I hope you are wrong about McCabe and his level of defensive ability. Typically, defensemen come into their prime between 29 and 36 which gives him time to mature as a player. I try to remind myself that it has only been a couple years since his can-opener trick became penalized which took away from his game. Playing with Colaiacovo should give him an opportunity to work on some of his flaws. The sense of urgency to play an all-around better d-game should grow due to decreased ice time and the change of partner's playing style.
Again it seems we are at another impass regarding Tucker so I will agree to disagree. I do understand no-trade clauses can be a huge detriment to a team, especially in the age of the cap, but it impresses me to see a club stick behind their heart and soul. Perhaps I simply miss the days when teams held onto their stars through thick and thin.
Thanks for the debate, 92-93. I've enjoyed it greatly.