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No defenseman at the deadline??

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08-29-2010, 02:20 AM
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The only way that Poti goes is if the Caps need to clear a decent amount of cap room to bring in a stud defenseman, which I don't see happening.

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08-29-2010, 02:25 AM
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its gonna be something like anton babchuk, bryan mccabe, and eric brewer...

so slim pickings.

This trade deadline wont be about major pieces. It will be about depth players.

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Originally Posted by txpd View Post
by all reports out of st louis brewer is junk. you are a bc boy. i thought bieksa was pretty much a whipping boy amongst the canuck lovers.
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You see the Capitals trading Poti? Explain that, please.
You're kind of an a-hole. Do you know that?

Bieksa is a whipping boy because he makes bone-headed decisions sometimes. He's still a no 3-4 defenseman. Just play him with a defensive minded defenseman and he can have real success. Play him with Andrew farking Alberts and he'll look terrible.

I can see Wash moving Poti because (and I haven't watched a hell of a lot of Washington games but I have followed Poti's career since he was with Edmonton) he hasn't had a lot of playoff success. He's not great defensively and he's slowing down offensively.

If Green, Shultz, Alzner and Carlson play as well as they can, then I see Poti becoming expendable and being moved to fill another hole. Maybe a cheaper 5-6 defenseman + a pick.

Who knows? We can't predict the future but it's a possibility if you try thinking about it for a second.

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