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02-27-2014, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by topchowda View Post
Trevor Lewis
Jay Mcclement
Dave Bolland
Shawn Thorton
John Mitchell
Colin Fraser
Ryan Carter

Are all Free Agents this offseason. Most of better than Clifford. Some offer less grit, but make up for it in other aspects. Some will cost more (Bolland).

But none will cost Gagner.

Let Gagner play out the rest of the season (hes shown improvements that last couple games), raise his value back up to a respective level and deal him for a second liner with size

Not to mention a guy like Horak is probaly NHL ready next season, and will probaly be better than Clifford.
You didn't actually just suggest we sign Fraser again did you? (He's not even in the NHL) Bolland wants to be paid like a quality 2nd liner, Thornton is close to retirement, etc. The only good fit there is McClement, but he's a 4th liner. Clifford should be more than that.

Edit: Lewis would be a good pickup, but he fills a different role
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Originally Posted by BarDownBobo View Post
What exactly does Clifford bring that wouldn't be achieved by re-calling Ben Eager?
You mean aside from hitting, fighting, scoring, and defense?

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