Detroit and Blues in on Bouwmeester
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04-01-2013, 02:59 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
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Well it's for good reasons.
I've listed them multiple, multiple times but to be quick.
1) He's our only high end center prospect, with Datsyuk possibly leaving in 1 year we can't trade him.
2) He's our #1 "normal" aged prospect. Smith & Nyquist would be NHL regulars on any other team.
3)He's not being traded for a player that doesn't fill a huge need and comes with questionable contract details, cap hit, length, etc.
Oh and we're also retooling/rebuilding so trading our top prospect doesn't make sense. I would move him in a package for a #1 center/#1/2 dman, but that's about it. You can tell me I overrate him but I'm one of the few that would even move him.
I hear all the time about Detroits prospects, but until they make impact in NHL I think many have overrated them based on Detroits organizational success. Now I'm not saying these prospects will not work out, but for example Jankrok is a very small guy playing center. Small players produce in the AHL and other leagues, but its hard to know how they will perform in NHL. Watching Detroit these next 4-5 years will be very interesting.
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