Thread: Confirmed with Link: Isles claim Thomas Hickey (D) off Waivers
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01-15-2013, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by SLAPSHOT723 View Post
Yup.

This team still needs another top-4.

Streit-Hamonic
MacDonald-Martinek
Hickey-Carkner
Finley

Donovan/Ness stay in the minors. Either Visnovsky reports or Garth trades for a top-4 defenseman, and Martinek goes back to being the 7th. At least there's more depth in this position now, claiming Hickey and Finley will help more than hurt.
Not necessarily. Martinek has a dormant offensive game. AMac on his flank will allow him to play more in the offensive zone. Everyone remember when he went out of character and took a rush up the ice for a beautiful goal a few years back? Combine his smart defense with an awakened offensive game and we're not that bad. Physical D, two puck rushers, a young two way guy with all the tools, two physical defensemen (one stay at home) and we have something. Not GREAT but a decent mix.

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