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11-08-2011, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DangleDoppler View Post
If anything we need to be asking around for D...Frankly our D is slow, and they can't keep up with other teams top lines. Lundin may not have been everyones favorite shutdown defender, but he was always out there against the Ovechkins the Crosbys and he didn't give them space or room to move.

Now we have Grampa Kubi pinching EVERY freaking play, and getting caught out of position for an oddman rush. Not only is he old and slow, but it seems like he is just as forgetful because he KEEPS pinching...
A starting point for good trading partners would be taking a look at the struggling teams right now with expiring contracts. St.Louis, Columbus, Calgary, Anaheim, NY Islanders and Carolina immediately come to mind, but Carolina's in our division and Calgary, Columbus, NY Isles and Anaheim don't have a surplus of d so we most likely wouldn't make a deal with any of them. Then there are the teams doing well with a surplus of defensemen like Toronto, Dallas and Buffalo.

If I had to speculate, this would be the market for potentially available defensemen:

St.Louis: Colaiacovo, Jackman, Huskins
Buffalo: Sekera, Weber, Gragnani
Toronto: Franson
Dallas: Robidas, Grossman

Of that group, the most intriguing ones are Grossman, Colaiacovo, Jackman, Franson and Robidas imo. I would want them in that order as well, and any would be an upgrade to our current defense (Colaiacovo's injury history aside).

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