Mar. 19, 2022
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Celtics21</b></div><div>If I were Don Sweeney, I’d be kind of fearful of the consequences of trading a goaltender. Part of me believes the team is a middle of the road, fringe playoff team whose record is inflated because those two guys are so good.
There are people who believe the goalies are good because of the defense. I don’t see it that way. There are players who play 200 ft hockey on that team, but there are some weaknesses and more odd man rushes than I’d like
I can see the value of this swap if Carolina makes it close to net neutral, but I’d be surprised if Sweeney does it. Its a good discussion though
The irony is a there is a lot of concern is over a good 3rd line, journeymanish player in Chatfield. There are always players you love more than they should technically be worth. I assumed he was that player for the Hurricanes. In reality, players like him shouldn’t hold up a deal like this, but I can understand the hesitation there. Trent Frederic is developing into that player for me</div></div>
Yea, Chatfield is one of those glue guys who at the end of the day, is replaceable, but is someone you'd rather not part with. Like Frederic, he's not the flashiest player or biggest name but he just plays really hard and seems to be well liked in the locker room and within the organization.