NYR - JETS (No, not Gaborik)
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03-25-2013, 04:15 AM
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I don't see the second pairing upside you see.
I buy everybody else reason for not doing the trade except this one.
I did some DD on Postma before I posted this. I don't mean to trash other teams players but this is based on stats. watching 2 Jets games and "color" by a Jets blogger.
He is #8 on your depth chart based on TOI. Also #8 in +/- while playing sheltered minutes and was scratched few times.
This is a review of Paul Postma at the halfway point by a Jet blogger (It includes all dmen + goalies)
I have watched only 2 Jets games this season where Postma was on the ice, against the Devils and against the Rangers (was scratched in the other one vs the Rangers), nothing in those games made me doubt the above assessment.
Again I was looking at him only as depth D that can hopefully improve to a solid #6 and PP specialist. But if you have other plans for him, I'd understand.
Well I'm one of the few writers for that blog too and I would say I'm higher on his upside than what that grade suggests. It was a total what have you done for me lately type grading and I know even your stalwart D (not saying sarcastically, I like your D-core) has bad periods.
(also, I didn't agree with a lot of those grades
He will never be able to take tough minutes I don't think.
Here's from a different guy:
4. Paul Postma, Defense
2010-11 Ranking: 2nd
Date of birth: 02/22/1989
Statistics: 56 GP, 13 G, 44 P (Chicago-AHL)
Acquired: Seventh round, 205th overall in 2007 by Winnipeg (then Atlanta)
The Good: Postma skates very well, especially for a somewhat bigger defender, as he is very agile, fast, and mobile in all directions. He's a very good offensive defenseman with solid hands, with the ability to do a lot from the blue line. Postma has a bomb from the point, and when I've seen people track it in skills competitions, he gets logged in the mid to high 90s in miles per hour. He's started to physically fill out and could be average in that department.
The Bad: Hockey sense is Postma's Achilles heel, and while I think he's shown notable defensive improvement, he still makes some pretty bad decisions either with the puck or in terms of his defensive play.
Projection: He could be a decent second pairing defender who is great on the power play.
Basically sums up my opinions too.
He's a great guy to have on bottom pair+2nd PP who will most likely top out as a #4.
He may very well may be available, but his availability kind of fell down a lot with Redmond's injury and us not knowing if he'll ever return.
I'm not saying he's worth > or < than Pyatt... just helping you evaluate the other teams player to help you find what you think would be a fair deal.
So in summary: bottom pair PP RH PMD, who will likely (but not surely) transfer up to 2nd pairing peak.
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