i don't want anything i say to be taken as a misconception, but like many other posters i like elias, gionta, and zajac. i think they are players that fit the team well and they all want to be here. with that being said, we don't have the level of defensemen to put this team into serious contention with the western powers that are only getting better. so, since we have more room on offense and there are teams willing to move their top defensmen, why not send our expendable O-men for something we need the most?
i think gio has to be the one to go. Zajac needs more time and everyone talks of the sophomore slump but still wants him gone. bergfors should be on the team unless he does nothing at all in camp.