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04-02-2013, 10:23 AM
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On defense, I think this means Polak may get moved next year. If the Blues are looking to shed payroll, he would be the guy on D. He's the third pairing RD, he would have some value in a package, and his replacement is currently playing in Peoria (Hakanpaa).
We also will likely trade one of Steen/Oshie/Perron or Berglund if an upgrade at center is coming back. One of Rattie or Jaskin will be on the 3rd line as well as Lehtera.
That is how we afford our RFAs this offseason.
I doubt it. Polak is one of our few physical defensemen, and Hakanpaa will probably not be ready to step in immediately. We've done a bit of a reversal, our right side depth is now worse off than our left side (although it's about exactly where you want it to be). Our RHD is just about perfect. I think Army's reactions during the game show that after the JBo trade, he felt the team's makeup was at a point where it was exactly what he wanted, and Halak's injury threw a wrench in that.
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