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08-06-2012, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by SprootsMasterFlex View Post
It would be a pity to lose some of our young D for nothing. We'll have to clear up some space on the backend this year in order to do that.

I think we can all pretty much agree that Lovejoy should be gone... followed by Martin if he can fetch us an ideal winger of course.
Forget Lovejoy. I think we all recognize that he's gone.

As for the D, I could see keeping Martin and moving Niskanen if Martin turns his game around fairly quickly. One thing that Martin has over Niskanen is the ability to play a shutdown role. If we can get Martin the right partner (a larger physical defensive type - Dumoulin perhaps?), I think they could excel at that. I don't see Niskanen ever having this ability. I like him better as an overall D who's younger and has a nicer contract... but that could also mean we could fetch a better return from him...

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