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06-29-2012, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Victorious Secret View Post
I don't know about that Ottawa have a better D corps than us, by far. I don't see him getting as much time as he would here. If Fletcher would promise a spot, I'm sure that we could get him to sign.
Ottawa only has 4 defensemen under contract for next season at the moment, and doesn't have much for prospects knocking on the door in that regard. I think their situation is better for him because he can earn a top 4 spot, has a great shot at the NHL roster, but still has quality players in a safe environment to lean on. In Minnesota, if he earns a spot and someone flounders, it could get dicey pretty quickly if he doesn't have a perfect adjustment period. In Ottawa they have the reigning Norris trophy winner, two grizzled veterans in Phillips and Gonchar, and an up and comer in Cowen. It just seems like a much more stable environment than what we can offer.

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