I would seriously consider signing Cam BArker to a 1-2 year deal. Hometown boy, 3rd overall pick. I know his production has dropped over the recent years, but still a worthwhile risk in my opinion. I'd also like to see/think Hainsey and his contract should be traded at the deadline, so if Bogo's back by then, Barker could now slip into Hainsey's spot. I think playing at home will boost his production and give him greater value. Retain or trade, but his value should go up IMO.
The difference between Hainsey and Barker is night and day. Barker was terrible on the Oilers and couldn't even keep a job there. Hainsey at twice Barker's salary is still worth it.
Kulda would have worked but so would Festerling who has a 100 games in more of a defensive shut down role in the NHL .
Am curios to know if this injury to Bogosian was something that just happened recently or if they decided to fix it now because of the probability of a lock out .