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03-08-2013, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by nickschultzfan View Post
Don't get Russo's comment about Scandella being trade-bait. Trading Scandella won't bring back a Dman with as much upside as Scandella.

When comparing apples to apples, for our larger, defensive Dmen, Scandella is hands down better than Stoner and Falk in all areas of the game other than strength. Because Scandella is still a beanpole. Stoner is six year older and Falk is two years older than Scandella. When Scandella can get healthy and put on some muscle, he will be a massively better player than Falk or Stoner. But that is going to take some time.

Falk is great when he's on. A softer pillon when he's not. Stoner has shown that he's good to have in the mix, but is far from a top-4 Dman.
Didn't see he was trade bait but I think Falk has just as much upside. He's more willing to use his body, arguably has a better first pass, neither of them have show much offensively, Scandella's probably a bit better skater but Falk has been able to stay healthier and has a size advantage. Scandella might have a little more upside overall but we're talking bottom pairing defensemen.

Depends on the return.

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