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02-27-2013, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by MsWoof View Post
Timonen has repeatedly changed his tune when it came to his future. This has been going on for the past 2 or 3 seasons.

The Kings' defense without Mitchell and Scuderi looks great with the top 2 guys but it falls off after that. I think Scuderi has more leverage than you think.
He's said many times he wants to return home and play before his days are over. The closer he gets to 40, the more leverage he has.

You may be right about Scuds having leverage, but I don't agree our defense falls off after the top two guys. I think Drew, Voynov and A-Mart are all top 4 caliber defensemen, and Greene is a legitimate #5, so he's not far out of place being bumped up to the second pairing. A 3rd pair of any of 44DD, Ellerby, Muzzin, or some vet grabbed in UFA is fine.

I'm fine with Scuds coming back, and we'd be better with him for sure, but it's not like our D falls apart without him.

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