Sean Hill is someone I could live with suppose but having watched the Senators-Habs game tonight (most of it at least) I'm pretty jealous of the defence corps both those teams have. Two guys that really stood out to me were Rivet and Volchenkov, Volchenkov's taken a huge step up this year and looked real good out there from what I saw (I didn't see one of the Montreal goals). As for Rivet, he's a guy I've always been a fan of and thought of as underrated. I like the toughness and grit he brings although he may not help us accomplish the first pass problem. Obviously Redden, Preissing, Markov would also be nice additions to our blueline as well.
Hill, (along with Pothier) is a guy I was surprised we didn't take a chance on as a UFA last year. Cheap enough (at least I thought with Pothier) options that wouldn't severely detriment the team's cap if they turned out to be busts.
I trusted Lowe at the deadline, but as we've learned, you can't just depend on having a good trade market later in the year. You don't know what's going to happen.
The league, for instance, could only have 2-4 teams legitimately out of contention by then.....
If the Isles fall out of the race I'm sure he could be had. I posted a proposal on the Trade Rumors board about sending Torres to the Island for Campoli and Comeau. Most said the value as about right but you guys could use a more experienced D-man. How would Hill fill that void? Maybe Hill and your choice of Tambellini or Comeau for Torres and a late pick?