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04-27-2013, 04:52 PM
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Not sure why the 'Canes do this. Someone want to help me out here?
The Canes desperately need a top-4 defender, maybe even two depending on how Pitkanen recovers from his heel thing.
I think if you change the 1st rounder to Mike Stone and then a second rounder or goalie prospect, then a deal could be had. Gormley would give them a second-pair guy soon, Stone gives them a dependable guy who can anchor the third pair and move up to the second if needed. Versatility is key here, since as I said, they don't really know what Pitkanen's status will be when the season starts.
Canes would of course have a massive hole at forward, but would draft one of the top forwards and have savings from Skinner's deal to sign another forward in free agency.
Skinner's value is a bit hard to figure out right now because he's been playing at center the last part of the season and looks great there. If his long-term future is at center then that gives him significantly more value in a trade of course.
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