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04-19-2013, 04:18 PM
Em Ancien
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Originally Posted by Dirty Danglez View Post
Well I think that Gorges, Subban, Emelin and Diaz is a good top 4. Considering the crop of UFA Defenceman this offseason, I really only see the option of a stopgap type of defenceman.

Obviously I'm always hoping for the team to improve, but getting a top 3-4 guy would be a bonus, not a necessity imo. Someone who can step up and play top 4 minutes would be nice, hense my stopgap option.
Well, that being a solid top 4 is your opinion. To me, that's not very good and we'd still be paper thin in depth. Emelin and Diaz, IMO, should not be penciled in as top 4 guys at the beginning of the season, on a competitive healthy squad.

Sadly, the UFA crop has little in terms of quality guys, so it's not through there we can bolster the D on the top end. This is where I mention again that Bouwmeester was available for a ridiculously low price.

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