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05-16-2013, 04:21 PM
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Sometimes a trade shakes a player into action to be the player others see in him but he has not brought forward. At least there is some interest there from the Jets in Staff -- if they can leverage that into making a hockey trade, great. At this point, it's probably going to be scratch-and-dent for scratch-and-dent. Burmistrov's issues may be why Regier reportedly asked for that additional second rounder -- a bit of insurance against the rumors of the kid being uncoachable/headcase.
I get that, but why bother taking that chance? If Stafford is to be traded and there's a choice between a problem child, a character player (even a bottom six role player), or a draft pick because the character guy isn't available, I'm not bothering with the problem child. Isn't this exactly what Buffalo is trying to avoid now anyway? They want character players, and some that can display toughness and leadership, not another whiner that doesn't like being coached.

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