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06-12-2013, 09:08 AM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Tornadotim View Post
Why not look into a deal for Brandon Gromley that is centered around Matt Read. Phoenix seems like an ideal trading partner with their depth on the blue line. Read, while I really like his game, is someone unlikely to be resigned with everyone else needing a new contract in the next year or two. It's better to get rid of someone a year early then a year late. Gromley's abilities are exactly what we are looking for in a defenseman, he just hasn't done it on the big stage yet. However if he was one of our prospects there would be a certain calmness with regards to our future blueline with him and Schenn. I'm not sure what we would have to add to make it happen maybe something like a 3rd or maybe a Cousins but it seems like a smarter use of our assets as oppose to Courtier being moved for fill in the blank.
The obvious answer?

A cost-conscious, floor-spending team like PHX is unlikely to give up a premium asset on an ELC for a guy with one year until UFA...

A 3rd wouldn't be nearly enough to get them to bite.

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