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12-30-2012, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by rikker View Post
damn, i love Grabner's speed, but don't you think we have more of a need, for a solid, shutdown defenceman? the quickest, easiest way to respectibility, is to cut down on GA's, and a guy like Regehr (just using him as an example...) would be more valuable than Grabner. IMO, of course...

while we have some good sized defenceman coming up, we are at least two years away from any of them being a REAL help...
My thing is and always has been to make the pieces you have work, even if we're planning on having more in two years.

Waiting for Reinhart? Sign a top four defenseman to help what we have. We have Hamonic, MacD, Streit and Viz now. No need to lose Grabner, our speed, to make our top four better. If we can sign someone solid, older and with leadership, that improves our top six. And it improves Grabner's function with a better defense, leaving more outlet passes and potential scoring opportunities, not to mention better getting-the-*******-out-of-our-zone chances.

Which cuts down on GA's. And adds GF's.

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