as long as they keep 3 spots open on D to cycle in and test out young guys like Harrison, Kronvall, White, Woz, Coliacovo (when he is healthy), Vorobiev (when he comes in North America) … that’s all that matters to me.
they already have kaberle signed and the possibility of Pilar as a 7th defensemen. so really, they just need to figure out 2 more defense spots.
if McCabe resigns for under 5 and for 3 years, then there is only one free agent D-guy signing necessary. if he does not, then there are 2 – with more money available to pursue other free agents for other positions (re: goaltending, winger).
i like the Kubina and Mitchell suggestion. i don’t see Mitchell going anywhere since Dallas has said recently that they want to do everything they can to keep this guy. as for Jonsson – we’ll see but isn’t he having second thoughts about playing in the NHL? McKee is my choice, maybe even Dempsey for the #6 spot. Baumgartner in Vancouver can put up some points and has a good shot – might be a good pairing with Kaberle if McCabe goes.]]>