Pens4Life wrote:I think Niskanen could be gone and Murray re-signed for similar money,if he wants to.. Engelland also dealt for picks,Eaton re-signed for minimum -Martin, Letang, Despres, Murray, Orpik, Bortuzzo, Eaton - next year's starting D unit I hope..
I feel like Niskanen is such a versatile player that you need someone like him in the lineup*. He can play in all situations and all pairings in emergencies. Sorta like the Dupuis of Defense. If he can be had for a relatively cheap price still and be your 3rd pairing guy it's pretty ideal. That leaves someone like Eaton as a scratch, who can also play a number of roles but is getting older. Then you bring in the younger guys as injury replacements, when the inevitable happens.
Orpik - Martin
*Obviously I have no idea if this is salary cap possible