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Kovalchuk Gone, What moves do we make now?

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Jagr? Grabovski? Brunner?

 

obviously lock up Henrique to long term?

 

or do we go as is and accept it as a rebuildiing season

 

Thoughts?

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I know lot of GM are looking at their phone... afraid (or happy) to receive a call from a pissed Lou. 

 

Vanek ? 

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..rebuilding season without a 1st round pick seems pretty strange.. Jagr+Vanek somehow?

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I don't think it was a shock for Lou at this point. 

 

(Poirot is off Netflix instant queue too.  Not a good day for entertainment)

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Watch as Lou pulls a rabbit out of our ass and trades Tedenby for Malkin straight up.

 

(Yes I know this would never happen)

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Take the "no name D" water bottle and write "no name O" and hope for the same magic. 

 

 

My steps forward: plug in that 6 mil cap with Jagr and maybe try to overpay for a young RFA (will plead ignorance on who's still available). Try and patch together a playoff run with some 2-1 1-0 Scheinder and vintage marty's and overall great D..if it doesn't work out then get ready to have a sh!t ton of cap space next offseason. 

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Volchenkov should defect to Russia too, and at the same time Salvador morphs into Nick Lidstrom and bammm...we're in business.

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Watch as Lou pulls a rabbit out of our ass and trades Tedenby for Malkin straight up.

 

(Yes I know this would never happen)

 

and then Malkin retire too and sign in the KHL... some of you guys never learn !

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I wanted Lou to get Brunner before Kovygate happened, even more so now.

It's not like we could trade next years first round pick now either so that means giving up a prospect or two. Man, just as I ws feeling really optimistic about next season.

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I don't think it was a shock for Lou at this point. 

 

(Poirot is off Netflix instant queue too.  Not a good day for entertainment)

 

Lou knew he wasn't staying for a year. What else is new when it come to Lou.

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Lets sign Corey to a 8 year deal.

Lock Henrique, Larsson & Loktionov up

Sorry i dont know how to reply on my phone. What IMeant to say is I think now we know not to lock up russians long term.

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I said in the other thread, but I'd like to grab Brunner and Penner. While I want Adam signed, I am tired of long contracts, 3-4 years are fine as long as you don't wait until the last second to renegotiate.

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If it's true Lou had some advance knowledge this was gonna happen, I certainly hope the wheels are in motion right now for some kind of a replacement.

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Do we have what it's needed to get Vanek... Even if he is UFA next year ? 

And not too much as we dunno if he would want to stay with us anyway... 

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i mean who the hell is honestly even realistic or available out there that could even replace the work load that kovi had? i just dont see it possible to replace him with equal quality as to what he was

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You can't replace Kovalchuk's ice time - and you definitely can't replace him shorthanded - but you can sure as hell replace his 5 on 5 play

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You can't replace Kovalchuk's ice time - and you definitely can't replace him shorthanded - but you can sure as hell replace his 5 on 5 play

 

who would be the "good remplacement" for you ? Via FA ? Trade ? More than one player ? 

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Exactly.  No one can realistically replace Ilya Kovalchuk, actually, moreso than Zach Parise.  Ilya is a remarkable hockey player.  A true talent.  A brute force.  He will be missed and then some.

 

Now it's not about replacing Ilya, but changing the dynamic of the team altogether.

 

I think you may have to package Larsson in a deal to get someone "you can build around."

 

I don't see us making any moves, that unless we can go back to the well in Vancouver and steal one of the Sedin twins.


Any chance (even if it is a 1,000,000  to 1) of negotiating away from Detroit Pavel Datsyuk?

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Exactly. No one can realistically replace Ilya Kovalchuk, actually, moreso than Zach Parise. Ilya is a remarkable hockey player. A true talent. A brute force. He will be missed and then some.

Now it's not about replacing Ilya, but changing the dynamic of the team altogether.

I think you may have to package Larsson in a deal to get someone "you can build around."

I don't see us making any moves, that unless we can go back to the well in Vancouver and steal one of the Sedin twins.

Any chance (even if it is a 1,000,000 to 1) of negotiating away from Detroit Pavel Datsyuk?

your last two are completely unrealistic

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