2011 Acq./Rost. Bldg./Cap Part 2
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11-30-2011, 11:55 AM
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So after the lackluster effort shown last night, I'm more and more convinced Dale won't be able to do anything with this group until some of the softness is purged. Bye bye Schulz and bye bye Semin (unless he drastically turns it around in the next dozen games or so). Send Eakin down as well and go get a couple of forwards (one top six and one bottom six) and a left sided defenseman that can skate and have some mental toughness.
Some guys (pending UFAs) that might work:
Top-6: Koivu, Prospal, Stoll, Doan, Ruutu, Whitney, Nielsen
Bottom-6: Moss, Pahlsson, Nichol, Tootoo, McClement, Moen
Defenseman: Beauchemin, Jackman, Suter, Gleason
I'm sure there are probably players that would fit that are not pending UFAs as well.
Really don't know what can be done with Hamrlik. Management seems to want his leadership and experience, but he's hurting the team on the ice, and a $3.5M 7th defenseman does no one any good. Maybe make it worth the while of a cap floor team to take his contract?
Would love to have Ruutu but isn't he struggling adjusting to the hitting rules? I thought I heard hes afraid to play physical because he doesn't want to get suspended?
Whitney wouldn't be bad. Still has some silky mittens, does he have enough in the tank for a big playoff push?
Stoll wouldn't be bad to have more depth down the middle. Wouldn't be my first choice but could be a nice addition.
McClement could potentially fit on the 4th line. Good PKer too.
Always been a fan of Moen, big, strong, charges the net. He can play on any line too and be affective.
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