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09-09-2013, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Jet View Post
Look at the contracts. The answer lies there.

Enstrom Byfuglien
Bogosian Clitsome
Pardy Stuart

These are all players that will have to go through waivers. Unless a trade is made, what do you do with Trouba?

I am not saying that JT is not able to play in the NHL, we don't know that. I am saying that the Jets are not ones to make foolhardy decisions. They signed Pardy for a reason. Unless they plan on trading a defenseman, I do not believe that being in the NHL is in the cards for Trouba this year.

Again, if he is lights out the entire TC, pre season AND first 9 games he is allowed before he burns his first year of RFA, he is going to be playing on the Rock this year. Might not be what people want to hear, but it's the way it is.

I think the org. signing Pardy was 'odd' but telling. I don't think they want to pressure or rush Trouba. I think they want him to get lots of pro time down on what should be a very good Ice Caps team.

However, you are right, we will see what happens.
My take on the Pardy signing is that he is a dirt cheap vetran 7-8 guy who can spend weeks in the pressbox and then step in on a moment's notice when needed.

I tend to agree with you on Trouba. I see him going back and forth a bit this first season. The last place you want him is in the pressbox. But as I've said before, I think his potential is such that he will have established himself as a regular by season's end. Next year he will be an everyday guy and the Jets will have to make some longer term decisions with their defense.

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