Thread: Raphael Diaz
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10-02-2013, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Halifaxhab View Post
I think he's a good offensive dman who is a little weak in his own zone....think Bergeron but better defensively. He is however redundant in this system. Markov is likely to be resigned (like it or lump it, it'll happen), Beaulieu is coming up next year. And NB can do Diaz's role while adding a little more grit...not alot, but more, and a higher end ceiling on potential too. So, why not trade him at the deadline in a package to get something to fill a need elsewhere if we can. If not than see what happens
I agree that Diaz's future is in doubt for a variety of reasons. He is still a really effective DMan and, frankly, comparing him to Bergeron is way off base. Diaz is fine in his own zone and sees time on the PK (Which would be a disaster for Bergeron).

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