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03-04-2010, 10:54 AM
Chris Burton
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Howdy, all. Thought I'd jump in here and offer a few thoughts on our deadline acquisitions. I'm a writer for On The Forecheck, for reference.


Have to admit that I saw this as the setup move to flip Hamhuis for a forward. I was not pleased when the deadline passed and Dan was still on the team, but I'm coming around. Having what I deem to be the deepest defense corps in the league is truly an asset that no other team can boast. Grebs is going to improve our power play and penalty kill, and we wouldn't have been able to say that about other defense acquisitions.

Again, I was perturbed Poile didn't go after someone like Tomas Fleischmann or Eric Fehr from Washington, but upon seeing the reaction out of Calgary, I'm changing my mind. The consensus is that Boyd didn't get a proper chance there, and has a ceiling of a David Legwand type player. If all it took was a 4th rounder to get a 2C, I'll be very pleased. Time will tell if Trotz can work his magic here, so lets reserve judgment.

Well, thats all for an opening post.

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