spots with a creative type of play maker. Not sure how we go about doing that, beyond waiting for Johansen to Atkinson to develop. But if you have Johansen and Atkinson on the top line, you have 4 spots left with AA, Foligno, and Dubinsky. You can probably safely move Brassard or RJ without much of an overall impact.
Not sure what the right move is here, but almost 8 million combined with those two just seems like a waste of money. Probably time to find the right player help out those top six players. I'll look at see what is coming up in FA, but maybe we can find a workable trade.
I would think there are several roster players that we will not see in the CBJ Blue next year.
Prospal & Aucoin come to mind from retirement point of view. Welcome to the front office/bench/?? Vinnie.
Johnson, Johansen, Atkinson, Anisimov, Tyutin, Nikitin, Moore, & Wizniewski are almost certain locks to stay.
The rest are all under a 48 game evaluation (39 and counting); subject to analysis not only on performance but also effort, contract cost, contract term, attitude, and locker room presence.
That would mean there are some 15 jobs up for the taking. Most will be filled by from the roster but figure Murray is probably going to get one, 3 1st round draft picks are going to get a pretty good look, and the Springfield gang is definitely going to show up, Kubalik, Drazenovic, Jenner are very very close.
So as expected this a transition year, there are going to be some favorites that will not be here next year. There is not a lot of time for the guys to determine who's going to be an asset and who's going to be a Jacket.
The trade deadline is going to be very interesting.
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