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07-02-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DecadesofFutility View Post
My question is simply is he ready to be traded?
Could still use more offensive defenseman in backend.
Maybe they could trade Laughton + Coburn for a young #1 defenseman?
If you are looking for a legit #1 now then this doesn't even get you in the door IMO. Even Pronger, who was far from young when we traded for him, cost a ton more than this. A young #1 dman just isn't likely to be traded and I can't see this package NOT being bettered by another team.

If we want to get a #1 dman then we are going to have to part with something that hurts, not "spare parts". For someone like Bogosian, it would likely cost something like Voracek straight up or B Schenn + a 1st. That's a lot to give up but you have to make a hell of a package to get a team to part with a guy who could really make a difference on our blueline.

IMO, a package of Laughton + 2nd could get us a guy like Gormley. He's a young PMD who will most likely be a solid 2nd pairing guy with top pairing potential (even if it's a minute chance).

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