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02-25-2013, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by PKarey Plekoretty View Post
and just save everything and try and make a big splash in the summer of '14
Yeah, me too. Unless Perry or Getzlaf wants to come, of course. We'll know more about where this team truly is in summer 2014 after an 82 game season with a strong chance we'll face every team twice under realignment.

Prust played with Perry in London. Moen played with Perry and Getzlaf in Anaheim. They can work those connections to help us out.

Clowe and Clarkson are going to be ridiculously overpaid if they hit the market, so I would stay away.

We have control of all of our current forwards aside from Armstrong when it comes to next season, so I don't think we're in desperate need of a high priced addition up front unless it's just a homerun type signing. We already have problems finding proper ice time for Eller and Galchenyuk.

Although things change if Cole retires. Then you need a RW and some size.

Faceoffs could still be a problem and I wouldn't say no to a big winger who can bring some truculence on the 4th line. So those are 2 areas that could be looked at.

Defence is murkier. No doubt Kaberle is gone. Weber likely to be dealt. So you are down to 6. Is Tinordi (or Pateryn) ready to give us the size/strength/toughness we need? Problem is, the answer may only come in training camp and obviously the FA market is in July...Does Bouillon retire? And if he doesn't, will he accept a 7th D role?

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