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05-10-2013, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post

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On pursuit for a No. 1 defenseman to replace injured star Chris Pronger:

“Us and 29 other teams are looking for that guy. It’s a never-ending quest to try to find that defenseman that can play all situations. Maybe you have to draft that guy. I don’t know. I like our defensemen when the top 5 guys are healthy. If we could find the right guy and put him into that mix, it would make them better. Obviously, you’re not going to replace a Chris Pronger, but if you can find the right guy who plays on your power play and kills penalties …”

People might not see it as much, but fact is, Holmgren pretty much admits that the only way to get a number one defenseman is to draft one.

As for acquiring a defenseman, if the rumours are true about the Canucks blowing things up, I'd be certainly interested in seeing if a Hartnell/Edler swap could be arranged......
Yeah I don't see us moving our pick or not drafting a d man with it. Hartnell for Edler I would do in a heartbeat.

edit: and at 11 I don't see Hagg being BPA? They'd probably trade down if they wanted to draft Hagg but I don't see them taking him over Zadorov/Risto/Pulock.

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