Thread: In our Defense
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05-25-2004, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Rex88
One of the common themes I have seen on this site is that most feel the defense is set next year. That includes:

Markov
Malakov
KJ
Eric D.
Jani
Rags
Seids

How do others feel about this group?

Given the history of injuries with these guys and the advanced/geriatric nature of some of them I think that one more needs to be added in addition to what is there.
Do we really see these guys lasting an entire year? One of these guys will realistically go down with a major injury.

Although BC wants to resign Malakov, I think that may not be a given.
If Malakov and Timmander are signed I would go for a low end guy but if one of those two is not signed, I would really look for a Matvichuk or someone who could really come in and play in any pairing.

Thoughts or other names??

I would be very happy going into next season with that being our top 7 defenseman.

A Timander type depth guy can always be aquired late in the season if need be.

Signing another top 6 defenseman is only going to push Pitkanen & Siedenberg from getting playing time, not what we want to happen.

Also there will likely be some kind of tax/cap system. We do not have an unlimited budget.

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