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02-05-2005, 09:54 PM
Clutch Mediocrity
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Originally Posted by trentmccleary
Walker can and apparently has played every position but goalie in the NHL.
But I'd still rather have Hall in Ottawa.
Yeah, I'm really high on Walker though and he'd probably take less to acquire. Either would be great. If Smolinski is the only roster player going their way, we could set up the lines as follows:

Walker- Spezza- Alfredsson
Havlat- Fisher- Hossa
Vermette- White- Varada
Schaefer- Kelly - Neil

We could then go after Lindros if we want another center. A gamble yes, but what do we have to lose? If he works out we're in great shape, if not we're no worse off than before. Unlike Hasek, if Eric fails we aren't left with a huge hole to fill. Getting Lindros would let us ship out White if we want him gone so bad (it seems we do by reading the boards).

Walker - Spezza - Alfredsson
Havlat - Lindros - Hossa
Vermette - Fisher - Varada
Schaefer- Kelly - Neil

This also allows us to try another at #1 if Spezza fails. Fisher can now play as a third line center, where I think he's best.

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