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#1281 njd3b1ink

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:46 PM

I don't think Olesz makes our roster. Don't see a spot for him.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:53 PM

I don't think Olesz makes our roster. Don't see a spot for him.

Then who is taking Poni's spot? I seriously doubt Matteau is up here next season. Guarantee Olesz just jumped over everyone on the non-roster depth chart.

Oops, I just realize I forgot Henrique exists. I still think Olesz could bump Gio too though. 1st rd reclamation project. If we can make good on it, like we did with Bernier, I'd be ecstatic.

So lines maybe more like this:

Clowe-Loki-Kovy
Elias-Zajac-XXX
Henrique-JJ-Zubrus
CBGB

If we don't sign another FA, I wouldn't be surprised to see Zubrus on that 2nd line and Olesz picking up a spot in the bottom 6, whether it be via Bernier moving up a spot or Olesz leapfrogging someone. We'll see once camp rolls around.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:00 PM

now if we'd sign Ryder... where do we even put him ?

 

i could see lou packaging like... Tallinder + JJ + Urbom + pick if we have to and get E.Kane or something..... drooooll


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

now if we'd sign Ryder... where do we even put him ?

 

i could see lou packaging like... Tallinder + JJ + Urbom + pick if we have to and get E.Kane or something..... drooooll

Probably with Elias. Elias is the shiftiest passer, Ryder would probably be one of our best shots, right under Kovy's.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

now if we'd sign Ryder... where do we even put him ?

 

i could see lou packaging like... Tallinder + JJ + Urbom + pick if we have to and get E.Kane or something..... drooooll

 

Throw Merrill instead of Urbom, and make that a first round pick, and that might fetch Kane. Otherwise, not happening.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:22 PM

Clowe - Loktionov - Kovalchuk 
Elias - Zajac - Ryder / Brunner
Henrique - Josefson - Zubrus 
Olesz - Carter - Bernier
 
Tedenby
 
this would be a solid team i think ?

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:24 PM

 

Clowe - Loktionov - Kovalchuk 
Elias - Zajac - Ryder / Brunner
Henrique - Josefson - Zubrus 
Olesz - Carter - Bernier
 
Tedenby
 
this would be a solid team i think ?

 

This is basically what I'd like to see.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:27 PM

 

Clowe - Loktionov - Kovalchuk 
Elias - Zajac - Ryder / Brunner
Henrique - Josefson - Zubrus 
Olesz - Carter - Bernier
 
Tedenby
 
this would be a solid team i think ?

 

 

I'm good with that. Combinations can be figured out, but player wise, yep.


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#1289 John Wensink

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

Here is what I think they will be with no new changes ( not what I'd like)

Henrique - Loktionov - Kovalchuk
Elias - Zajac - Clowe
Olesz - Josefson - Zubrus
Carter - Gio - Bernier

Teddy-Barch

I think a trade is due over the summer to change this up.

Edited by John Wensink, 05 July 2013 - 04:30 PM.

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

Here is what I think they will be with no new changes

Henrique - Loktionov - Kovalchuk
Elias - Zajac - Clowe
Olesz - Josefson - Zubrus
Carter - Gio - Bernier

Teddy-Barch

I think a trade is due over the summer to change this up.

Henrique isn't getting in our top 6 over Zubrus I don't think.


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#1291 John Wensink

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:50 PM

Henrique isn't getting in our top 6 over Zubrus I don't think.


I figured that cause Henrique has played with both Loki and Kovy
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:57 PM

I figured that cause Henrique has played with both Loki and Kovy

Clowe is also a LW, so he'll likely be in the spot you put Henrique. And Zubrus will be 2nd line RW. Henrique playing LW on the 3rd. Didn't pay for Clowe so he could play in the bottom 6. I mean, Henrique might take Zubrus' spot away from him, but that would take a real good year from Henrique, maybe even 2 good years.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 04:57 PM

Ryder or no Ryder, looking at our forward core makes me believe this season is going to come down to the performance of JJ, Zajac, Loki, and Henrique.  We know what we'll get out of the vets and the fourth line.  If the "kids" don't step up, we're screwed either way (it's also a shame Zajac is lumped in there, but I just don't know what to expect out of him anymore).  


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#1294 Devilsfan118

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:14 PM

Pretty satisfied today so far.

 

However..

 

Offensively, this team is pretty much in the same exact place it was last year.  We'll call losing Clarktard and bringing in Clowe a wash, so besides that, same offensive group as last year.  I hope a trade is made or something.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:20 PM

I would like to see a lineup of this sort attempted:

Elias - Zajac - Henrique
Kovalchuk - Loktionov - Olesz
Zubrus - Josefson - Clowe
CBGB

I know it's putting a lot of pressure on two young unproven guys playing with Kovalchuk, but at the same time, based on the scouting reports I'm seeing on Olesz, it seems to me that it could work.
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#1296 JakeDev

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

Does anyone know how much cap space we have left?


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

Does anyone know how much cap space we have left?

 

$7.3M - Henrique and Josefson.    Probably around $4-4.5M.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:28 PM

Desperately need a goalscoring top 6 forward.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

What if Lou signs Iginla for a 2-3 year 4 mil :P


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:33 PM

I would like to see a lineup of this sort attempted:

Elias - Zajac - Henrique
Kovalchuk - Loktionov - Olesz
Zubrus - Josefson - Clowe
CBGB

I know it's putting a lot of pressure on two young unproven guys playing with Kovalchuk, but at the same time, based on the scouting reports I'm seeing on Olesz, it seems to me that it could work.

There is no way in hell Olesz gets gifted a top 6 spot. With Kovy no less. While Clowe and Zubrus are on the 3rd line for WAY bigger money. Absolutely ridiculous.


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