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02-05-2012, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Sens Rule View Post
It is hard to get a top quality top 4 D-Man as UFA or trade, let alone 2 of them. You have Kuba... here.. he is easy to resign... you kind of need to do it. Look at overpayments like Buffalo for Ehroff. Kuba is here, he can likely be easily resigned. If we wait until July 1st and don't resign him, we might lose him and also lose everyone else that could help.

In a perfect world we get every defenceman we want.. but reality is not so perfect. I say resign Kuba for 2 or 3 years and then try to sign the best 2-way defensively strong defenceman we possibly can from UFA.
Kuba is 35 yrs old & his skills & speed are depreciating rapidly, he will only get worse in the next few yrs. This is the only good yr he has had in his 3 yrs in Ottawa. We are rebuilding, let's trade Kuba & stick with the plan. Boro can replace him for this yr or make a trade for a younger defenceman that will be here for 5 yrs or so to replace him or sign a young UFA this summer. There are options, hell Wiercioch may be able to replace Kuba soon & Gryba can replace Carkner soon too. We need to let young guys get their opportunities to show if they can play in this league.

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