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04-25-2013, 10:24 AM
Do it for Makaveli
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Originally Posted by rt View Post
He's only been in North America for a season and a half and he's made a TON of progress defensively. What more could you want? It took Keith Yandle two full seasons of North American pro hockey to crack the NHL full time. Yandle also had the benefit of cracking the roster for a crappy team, with crappy D depth and a crappy head coach who felt no need for an actual system for the players to learn. Things are different now. Rundblad is right on pace. You are just impatient.
Concerning the trades, you are just working that angle to try and justify your impatience. St Louis used the 17th overall pick to acquire him, then Ottawa used the 16th overall pick to acquire him, then Phoenix used a recent 3rd overall pick to acquire him. I'd say his value has remained solid. Your point might stand if he fetched less each time. He hasn't. That means he's wanted, not that he's not wanted.

If a car sold six times and turned a profit for the previous owner each time would you say nobody wants that lemon ?
Well said. I, for one am stoked for Rundblad. A TON of offensive upside. Imagine a future pairing of OEL/Rundblad. If our system can turn defenseman such as Schlemko and Stone into top 6 defensemen, imagine what we can do with a well developed Rundblad.

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