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06-15-2012, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
Agree with all of this, except that Hannan plays LD and I have little interest in Staios. Bryan Allen is a good name to look at too. If you're thinking about Hannan, you may as well look at Aucoin too.

Also, I wouldn't discount the idea that Bickel could improve next season. He's just before the period of time I consider to be most defensemen's prime. He could improve next season too.
Competition is better. With the top 4 set in stone, you want to bring in players that will compete with the guys you already have. I would like to see Staios or Jurchina signed.

Also, I confuse the handedness of Sarich and Hannan, both on Calgary last season and both UFA's. He's another guy worth taking a look at.

Also, there are only so many RH shots on defense in the NHL. 70% are LH so most teams have 1 or 2 guys playing on the right side with a left handed shot. I'd like a quality NHL veteran for the 6th spot and have him compete with Bickel who can get better, but I'd like to see someone proven.

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