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01-07-2013, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by nickschultzfan View Post
Oh god, does Veilleux still have a contract with the Wild?

This team just can't get rid of that guy.

Glad we wasted one of those contract spots on him and now we can't sign a UFA Dman (even if there aren't any good options).
Veilleux was a great fourth liner for the Wild down the stretch last year. He was signed to a 2-way because we needed veterans in Houston and to be available in case of injuries. Just like Dowell.

We have a TON of defensemen under contract now:
- Suter
- Spurgeon
- Gilbert
- Stoner
- Falk
- Prosser
- Scandella
- Brodin
- Cuma
- Kampfer
- Connelly
- Genoway

The problem is that five of those guys are hurt. Essentially we have nearly an entire hockey team's worth of injured defensemen.

The Wild can't rebuild the entire D corps in one offseason...we added Suter and brought over Brodin. Next year we can make decisions on Falk, Cuma, Kampfer, and Medvec.

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