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12-17-2003, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by 417 TO MTL
And Vandermeer and Seidenberg are not really top notch d-man prospects, and with Bob Clarke having lost one of his prospects on defense (Jeff Woywitka) He might be looking to replace him with another yong prospect?

it was just an idea...
Philly still has a lot of quality defensive prospects. Keep in mind that Johnsson is still young and is an excellent defenseman, while Pitkanen will be a top 5 defenseman in the league in under 3 years IMO. He's phenominal. Johnsson is a quality #2-3 defenseman. Seidenberg can develop into a solid second pairing guy, Vandermeer I can see develop into a #4-5.

The quality is there in Philly, they may need to replace Weinrich or Desjardins in a few years, but finding those solid-yet-unspectacular defensemen aren't too difficult or expensive.

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