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Everything posted by gocanes0506

  1. Stalberg, Hainsey, McClement? If so, I think we are covered with full seasons of McGinn, Ryan, and now TVR.
  2. I understand what you're saying but Nashville had 4 top pair Dmen, 1 top 4 guy, and 1 5th Dman. They had extra defenders to move and still be the top D in the league.
  3. True. Since that math is already figured in, we are a 93 point team in a decent division without them. We could get 100 with in the Metro though. Devils- got better but not sure how much better Philly- worse IMO. Patrick is a 40-50 point guy maybe, they lost their big PP threat, and still lack a goalie/defense NYI- O is better, D is worse, G same. Overall slightly better PIT- w/o Bonino, may be less deep. G ???? WAS- D is worse & their O has to be weaker seeing their cap issues Columbus- not as deep without Gagner but a top 2 team in the division NYR- a lot less formidable this year with no Stepan. Their D is week and only going to weaker if they sign Shattenkirk to some ridiculous deal. They lack a great shutdown guy to make him look better. if we can add 30 more goals in trade/ FA we could battle for 3rd place ~105 points.
  4. Lets go ahead and kill the Duchene rumors. Joe is crazy Aurthue Staple said Snow offered Harmonic and 2018 1st. Joe declined. So with that info, I will call the Duchene speculation closed. Do I have a second?
  5. Now Big Joe and Marleau may want to stay together. Even some tweets about it. Question for the core: Do we or SJS have a better chance at winning with Joe and Marleau? Could be a solid selling point for us. It is a risk with Joe because of his knee. Two solid seasons with those leaders to bridge Roy and Kuokkanen. My answer is us. SJS had 99 points with them. We had 87 without them. I believe them, Darling, and all of younger guys getting better would easily equal 6 more wins Plus! And over the two contract Canes should project higher with the amount of young talent on the roster. Marleau-Joe-Skinner Aho-Staal-Lindholm TT-Rask-Stempniak McGinn-Ryan-Nordstrom extra-PDG
  6. Thats wierd, I clicked it again for validation. For ease, Mr. Custance says: Lots of interest in Patrick Marleau coming off 27-goal season. Toronto, Anaheim, NYR, SJ, Carolina, Nashville, LA all in the mix.
  7. In on Marleau Hey the first time I've seen us directly linked to a UFA: we are mentioned as one of the teams involved with Marleau.
  8. True but he wants to win. We are a fringe playoff at this moment. Don't like our chances compared to others.
  9. And another reason why if we are going to make a move it needs to happen now.
  10. Signed Patrick Brown to a 1 yr 2 way. available contracts count: 4 disclaimer: i am counting us carrying 22 roster players and none being a prospect
  11. Speaking of Duchene: media members are calling for him to move him for Duchene's sake. They want this saga to end. His asking price may go down. We'll see.
  12. That wont change. Either GMRF blinks or GMJS blinks first. Joe holds the power of the hand so I don't see it. LV has Schmidt but they don't want to move him. Also AVS could go get himself instead of being a part of a 3 way trade. IF, and that's a big if, GMRF budges on his no moving a Dman, now is the time. We have time to sign a replacement in FA or be able to get one from LV at a decent price.
  13. Notable non tendered RFA, at this point: Keegan Lowe: anyone want him back? Brett Connelly, RW WAS: had 15 goals last year. Maybe WAS couldn't afford what he was asking since their cap sucks. Could be a good RW option for the 4th line/ 23rd forward. Mikhail Grigorenko, C, COL- big former first rounder not being tendered. 2 seasons of mid 20 points. Another candidate for capped strapped team looking for a failed 1st rounder to catch fire.
  14. Experts saying about a dozen teams reached out to Joe Thornton today. Says he is looking for a 3 year deal. That 3 year deal just about eliminates us, imo. Plus 3 years is a little risky for a guy coming back from a "floating knee" at 37. also guessing its 50/50 whether or not Williams returns to the Capitals
  15. We qualified McGinn, PDG and Chelios. If a prospect doesn't make the roster, Im guessing we have 5 contracts available before 50. Im counting McGinn and PDG as one of the roster forwards. Chelios counts against the previous mentioned 6 left.
  16. Nail will get a decent year offer from a cap strapped team hoping that he gets it going. Chicago, Capitals or Penguins. Im taking bets.
  17. It does suck that the one year we are big players the FA and draft suck. We still have teams in cap issues. Washington- 19 million in cap space but only 12 roster players. They have 2 big RFAs to sign as well. We have cheap roster players like Murphy/Dahlbeck, McGinn, Nordstrom, and PDG that could help fill out their roster if they are willing to move a skilled forward. And others. So we might be able to add a decent forward without a lot given up. im not moving Hanafin or Faulk without a great young center coming back.
  18. Recchi made the HOF, no Brindy
  19. Well screwed that up, thanks for the correction
  20. We are looking at 47 if we sign 4 of our draft class and have a full roster + a 7th Dman and 13th forward or we have 7 available contracts outside of NHL roster requirements. Now 6 with Carrick's signing.
  21. I thought that was Saarela. Mentioned he tore up AHL but his shoulder injury may keep him from being ready to make a charge to the big club. Then again I may have missed his reference to Zykov.
  22. Gauthier will be there but I don't see him getting a look. He needs to improve his skating a bunch. In my estimation, the names I gave have the best chance. Fluery and Saarela have the best chance (GMRF mentioned Saarela specifically). Roy has an outside chance because he was in the Q league. Kuokkanen is hard to gauge playing in Europe.
  23. I agree with that. My point was from a roster spot stand point. We want a top line center. After this season, we would have the new guy, Staal, Rask, Aho, and if not traded Roy for our top 3 center slots. GMRF believes Aho is a center and we aren't trading the new guy. We are left with 1 extra with Staal and Rask left. Knowing how cheap we are and how much we've invested in Rask, the odd man out is Staal. I don't see us getting a big center with picks and prospects.
  24. 1 positive this year is prospect camp is before FA starts. The team could get an idea if Saarela, Kuokkanen, Roy, and Fleury are serious contenders for roster spots. That could also effect UFA period. I know GMRF didn't feel like there were options in our ranks but someone can come in and blow the doors off.
  25. I believe IF we pick up a 1C or 1.5 center this offseason, we'll try and trade Staal next off-season. We offer our 1st next year in a trade with good faith we get one back with a Staal trade. Francis has made it clear they want to get Aho in a center spot, preferably next year. With that said, I don't see a Staal move this season. the future of the team is a Remkin length post . But a Staal trade in the future will definitely help save some money. Cap strapped team deals are still the way to go but from what I seen, they are long term investment deals. Outside of LV, most cap strapped teams don't have a lot of 1 year contracts.
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