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05-10-2013, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by scelaton View Post
I don't disagree with the first part--develop our stable of RHDs and make a strategic trade, as we simply have too many of them.
Re the second part, again, I can't disagree that Kulda is an NHL neophyte, but he has really excelled in the KHL and I believe the assets that allowed a big, tough, smart D to do so will be more translatable to our smaller ice surface than those of, eg, a small, fast forward. The other reason for my high ranking of him is that our LHD cupboard is, simply, quite bare. Stuart, most would agree, has peaked as a third pairing D with heart; and Clitsome, at the age of 28, played above his level, but still projects as a #3D with upside. Who is left?
Noone. The problem is that I don't see Noel icing him ahead of Stu, so if he sticks the Jets are realistically going to have Stu on the 2nd pair and Kulda, Postma, Redmond, Trouba fighting for 3rd pairing minutes. That is a very inexperienced bunch.

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