Thread: Speculation: More Luongo Talk
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12-20-2012, 11:33 AM
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StringerBell
 
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
To provide depth and as a call-up. Gillis was recently on Team1040 saying he needs 8 defensemen for the season and 10 for the playoffs to help alleviate the risks of injuries and such. Petrovic would be a vast improvement over our 10th best defenseman.

Hamhuis
Edler
Bieksa
Garrison

Ballard
Tanev
Petrovic<----
Alberts

Connauton
Sauve
I don't see Petrovic sliding in above Alberts, or even Joslin for that matter. He still struggles with the speed of the AHL at this point in his career from what I've seen, and would be a longshot as an upgrade over established NHL depth guys. If we were to trade for him it would be so he can make an impact in 3 years, not any time in the immediate future. Shore on the other hand could step into the NHL in spot duty right away, and wouldn't surprise anyone if he makes it out of camp next season.

Just my opinion, obviously.

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