2013 Draft Discussion (Mar. 29 article, post #976)
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03-15-2013, 12:25 PM
C`est La Vie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Deptford, NJ
I don't understand why people think every young defenseman in the league is immovable.
Why would we have to give up Couturier for Rundblad? He was already traded for a 20 point, 22 year old forward who couldn't keep an NHL job. Coburn was the 8th overall pick and was had for Zhitnik. Erik Johnson was traded in a fair deal. Bouwmeester's rights were traded for a 3rd round pick, Mez was traded here for a 2nd when he was 24, a situation not all that different from Myers.
Not everyone is going to cost an arm and a leg, and there are ways of getting defenseman without trading your top young players. You can't just go get Karlsson or Pietrangelo, but I feel like people overestimate how hard it is to get a defenseman.
I mean honestly it's considered nearly impossible on here to get a #1 defenseman, and yet Homer managed to get 2 in the span of what, 3 years? That's a hell of a lot harder to do then get some random young Dman who hasn't established himself yet.
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