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03-31-2013, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JGRB View Post
Trading either of Beaulieu or Tinordi would be a step backwards unless we are getting back a young established Top-4 defenseman who is going to contribute for the next 4-5+ years. I believe both of these youngsters has it in them to become Top-4 defenders for this hockey club.

Bouillon/Markov are not getting any younger. Emelin IMO is over utilized.
I think that the young Habs dmen are not beig showcased. Management is looking to see what they have down in Hamilton in case they need a callup at some point. With Kaberle sidelined we are down to just Weber as an extra D.

As far as trading one of the kids for an established D... their are always cap considerations. Any established D will cost in excess of 4M per year, with Gorges, Markov and Subban already slotted for big bucks, it would be difficult to pull that off. I think the piece which would most likely move would be Gorges if, for example, we would try to acquire a Bouwmeester type Dman.

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