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Jamie McBain (CAR) to Vancouver?
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02-16-2012, 12:33 AM
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The problem is, JR's definition of a first line winger could be anyone. He'll go out and acquire say, Dustin Penner and play it off as "Cole's replacement", similarly to what he did to Ponikarovsky and to an extent, Stewart. So he probably wouldn't be looking for a Nash or a Semin, more than likely he'll be looking for a Penner or someone like Raymond from Vancouver.
I think JR just had X amount of dollars to use and he signed Poni and Stewart, hoping for the best. Granted, he could have saved some money by not signing Kaberle, but he was looking for a PP specialist AND no one really knew Faulk would play like he has.
JR HAS said that this may be the first offseason in franchise history where the organization goes out and signs one of top free agents. We'll see, I suppose...
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