It would be good if we could get a first round pick for Kubina, like say he gets off to a decent start in October-November, then we trade him to a team that’s lacking on the blueline.
On the other hand I would like to see Kubina have a monster year and play for us the whole season too. If he’s playing great and we don’t trade him, that would be no travesty, but he has to be better than last year.]]>
I just hope and pray that if he doesnt make the team (and he probably wont) that he decides to play with the Marlies and doesnt go back to Sweden. That way, he can at least make Kronvall work that much harder.
Right now, Kronvall, and Stralman are far and away the best defencemen in the organization after the big 6 who are with the club now. Woz is decent, so is Oreskovic, even Casman, Siefers, and Voribiev could be considered to be pretty promising. But Kronvall and Stralman look to be closest to being NHL-ready IMO.
more imporant, IMO, is that these young defencemen (including White and Coliacovo) play so well and are so dependable, that trading Kubina becomes an afterthought. i know theyve been trying to trade the guy but i think they might be asking for too much in return considering his salary.]]>