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06-27-2013, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Guess What View Post
That's what would make me think more is wanted because of that injury risk being heightened. What do you think hypothetically if DZ goes there?

I'm not supporting this but I'm just seeing.
I think they'd be looking for a more stabilizing presence than Del Zotto. I.e., a shutdown guy to pair with Faulk. Staal makes more sense for Carolina, and the reasons go beyond his last name. He's the kind of player they need, and he's cost controlled for two more years.

I think if Staal was going, it would be Skinner+ coming back. Skinner plus the 5th overall if we sent another piece as well. If Del Zotto is going, I think Skinner for Del Zotto would be close to a straight swap. Just my opinion though. There's a lot of risk involved in taking on Skinner and his contract. He's undersized and has multiple concussions. He's at the height where players are going to often hit him in the head just because their shoulder is naturally at that height. It's dangerous.

Originally Posted by SlingshotVv View Post
I wanted to trade Poti for Ruutu during the lockout and I was ridiculed. I wanted to package Prucha and Kondratiev for Ruutu after the lockout and was ridiculed. Then I was laughed at for suggesting a trade of Immonen and Tyutin for Ruutu by NYR fans on the trade boards.

And now you guys want to trade a guy who may potentially remain our #1 d-man, and among the best in the league, for a player who has never been the same after back surgery, and isn't 80% of the player we could've traded extra parts for a few years back
I never said I would trade Staal for Ruutu. I simply said he's likely one of the players Carolina would look to move.

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