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03-29-2013, 05:12 PM
Mystic MacK
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Originally Posted by Avs_19 View Post
If this team gets Jones, that will give us three good defensemen (EJ, Barrie, Jones). So why would we trade EJ? We should be adding even more to the defense.

Defense is our biggest weakness and we wouldn't get a better defenseman in return for EJ if he was traded. Even if he doesn't become that elite #1 defenseman or a great two-way defenseman, he's still pretty damn good and I think he would be top 3-4 on almost every team in the league. He's also on a great contract.
With all due respect, this is a pretty simple math equation.

With EJ, Barrie, and Jones we'd have three RH D, which includes two prospects. Why not trade the lesser prospect in a package for a proven LHD to round out the top four.

You're still left with the same amount of defenseman.

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