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Kevin Klein to NYR for Michael Del Zotto
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01-22-2014, 05:13 PM
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: san francisco
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I don't like this trade for the Preds. MDZ is a soft under achiever. Ellis is better IMO and now it looks like Ellis will be dealt. Otherwise there's just not enough ice time to go around for all the 'offensive dmen'
to be fair, as an outsider, if you have Weber and Jones as your 1-2 RD's you really should deal Ellis (and deal from a position of strength) as an offensive d, Ellis will never get the ice time he needs behind those two. You are better off having yourself a solid top 6 d who can kill penalties and be tough. Klein was a good candidate for that but even though he has a great contract, you're probably gonna want to find an economically friendlier option for your bottom pairing.
If I was a Pred's fan, I can't say I'd be sad if Ellis+ got flipped for Eberle.
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