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#21 welcometotherock

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:00 PM

[quote name='welcometotherock' post='755114' date='Apr 29 2009, 07:50 PM']Here are some free-agents that caught my eye:

(all: UFA's, play 65+ games a year, reasonable to get, and not too old)



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Posted 29 April 2009 - 07:45 PM

I would really like Lou to re-sign Gionta. I know a lot of you are probably thinking wtf right now but I have a few reasons. 1. He had a decent season, however not a season worth $4million. 2. He is always the first one back on the backcheck and his speed is a great asset. 3. He was one of our best players in this short playoff year. The one thing though is that he must sign for less then the $4 million dollars he made the last 3 seasons. If he is willing to take around $2.5-$3 million than hopefully Lou will bring him back.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:00 PM

I posted this in the Boumeester thread but i think my post was deleted but How about Beauchemin for Defense?
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:02 PM

I posted this in the Boumeester thread but i think my post was deleted but How about Beauchemin for Defense?

yeah i was just about to say that. Beauchemin will probably get at least 4 mill a year, but id take that if im Lou. As for a second line centre, exploring Saku Koivu as an option may be a choice
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:56 PM

As realistically speaking as possible, I can see Lou doing something like this next year...
Guys like Shanny, Holik, Havelid, and Rupp will either retire or find employment elsewhere. (Im hoping Holik retires and gets a job with Danno in the announcement booth lol). Gionta and Madden will either be let go or leave for more money. It wouldn't surprise me if Lou re-signs at least one of them, but let's assume the only people he brings back from this year's teama re Zajac, Odyua, and Greene...

I can see him bringing back Petr Sykora and going after a dman like Marc-Andre Bergeron from Minnesota. He's 28, has some size, and has a cannon of a shot. He put up 14 goals and 32 points this year, 7 of which were powerplay goals.

Along with any youngsters that make the team, in the unlikely event, I can see our lineup looking something like this next year...

Elias-Rolston-Sykora
Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Bergfors-Vrana-Clarkson
Halischuk-Zubust-Pando

Bergeron-Martin
White-Odyua
Salvador-Corrente/Mottau/Greene

Marty
Clemmer (assuming he stays for whatever reason. Marty can't play 70 games anymore, so it'd make sense)

Not exactly a super lineup, but we'd get younger.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:15 AM

As realistically speaking as possible, I can see Lou doing something like this next year...
Guys like Shanny, Holik, Havelid, and Rupp will either retire or find employment elsewhere. (Im hoping Holik retires and gets a job with Danno in the announcement booth lol). Gionta and Madden will either be let go or leave for more money. It wouldn't surprise me if Lou re-signs at least one of them, but let's assume the only people he brings back from this year's teama re Zajac, Odyua, and Greene...

I can see him bringing back Petr Sykora and going after a dman like Marc-Andre Bergeron from Minnesota. He's 28, has some size, and has a cannon of a shot. He put up 14 goals and 32 points this year, 7 of which were powerplay goals.

Along with any youngsters that make the team, in the unlikely event, I can see our lineup looking something like this next year...

Elias-Rolston-Sykora
Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Bergfors-Vrana-Clarkson
Halischuk-Zubust-Pando

Bergeron-Martin
White-Odyua
Salvador-Corrente/Mottau/Greene

Marty
Clemmer (assuming he stays for whatever reason. Marty can't play 70 games anymore, so it'd make sense)

Not exactly a super lineup, but we'd get younger.

Sykora sucks, he put up 25 goals and 21 assists playing on a line with Malkin....that's underachievement if I've seen it.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:38 AM

yeah i was just about to say that. Beauchemin will probably get at least 4 mill a year, but id take that if im Lou. As for a second line centre, exploring Saku Koivu as an option may be a choice



Lets also not overrate Beuchemin who essentially was a throw-in the Federov trade. He was a minor league defensemen who's value went up playing alongside of Nieds.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:49 AM

Lets also not overrate Beuchemin who essentially was a throw-in the Federov trade. He was a minor league defensemen who's value went up playing alongside of Nieds.


Yeah, you gotta be careful with these free agents. Then again, you don't want to get nobody. Ah, the quandary!
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