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03-17-2011, 01:29 PM
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Why is that? there are likely anywhere from 3-5 forward spots open next year, say we sign 2 UFA forwards, most likely to be bottom 6ers, we still need ~3 forwards. He would be battling out with Greening, Condra, O'brien, Silfverberg (whom will be in Sweeden if I were a betting man, which I am....) and our first round pick. None of these guys looked great in their first call up, but stepped up in their recent call ups. Why dont we give Wick a shot over the next while, if he does well we see what to do.
It seems people are quick to pencil some players (Greening, Condra, etc.) into the line-up, and some even top 6. In my opinion, both these guys will be in the line-up next year, but am not expecting anything big from them (30 points even), as I think they are in the same posistion a guy like Bozak was in last year.
If we sign UFA bottom 6er's im going to shoot myself. We already have atleast 8 guys going into next year who play the bottom 6 role. We're missing like 3-4 top 6 forwards, and have like 8 bottom 6 guys...why would we add more?
Our list of bottom 6 players going into next year:
Shannon (if re-signed)
Butler (until he earns a top 6 spot)
Top 6 guys:
Alfredsson (and that's debatable depend on how he recovers)
Soooo why would we sign bottom 6 when we have enough guys competing for those spots to give us a good bottom 6. If anything, we need 3 maybe 4 top 6 forwards.
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