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06-13-2013, 02:03 PM
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Originally Posted by montreal961 View Post
I don't mind this signing really. Will be a good 7th defenseman and is taking next to nothing on our cap. Hopefully this spells the end of Weber + One of our 6 regulars though. It's no secret that we need to upgrade on D.
I wouldn't call him a good 7th d man. He's just a 7th Dman. A good 7th is somebody you could see as a regular 6 and not have any problem with it.

The defining virtue of Drewiskie right now is he's as cheap as possible and won't embarrass himself playing in the NHL.

The issue with this signing isn't the signing. Its more that it looks like they are comfortable standing pat with Boullion as the #6 instead of moving him out of the regular lineup. Because, while they have a decent amount of talent in the d corp, it would really help to get some bodies that will help Price out and get the goaltending back into the top 10 rather than league average on evens (some retooling on the PK would be a good idea too).

Say what you want about Hamrlik, Spacek and Gill, they were pretty good at playing in the defensive zone to give their tender a good chance of making saves. That's gone now. Boullion's the one guy who wasn't called on to do anything important, so he should have been expendable to help there.

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