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05-15-2009, 10:12 PM
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pronger for drury and a 1st
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05-15-2009, 10:20 PM
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I think the organization made a decision to move one of them back when traded for Whitney and 4 million dollar salary.
I agree that trade was a "forward thinking" move on the part of Murray and a superb trade on his part (and equally solid on Shero's part).

That said, I'm thinking it was really done as much for: a) adding depth to the backline for the stretch run this season (which it did); and b) "hedging bets," in the event that Niedermayer departs. I say that because Whitney brings offense to the blueline (though not nearly as polished as SN). He does not replace Pronger's game and impact in any way whatsoever.

Just me, but I see NHL GMs typically shying away from the urge of some HFers to move players prematurely. Not suggesting you are guilty of this here, but too often, just because a guy is entering his walk year, one sees that kneejerk inclination to "move him now!". Reality is, when you have a horse like Pronger (and a highly competitive team), you typically ride him as far as you can.

So, if Anaheim is struggling next February, and Pronger is not re-upped, then yes, you look at trade options.

Now? No way, short of being blown away.

Just my opinion, and I respect yours.


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05-15-2009, 10:23 PM
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good call.

drury 2nd

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drury 2nd

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So, if Anaheim is struggling next February, and Pronger is not re-upped, then yes, you look at trade options.

Now? No way, short of being blown away.
Murray is a smart guy, so one can only assume he is thinking along the same lines.

If Anaheim had not made it into the playoffs this season, then I could see him thinking about it, and thinking about it seriously. But after taking out SJ, and taking Detroit to the limit, moving Pronger is likely the furthest thing from Murray's mind, at least as the present time.

The Ducks as currently constructed have proven they are still just a few tweaks away from sipping from the Cup again. You don't trade a HOF defenseman, still at the height of his game (IMO) when you're in that position.

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05-15-2009, 10:48 PM
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Just me, but I see NHL GMs typically shying away from the urge of some HFers to move players prematurely.
I assure you, all Ducks fans would love to keep Pronger (some of us would keep him over Niedermayer). GM Murray is on record saying that he would like to keep this defence together and that he'll push hard to do it. It'll take a hefty discount from Nieds and a small one from Beauchemin to do but for sure it's not impossible.

However, even an NHL GM has to conform to the owners will and the owners will in the past has been a budget lower than the cap. Brian Burke got permission to spend up to the cap because of the retiring situation with Niedermayer&Selanne causing unpredictable difficulties.

If Murray has to operate on a budget, trading Pronger becomes a very real possibility and there are needs elsewhere that could be fulfilled with such a trade. It's not wrong to ask what people think might be out there.

It's a sad reality of a small-market team.

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05-15-2009, 10:53 PM
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hiller, pronger, and 3rd rd pick

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claude giroux and lupul
That is a really bad trade for Anaheim. If they want Hiller and Pronger than at least Carter will be going back. At least!

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05-15-2009, 10:55 PM
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i dont know much about the habs prospects, but whats fischer like? unless he's really good i can't see this being it even for the ducks
Fischer probably stays in the NCAA one more year before being signed to an entry level contract. He has size just hasn't filled into his frame yet. This leads to some clumsiness on his part. He is still learning the mental part of the game. He does have excellent skating skills and can make the first pass out the zone. Learning to play consistent and use his size to his advantage are things he needs to work on. Lots of upside to him. I would say he is our 4th depth prospect D in a very deep pool.

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05-16-2009, 09:38 AM
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Foligno, Kuba , 2010 1st

or, if Kubs doesn't waive...

Foligno, Picard, 2009 1st, 2009 Columbus 2nd

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Clark, Carlson, 1st round pick

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Why trade Pronger unless it's for an overpayment?? He is a bargain at his current contract and if the Ducks want to make another run they're gonna need him.

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