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02-02-2013, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Lynk View Post
Just for the sake of discussion, without looking at free agency and trading him for a draft pick or so at the deadline, who would you put in his #4 spot (including PK) and what would the overall defense look like in your opinion for the remainder of the season.
I'm no Hawker, but I'll answer your question. Without looking at FA, there is no one to fill his role. Even if Postma and Redmond develop into fringe top 4 d-men, I don't think either could fill the specific role that Hainsey fills (most notably on the PK).

You probably can't answer this, but do you think Hainsey would re-sign here? If I was given some level of confidence that he would, then I would be a lot less willing to devote mental energy towards what his trade value might be.

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