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One more free agent, please.


I have been rooting for Scott Hannan to become a Duck since the beginning of free agency. At that time I thought he would have to be offered roughly 2.5-3 m to sign. Now that he is still unsigned and most teams seem to be done with their free agent moves (and there are still other d men out there), I really wonder if Murray should not make a move at Hannan. He has played 75 games or more for the past 10 years (hence is very "durable" as they say) has always been killing penalties, blocking shots and is usually one of the top two defensive dmen on his team (as a defensive d man u cannot really win a lot in terms of fan perception, as stopped shots will be credited to the goalie and you dont produce yourself, so I am sure someone will be able to bring up one or two big mistakes Hannon has made in the past, but I think that is just perception 75+ games show he was valuable whereever he went and those werent exactly bottom 5 teams). Plus in the current market environment (where san jose signed colin white for 1 m), I really think Murray could get Hannan signed for 1.5 - 2 m maybe for 2-3 years and I really think he is worth that kind of money for this term. At this price, Murray may even be able to fit him under the internal cap, depending on Teemu's cap hit, but I dont think Teemu is in for the money, so he might just be willing to take a 3 m deal or something close if he thinks hannon makes the ducks likelier to win. I sure do and I just think it would be stupid to pass on this cooled down market now. A defence of lydman-visnovsky, fowler-beauchemin, sbisa-hannon and foster to rotate in for some more offense in other games would really make the Ducks contenders in front of that goalie and behind that offense I believe. Not to speak of potential injuries to the current group. Today I am not convinced the Ducks would contend.... What do you think (less on the contending issue, more on signing Hannon)?

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