Tarnstrom Deadline Proposal
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01-16-2004, 01:41 PM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Atlanta does need D but not really an offensive style d-man like Tarnstrom or Modry. We need a veteran leader that can take care of business in our own zone especially with Andy Sutton out and Chris Tamer and Tomas kloucek regularly missing games. We already have offensive type d-man on the team such as Kaberle, Tremblay, Tjarnqvist and Foster who's playing in the AHL.
Tarnstrom and a 2nd for Stefan and Slater is a horrible deal for Atlanta. Slater is a top prospect who is currently having a great season in college so I very much doubt Atlanta will trade him before having a real good look at him in the pros. Stefan has been and important contributor to the thrashers this year playing mainly on the 2nd/3rd line. He's our best defensive forward and still young so he still has time to reach his offensive potential. Trading him, believe or not will leave are huge hole in the lineup that currently no in our team could fill. Atlanta will definately listen for offers for him but we need something back in the proposal that is capable of filling his role. Also I still not convinced whether Tarnstrom will be effective as he is in Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh he is their no1 d-man playing a lot of minutes. In Atlanta he will likely to slot in the 2nd or 3rd defensive pairing plus PP time. Also Tarnstrom being 29 doesn't help the deal given that we are giving up two young good players and not getting one young player back. Although the 2nd round pick is a high one their is no guarantee who we draft will ever make it.
Modry and a 3rd for Daniel Tjarnqvist.... I think Atlanta might go for that.
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