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06-14-2008, 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Vakar Lajos View Post
if nobody in Hartford is a sound replacement, I don't see Wheeler being the cure-all either.

Avery could play on any line. It's going to be hard to replace him in that sense, so you might be looking at taking a few guys from Hartford.
We need 3 top 6 wingers, assuming Jarg is 4th. I do not consider Dawes adequate for the role due to his size. Avery size is also a disadvantage, but it is less of it. His skills and hockey sense makes him good 2LW.
Wheeler is better then anyone we've got in HFD at the moment. He is a 1st rounder ready for NHL, he has size we desperately need, but he may not have a desire to play here.
My point is that Sather must fill the holes at top 6 wings. He could only have any leverage with Avery is he would have had an access of such material at hand. He does not as of today. Tucker is not an upgrade, nor would be anyone from HFD.

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