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10-01-2011, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Dekar View Post
Hammer was stalwart on D for us during his tenure

I too think that Hammer's time has come and he has 1 (BIG maybe for two) good seasons left, so as much as I appreciate everything he did for us, this was the perfect timing for his contract to end and to move on.
Most of us agree, he wasn't worth it at 2 years. But I'm starting to question if maybe we should have offered him like $4.25 or $4.5m for one year. It might have been enough to persuade him for one year.

Realistically, we needed a top 4 dman to replace him and we never did. I like all of our young prospects but they are all 3rd pairing dman at best this year.

Markov
Subban
Gorges

are the only top 4 calibre dman and Gorges is borderline.

Gill
Spacek
Campoli
Weber
Yemelin
Diaz

are all 3rd pairing dman. I really hope this defence by committee strategy can work.

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