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08-15-2012, 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by koz2393 View Post
When we were going by 10-11 my main goal was getting dmen. But now we're restarting with current rosters as of now, so more or less the same targets, just with alot less cap room.
The ideal move would be to trade for a top 4 D-man that has only 2-3 yrs left on his contract.

Clutterbuck would be a good player to use in such a trade, and many of us believe Phillips is a likely prospect to be packaged in such a deal.

That gives the Wild the top 4 defenseman they need now, while allowing both Brodin and Dumba time to develop into that very role to replace that defenseman when his short contract is up.

Also, may be better to do as a deadline deal for cap reasons, but no need to worry about cap implications into the future as the Wild will be clearing massive space again next summer with some big expiring contracts.

Originally Posted by IHaveNoCreativity View Post
If you can wait a year, we have alot of cap space in 2013 to sign a top 4 Dman..
The problem there, you have to pay more for longer to get a top 4 defender. Via trade you can get a cheaper shorter commitment, leaving room for developing prospects, which imo is more ideal.

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