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05-03-2006, 11:27 PM
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Handzus-Richards-Kapanen (if around)/Dimitrakos
Eager, Downie

Puck-moving UFA-Hatcher

Veteran Backup

Wish List: Primeau retires, Johnsson/Desjardins/Brashear/Nedved/Therien all gone. Savage back for near minimum. Top 6 RW with speed and scoring touch signed. Top 4 puck-moving d-man signed. Esche traded, Nitty made #1, veteran backup signed for cheap. Young guys continue to be integrated. This team is not constructed totally wrong. It was poorly constructed to handle the amount of injuries we suffered, and we relied too much on the top line for scoring. Umberger and Carter could be 2/3rds of a fantastic 2nd line with a real sniper at RW. Dimitrakos was impressive in stints, but is a good bottom 6 player by nature. He could be the long-term replacement for Kapanen on the shutdown line: good wheels, good defense, chips in timely goods. These needs can be addressed through free agency, perhaps with a trade thrown in there. And we need mobile defensemen and a few offensive-minded wingers in the draft, as everyone seems to have pointed out.

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