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Potential Defenseman Acquisitions & Compensation


I think we can all agree that (1) Lou likes to deal for defensive depth at a trade deadline and (2) the Devils would do well in acquiring a 1st/2nd pairing defenseman.  Being bored at work I scoured Capgeek.com and looked for defenseman under the following parameters:

1.  Expiring UFAs/RFAs filtered by: Teams with marginal cup chances or that may be looking to get some assets in return their players(Colorado, Florida, Carolina)

then filtered by: Realism/Logic.  For example we won't be trading for Erik Johnson of St. Louis (RFA) but James Wisniewski because of his injury history and possible monetary raise could be a potential acquisition.

2.  I also then ensured the capspace would work for us, which because we didn't overpay any FA's in the offseason we have more than enough. 

3. I assume that if we are going to make a deal for a D-Man that person would essentially bump Mottau down to third pairing.   Otherwise what's the point right?  We already have 'depth' in my opinion.  That said, I then looked at some stats from behindthenet.ca in regards to quality of competition to see who has played against BETTER competition so far this season than Mike Mottau.  I also filtered by players who average more than 15:00 of TOI per game.

I came up with the following players:

Scott Neidermeyer

Jordon Leopold

Dan Hamhuis

Andy Sutton

Derek Morris

James Wisniewski

Joe Corvo

Pavel Kubina

Marek Zidlicky

 

That's 9 players in total.  Now the question becomes what would each team want in compensation for any of these players.  I will now group the 9 players into compensation 'tiers' so we could get comfortable with what we would have to give up to get them:

Tippy Top Tier

Scott Niedermeyer

2nd Tier

Pavel Kubina

Marek Zidlicky

James Wisniewski

3rd Tier

Andy Sutton
Dan Hamhuis

Jordan Leopold

4th Tier

Joe Corvo

Derek Morris

 

So what do the posters at ILWT think?  What would it take to acquire the players above?  Do we need defensive help?  Am I missing anyone that you think is deserving to be in this group? 

Also, before you reply remember that Brian Rolston has a NTC.  Thanks!

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