He'd be Whitney's replacement. A guy that can play top 2 minutes though and has been mostly healthy more his career. Probably isn't a top 2 on many playoff teams though.
My opinion as a whole though is get another top 4 d-man regardless of what type they are. Having another top 4 in this defensive corps is what we need. Take minutes away from everyone and balance things out better. Having a 3rd pairing that has a top 4 d-man on it would go a long way for this club.
Ya, agreed. It lets everyone play minutes/role they are most comfortable with. Wouldn't surprise me to see players play better with reduced ice time on the back end.