I think we have 6 guys capable of playing in the top 4, Ballard and Tanev will probably be the best 3rd pair we have had in years, possibly the best in the league, if not the best one of them.
Adding Barker as a depth option is great IMO, then we will see how the Luongo situation, and possible other situations/trades turn out, I wouldn't mind getting Franson from TO seeing as he doesn't really want to be there, but now that he signed their isn't much weight with that from a negotiation perspective, he did struggle last year so his value is lower than ever though.
if we don't get Bozak or someone else the guy I would want in free agency is Daymond Langkow, I think he would be a great addition for the playoffs. Better than Arnott IMO, is solid in all areas, brings grit, skating ability, some skill, is a warrior, will do whatever it takes, also brings veteran presence and was great for Phoenix last year during their run.
I think getting say. Kadri, Bozak, Franson, 2nd. Isn't a reach of a deal, it offers us depth at every area we need, aswell as some pieces for the future, for Toronto they don't give up any major pieces and add a major piece, Franson didn't play a big role for them last year anyways, they just signed Mottau, they also have Holzer and Rielly who might make the team, aswell as Komisarek who can peharps regain an important role under Carlyle's system so Franson isn't much of a loss, They have some center's that can play top 9 roles (Connolly, Lombardi, Grabovski, McClement, maybe even JVR) Then they also keep there 1st so it's not a ton from their side.
If we can get these moves I think our D will be among the deepest in the league and we will also have a solid center ice position with Henrik, Kes, Bozak, Lappy, Manny, Ebbett, Kadri, Schroeder.
Edited by Smashian Kassian, 13 January 2013 - 05:11 AM.