I find it hysterical that all the Larsson supporters talk about how young he is but when you say the same thing about Urbom it is dismissed. I agree that Urbom has/had no trade value, but outside of a few players in the entire organization, no one has trade value. Even all the Boucher, Gelinas, Merrill fanboys would see very little in return right now for any of them. The Devils are not in a very good position asset wise.
I thought TG posted, citing some CBA clause, that the Devils could claim him and send him straight to the A. Outside of using a waiver claim, I don't see a downside to it. Let him grow in the A, where Larsson should be once healthy. Look at Andy Greene and how long it took him to get to his current level of play. People were crying over his contract signing and now he is very quietly a top tier shutdown Dman.
This team needs to address the offense either by trade or FA. Outside of Boucher, not much to write home about for O prospects. Developing a cheap D core and eliminating old players with bad contracts seems the only way to move forward in gaining some offense. The Devils are not a sexy destination for free agents and they are gonna have to overpay to land a sniper or 2.
Conte and company better get back to their drafting brilliance of years gone by because the recent drafting and the development of those picks have put this organization in a very bad spot.
Edited by hystyk28, 08 January 2014 - 09:57 AM.