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02-09-2013, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by SmellOfVictory View Post
If we're assuming that the Flames want to be competitive, why would you break up a solid top 4? A player becomes expendable when there's a decent replacement for him, and last I checked the Flames have exactly four top-4 dmen. Get rid of Gio and there's a roster hole.
Exactly this. Brodie playing well shouldn't mean in anyway Giordano is now available. It doesn't make sense. Not to mention Giordano brings an element of physicality to the top four that none of Brodie, Bouwmeester and Wideman can match.

Giordano's the kind of guy you would want to keep in a rebuild. Trading away all the serviceable veterans is a really bad idea, that is unless, you want to establish a culture of losing like the Oilers are on the verge of doing.

Plus, Bouwmeester's a UFA after next season. There's no guarantee he re-signs, especially if the Flames miss the playoffs this season and next, and he decides that he doesn't want to go down in history as the player who never makes the post-season.

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