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09-10-2013, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Trafalgar Law View Post
Kulemin would look great on the third line alongside Gordon. That's not only a great pairing defensively at even strength, but also a potential #1 PK unit.

Also, Anton Lander's competition are a 24 year old college FA getting outplayed by Ty Bilcke and a 25 year old AHL 4th liner who's dad is an assistant coach. I'm going to go cry in a corner about our center depth now.
At this stage, I'd be fine with bringing in Smithson on a tryout contract. I'm pretty confident Lander would beat him out in camp but if not, it doesn't hurt to have a veteran option available in the event that he tanks. Acton could be an option but it seems like he has basically zero offensive upside and would purely be a faceoff/defensive player (which is what MacTavish criticized our bottom six for last season).

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