Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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01-25-2013, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Halpysback View Post
The way drafts go now most GMs are dying for any 1st round picks when at the table.

Ultimately, we can fall back on FA. It's a huge class and we'd have a ton of cap space. Perry, Clowe, Kostitsyn, Ryder, Weiss, Horton, Penner, Roy, Zubrus, Weiss, Higgins/Jones/Cleary/Dupuis/NystromTorres/Clarkson/Antro/Poni/Richardson/Morrow for 3rd line depth. On defense Timonen, Scuderi, Streit, Smid, Regehr, Whitney, Lydman, Roszival, Ference, your favorite Leopold and Murray/Fistric for bottom pairing grit specialists. Backstrom, Nabokov, Howard, Smith as veterans on goal.
The ones in bold I think have legitimate chances to get on the roster and succeed haha. The goalies are borderline starters in the sense as I don't want them to hurt Neuvirth/Holtby's chance of staying with the starting job and Nabokov might be too shakey as a backup.

Leopold and Clowe are dark horses. Smid is actually a decent defenseman. I would love to have Ryane Clowe on our team but I doubt he won't be resigned but he would fit nicely.

In my mind you shoot for Ryder, Leopold, and Clowe. I think Kundratek will be better with an improved season and while though Smid could be solid, he might ask for too much.

If we're lucky we'll end up with Leopold and Clowe. Clowe is a 2nd liner in San Jose with Havlat and Couture. That line is doing mad business right now. Ryder is okay but I would prefer Clowe over him any day.

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