2010 POTENTIAL DEFENSEMEN OBTAINED VIA TRADE:
I think the Hurricanes need to add a puck-moving defenseman who can score on the power play. Here is the start of some potential defensemen. I will continue to add to the list.
1. Cam Barker Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks #25 - Defenseman
Born: 1986/04/04 Age: 23
Height: 6-3 Weight: 213
Place of birth: Winnipeg, Man., Canada
Drafted by: the Chicago Blackhawks in 2004 (1st round)
Assets Possesses a hard, accurate shot from the point, which is especially effective on the power play. Can play a physical brand of hockey.
Flaws Must improve his decision-making and defensive-zone coverage in order to become a complete blue-liner. Needs more game-to-game consistency.
Career Potential Aggressive offensive defenseman.
2. Braydon Coburn --Philadelphia Flyers
Acquired: Acquired by the Flyers from Atlanta in exchange for Alexei Zhitnik on Feb. 24, 2007.
Drafted: ATL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (8th overall)
Philadelphia Flyers #5 - Defenseman
Born: 1985/02/27 Age: 24
Height: 6-5 Weight: 220
Place of birth: Calgary, Alta., Canada
Drafted by: the Atlanta Thrashers in 2003 (1st round)
Assets Moves very well for a 6-5, 220-pound defender and owns both offensive and all-around potential. Is capable of logging big minutes and playing on either side of the ice.
Flaws Doesn't use his huge frame enough to his advantage, which limits his effectiveness. Is somewhat raw in the offensive zone. Needs to display more consistency in all facets of the game.
Career Potential Big-minute defenseman.
Ottawa Senators #24 - Defenseman
Born: 1982/02/25 Age: 27
Height: 6-1 Weight: 226
Place of birth: Moscow, USSR (now Russia)
Drafted by: the Ottawa Senators in 2000 (1st round)
4. Lukas Krajicek – Tampa Bay Lightning http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/55049/Lukas_Krajicek
Tampa Bay Lightning #2 - Defenseman
Born: 1983/03/11 Age: 26
Height: 6-2 Weight: 196
Place of birth: Prostejov, Czech. (now Czech Republic)
Drafted by: the Florida Panthers in 2001 (1st round)
5. Cody Franson – Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators #32 - Defenseman
Born: 1987/08/08 Age: 22
Height: 6-5 Weight: 214
Place of birth: Salmon Arm, B.C., Canada
Drafted by: the Nashville Predators in 2005 (3rd round)
Year Team GP G A P +/-
Assets Displays excellent offensive instincts. Is adept at running the power play. Has great size for the defense position.
Flaws Needs a lot of work on his defensive-zone coverage. Must also use his massive frame more to his advantage.
Career Potential Capable power-play quarterback