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#41 cubanjd305

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

worst thing is that on top of us not getting a first round pick next year, the UFA class is absolute GARBAGE ! there's no hope there

 

http://capgeek.com/f...-1&fa_type_id=2

 

Let's worry about this season before we start talking about 2014 UFAs


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

worst thing is that on top of us not getting a first round pick next year, the UFA class is absolute GARBAGE ! there's no hope there

 

http://capgeek.com/f...-1&fa_type_id=2

 

 

Was this sarcasm? I really like that class..obviously a lot of people will get resigned before hitting UFA, but that list is full of extremely useful players. 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

worst thing is that on top of us not getting a first round pick next year, the UFA class is absolute GARBAGE ! there's no hope there

 

http://capgeek.com/f...-1&fa_type_id=2

 

Huh?

 

Gaborik

Vanek

Pominville

Kessel
Marleau

Cammalleri

Sedins

Statsny

 

If we want a scoring forward with significant value on the PP, there will be some options if we choose to spend it.

 

There's also some 2nd tier FAs that wouldn't be terrible.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

Was this sarcasm? 

 It had to be


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:10 PM

Hmmmm both tje Sedins are RFA next year....and lets be honest they probably wont pan out very well playing for Torts. Plus they're old and Sweedish so they meet 2/3 of our teams criteria.
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:24 PM

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

You are the only fvcking moron in the entire fvcking world who can blame Lou for a player deciding to retire 2 years into a 15 year contract. Go jump off a bridge you ignorant twat.
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:26 PM

Hmmmm both tje Sedins are RFA next year....and lets be honest they probably wont pan out very well playing for Torts. Plus they're old and Sweedish so they meet 2/3 of our teams criteria.

the only glimmer of hope i've had all day.

 

also, this does not mean we sign Henrique long-term, as someone mentioned in page one.  we need to resign our players just as we were going to.  the last thing we need to do is spend a lot of money on mediocre players.

 

the only thing that is going to get us close to what we were yesterday is another huge name, which probably wont happen until at least next year. no need to overreact yet and waste money 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

None. Sign RFAs, rebuild.

This team has been "retooling" around a core that largely revolved around kovalchuck for too long.

Face the facts: this team is old and in desperate need of a new direction. If Elias declines this yeah,.God help us.
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:52 PM

worst thing is that on top of us not getting a first round pick next year, the UFA class is absolute GARBAGE ! there's no hope there

 

http://capgeek.com/f...-1&fa_type_id=2

 

Especially considering the Sedins/Bergeron/Kessel/Callahan/Pavelski probably aren't making it to UFA 


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 08:54 PM

i would take grabo...don't care if we have too many centers
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

Plug: Milan Hejduk....Long Term: Ryan Nugent Hopkins
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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:00 PM

I just hope Lou doesn't go with the rationale from last year.

 

Something like: "Ilya Kovalchuk is not a player you can replace. We will need everyone else to just step it up."

 

I don't think he will, but I'll be pretty disappointed if this is the team we are going with by October.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:04 PM

Hmmm both tje Sedins are RFA next year....and lets be honest they probably wont pan out very well playing for Torts. Plus they're old and Sweedish so they meet 2/3 of our teams criteria.

Uhmmm The twins will be UFA, not RFA. They are still both producing at a point per game. Hank has been relatively injury free his entire career.  Daniel has had one concussion courtesy of Keith. They currently carry a cap of 6.1 each and want to do 1 year deals here on out, although the canucks will try to lock them up for 2-3 more years in january if they can. But if they hit FA than anyone with 12 million+ in cap space would be crazy to NOT try and land them. Just saying. Having the pleasure of watching them their entire career they make any team instantly better. 

 

As far as Torts goes time will tell how it impacts our core and whether it has an effect to get the team out of their country club atmosphere. The Twins were both strong advocates in getting Torts for what its worth. But, most fans in Vancouver want the Twins re-signed as soon as they can be, so hopefully it won't be a dilemma for other teams to try and decide to sign them in the summer. :boogie:


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:09 PM

The twins must be nutso.  Want Torts???  We have seen him while across the river and it isn't pretty.  Please no nutcases for 12M+.  Yikes!


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:14 PM

I don't understand the love-fest for Brunner. He did well in 44 NHL games. I think paying him anything more than 2 mil is a mistake.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 09:50 PM

Oh and a big NO to Vanek. We'd have to trade something like Henrique and Larsson for a guy with a 7.1 mil cap hit who is a UFA after next season. I don't want to go through another off-season of waiting for our free agent scorer to make a decision on whether he wants to re-sign with the club or not.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:07 PM

You are the only fvcking moron in the entire fvcking world who can blame Lou for a player deciding to retire 2 years into a 15 year contract. Go jump off a bridge you ignorant twat.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:08 PM

What does Lou do going forward? No clue. What do I do? Blast punk rock and drink. My solution's working nicely.


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Posted 11 July 2013 - 10:42 PM

Dustin Penner. He was a beast in Edmonton. LA used him wrong and his production went into a tailspin. He's only 30, 6'5", 245, and has a great nose for the net. He also doesn't take stupid penalties at all. He won't replace Kovy but he is a free agent, his stock is down, and I think he could thrive in DeBoer's system.


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