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10-11-2011, 11:52 PM
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Possible Targets for Defensive Defensemen?

Seeing the comments from everyone after this brutal start, and the obvious defensive holes in the jackets game, I was wondering who Columbus might be targeting as a defensive defense men to clear the crease for Mason.

I know that we would all love to have a Weber or Keith but that is only going to happen through the draft (or maybe free agency if we are blessed by the Hockey Gods). Realistically who could we target to supplement the puck possession game that Arniel wants to play with solid physical defense, and what would it take to get them?


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Seeing the comments from everyone after this brutal start, and the obvious defensive holes I was wondering who Columbus might be targeting as a defensive defense men to clear the crease for Mason. I know that we would all love to have a Weber or Keith but that is only going to happen through the draft (or maybe free agency if we are blessed by the Hockey Gods). Realistically who could we target to supplement the puck possession game that Arniel wants to play with solid physical defense?
It is difficult, maybe Brassard because he play wing what is not his spot... maybe Vermette I really do not know.

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I don't think we're going to get a defenseman unless we swap out one of our own. The CBJ management already has Johnson/Holden on the bubble and wants to allow room for Savard, Moore, and Goloubef.

As is, we have a lot of 2nd/3rd/4th line defensemen (4th being bubble NHL/AHL defensemen). Acquiring a top-pairing defenseman via trade would almost certainly be two steps back and one forward as the cost would be immense.

Immovables would be Nash, Carter, Umberger (contract), Wisniewski, Huselius (situation), and I'm going to say Vermette because of his contract and situation (unsure about NMC). That leaves Brassard, Johansen, Tyutin, Methot, Mason, Russell, Savard, Moore, Prospal, and depth players as possible pieces in a trade. Some of those would be unappealing to other teams (Mason, depth) and some would be unnappealing for us to move (Johansen, Tyutin, etc.).


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