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07-21-2013, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by brian70 View Post
Since you insist, my post was not a comparison between Kristo and Thomas. It was about management's intentions. If you make your first round draft pick based on the lack of size in your prospects pool, how can you then trade a potential top 6 prospect for a smaller one.

You may feel Thomas has more upside than Kristo. We could also name a few prospects with more upside than McCarron, despite being drafted later. The point is management doesn't seem to be consistent with its logic.
I'm also saying that on the size front, it's a wash.

It's easy to trade a guy with 0 goals and zero impact on the games for a player who:
a. is YOUNGER by two years
b. is having success at the AHL level
c. has a better attitude
d. could give the team 5 pre-UFA years rather than 2 years in Kristo's case.

Size is not all that matters in a plan. So do things like cap management and talent, of course.

The difference in size between these two skill plyaers is not significant enough to say that this trade is "against the plan to get bigger". No one thought that a 5'10 1/2 guy was making the club bigger. It's guys like Tinordi and McCarron and even Parros short-term that will do that.

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