2013 Leafs Trades/Proposals/Signings XI - Winter... I mean...Deadline approaching
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03-23-2013, 04:58 PM
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Considering Derek Roy is only 29 years old, and Ryane Clowe is is only 30 years old himself, I wouldn't balk at their acquisitions.
Yes, Clowe has "slowed" down and lacks general foot speed to be an effective Top 6 winger, but he's a playoff warrior and brings some intangibles and grit to a team in a playoff hunt.
He'll provide that for years to come and a guy like that is extremely valuable in a tough playoff series. But with that said, and recent indication of the "high pricetag" on Clowe, I would be very hesitant to pay a significant price for a 45-55 point Power Forward.
Roy on the other hand has the skill set and capabilities to give a Phil Kessel more space on the ice despite his "soft" style due to his stature. Bozak's skill set isn't as nearly respected on ice as Derek Roy's are and you would see quite the difference of spacing for Phil Kessel when he lines up beside someone of Roy's caliber.
Thank you Chuck. Totally agree on both Clowe and Roy - people just need to catch a few SJ games to see Clowe can still play and play well. Still not saying we should be giving prospects/high picks, but we have some player assets we can move - we should be targeting those deals.
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