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12-30-2008, 04:57 PM
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I don't think we need to get the same level of "impact player" you think we need. I don't believe we need a Marian Gaborik or Jay Boumeester in this club. Sure it'd be great, but I don't believe it is a serious need.
We have four extremely dependable blueliners in Andrei Markov, Mike Komisarek, Roman Hamrlik and Josh Gorges. That leaves Franky Bouillon, Mathieu Dandenault, Ryan O'Byrne and Patrice Brisebois rounding out the Bottom three spots, one made only for injuries and stoppage gaps. I'd rather get a guy like Jordan Leopold or Sean O'Donnell, someone who does a respectable job on the blue line and would make a lesser teams Top 4 than go all out on a JayBo and lose Chris Higgins or Sergei Kostitsyn.
With a healthy lineup on forward, and if everyone is kicking on all cylinders, you got probably the deepest and most impactful 14 forwards on any NHL team. When you have difference makers on your third line, you're in good shape.
If there was a Brad Stuart out there we could give a 2nd and a 4th for at the deadline, I'd do it in a second. The closest I could see to that is if Colorado is out of a playoff spot and Jordan Leopold is healthy.
I like d'Agostini and we need not compare him to Chris Higgins. They play different positions.
I'd rather have Jordan Leopold than Sean O'Donnell.
By the time Max Pacioretty is ready Gainey may consider Alex Tanguay to be too expensive. Also, Alex Kovalev may be gone in 2 years, which would open up another position. Steve Bégin and Tom Kostopoulos may also be gone and Georges Laraque may have outworn his welcome. Dandenault will definitely be gone.
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