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02-28-2012, 10:09 AM
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Fletcher will either sign Suter or trade for a big time #1 defenseman by summer of 2013. After this summer we will have a glut of prospects and can start using them to fill holes. The question is whether it happens this summer or next.

Pros to this summer, we have a chance to compete for the playoffs, and if we can nab Suter in free agency, don't give up anything.

Pros to next summer, we will have more chips to trade and another year under all the prospects belts to see how they develop. Better understanding of how to fill needs.

Brodin will be an excellent puck mover who can play against the top competition and get the puck, skate it out of trouble if need be, or else see the ice and make a great first pass. Much like Johnsson was. He need a big, physical, shutdown guy to play alongside him who has experience and is skilled enough to play those minutes. Suter is the ideal candidate.

____/Suter - Brodin
Scandella - Spurgeon
Prosser - Gilbert
Falk, Cuma, etc

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