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01-15-2014, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by TheKingPin View Post
There is no question there needs to be a large amount of retooling on D. The good thing is the Flyers know this as evidence with the weber offer sheet and trying to get suter. This team does not NEED standout Dmen as it was mentioned they are winning games at a good clip now as is. Of course we want one but it may be best to hold on to guys like schenn and sign reasonable contracts to more mobile 3-4 guys.

But its obvious this team with a few good additions on D would be awesome. Then you can always hope that out of Ghost, Hagg, and Morin we could have some high end talent. I personally like to dream that all three hit big and we end up with something even better than the hawks!
Patience may be the key and Homer has refrained from blowing up the young forward corps to acquire defense so far, which is good.

I'm all for bridging the gap with middle tear defensemen out of free agency, if the blockbuster deal for a proven #1 does not materialize or would cost an arm and leg.
Getting 2 or 3 guys signed short term, hoping at least one of them may pan out, is not a bad approach in general. As long as it does not mean we are going for more Mark Streit like contracts...

At the same time we need to be aware that we have a logjam at center and with Laughton possibly coming up next year it would only be logical to try everything to use that strength in a trade. One center will have to go! The question will be how to maximize the return for the team moving forward.

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