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Jackman signs 3 year deal ($9.5 mil + NTC)
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06-18-2012, 05:54 PM
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For those wondering about Cole, Armstrong was on 101 ESPN today talking about the Jackman signing. He said that they wanted to get 6 defensemen signed before the draft, so they could work on getting a 7th defenseman by trade or free agency. Right now it sounds like Cole is in the plans, whether he's starting or the 7th defenseman, and wouldn't be part of a deal to acquire another one.
Armstrong also said that he'd be happy with the current forward corps if they can acquire the kind of defenseman they want to, which made it sound like they are targetting a pretty significant acquisition. He did say they'll be looking at a center for the 3rd line, but that Steen, Oshie, or Sobotka could fill that position, too.
Either way, great deal locking Jackman up.
Also - I agree with PocketNines above. It sounds like the plan is to go after Suter, and if they don't get him, probably just get a depth guy and put Cole int he lineup. That's the way I'm reading things, at least.
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