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07-04-2012, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by LaPlante94 View Post
We're gonna wait all this time just to find out Suter goes to Detroit and Parise to Pittsburgh. Or both to Detroit.
And then the deals will start. Every team has to wait and see where Parise and Suter land.

IMO Franson's a good 30-35pt 3rd or 4th D. We don't really need him, but we could definitely use him in a 4 or 5 role. Right now our D depth is:

Phaneuf
Gardiner
Gunnarson
Liles
Franson
Komisarek
Holzer
Blacker


We're in a position to get a decent return for him and IMO it sounds like he's already pencilled into a larger deal that's imminent once the Parise/Suter saga finishes. I can still realistically at least one of Gunnarson and Franson gone, Komisarek waived or dumped for a cap-floor team in need of depth on their blue line, and one blue liner brought it with more sandpaper. I'm thinking someone like

Niklas Hjalmarsson (1987) Height 6.03 -- Weight 205 -- Shoots L
Douglas Murray (1980) Height 6.03 -- Weight 240 -- Shoots L
Johnny Oduya (1981) Height 6.00 -- Weight 200 -- Shoots L
Brooks Orpik (1980) Height 6.02 -- Weight 219 -- Shoots L
Anton Volchenkov (1982) Height 6.01 -- Weight 227

These or these types of D that provide a combination of size, sandpaper and physicality with experience and leadership.

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