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06-30-2011, 05:33 AM
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Black Tank
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Originally Posted by Larry Melnyk View Post
Good words On Vtank...but the skating part is a key when a rookie steps up to the NHL----even for a physical 3rd pairing guy....Even if he's not a kid learning his trade, he still may need some more work..But maybe not, he had a good camp last year.....This years camp should be where things are decided by merit...It should be a healthy competiton with all the youngsters and, I'm betting, one or two more veterans (and hopefully an offensive PP d-man!)..
If we get Richards, would we be able to fit in an established PMD dman like Kaberle for cap purposes? It's possible that we will have to bite the bullet and use rookies on ELCs for cap reasons alone.

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