Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVI
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09-14-2012, 01:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Zoidberg Jesus View Post
Meh, it's not that big of a difference. Blues fans were happy to see him leave, and that's a team whose biggest need is at LD. He's not good enough to upgrade over Hamrlik on the 2nd pairing and he's not a big enough upgrade over Schultz to warrant signing him and then trying to move Schultz, where you run the risk of not finding a partner and having to sit a 2.75M dollar player in the press box night after night (to go along with the 1.5M dollar one that's already there). I'm setting my sights on Hjalmarsson for now, but I'm not too hopefully that McPhee'll be willing to move on from Schultz.
He was playing on the top pairing pretty much the whole year. He's not a top pairing defenseman, but he's a much better skater than Schultz, has more offense to his game, a good outlet pass and when healthy is close to Hamrlik. The mid pairing upgrade is pretty substantial, and with it the entire team.

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