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02-27-2012, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
Skoula was better than most people give him credit for.

Schultz is fine...I guess. But you need to look at the bigger picture. If we hold on to all our defensemen, how do we get better? Spurgeon, Scandella, and Schultz are all second pairing guys. Falk and Prosser are third pairing guys at best (although I think they shouldn't be in the NHL right now).

And then you bring in Brodin, and that's your six. That's not a good six at all as green as they are.

If they move Schultz, they not only get assets in return, but open up a roster spot for a high end defenseman in UFA. I could also see him moved in the summer.

You need to upgrade this defense. Brodin should provide a big spark. But they need a big body who can play a lot of minutes without making a lot of mistakes.
But there aren't any high end UFA defensemen. Once you assume that we can't pick up a high end UFA defenseman, any argument for opening up a roster spot goes straight down the toilet. I'm not saying we need to keep Schultz until he retires, but we're not getting a guy like Suter. It's not going to happen. We can't go into next season with Spurgeon as the most experience defenseman on the roster.

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