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07-01-2012, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
So they go from almost signing 6'4" 237 lb mean nasty, willing to scrap anyone Matt Carkner, to an average sized 5'11" 201 lb Zanon who isn't very physical at all. Zanon had 18 PIMS in 56 games last year. Carkner put up 136 PIMS in 50 games a couple seasons ago.

What are the Avs going for here? Anyone they can find that can't score? I feel a Bouwmeester trade for Wilson and Sgarbossa coming on.
Zanon is a quality NHL defensemen though. If Hejda, SoB, Wilson etc. struggle again like they did last year they can be sat or role diminished by Hunwick/Zanon. Carkner could not take minutes for Hejda it would be mental. Zanon, Hejda, RoB, and EJ sounds like a very good PK unit as well.

EJ still needs a partner though. As of now, it looks like Hejda will be paired again with EJ to start the season

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