If Garrison's leaving, I'm not too thrilled with our D-core next year. I know plenty think we have the depth and that it was just a career year for Garrison, but I think he's a key piece of the D-core.
Kulikov is still young and prone to mistakes. Gudbranson, inexperienced. Ellerby is inconsistent. Weaver is who he is.
If we don't trade for a D-man, we need to sign a D-man who can sort of replace Garrison's production.
Maybe Tallon will trade for Hjalmarsson. He's familiar with him and that would help us replace Garrison. He'd also likely be cheaper than resigning Garrison.
Fair, but, we have a plethora of prospect depth and we need a #1 center. Our offense is also anemic. Some of the prospects wont work out. People would have been hesitant to trade Ellerby, Frolik, Matthias, etc., at one point...