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08-24-2012, 04:12 AM
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If you're Fletcher and you just added Parise to a solid group of forwards with some young guys that could also fight for a spot and then added Suter to a..."meh" group of defensemen, wouldn't you try to go after Martin to add some depth?

If Suter gets hurt, the Wild are basically screwed, their next best defenseman is then a rookie or Tom freakin' Gilbert.

The wild can make that Martin for Setoguchi + Stoner trade and then move Cullen and be just fine for a spot for guys to fight for in camp. Or whomever else they want to move, I think they keep Heatley. Who would want him with that cap hit and the label he's tagged on himself with the whole Sens thing.

The Wild have some youth that can fight for a spot in their bottom 6, what they don't have is solid defensive depth to truly be a contender and let's be real, you sign two of the biggest UFA's in recent memory, you're trying to be a legit contender. The Wild should make some moves still. Wouldn't you?

You lose Stoner and a guy that probably didn't fit all that well in your system for a guy that will help with the transition game and ease some pressure off of Suter. As it stands, Suter is probably going to be playing a ton of minutes, getting exposed more often without a Weber beside him and being over played could lead to injuries and piss poor playoff performances if they even get that far.

The other question is how much does it really hurt the Pens defense if they lose Martin?

Orpik, Letang, Niskanen...that's the top 3, Engelland is your bruising 5th, and Stoner is your 6th...4th?


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