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07-04-2012, 07:35 AM
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Originally Posted by PocketNines View Post
There are three things they can do.

First is acquire a legitimate top-caliber defenseman. Someone who is a clear top-pairing option. Giordano, Yandle, M.Staal.

Second is a stop gap, a player who can perform the job but the team remains looking to improve the spot when the opportunity arises. Cole is an in-house option for this and is cheap.

Third is pay a big salary to a player who is very unlikely to be the right player, but nevertheless the contract strangles flexibility. Carle and Bouwmeester are examples of these guys.

What's weird is reportedly the Blues are interested in both the first and third options.
I'm pretty sure you've posted multiple times daily for about 10 days to 2 weeks how much you hate the idea of Bouwmeester and Carle. You've also made it perfectly clear why you feel this way and even though I may not 100% agree with your opinion, it still very much merits consideration.

Last edited by EastonBlues22: 07-04-2012 at 03:38 PM. Reason: It's ok to post an opinion more than once here
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