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10-22-2010, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Blind Gardien View Post
I just don't see how we finagle "help on the blueline" in pretty much any scenario. We're kind of locked into off-season moves there, I think. I mean, our starting 6, once healthy is pretty much immutable... Markov, Spacek, Hamrlik, Subban, Gorges, Gill... how do you budge anybody out of that group? And then if you tried to upgrade Picard/O'Byrne, how much would that really help?

The team seems to play fine on D when needed, when healthy. But timely scoring punch is more what is lacking now.
I agree. We need a player like Hartnell more than we need another D. For all we know, PG might be scouting Bieksa for next summer's free agent market. I can't see the Canucks resigning him. I also can't see us doing too much with the defense until next summer.

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