That's the reason I think they'll keep him, but if they package him together for a top four d, I don't think it has to be that much of a slam dunk.
We've had skilled bigger bodies before and they always turned out to be grinders like McCarty, maltby, and lapointe.
Depends on who the top four d-man is. But I get your point. It's really risky trading a guy like Jurco at this age because you won't get a great return (unless packaged) and you don't know how he'll turn out. Reminds me a bit like the situation where the Islanders traded Nino Neiderreiter. Got very little and he's turning out to be a real good forward.