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07-21-2013, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by brian70 View Post
I'm not against trading Kristo. I simply fail to see the consequent reasoning behind the return. Whether Kristo was 5'11" or 5'9" doesn't make any difference.

Size is definitely an issue when your 1st pick is all about it. Adding Thomas to Gionta, Gallagher, Collberg, Hudon and Andrighetto does not address the size issue in any way. If you are to trade any assets and you consider lack of size as an issue, then that's what you should be aiming for. Unless you feel you've resolved the issue with McCarron and you're good to go, which wouldn't make much sense.
Thomas is a top prospect that scored as many goals as Lars Eller did in his first year in the AHL. When someone is willing to give him to you in exchange for a player two years older with attitude and judgment issues who showed so little at the AHL level that he probably needs two more years grab it and don't worry that your acquisition is slightly smaller than the soft guy you are giving up.

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