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01-30-2013, 09:44 PM
Tender Rip
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Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
We don't need *another* top 4 d-man, however, I'd be interested in swapping one of our smallish puck movers (Martin or Niskanen) for a big, gritty stay at home type (like a Volchenkov or Regehr).
Agreed. I'd trade Niskanen because he is playing well, still youngish and on a good contract, hence will likely have more trade value than Martin. Moreover he is never going to be the right fit on a top 4 that already has Letang ahead of him. Nothing against Nisky, but that fact remains.

Orpik Letang
Martin Regehr
Despres Engelland

Of course it doesn't really matter who is on D if the system we play is an abomination.

Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
And if Eaton looks like even a fraction of his former self, I'd bring him in and waive Lovejoy.
No. We have to integrate our young D-men little by little. Otherwise we are just burning those assets and as they are pretty much the only ones we have that would be a disaster. Despres is ready, at least for regular season play, and if he isn't getting the regular season action he won't even be an option for the playoffs.

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