Defence (defense in the U.S.) in ice hockey is a player position whose primary responsibility is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. They are often referred to as defencemen, defensemen, D, or "blueliners"
it looks like van needs someone who can put it in the net on the one timer.. a sort of Dany Heatley type sniper with the sedins would suit perfect. someone on the powerplay with accuracy down low.
who do you want and why
Didn't you hear? Hodgson is NHL ready now... Yeah, we are in more urgent need of an offensive D-man like Zubov or Mathieu Schneider than a sniper IMO. Sedins, Burrows, Kesler, Demo and Samuelsson will be on the top lines, so I think that we'll get some offense from committee next year. If Sundin signs, I think that would help too. Who knows, Grabner might get a few games in too and surprise us...