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07-05-2011, 12:21 PM
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My two problems with this.
1) Stop putting Hagelin in the starting line up. He hasn't earned anything. He was a good college player. Let him at least score a few goals in the A before we put him on the third line of the big club.
Hagelin may or may not make the team. But there is a chance he makes it. If he doesn't you can put a guy like MZA in there who also costs under 1M.
2) The defense would be terrible. Aside of Staal and Girardi you are looking at a combined 2.5 years of NHL experience in your bottom four.
The defense would not be terrible. Staal/Girardi/McDonagh/Sauer were fine last season and should all be better this year. Erixon has been playing against men for a couple years now and arguably has as much experience as McDonagh/Sauer, albeit at a lesser league. The team expects him to make the roster out of camp, and from all accounts he should step right in and fill a 3rd line spot from day 1. The wild card is the #6 dman, and while it sure would be nice if MDZ could earn it, that remains to be seen. If not, a guy like Eminger could be brought back, also for 1M.
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