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01-04-2014, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by BrianBoyle View Post
What is this obsession with "the core"

Complimentary players are necessary too

Is Willie Mitchell a core player in LA

No

Girardi is a good, solid player who has experience and should be kept. We lack RH D. Who are we handing the reigns to? McI? He's too raw, he's not going to burst onto the scene and play 20 minutes a night.
Paying 5.5 million dollars for a complimentary piece, when our team is just a bunch of complimentary pieces, isn't a great idea in my opinion.

I like the idea of trading Girardi, in addition to me not being a fan, because that almost ensures we suck enough to draft high and start over. He is a great defenseman, and he'd be worth a ton on the market. He doesn't fit this system, at all, and his play is deteriorating.

I'm not buying that he's going to take a reasonable deal to stay, when he is far and away the best UFA d-man on the market.

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