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07-01-2009, 10:13 PM
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Davison's replacement.

I haven't seen Rome play much since his WHL days, where he was a good player, solid all-around guy without any huge strengths or glaring weaknesses.

And because I haven't seen him play much, I really can't comment too much on whether this is a good or a poor move. I trust Gillis/Mellanby and the pro scouting they've done to this point.

Obviously the team feels there's a bit more upside in a young-ish guy like Rome as the #7 defender (who could turn out to be more than that) than in having a guy who's pretty well proven to be nothing more than a #7 defender in Davison.

Will see how he looks in camp. If he stinks, we know ownership has been willing to eat contracts like this in the AHL, so not much risk of negatively affecting the NHL club.

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