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05-05-2013, 01:44 AM
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I don't think he's the answer. He's an okay compliment in Chicago where he has high end talent to draw the best defensive assignments. If he's going to come here to be counted on to lead the attack then we're going to be disappointed.
As second liner at a good price, i'm all for it... is he going to sign that deal though?
What is your definition of a 2nd liner at a good price?
Nobody thinks he's going to be "the answer", but he will be at least as good if not better than most of our players. He's in his prime and has put up some the best 3rd line numbers around.
Regardless of team, most teams will match up their best defensive players against the opposing team's "scoring line". So yeah, he probably draws some not great defensive players but so does Nick Spaling.
I assume he's normally matched up against opposing teams top lines, which in a way is harder to score because they like have the ability to keep you pinned in the defensive zone.
In: Staalberg, Horton, D Murray, keep eyes open to teams cutting salary for cap purposes.
Maybe In: Forseberg, (Barkov)
Out: SK, Gill, Gaustad-- but we will have troubles getting takers for these 3
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