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#21 Satans Hockey

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

Dont know if Lou will go for Tits. I would be okay with him too, but that team suspension for being out late night before a playoff game may turn him off.


Why would Lou be turned off by tits?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:07 PM

Kostitsyn may be able to bring in some Russian "interests" if you know what I mean. :whistling:
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

I'd rather have a solid 2-way player than Semin - he doesn't excite me at all. I can't stand Bobby Ryan and wouldn't trade assets for him and Nash is too pricey. We should be patient - if Lou sees a good deal he should go for it.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, fvck Bobby Ryan. I'm not giving up assets for a douchebag whose wet dream it is to play for the Phailures. He'll run there the first chance he gets.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

I'd rather have a solid 2-way player than Semin - he doesn't excite me at all. I can't stand Bobby Ryan and wouldn't trade assets for him and Nash is too pricey. We should be patient - if Lou sees a good deal he should go for it.


Semin is a solid 2-way player. His issue is that he takes too many penalties, but other than that, he's a slick defender.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

Semin is a solid 2-way player. His issue is that he takes too many penalties, but other than that, he's a slick defender.



This is true. People buy into the narrative the media has created about him being a lousy 2-way player, but Semin is a much better two-way guy than Kovy was when he got here. I would be happy with Semin if the money was right. But I'm sure someone will offer him more than us, and he'll go to the highest bidder.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:23 PM

Semin is a solid 2-way player. His issue is that he takes too many penalties, but other than that, he's a slick defender.

What type of deal do you think Semin will get? There should be a lot of NHL teams interested in him now and CSKA Moscow is trying to get him.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:24 PM

This is true. People buy into the narrative the media has created about him being a lousy 2-way player, but Semin is a much better two-way guy than Kovy was when he got here. I would be happy with Semin if the money was right. But I'm sure someone will offer him more than us, and he'll go to the highest bidder.

Everyone keeps saying "if the money is right", but I haven't seen one figure thrown out there yet. I'm seriously asking....what would people consider "right money" for Semin?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

Everyone keeps saying "if the money is right", but I haven't seen one figure thrown out there yet. I'm seriously asking....what would people consider "right money" for Semin?


No more than 7mil.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

Semin is a solid 2-way player. His issue is that he takes too many penalties, but other than that, he's a slick defender.



How much better is Parise than Semin?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:29 PM

What type of deal do you think Semin will get? There should be a lot of NHL teams interested in him now and CSKA Moscow is trying to get him.

In this free agency market he can get anything.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:29 PM

Everyone keeps saying "if the money is right", but I haven't seen one figure thrown out there yet. I'm seriously asking....what would people consider "right money" for Semin?


Id go 5 years with the cap hit not exceeding 6.5, anything more than that would be overkill. I don't think he's worth more than 5-6 right now, but we're going to have to pay a bit more to get him.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:29 PM

Everyone keeps saying "if the money is right", but I haven't seen one figure thrown out there yet. I'm seriously asking....what would people consider "right money" for Semin?



Ok, I'll bite- how about 4 for 24? Sounds reasonable to me. He'll get more though.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:30 PM

No more than 7mil.

You think he'd accept a raise of, at most, 300K? Also....how long a contract?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

Semin is a +83 in his career with 2 points less in 33 less games than Zach Parise. I would be okay with 7 mil.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

I see no reason to rush into replacing Parise with another big name. Even with the loss of Parise, I think we're still in better shape going into this season than we were last year. Zajac missed most of last season and we had no idea what to expect from Henrique. At this point, those two fill our top two center spots nicely and Elias can slide back to LW and provide as many points as Parise did. Additionally, I think the playoffs may have opened Lou and DeBeor's eyes on how valuble icing a real 4th line can be.

It does bother me that Lou let Ponikarovsky get away though. At 1.8 for 1 year, why was he not signed? Did Poni give any indication that he wasn't happy with his role here? I know a lot of people said he had to wait until the Zach situation was settled but considering we signed 3 aging vets to multi year contracts before Parise bolted, that's BS. IMO it would have made a lot more sense to get Poni resigned and let Moose wait until the other situations cleared up. Oh well, hopefully Lou can pull off a similar depth move again this season.


I'm really not big on another year of Sykora, especially if the price tag goes up. He'll put up some goals but you pretty much know he'll be burned out by the time the playoffs role around.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

I see no reason to rush into replacing Parise with another big name. Even with the loss of Parise, I think we're still in better shape going into this season than we were last year. Zajac missed most of last season and we had no idea what to expect from Henrique. At this point, those two fill our top two center spots nicely and Elias can slide back to LW and provide as many points as Parise did. Additionally, I think the playoffs may have opened Lou and DeBeor's eyes on how valuble icing a real 4th line can be.

It does bother me that Lou let Ponikarovsky get away though. At 1.8 for 1 year, why was he not signed? Did Poni give any indication that he wasn't happy with his role here? I know a lot of people said he had to wait until the Zach situation was settled but considering we signed 3 aging vets to multi year contracts before Parise bolted, that's BS. IMO it would have made a lot more sense to get Poni resigned and let Moose wait until the other situations cleared up. Oh well, hopefully Lou can pull off a similar depth move again this season.


I'm really not big on another year of Sykora, especially if the price tag goes up. He'll put up some goals but you pretty much know he'll be burned out by the time the playoffs role around.


Yeah, Sykora, along with Tedenby, are not decent options.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

Kris Versteeg is a RFA Right winger. I doubt we'd make a move for him, but I wouldn't mind having him on the team. Just a thought.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:40 PM

Horrible in the locker room
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:42 PM

Horrible in the locker room



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