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05-14-2008, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SingnBluesOnBroadway View Post
I don't know. I see a lot more defensemen that fill a need than I do forwards.

Jason Smith
Mattias Norstom
Wade Redden
Brooks Orpick
Rob Blake
John-Michael Liles
Ron Hainsey
Brad Stuart

That's 8 right there. Not sure there are 8 UFA forwards that fit that well.
Ehhh, Norstrom has been pretty bad lately I believe. Same with Blake. Wouldn't want either of them.

So 6. But I still would be hard pressed to find 6 forwards who fit the needs of the team more than the other 6 defensemen on that last.

My plan:

Sign Stuart and Orpik. Add a forward such as Langkow. Stay away from Hossa and Malone (unless Sather REALLY feels that Marian Hossa is the answer -- and I'd like to actually hear his reasoning as well).

Either waive or keep Backman as a healthy scratch. Re-sign Mara for maybe a 500K increase over what he's getting (and I cannot foresee him getting anymore than that. Let Rozsival walk far, far away.

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