DAL trades Tomas Vincour to COL for Cam Gaunce
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04-02-2013, 08:15 PM
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He was only 22 for ****s sake! How many prospects drafted that late can step up and contribute so soon. He could easily be an above average third liner in the next few years.
And the people who think that Gaunce will step up to a NHL level right now are seriously mistaken. He can barely play in the AHL right now.
This. Vincour is 3 months younger than Glennie and younger than most of the prospects we acquired today. He still had loads of potential, but has been groomed to be a bottom 6 player from the get go. He wasn't given big minutes in the minors to work on his scoring, he was asked to play a checking line role. Which is fine, it's what he's suited for.
Vincour always has had decent possession skills and defensive play. This season he struggled and the organization seemingly has given up on him. That's really silly for a guy who shows promise as an average 3rd liner. Especially for an organization that just acquired someone in the same mold who is 2 years away from being what Vincour is much closer to.
Unless they really love Gauce, it just screams bad asset management. Why give up on a kid who has decent potential as a role player, and has played more NHL games than the rest of our 09 draft combined?
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