Thread: Player Discussion: Cal Clutterbuck
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06-18-2013, 08:29 PM
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Don't think a bigger mistake could be made this offseason than moving Clutterbuck for anything less than a defenseman who can fill some big minutes on the second pairing, is cost controlled, and has room to grow into his game yet.

Most everyone is down a Clutterbuck's game after a truncated and condensed schedule. Both of which due no favors to his style of play. Move him for pennies on the dollar and I think you'll ultimately regret not having him on the biggest stage where his game translates the best. And it should be no surprise that he was one of the best players for the Wild during the Chicago series.
I agree. IMO people are way under-valuing Clutts. Will his style of play break him down prematurely? Maybe. Maybe not for several years. The Wild's current roster is very soft. Losing the team's biggest hitter... The team needs more guys like Clutts, subtracting him is a step in the wrong direction - UNLESS there's a decent return like D man that fits this providence's template. I'd add a robust physical game to that Dman's attributes, too.

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