UFA list Summer 08.... Who is coming? Who do you want Gainey to bring?
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06-30-2008, 07:18 PM
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While it's great to dream of the possible outcome of the Sundin sweepstakes, I think we may be able to look at a couple of other scenarios (at least for discussion purposes)
I would still like to shore up our D. I personally like JM Liles as a replacement for Streit. It would give us a point man on the PP and much better defensively than Streit.
I also like the Oprik or J Smith options as ways to strengthen ourselves defensively (especially for the playoffs).
If the Philly series taught us anything, it should have highlighted that we need to get a little stronger on the 3rd and 4th line. Rolston is an ideal candidate, especially given that Tanguay has been added to the top 6. It gives us some flexibility on the 2nd and 3rd lines.
Some other names to keep in mind: Andre Roy, Andrew Brunette, Brenndan Morrison (as an alternative to Rolston - not ideal but a consideration nonetheless), Ryan Malone (although I think he's going to get over-paid if he leaves Pitts).
Demitra and Naslund are also available, but I'm skeptical about both.
An alternative to Roy would be Aaron Asham (still a favorite of mine)
Patrick Lalime, anyone??? as a mentor for Price if Halak is moved.
Demitra and Naslund at 3.5 per would make a nice third line
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