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11-21-2003, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by BigPeca
He'd be great for spot duty(St.Louis,Minnesota)and even more insurance when injury occurs.I think picking up Cairns and what's remaining of his 900,000 contract can only be a good thing.Cairns should come relatively cheap(mid-level pick or prospect)and would add that true heavyweight that they are missing.Cairns can help make other teams be honest.
Where does he fit though? If he's picked up to play as a defensemen, that means that Slegr is out of a job, I don't think Burke and Crawford a prepared to move him. What happens if Jovo or someone goes down? I'd much rather have a mobile, experienced guy like Slegr then a immobile guy like Cairns or a completely inexperience player from the minors playing. Maybe that's just me?

Like I said, Cairns could be an option, but If the Canucks want an enforcer, the'll likely look for a guy who is a forward and put him in Lindgren's spot. The blueline is just too deep to add anyone else IMO.

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