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04-18-2013, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Jack de la Hoya View Post
I don't think anyone is saying Gormley or Rundblad are going to be #1 D--or even better than Coburn (at his best). They are saying that those guys can be 3/4 types--perhaps with a ceiling of a #2--but bring a skillset (PMD) that the team lacks.

In other words, you don't trade for those guys to replace Pronger. You trade for them to replace Carle.
I don't think this team would have been anything but marginally better with Carle. I assumed these suggestions are to solve blue line issues beyond Timonen's retirement. Ryan Whitney could replace Carle if that is all anyone wants. (and no I do not like Whitney).

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