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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jregs23</b></div><div>Defense needs improvement. Saad was a third liner this past year and Faulk is a good defensemen on the last year of a deal and i don't think Saad is worth it @ 6 million dollars a year. Gus is in the final year of his contract and will command more than 1.2 million that might be comparable to Gardnier (if you say they are the same type of player). Boqvist, Mitchell, and Beaudin might be ready. If they don't resign faulk and Koekkoek those are 2 spots open. Also, keep that some of them might not work out.. what then? go out and over pay for a Brandon Manning type of player?</div></div>

Saad was on the 3rd line to split of scoring not because he was demoted. Coach C didn't want to overload the 1st and 2nd lines.

The defense is getting Jokiharju back and will be another year under the new system...that will be improvements. You don't mortgage your future (cap space) to improve for 1 year. Boqvist and Mitchell are locks to be ready next year. Boqvist will slot in on the 2nd line likely and Mitchell on the 3rd. Beaudin did good last year and will be interesting to see how he plays in Rockford this year. They also have Carlsson in Rockford who should be ready for 3rd line duties soon; maybe this year. Gus is cheaper then Gardiner, why sign Gardiner as such for $6M this year when you have Gus at $1.2M?

Furthermore, Marleau isn't coming to Chicago his family is moving back out to California and he wants to be closer to him...there is zero chance of that happening.