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03-03-2013, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Eyes of Orpik View Post
When Malkin comes off IR, we will need to clear a roster spot. Who gets sent down?

Bennett and Despres are the only players who don't have to clear waivers. Both are playing good hockey and they deserve to stay.

Is Boychuk the odd man out? If we waive him, he goes back to Carolina.
I have a feeling Bennett is going back down. It's STUPID, of course, but look at his ice time. Disco doesn't trust him. He's not a grinding journeyman. He has a brain. He's not on the same page as Disco.

Also, Boychuk only lands back in Carolina (and then their AHL affiliate) if a) Carolina claims him again (likely) and b) no other NHL team puts in a claim (not a given). If someone does, he heads there (and again must stay in the NHL, or else the process starts all over again).

Originally Posted by JimmyTwoTimes View Post
I'd re-sign Dupuis and Cooke. Would love to see Cooke on our 4th line for two years.
We simply can't afford paying Cooke whatever money he'll get to play on the fourth. And Disco will never demote a guy like Cooke to the fourth line. He's on the second unit, after all.

As for Dupuis, let him sign a rich deal somewhere else, so we no longer have this Dupuis dilemma (first line, third line, etc.) anymore.

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