Thread: Value of: Marc Methot to Edmonton?
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04-20-2013, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
We wouldn't need him to play against the other teams top forwards, Smid and Petry do a good job at that. We'd need him to play with Justin Schultz and cover for his mistakes while still helping create offense. The first, I agree he could do. The second, not so much. I'm sorry, but Marc Methot isn't a legitimate top pair d-man, which is what we need. You don't want to move him, and we don't need him.
Its not easy to find a #1 or #2 D without giving up some quality, if you can find a defenseman who you think is more of a #3 in a contending team but can play #2 minutes(which methot is) then you grab him unless there are better options, but chances are that a legitimate #2 defenseman is harder to find and will take a lot more to get than a #3 dman. You dont need a legitimate #2 dman if you have a legitimate #1 and a competent top 4. That can be said for the sens, sure methot is probably more of a #3 dman but he can eat up #2 dman minutes no problem, the sens have #1 in karlsson and our top 4 of methot, karlsson, gonchar cowen is acompetent top 4, not to mention our bottom 2 of philipps and wiercoch/gryba is competent as well.

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