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  1. Well no O''Brien from the Avalanche. He was traded to the Flames. Poop
  2. I really doubt he comes cheap. We wont see a contract less than 4 mil for him. I don't think we will see large roster changes. We will see a buy out of Richards and a couple of trades of their lower guys to get the coaches type players. We will see an abundance of trades compared to other seasons because of cap space and a lack of free agents. I just don't think we will see a large change of any roster because of cap space.
  3. Sucka i understand the issue with trading skinner. JR has dug himself into a hole that he may be able to get out of without trading a top 6 guy. He has way overpaid for both staals, skins(in the short term), and ruutu. He slightly overpaid for pits(only because he cant stay healthy), gleason, and semin. Who in that bunch is tradeable? After next season we have to re-sign faulk and tlusty. Tlusty could be another 5 mil forward if his play continues. We already 44 million in cap money committed to only 9 players for 14-15. Staal, Staal, Semin, Skins, Gleason, Ward, Ruutu, Dwyer, Harrison. That leaves JR about 20 mil to get faulk and tlusty re-signed and get/re-sign/call up 1 goalie, 4 dmen, and 5 forwards. The money runs out quickly especially when you can figure tlusty and faulk are going to cost 9 mil to re-sign. Skins has value now and it will hurt us in the long run to trade him. Does JR really have a choice though? I dont think he does.
  4. If Nish is still there at 5. JR will have a real tough time to deciding whether to take him or trade the pick away. He may have a lot of interest.
  5. Well if Nich is taking in the top 4 and we draft Barkov. I would like to get a young guy like Nino. He wants out of the Islanders. Bickell would be a great get for the 3rd line. Lapierre would be a great signing for 4th line center, miller(det) is a great 4th liner. It would make for a decent top 3 lines Tlusty-Staal-Semin 6'0 209, 6'4 205, 6'2 209 Nino-Staal-Skins 6'2 205, 6'4 220, 5'11 193 Bickell-Barkov-Ruutu 6'4 223, 6'2 205, 6'0 205 Miller-Lapierre-Dwyer 6'2 178, 6'2 207, 5'11 175 That's great size for our forwards. The third line would be fully capable of putting points on the board but can also play against teams top lines (opening up the 2nd line to score). Barkov would have a steep learning curve but Ruutu and Bickell are both very experienced players. That would be 4 acquisitions for the forward crew alone. JR would be really busy to then add to the D corps.
  6. Pens Craig Adams Jokinen Ducks Allen Wild Cullen Canadiens Kaberle Red Wings P Eaves Kings Williams That's all I can remember.. After I checked: Islanders Aucoin Pens Sutter (how did I forget him)
  7. I hope we dont trade up. There will be a great talent at number 5. I would want to only trade assets if we could get back into the 1st round.
  8. We would be an epic failure of an organization with skins as the third line center. How can we afford to pay 6 million for a checking line center (whether that is the 2nd or 3rd line)? Nich needs to be drafted to play on the 2nd line with Staal and Skins. Either that or draft a guy that can step into the checking line center role.
  9. The longer we dont make the playoffs regularly the longer we have to overpay dudes to play here. We have got to draft well or start winning. If not its going to be a never ending cycles of us overpaying the guys we have and the inability to sign the right guy(s) due to our imposed cap.
  10. Just pure speculation as they have 8 NHL Dmen on contract for next season. They may draft Jones and they have a NHL ready Dman in the system. Thats 10 guys. It only makes sense that they will have to trade some dudes and Johnson has never lived up to expectations. He could be available.
  11. Exactly right. This is why I believe Skinner will be traded. We have so much money invested in the top 2 lines; 32 million and thats without Tlusty's extension. We have got to make some adjustments if we are to revamp our D and then be able to sign Tlusty and Faulk long term.
  12. Yes we will have 9 mil in cap space but JR/PK said they wanted to spend around 60 mil. So that leaves us with about 5 mil of spending space.
  13. No way we can have Clowe with Skinner on the 3rd line. We have about 5 mil in money that PK wants to spend. If Clowe is signed then there goes about 4 mil. That would leave a mil in salary. That will be taken by our 5th overall pick. It would take a trade of skinner for us to afford Clowe. I agree he would be a great addition for the 2nd line if our 5th overall pick is a center for the 3rd line, Nich wants to stay in Russia for a couple of seasons, or JR goes with a Dman.
  14. Ok so we have about 7.6 million in cap space. If a top 6 is to go the only 2 that could be moved is Skinner or Ruutu. I just dont see Ruutu going as about every player mentioned how they were a different team when he was on the ice. Skinner has to work on the 2nd line. There is no way we can revamp the 3rd line and the D while having 6 million dollar third line center. If JR wants the third line to get bigger putting Skinner there doesnt work. Dmen either FA or trade options: Yandle- 5.25 mil cap hit for 3 more seasons (will be expensive though) Shane O'Brien (2 mil hit for 2 more seasons)- Avalanche have 8 dmen on contract for next season plus the have Siemens in the minors and drafting Jones. Erik Johnson (3.75 mil cap hit for 3 seasons)- see above plus he has never lived up to the expectations. Be a great acquisition for us as our media doesnt apply pressure to the players. Braydon Coburn (4.5 mil cap hit for 3 seasons)- They only have 2 mil cap space and need a couple of forwards. Could be a good swap with McBain. Douglas Murray- Big guy, may be a lot of interested teams. Mark Streit- Older guy if we arent able to get younger guys or need a veteran for leadership. A big reach- St. Louis a Pietrangelo for Skinner swap (as the main pieces for the deal).
  15. In time of making the cap smaller, there is no way we can afford a 6 million dollar 3rd line center. Skinner either needs to play with J Staal and Ruutu or he needs to go. We dont have the cap luxury for that next season. Also, if we go get a 2nd line winger then it will be hard to re-sign faulk and tlusty after next season and I just dont see that happening. Rosie, McBain and Pits needs to go. We need to get Murray or make a trade with Philly for Coburn (the flyers have to trade one of their D men). If and a big if Skins is traded i would like for him to go Columbus or the Islanders. Columbus has 3 1st rounders so losing one isnt the end of the world and the have a great D prospect in Murray. Islanders will have a decent 1st rounder and they have Nino. Both have a need for offense. Murray would a great addition to the D corps and Nino could step in and play 2nd line with Staal and Ruutu.
  16. Its the coach and lack of veteran leaders Either Staal are not leaders for this team. This is evident when the moment controversy comes the team gives up. Great leaders (Brindy, Francis, etc) dont let that happen. I say the coach. He continues to beat the same strategy as if the results are going to change. I understand the strategy use to work but if it isnt anymore then change is needed. His lack of ability is apparent as he refuses to change. Also, the notion of waiting for a good break to change this team is pathetic. He can't really believe that there are no issues with the team but with luck.
  17. Only 4 points out of worst in the East! Washington is 1st in the SE. Its bad that the southeast winner wouldnt make it in the playoffs based on points.
  18. I think the biggest identity issue that needs to be solved is who is the checking line? We dont have the big line that is physical and matches up with the opposing top line. If its J Staal's line thats fine. If that is the case then skinner needs to be moved to the first line. Another big guy to play with ruutu and j staal needs to be drafted/signed/traded for. I know skinner hasnt had the greatest chemistry with Eric but I think semin can change that. And if thats the case Tlusty will need to be a 2nd line guy or be traded. If its the 3rd line then ruutu needs to be moved. It is hard to suggest this as he is a great team guy. He fits a shutdown guy but his salary is too much for a 3rd line shutdown guy. Also, the third line needs to get bigger and more physical. I think the second requires less moves. Just another shutdown guy like Clowe. The biggest issue is what to do with Tlusty. I think he is product of everyone focusing on Semin and Staal. Tlusty will cost too much after next season to play on the 3rd line. I know ill take crap for suggesting any of this but I think it is a large issue. We dont have that physical line that plays a lot of minutes.
  19. Well the needs are apparent Defense: need a top man plus pits staying healthy Decide on the roles of the 2nd and 3rd lines. If the 3rd line is the checking line then size needs to be added. If the 2nd is then a replacement for skinner is needed. He is too small to be a checking line guy. Potential FAs or buyouts ( im not suggesting these are options) Nathan Horton- Boston will be in cap issues to re-sign him Rich Peverly- hasnt come close to his 3.25 salary Michael Ryder Ryan Clowe Simon Gagne Flyer dman- they have bunch over 4 mil, and one will be bought out. Derek Roy Mason Raymond Alexander Edler
  20. interesting talking point though about STL. Now with Bouw they have 9 nhl Dmen. Minus Redden, they could look to re-sign all their Dmen. On top of that they will have to make decision on Patrik Berglund, Andy McDonald, Chris Stewart, Alex Pietrangelo, Ian Cole, Russell, and Shattenkirk. They have 40 million tied up. They will more than likley let McDonal go. Pietrangelo will get a 7 mil price tag. They will have 14 mil to re-sign all above mentioned. They could do it but maybe Pietrangelo could be available.
  21. I think JRs back was put against the wall about this team once this realignment was announced. We are going to playing the high paying, high skilled, and large teams that are in the atlantic. This team has to get bigger and stronger on D. Murphy (to me) is a 4-5 year project. Is JR able to wait that long and how many other pieces have value that we are willing to trade?
  22. Maybe Glencross as well. We are rumored to be interested in Glencross. So the deal is more likely Murphy, a 2nd and another player for Bouw and Glencross without Calgary paying any of Bouw's contract. My guess is they want McBain but want to give up Jokinen/Dalpe/another checker.
  23. Rarely is a losing locker room a happy and cohesive place.
  24. Injuries happen i guess. We have to get more physical. Maybe we could get Nino from the Isles. He wants out and is built like ladd.
  25. It aint gonna happen next year unless this team gets much bigger and physical. If we arent beating the jets we are going to struggle against our new conference.
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