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01-15-2013, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by seanlinden View Post

Leafs need is a defenceman who can play in our top 4 in a shutdown role. We should be adding to make a deal work around those parameters.
I'm not seeing how turning down a deal like this involving Lombardi would further that goal. It's not as though you're going to be getting a top-4 defenseman in a deal that has him as the core piece or even really involves him at all. Folks generally don't want him except as a retread or a cap dump, and there's no top-4 blueliners out there with contracts folks are trying to get rid of such that including Lombardi would be justified.

If you're trying to find what you add to Lombardi to get a top-4 blueliner, give up now. Lombardi is not a reasonable basis on which to start. He's what you might conceivably add.

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