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02-28-2014, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Moose Coleman View Post
If he's playing well under Nolan, why would Buffalo trade him? And how would we know he'd maintain that level of play here in a tougher conference with a different coach?

Let's not forget he's looked good before (which is how he ended up with such a ridiculous deal in the first place) and then fallen off a cliff.

This team has plenty of bad hockey players, they don't need more.

If we were talking about guys with size and some snarl who can play a competent two way game, that's a different story. Replacing top sixers with third and fourth liners doesn't end well (or do you not remember JFJ on the first line?)
Current top 6ers: Hall, RNH, Yakupov, Eberle, Hemsky, Gagner, Perron and maybe Arcobello.

That's 7 guys that have spent much of their careers in the top 6 and a possible gap filler in Arco until something better comes along. We need more bottom 6 grit and top 6 grit but since we won't get top 6 grit for the likes of Gagner and Hemsky you take what you can get and work towards getting that type of a player.

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