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07-04-2012, 04:25 PM
Jimmi Jenkins
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Originally Posted by spot View Post
Don't know if serious? Keep in mind that if, big IF we were able to land Weber, we would have a well balanced group of skill. Moving out (Petry, Hemsky, Prv, 1st) would create the roster spots (more balanced) and cap.

Hall Gagner Yakupov
Harti Hopkins Eberle
Smyth Horcoff Jones
Eager Belanger Petrell

Weber Schultz
Whitney Smid
Schultz Sutton(next year Klefbom)

Makes the playoff's IMO. With lots of money to sign the "big" 4

Keep in mind Lander comes up and replaces Horcoff, Bunz comes up and replaces Khabby, and Pitlick should replace Smyth.
The other thing that seems to be being forgotten is what kind of an impact an elite #1 defenseman can make on a team. Look at Detroit, 20 years of Nik Lidstrom seemed to go hand in hand with 20 years of greatness. One year of Pronger in Edmonton or Chara's impact in Boston.

It's easy to say "oh well lets keep our guys, they'll be fine" but an elite #1 defenseman can make a world of difference to a team.

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