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11-19-2012, 01:22 PM
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Tim Vezina Thomas
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Originally Posted by Oates2Neely View Post
Ference could be tricky. I'm not sure where I value him.

Most B's fans love him because he's physical & always willing to defend a teammate. But that aside, judging him strictly by his 'hockey play', is he more than a small, physical, 3rd pairing, "chip the puck out" defenseman? McQuaid provides enough pulgist ability to cover for the loss of Ference. Does Boston have another dman who could step in & play effective 3rd pairing hockey for less bank? Idk
I think Ference in the bottom pairing is a luxury but Ference in the top four is pushing it. With that said, will Ference want more than bottom pairing money? If so, you have to let him walk right?

Then again, he couldnt want more money than Boychuk right? Wouldnt be surprised with a short term deal around 2.75-3 per. I might be inclined to do that, especially since, like you said, we dont really have many more options (at this point).

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