Which one of Weber, Sekera or MAG sits for a guy like Sopel or any other vet d-man?
I don't want any of the three sitting to be honest. The obvious choice is MAG but he could actually QB or PP. We would have a legit PP QB for once.
If they are able to land Richards, his PP QB capabilities and the better chance of winning immediately would make more sense of moving a young d-man for a vet. Any d-man signing or trading one would think would not happen until Richards is either signed or Buffalo is out of the hunt. Further in that vein, if they don't land Richards and then move to looking at center trades, that would also lend more sense to both trading away a defenseman and signing another.
I personally feel good about the defense as is and though I'd look for a guy to bring in, I would only do it if it's a perfect fit rather than feeling like I absolutely had to add a veteran d-man to the mix.