*OFFICIAL* Erie Otters 2013 Off-Season Thread
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05-10-2013, 11:02 AM
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Do Erie fans expect Crisp or Harper to be dealt this offseason? And if so what would they look for in return?
I believe that Harper is the more likely of the two. Towards the end of the season, Bassin was quoted as saying that "things need to change" and he referred to lazy players with lackadaisical work ethics. I believe that Harper may have been one of those guys as he struggled with consistency all year long.
As for a trade, it would depend on what the return is from the import draft. If the Otters can secure a top notch European defenseman, I believe they will be looking for a power forward with 25-30 goal potential in return. The main need for the Otters is veteran defenseman by and large, and I suspect that will happen via trade for a guy like Harper, Jake Evans or Luke Cairns.
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