Chip is on vacation, so I'm filling in this week with the Monday question. In desperate need of another experienced NHL defenseman, the Hurricanes signed Joe Corvo for a relatively affordable $4.5 million over two years.
The question: Given the presence of other offensive-minded defensemen like Anton Babchuk and Jamie McBain, would the Hurricanes have been better off spending that money on a more defensive-minded player?
Or, given Carolina's financial constraints as well as Corvo's salary and desire to return, would they have been hard-pressed to do any better than Corvo? (Not to mention the failure of last summer's push to add more defensive defensemen....)
Have at it.