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07-01-2012, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Tawnos View Post
No, that's not how it works. The Kings had Doughty, Scuderi, Johnson, Mitchell, Greene, Voynov, and Martinez before the Carter deal. Voynov and Martinez were both pressing, due to their play, for time in the top 4. That means they had 6 defenseman who could play top 4 minutes immediately. SIX of them.

We have 4 top 4 guys, one guy who is a 7th D and possibly one top 6 guy in Erixon.
Mitchell, Greene and Scuderi are three veterans. Two were UFA acquisitions and one was a trade throw-in.

The Rangers can trade Staal, keep Girardi and McDonagh as their top pair, pair Del Zotto with a veteran UFA as the 2nd pair, and add another veteran to play with Erixon on the bottom.

And when I say "veteran" I don't mean frail scrubs like Eminger and Woywitka

Adding two veteran UFA d-men and a Nash/Ryan type while keeping McDonagh, Girardi and Del Zotto, and giving minutes to Erixon would not set the organization back at all.

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