What are you guys looking for, Hammer for a legit 2nd line center or a good 3rd line center and move Bolland up?
Probably a decent center who can be slotted with Sharp/Hossa and do well. Maybe a younger prospect without much experience, someone coming off of injuries, etc. The truth is, I don't know if a trade for a C is in the works. This could be for more depth or maybe even a trade for a goalie or a solid winger. I don't see Bolland moving up because of his much needed checking role.
I'm sorry, are we still talking about Sheldon Brookbank? #7 defenseman is his best role. "Too costly" is understandable, but "too good" is a little absurd.
You'd be better off with Brett Lebda. And I don't mean that in a pejorative or hyperbolic sense; Lebda legitimately did a better overall defensive job than Brookbank last year in what amounted to a similar role.
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