THG wrote:I don't buy that rookie crap, why does everyone insist that it matters? If the kid can play hockey you put him in the lineup. There is no reason he shouldn't get the same chance Staal had. Give him that trial period then if he needs some seasoning send him back to Juniors.
Well Staal got the shot because there was garbage in front of him. I can't see them trading the entire defense away to get their rookies up. Despres is ready, and Morrow I'm sure will be the year after next.
Martin can be traded because we can get a quality D-guy for a lot cheaper and could probably put out roughly the same performance.