Thread: Salary Cap: The Free Agents
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02-28-2013, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
Well, I would rather have Bolland as our shutdown Dman, and a 2nd line C than keep Leddy and Stalberg. I know it's not a popular opinion because of the hard on for Leddy around here, but our team would be better with Bolland as our #3C and a real #2C than with Leddy and Stalberg and a #2C.
Probably, but the point is Leddy is going to continue to get better; he likely won't be a top-pairing guy, but a very good #3 and Chicago has young players that can come in a be quality #3 centres immediately (Kruger, Shaw) or within two years (Danault, McNeill).

You could let Leddy go and bring up Clendening.. except, with the way he plays, he could put up 30+ points in his rookie season on Chicago's top PP unit and then, in a year, you'd have to extend him.

I'm very much in the 'Keep Bolland' group.. but if it's between Leddy + a #2C or Bolland + Leddy, I'd choose the former.

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