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#61 SMantzas

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 02:01 AM

re: trading with Edmonton, who are they going to deal? Lowe has said Hemsky's not going to be traded. Gagner won't be dealt, short of Edmonton making out with a king's ransom for him by some team that's willing to overvalue his potential. Linus Omark and Magni Paajarvi are far from sure-fire players, though Omark seems to at least pull his weight in the AHL.

Plus, Edmonton does have a decent defense corps... Ryan Whitney, Justin Schultz (provided he makes the roster, which you have to assume he will), Nick Schultz, Ladislav Smid, Andy Sutton, Corey Potter, and one of Theo Peckham/Colten Teubert/Jeff Petry. Andy Greene would provide a big upgrade, but they would have to shed a d-man afterwards.

St. Louis could use Greene, considering Carlo "Injured Every Third Game" Colaiacovo is UFA. Chris Stewart would have been much higher on my "want" list if this discussion was a year ago... he had an awful, awful season with the Blues. He's worth taking a risk on, mostly because he's only RFA after this season.

I'd definitely go the Oilers route. Unlike Tri, id want to steer clear of Pajaarvi. He's shown nothing that suggests he'll be better than a 3rd liner. It's gotta be Gagner or Hemsky
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#62 Chimaira_Devil_#9

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:00 AM

I'd definitely go the Oilers route. Unlike Tri, id want to steer clear of Pajaarvi. He's shown nothing that suggests he'll be better than a 3rd liner. It's gotta be Gagner or Hemsky


As much as i like Hemsky, they guy cant stay fit. To much of a risk. Shoulder surgery, concussion, that does not bode well leng term.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 07:13 AM

We all know we're getting Gonez back right?
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 08:45 AM

Let me just say that TJ Oshie would be a GREAT fit for this team. #pipedream
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:40 AM

Several different unrelated sources saying Semin signing going down this afternoon.. I've seen a couple people (and also Єklund (2.3% accurate), unfortunately) say it's between Detroit and New Jersey...
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:46 AM

Several different unrelated sources saying Semin signing going down this afternoon.. I've seen a couple people (and also Єklund (2.3% accurate), unfortunately) say it's between Detroit and New Jersey...



I would love to see it happen, but I don't see Lou pulling the trigger on this...I hope I'm wrong
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:57 AM

Several different unrelated sources saying Semin signing going down this afternoon.. I've seen a couple people (and also Єklund (2.3% accurate), unfortunately) say it's between Detroit and New Jersey...

Can you link the sources?
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 10:58 AM

Can you link the sources?


Yeah I mean I saw someone on twitter say that Lou called about Brian Gionta. Does that make it true?

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

Yeah I mean I saw someone on twitter say that Lou called about Brian Gionta. Does that make it true?

:rolleyes:

Thats why I ask for the sources.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

I would love to see it happen, but I don't see Lou pulling the trigger on this...I hope I'm wrong



If there were any time to make a move like this, it's now. Semin is coming off a bad season and interest in signing him is at an all-time all-possible low. Lou can probably strike a decent deal. On Alexander's side of things, he has Kovalchuk and a solid core to play with. On our side of things, I think Kovalchuk and DeBoer's system can turn him into a lethal addition to our roster, I don't care what anyone says about his work ethic or selfishness. Things like that can be welded to shape. Post-Langenbrunner era, I think all our players are buying in, especially with the way DeBoer's running the team.

Look back at who Semin's had to work with (Boudreau and Hunter); think about the type of player Kovalchuk would (still) be if he had Boudreau and Hunter, and not Pete and Jacques guiding him these past two years.. That's debatable considering many Devils fans still can't come to grips with the changes Kovy's made to his game, but hey.

We have the money to play with and certainly the fans are desperate for a bold move, I think our season needs it..
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