Thread: Speculation: 2012 Offseason Roster Thread
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05-01-2012, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Redarmynative View Post
It's not really a plan but an idea. Currently our right wing depth is St. Louis/Purcell, Connolly, Brown, Hall, Wallace, Shannon, and Wyman. Hall, Wallace, Wyman, and Shannon are all UFAs this year. We no longer need Shannon with the addition of Brown so he is gone. Resign Hall at 675K for the 3rd and 4th line.

Yzerman will have to choose between Wyman and Wallace unless one wants to sign a two-way contract with Norfolk but unless they need a veteran presence it will be stunting the growth of the future. Both are only one year apart in age but Wallace has more NHL experience albeit 20 games. I'll leave this decision up to the experts but I would choose the more defensively responsible/physical/better one so that the big names can spend all game on the PP and these guys can PK.

So we have Purcell, St. Louis, Connolly, Brown rotating the top 3 lines as necessary and Hall to patrol the 3rd and 4th lines.
I may be wrong but Wyman is a RFA so he should be at least qualified. I prefer Wallace over Hall, and if he did sign two way I believe most of our main prospects will be in the NHL so I don't see him affecting anyone potential in the AHL. Plus our AHL team isn't just a bunch of 21 year olds ready to make the NHL as there is several mid to late 20 year olds also.

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