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Based on how everyone in hockey told us the lead up to the expansion draft was going to be one of the craziest offseason events we've ever witnessed, sure it's disappointing that we're not at least si

Two days ago, this was a pathetic draft class that we wanted no part of other than Shattenkirk. Now, the sky is falling because we lost out on him since he's going to realize his 15 year old wet dream

So... Detroit... 

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18 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

Marleau got a full NMC too? Good God Lou. emoji23.png

 

 

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Lou swinging for the cheap seats! Signs Marleau (38), Dominic Moore  (36), and Ron Hainsey  (36) all to multi-year deals. 

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2 hours ago, CommonDreads said:

Habs just signed Ales Hemsky to a 1 year deal for their right side, seems to indicate to me they're out on Radulov. Probably going to Dallas.

Bergevin seems primed to make a desperation move (Kovy?) with Radulov signing elsewhere.  Unfortunately they already moved Sergachev.  Does Shero just hold out for Galchenyuk?    

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27 minutes ago, Lateralous said:

Bergevin seems primed to make a desperation move (Kovy?) with Radulov signing elsewhere.  Unfortunately they already moved Sergachev.  Does Shero just hold out for Galchenyuk?    

How would moving Galchenyuk in a deal for Kovy benefit the Habs?

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10 minutes ago, pattyelias said:

How would moving Galchenyuk in a deal for Kovy benefit the Habs?

Haha, I guess I didn't think that all the way through. Futures would probably be more likely since they seem to be in win now mode with Weber, Price, Pacioretty, Alzner all in their middle to late prime.  The general point remains the same though, Bergevin seems like he might be primed to overpay on Kovy after losing their second leading scorer from a year ago.       

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3 hours ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

Who else is right up against the cap that Shero can fleece for some Defense? 

Red Wings have 2 RFA not signed and they only have 2.3 mil in cap space

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4 hours ago, CommonDreads said:

That contract is gonna be a disaster in years 4 & 5

Re:  Radulov, it would have been so easy for Shero to say "Damn, missed out on Shattenkirk, let me throw most of that money at Radulov!"  So glad that Shero didn't make a UFA splash for the sake of doing so.  

Hopefully everyone who freaked yesterday now realizes you don't build solely through big UFA signings on 7/1.  Shero is really doing a fine job overall so far...no, of course not every move he's made has worked out, but no GM bats 1.000, and he's also shown some nice creativity to boot.  

3 hours ago, jagknife said:

New team, same Lou type moves

Re:  Marleau, he never misses games and started his career very young, so he's done a lot of compiling and has built up some nice quick-glance numbers, but I don't like bringing losers onto a developing team, and Marleau is a loser.  Totally the wrong guy for Lou to bring in.

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7 minutes ago, thecoffeecake said:

How in Christ's name did radulov get 5 years

Classic GM UFA stupidity.  Radulov spent his peak years in the KHL.  Don't really understand the overpayment, but I guess someone was going to do it.

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Given we don't have much depth at right wing would it be worth signing Yakupov on a one year show me deal?

His numbers from last season on a stacked St Louis team are horrible, but could he be a good reclamation project? 

Also saw that Grigorenko wasn't qualified either. 

In terms of the back end Nikita Nesterov looks like an interesting project. 

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4 hours ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

Given we don't have much depth at right wing would it be worth signing Yakupov on a one year show me deal?

His numbers from last season on a stacked St Louis team are horrible, but could he be a good reclamation project? 

Also saw that Grigorenko wasn't qualified either. 

In terms of the back end Nikita Nesterov looks like an interesting project. 

Pre-STL stint, I'd have said yes but his ship has sailed.

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Given we don't have much depth at right wing would it be worth signing Yakupov on a one year show me deal?

His numbers from last season on a stacked St Louis team are horrible, but could he be a good reclamation project? 

Also saw that Grigorenko wasn't qualified either. 

In terms of the back end Nikita Nesterov looks like an interesting project. 

I wouldn't sign Yakupov if he paid us. There's also the fact that Hall doesn't care for him.

 

 

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What would people think of signing Markov for the 2 years he's asking?   I think it could be part of a good short term solution for the defense while Shero works to find more permanent long term guys for the backend.  

Also, given how long it typically takes for defenseman to develop, The other thing I would like to see Shero do would be to target D prospects who were drafted in '15 or '16 using Kovy or possibly Henrique as the bait.  Off the top of my head, I'm specifically thinking of guys like Dante Fabbro in Nashville or Jacob Larsson in Anaheim.   If we just wait until the '18 draft to start bolstering the backend, it's going to be a long wait until we're a serious contender again.      

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4 hours ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

Given we don't have much depth at right wing would it be worth signing Yakupov on a one year show me deal?

His numbers from last season on a stacked St Louis team are horrible, but could he be a good reclamation project? 

Also saw that Grigorenko wasn't qualified either. 

In terms of the back end Nikita Nesterov looks like an interesting project. 

We're not trying to recapture the glory of the Edmonton Oilers circa 2014, are we?

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