I think that is absolutely the plan. Build as much low investment defensive depth as possible and see how much defensive improvement they can achieve to offset the offensive drop off. If we can just get above average in defense the team can be better than they were last year with an offensive decline. It goes without saying that a Karlsson trade won’t happen without an extension; the question is is Karlsson looking for a trade and extension or does he want to hit free agency. If it is the latter, maybe he could be had for the cheap. I’d give up Ho-Sang and a pick for Karlsson if they aren’t getting strong offers.