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11-15-2013, 03:32 PM
Ollie Queen
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The fact that he's a LD on a team with Staal and McDonagh as part of its core and a very serviceable young John Moore able to hold down the third pairing makes him expendable. His raw talent is extremely high. Not just offensively; he makes great recoveries on plays that look impossible fairly often and also plays with grit, both willing to play the body and block shots. His biggest problem is easily his decision making. But he's on the block partially because you have to give to get and he is a valuable chip that, due to other factors, is expendable. We have needs elsewhere and a surplus on LD. If you want to improve another position you have to be willing to move something of value and MDZ has value, he just isn't essential with the other players we have at his position.

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