Detroit sign another ex-Predator Andreas Lilja
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08-25-2005, 08:34 PM
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I don't think our gameday roster this year will have 7 d-men as much as past years. Also though Lilja may be a better d-man I think Allison is kept around more as a toughness factor which Lilja can't fill and Allison may still find himself a scratch incase of injury as one of the call ups will get the icetime if they can handle it.
I just have a feeling that around game 30, Allison is going to be sitting at about 15 GP. No, I don't think we'll use a 7-man gameday roster. I'm just expecting injuries, and I can see Suter possibly being a scratch here and there. Bringing up Weber could be a possibility, but I expect that they'll want him in Milwaukee most of the year unless he's just dominant from the begining. Also, Weber makes 2x that of Allison at the NHL level.
It's not a big problem... I'm just saying that I'd prefer Lilja as our 7th man over Allison. IMO, he'd be a much better insurance policy. I think he's a serviceable 4th-7th NHL defenseman.
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