Dreger: desperate Brian Burke to "take a run" at James Van Riemsdyk
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02-04-2012, 11:51 AM
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The team certainly wasn't built like that in 2010. Holmgren reacted to the lack of 3rd pairing depth by acquiring Meszaros and O'Donnell, and he did not give up any assets of JVR's calibre to do it. The only time he gave up major trade assets for D was to acquire Pronger.
When Holmgren became GM the defense was Pitkänen, Hatcher, Rathje, Jones, Meyer and Gauthier ... since then he continually tries to improve that.
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