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05-27-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry44 View Post
I don't know how they are going to get rid of Meszaros' contract. Who would take it, even for 'futures?' If they waive him, will anyone pick him up?

Right now we have 7 D under contract. I'm putting Gus on the team because he proved he can play - and the WC didn't hurt either.

Based on last year's pairings:

Timonen-Schenn
Grossmann-Coburn
Gustafsson-Meszaros
Gervais

Lauridsen-Manning-Konan

The best way to improve this would be to sign Mark Streit and get rid of Meszaros:

Streit (Meszaros)-Schenn
Timonen-Coburn
Grossmann-Gustafsson
Gervais

With a puck mover and big man on each pairing, this would work. Coburn can play with Kimmo again, to save Kimmo some skating/wear and tear. Grossmann can protect Gus, who can skate for him. Luke is awesome and Streit is still a very good player. If we can't get Streit, and Mesz is healthy, he could pair with Luke and, if he regains his form, we'd have three good pairings.
Meszaros to the NYI for rights to Streit?

Personally, I'm lukewarm about going after Streit for the reasons already mentioned. This team doesn't need another multiyear, 35+, high dollar contract. If Streit would sign for a year, I'd be enthusiastic.

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