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02-21-2013, 04:53 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
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Why would the Wild do this?
Because is lacking in talented youngsters on the blueline, and Despres gives them a NHL ready prospect that has good potential to be in a top four.
Coyle is the prospect you have to give up to get a talented guy like Despres, but the Wild can afford it with the depth they have in young forwards. Scandella, while decent, is inconsistent and looks to be at best a #3-4 defenseman.
Despres gives a mix of upside and safety in a prospect that is extremely valuable.
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