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03-15-2013, 11:55 PM
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I'm not sure I see how Homer manages to pry a stud like Whitney out of Edmonton,
but a PMD has to be the 1st and 2nd priority this summer. He doesn't even have to be great in his own end, competent defensively is enough as long as you pair him with a responsible guy like Grossmann.
My dream line-up on defense give the current state of the defense:
Coburn - Shattenkirk* (or comparable)
Timonen - Schenn
Grossmann - Rundblad* (or comparable... or somebody we draft!)
... comparables to Shattenkirk (super unlikely to move) would include guys like Keith Yandle or even younger guys like Zach Bogosian. Comparables to Rundblad would be unproven but known young, puck-moving commodities around the NHL - like Jon Blum, etc.
'Never happening' choice (franchise choice): Pietrangelo, etc.
1st choice (the #1 defender choice): Shattenkirk, Yandle, Bogosian, etc.
2nd choice (the decent choice): Bouwmeester, Campbell, etc.
3rd choice (the youth choice): Rundblad, etc.
Anybody like Ryan Whitney should not be an option. I don't think Shattenkirk or Yandle could be acquired without giving up a forward I wouldn't want to move or without moving our 1st rounder, however.
I'd love Brian Campbell and then a young stud like Rundblad, however.
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