Nizzy wrote:Sydor needs to just stay on the team and fill in where and whenever needed. 6th-Dman, 4th Line Winger, etc.. Why does he want traded? For more playing time? Better chance to win a cup? Because his best bet is probably here. If he isn't good enough for this team's starting 6 defenseman, then I doubt he will be good enough for a different cup contending team's top 6 defenseman.
Send him to Pittsburgh South for the rest of the year. Pick up a mid-to-late round draft pick.
He's been playing on a regular basis for 15+ years. I'd think itd be tough to accept the fact that your the 9th defensemen on your team with everybody healthy. I'm sure he wants to be on a contender and would like to be a leader here, but its unrealistic to think that he'll get any real playing time. If he wanted to sit in the press box he'd be retired by now.
I think he's been a true professional about the whole thing since last year. Hopefully everything works out for him.