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06-07-2013, 09:38 AM
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Trxjw
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
If they move Staal or MDZ, than get McBain if he is cheap. If not, I am not going to move significant assets for a guy who couldn't crack Carolina's roster on defense.

It's about building an identity like they had a couple of years ago. Hard to play against and will stand up for themselves and eachother.
Stralman couldn't crack the Devils lineup out of camp. Sometimes players just need to find a place they're comfortable. I'm not giving up the farm for him. Pyatt is a depth forward who we're trading for a defender with upside.

I don't think we have the personnel to rebuild that 11-12 identity. I'd like to build the team more like Boston. Responsible defensively, but lethal in transition. The reason that old identity worked is because you had guys in your top-9 who had sandpaper. McLeod is going to get 8 or 9 minutes a game. It doesn't help as much.

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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
Looks good to me.

How about this:

Powe + Bourque for McLeod

Pyatt for McBain

Perfect world?
Just not a fan of McLeod. He's scrappy but he doesn't do much else. Honestly, I think I'd rather have Powe.

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