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02-12-2013, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by kasper11 View Post
Shouldn't that go for pretty much everyone? There should be no untouchables (although JT comes close just because of how few players are at his level). If you can get a better player, anyone is available. I love Hamonic, but would move him in a second in a deal for a controllable #1 dman. Heck, for the right dman I would package Hamonic with Nielsen and more.

The problem is, there aren't too many of those trades available, and too many people on this board seem to want everyone gone (but JT) regardless of the return.
No, you look at the current roster and the pipeline and what kind of team you're trying to build and you decide who might be expendable down the line, and if you have an opportunity to get a quality player without giving up your keepers you should do it (not, as you said, "regardless of the return"). Hamonic should not be dealt b/c of his on-ice upside plus his personality and leadership. He's a keeper.

Frans Nielsen is a nice player, but with JT, Strome, Bailey, Cizikas, Sundstrom and Nelson, the C position is pretty deep. Bailey will probably be a wing. JT is #1. Strome and Nelson may battle it out for #2. Nelson/Cizikas/Sundstrom all look like potential 3rd line Cs. As others have said, Frans is small and soft and is not a prototypical 3rd line C. He's useful, but he's kind of a tweener.

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