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01-20-2013, 05:23 PM
Darth Vitale
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Originally Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg View Post
Option 3: Trade for a defensive specialist, somebody like an Orpik, Tallinder, Scuderi, Murray etc. This is the route I hope we take as it shouldn't cost to much to get one of these type of players & they could potential do the most good for our team.
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Can't speak for the other guys but Orpik is not likely to be available and it would cost more to get him than you might think. Legitimate 1st pairing D with his style of game don't grow on trees, and short of a prospect who has no experience yet, we don't have any other D who fit his mold. Anyway Penguins are going to be buyers all the way this year, not sellers. I doubt if you could get Scuds from LA either. Not much reason to trade a guy like that, in their situation.

Will be interested to see how Holland and Babcock react to yesterday. Only one game but was surprising the way it went. You guys know your team a lot better than I do but if you guys end up struggling / in rebuild mode I can't see Holland doing it the "build through young prospects" road. He's going to go out and be a big player on the FA market this summer. You guys always find a way to be competitive.

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