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Krajicek: A solid D-man who should develop further into a serviceable top 4 defenseman, Krajicek was a good bonus in the Luongo theivery. However he was sloppy and expendable by Vancouver. Let's face it, when it comes to moving assets, the Canucks D-corps is the way to go, but 3 of their top 6 have no trade clauses. Tampa got a guy who can log better minutes and play a more offensive brand of hockey which isn't going to develop in Vancouver any time soon.
Simek: Drafted in the 6th round by Van in 2006. Had a good 06/07 year. His last year was terrible.
O'Brien: One of the last remaining men from before Tampa's makeover O'Brien is a bit player, about the same age as Krajicek who seems to have less skill, but more bulk. He put up more points than Krajicek but on a higher scoring team. Interestingly his +/- seems to be pretty good for Tampa, which, besides his size, was a reason I thought Vancouver picked him up.
Ouelett: I really feel this was the bigger name of the trade, as the Canucks have yet another young talented forward knocking on the door. Ouelett has put up some big numbers for his age and was the ONLY player to have a plus rating on Tampa last year.
Tampa got the better all around defenseman in Krajicek but the Canucks walked away with a better deal by getting a good defenseman and excellent player in Ouelett.
The fun in Tampa continues...finally some good minor pickups by Tampa but I'm not sure why they let Ouelett walk for cheap. An Ouelett/D-man swap would have been better. Vancouver adds great scoring depth and a good d-man which is great long term for them.
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