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05-22-2013, 08:37 AM
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The more I think about it the more I see McBain going somewhere in a salary dump, whether that's the Philly for Coburn or Meszaros, or us being the salary dumpers and moving him at the draft for a draft pick, and using the money saved to pick up say Ballard after he gets the compliance buyout treatment from Vancouver.

Actually that's where we should be looking to upgrade our D this offseason, much as we upgraded our forwards in 05-06 via the compliance buyouts of Whitney and Stillman getting dollars on a dime for them.

I'll dig deeper and see who all are likely buyout candidates.

Philly: RW/C Danny Briere
Van: D Keith Ballard, possibly LW David Booth
Chicago: D Steve Montador, D Johnny Oduya (will be one, not both)
Montreal: D Tomas Kaberle (oh god no)
Tampa: LW Ryan Malone (very outside chance)
Wash: RW Joel Ward
Toronto: D Mike Komisarek, D JM Liles

at least those are the ones I see.

Of those on D, I'd probably prefer Oduya, Montador, Ballard, Komisarek in that order. Of course, Oduya is the least likely player of all I listed to be bought out so there's that factor.

Last edited by DaveG: 05-22-2013 at 09:04 AM.
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