Jul. 3, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Stanley_Cup_To_Manhattan</b></div><div>Really like Grans. We could use a talent like him for RHD next year. Kupari is a good replacement and having Quinn, Peterka, Krebs, Weissbach, Murray, and others coming up it makes a deal like this possible.</div></div>
Sorry, but I just don't see the point in doing this. They have a core to build on. Asplund has been in the club system for a long time, it took a long time to come to this, he looks good. I'm not saying that Kupari or Grans are bad players, but I just don't see the point in trading Asplund. Yes, we need RD, but not in this way. There will be many good RDs in the summer draft, there is Joki, Pysyk can be re-signed, one of Dahlin, Bryson or Samuelsson will probably play RD next season, there are many options. I just don't want to trade Asplund.
Asplund - Thompson - Olofsson line was very efficient, it was better in all respects than Skinner - Thompson - Olofsson line. I hope Granato brings this line back.
I don't know the value of Grans, but maybe trade one of our prospect LD for Grans made more sense, at least for me.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Buffalove</b></div><div>Does he seem to be moving the the right direction?
Maybe, but for the sake of argument I’ll just give that to ya
But he is absolutely NOT playing at a “1D” level
Take off your “homer” glasses dude
I’m a Sabres fan, and i like Dahlin
But he’s still got a LONG way to go</div></div>
I disagree, he plays like our #1D, especially as he began to play in tandem with Pysyk. He has played 25-27 minutes a night in recent games, looks good, his passes and breasouts are great, he has become more aggressive in both zones, and has become more physical. Let me remind you that this is his first season in the league as #1D, he played for Krueger for 18-20 minutes a night. Of course, he still has a lot to work on, but this season he is really good.