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07-01-2012, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by finchster View Post
If Bouwmeester was paid 5m I would be all over getting him, even 5.5. I would also take his 6.6 if he had one year left, but his contract and our situation doesn’t fit at the moment.

However, he’s an upgrade on Seidenberg in the number two position. Seidenberg away from Chara isn’t as effective, but put them together and we have one of the best pairings in the NHL. Bouwmeester would make a solid second pairing defencemen and give us attributes we lack on the back end. He can also eat big minutes and I think he would fill in as a top pairing guy should injuries happen.

Chara – Seidenberg
Bouwmeester – Boychuk
Ference – McQuaid
The thing with those pairings to me is that one of those defensemen would have to move back in a deal for Bouwmeester. If they get rid of him, their top 4 would be Wideman, Giordano, Babchuk and Sarich. Good luck keeping pucks out of the net. I really think they'd want Boychuck coming back along with a prospect not named Hamilton or picks.

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