smyth? are you on crack... the man is demanding a billion dollar contract
Drury = YES
a top 3 Dman = YES
Staal = YES
I'd give staal a year in hartford. I don't think there is that much of a rush.
Definitely go after a top 3 d-man, but if we can't get one, I think someone like Baranka should be given a chance to make the lineup (don't get me wrong, staal should also be given the shot, but I'd hesitate to put him directly in the NHL. Baranka at least has had some time in the AHL)
Rationale: Avery does not belong on the 2nd line. Too much pressure to score. I hate bumping Callahan down, but I don't see where else he should play at the moment. I'm ambivalent about Shanny since he looked gassed at the end of the year. If Shanny goes, then I guess you could move Prucha up to his spot and put Callahan back on the 3rd line.