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Everything posted by gocanes0506

  1. Its the same reason I don't want to do a Brown or Gaborik from LA. Yea we might get a lottery 1st rounder out of it but it will be detrimental in 3 years.
  2. At 30 and owed 37.25 million over 5 years, I pass. He can get to the 60-70 point range but only twice. In his 9 full seasons he averages 51 points per season. I don't know that he maintains that until he is 35. He has averaged 24 goals a season but most of his point numbers are from his time in Anaheim. I would do it if he had 2-3 years left but not at 5. over the next 3 years our salary is going to go way up with 3 of 4 D horsemen, Aho, Lindholm, TT, and Skinner all needing re-signings. Don't know that we can afford an under producing 7.5 million Ryan the last 2 years of his contract.
  3. Its outside the scope of the thread but: This was more in reference to players being ok with the status quo and little accountability among players because of years of making a team out of spare parts and recycling players. Some of the players saw the organization really didn't care about winning and gave efforts to match. It may have started before but that is when I noticed it. This also could be a super long discussion but I will cut it off here. it seemed to turn around some when the team saw it could win with who we had on the ice. It should get a boost with a hard playing Darling. The team needs a big acquisition to boost morale as much as the fans do.
  4. Well another damper on our ability to get talent cheap, they increased the cap to 75 million. man the positive outlook on our ability to improve the team has really been kicked down a few notches. We have a bunch more money to spend but it the talent wont come as cheap as I had hoped.
  5. It really depends on how they handle the expansion draft. 1. If they take everyone's picks to take no names, yes they do end at the bottom. 2. Do they go aggressive and take the best talent, they could finish 18-29 depending on how everyone gels. 3. Do they take a bunch of young talent and tradeable assets in the draft? Trade a decent amount of the talent for almost league ready talent. They could finish 25-31 depending on who they keep and how their talent does.
  6. To be honest I think it was an organizational mindset that brought them all down. Much like one here from 13-16 that really brought our production down. Players didn't feel either supported, appreciated, like the organization wanted to win, etc. I would say if its one player then they are having issues but when its a a majority of players, its an organization issue. If we were to add big name players, it would boost the morale of our players. Any addition would also benefit from an upbeat locker room atmosphere.
  7. Yes very true. Thanks to our favorite GM.
  8. You think they would move 3 roster players for a good 2 way guy, a underperforming G, and a D propect? We couldn't get two of them for that. Based on their asking price we would have to be in the ballpark of: Staal Lack Fluery Roy Nordstrom/McGinn staal for Skog swap McGinn & lack for Soderberg Fluery & Roy for Duchene Skinner-Duchene-Stempniak Skog-Rask-Lindstrom TT-Soderberg-Aho the thought of the Skins, Aho, & Duchene on the same line is exciting and scary at the same time, so I split them up.
  9. This and hording as many good defenders as they can to allow them to make some good trades. Dallas move the #3 for Dumba, Demers, or Jack Johnson? Would Philadelphia be willing to swap Raanta and 6th for the 2nd? They could get the franchise face they are looking for. D and goalies would have some serious currency this year. 4 teams are looking for a starting goalie and 6 or so teams are looking for a D upgrade to be serious playoff teams. LV could get some good young offensive players to fill the AHL team. If they get too greedy with their pick hoarding, then all of that is out the window.
  10. Im aware of Staal but I believe his chance of coming back here is zero. No reason to bring him up.
  11. Best chance at that is Soderberg. He had an abysmal season with Colorado but has a past of getting to 50 points. He'll be 32 at seasons start so I have no idea if he can get back to it.
  12. The names that interest me: the wingers from Nashville, already mentioned. Josh Anderson- Columbus 6'3 220lb RW that put up 17 goals last year. RFA McQuaid- Boston, big RHD with a low AAV and 2 years left. Decent veteran 5th Dmen for us C Miller- younger version of McQuaid. Will be a RFA next offseason C Soderberg- COL. had a terrible year for Colorado, like everyone else. But put up 50 and 41 points the last 2 years, respectively. Signed for 3 more years at 4.75 AAV Jokes: Justin Falk from Buffalo is available, could be fun for announcers and fans
  13. Side deals I wouldn't mind with LV: A Nashville forward, Wilson or Neal, to play on Staal's left side. we know Minnesota will have a great forward available but LV will more than likely take Zucker. He is a LV native who they will keep. we'll see soon if Jets, Columbus, and Anaheim went 8 or 7-3. Could be a pretty good forward from either available or a really good defender.
  14. I have to believe Minnesota is one of the teams that gave up a first to select a specific person. It was a little disappointed that a deal wasn't made. I am guessing that we'll make a deal with LV for an okay winger maybe a third line center.
  15. I don't think its expansion related so ill drop it here: coyotes got someone to freely take Smith's contract and get a good return out of it. Arizona is going to need to pick up some serious cap eaters this year. They are down to 20 million. They have a couple of RFAs to sign still.
  16. That is a great pickup by the Slugs
  17. Hmmm Gaborik would be a tough sell. He is owed 16 million of the last 4 years of his deal. He'll turn 39 during his last year. Also he has only played in 68% of games the last 2 seasons at a 0.375 PPG pace. if we could pull off Rem's dream and trade the 11 and 12 to get Philly's pick, it may be worth it. If Gaborik was in a stage where he was making significantly less that his cap, it could be worth it. Man if Gaborik was just going to retire and we only had to eat his cap, that could be worth it. We aren't getting within 5 million of the cap ceiling
  18. Could kill the possibility of getting a forward like Schenn from Philadelphia. But im not sure how much Cousins saves them in cap space
  19. I understand Carolina doesn't get a lot of rumors posted because we don't draw the eye balls. I have an odd feeling we'll have a less than hopeful offseason.
  20. Tampa did it because: they needed talent that wouldn't require protection they need cap space they needed defense Rumor milled to move Drouin's problematic personality the only way to solve that is with a ELC Dman. Not too many of those changing hands or worth Drouin's talent level. Our 3 have more value than Drouin.
  21. I hope the only way we move Pesce or Hanifin is to get another top 4 in return and use their added value of not requiring protection to help get an O player. Minnesota comes to mind. They have O to move and D to swap.
  22. If I'm shooting for a decent but not top name center, its Brayden Schenn. Philadelphia needs to move a center with one of top 2 coming in. They will more likely take picks and spects. They have 8 million in space but need a top goalie, re-sign 3 RFAs and need a 5th defender. Whoever their #2 pick is will have almost a million in cap hit as well.
  23. 5.5 per. That is a little risky but that could be, and I believe will be, a great deal.
  24. Galchenyuk would be a good wing addition on Staal's left side. Basically always been a minus player(for those that care) and isn't a great FO guy. He would really help that line put up points with more 2 way responsible players of Staal and Lindholm. Montreal needs center help though. Move Roy and Pitts 2nd?
  25. Canes still have 24 million in cap space. Could add another 2.5 if LV takes Lack or Stempniak.
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