Or... no one wants to trade for Kindl and we don't want to trade the other Dmen.
...but don't forget that if Kindl is waived, we'll be GIVING AWAY a former first rounder FOR NOTHING. (good for nothing holland. grumblegrumble.)
Sarcasm aside. Trading a guy like Kindl isn't 2k15 or whatever.
Sure, somebody might want or even be willing to be nice and take Kindl off our hands, but they aren't willing to pay anything for him.
"Just trade him for a late rounder" people say. Sure... but to whom?
Any GM in the league can see we're in a pickle when it comes to number of guys on D.
Why would anyone do us a favor and give us a pick for a guy we don't want on the ice?
We can also toss him in as a side piece in a trade package, but that's just like a free car wash you get for filling up your car, but it's raining outside.
You don't give a single s*** about that car-wash... and if you just washed your car the other day (have similar d-men or your own developing d-men or a roster crunch on d-men) you certainly don't want another bloody car wash.
So, either you're okay with Kindl being a healthy scratch and sending Marchenko down, waiving Kindl and probably losing the guy for nothing, or have some patience until I team actually needs a guy like Kindl, or we can add him on to a package deal.
I don't wanna hear any of you complaining about how you want Kindl gone and the manner in which he leaves. #sterndad #lectureover
I'm still on the fence with Ericsson. In general, he was looking better this year, but that was before the injury and now he's seemingly regressed.
He's a frustrating player. Use your size. Play a safe game. Focus on your end of the ice. Defend. Mash dudes into the board. Clear the front of the net. Stop doing fancy s*** and just keep it simple. Let the other defensemen around you lead the charge, they are so much better at it than you.
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