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01-14-2014, 11:05 AM
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Jimmi Jenkins
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Originally Posted by Hoogaar23 View Post
Oh I agree - Nurse, and likely Ekblad if we were to get him, could on merit make this team, but that's more of an indictment on the makeup of the team and an endorsement to put too many kids on your blue line.

And I agree with you - MacT's #1 order of business needs to be acquiring a legit top pairing Dman that these kids can learn from. And I'm not talking a Ference level guy. Doesn't need to be Norris caliber guys like Weber, Chara or whatever - but someone like Seabrook, Boyle, Letang - just a real top pairing guy. Will likely be hard to get, but that's what good GMs do. Doesn't even need to be a great offensive contributor - just someone with poise who can get the puck up to the forwards, and help shelter someone like J Schultz or whomever.
You throw money at Andrei Markov and Dan Girardi, add them to what the Oilers have on the Blueline now and going forward, it gets alot better quickly.

I wonder if you could do $6.5M for 2 to 3 for Markov and $5.25M for 6 with Girardi?

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