Should Thornton be traded?
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03-03-2013, 07:50 AM
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Bad reason. A rebuild means the youngsters are taking over. Handing them a crutch is not a good thing as they will never learn to dominate on their own. JT's skills are unique and not likely to be passed to another generation. My counter is not a reason to trade him now, but your argument is horrid with regards a real rebuild and as a reason to keep JT. The best argument for keeping him is if he would be gracious in accepting a lesser role like 3c and PP specialist.
The only reason I am on the fence about trading JT now is that
the org needs an overhaul in scouting and development
until they commit to or accomplish that, wasting a pick is just stupid. Set the direction then fire away with trades. The same reason applies to trading either Marleau or Boyle.
Maybe the scouts aren't getting the job done?
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