Canucks sign Aaron Rome
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07-01-2009, 11:25 PM
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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.
Apparently the Canucks wanted to bring Davison back but he wanted to test free agency to see if he could get more playing time elsewhere.
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.
I think you might see the team carry two depth defenders on the roster again too (so Rome might be the #8 guy). At this point, they don't have any quality defenders playing on the Moose who can go up and down without passing through waivers. Forward won't be nearly as big of a problem with possibly Grabner, Shirokov, Bolduc, Bliznak, Labrie, etc.
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