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  1. Fedoruk would be a bad choice, not much of a fighter now and he's one punch/big hit away from ending his career. There's more metal in that mans face than in a zamboni. Anyways, Leighton is making a strong bid to be in the nhl next year. First playoff game tonight against the phantoms...39 save shutout. Rats win 4-0.
  2. Hindsight is always 20/20.
  3. Ya! Let's get more guys who can't play defense! In fact, let's forget defense all together, ice 12 top 6 forwards, 6 offensive defensemen and let's trade for Turco because he's a great puck handler and can set us up to score even more! Seriously though, defense is key right now. Caniacs need only think of one thing this summer when it comes to improving the team and that's DEFENSE.
  4. They were both already in Albany. Chaput played in the last game and will continue to play but Dodge will not dress for any games. Tom Rowe said in an interview he'll stay and work with the team but it's unlikely he plays. Not impressed by Dodge, eh? Haven't seen him play I take it. He's a pretty good two-way forward and a great pickup that late in the draft. Possibly the best defensive forward in college hockey. Hard worker, good leadership, all around great guy. He could become a pretty good 3rd liner. Chaput was drafted in the role of a grinder but his offense has really picked up this past year in Lewiston. Upside is a possible 3rd liner but most likely he'll be a 4th line checker. Good defensive forward. So all in all I fail to see how you could be unimpressed with these guys. Their development has come along nicely. You've gotta draft character/role players too, it's not all about starting goalies, first liners and top pairing defensemen. We have one more prospect who's rights run out this year that we could possibly sign and that is Harrison Reed. He took a big step back this year in terms of his offensive production. I would not be surprised if he wasn't tendered an offer. He wasn't that high of a pick and you really need to see a guys development continually moving forward at this age. He isn't just stagnant, he's regressed this season to the point where he was traded from his ohl team. 2006-2007 67gp 29g 52a 81pts 2007-2008 69gp 14g 33a 47pts He played more games, scored less than half his previous years total of goals and had 34 less points.
  5. Because Whitney is 35? It's pretty obvious why we'd trade him. He'll likely retire at the end of his deal. Whitney is the odd man out because he's old and Samsonov plays a similar style of game. Anyone in their right mind would keep a 29 year old power forward over a 35 year old slick offensive forward when you already have a younger guy who plays the same style just as good if not better.
  6. This for sure spells the end of Whitney or Cole in Carolina. Preferrably Whitney.
  7. That's more than I expected him to get, but I'm skeptical because you have 2 posts. No offense.
  8. shane472


    Must be nice having a parent club that actually cares about the rats...unlike the devils.
  9. I'm completely serious about Wallin being a tank. You can't just judge a guy by his weight. You have all sorts of other things to take into account like body fat % and muscle mass. Heavier isn't better because it can be fat. Pound for pound Wallin is a very strong man.
  10. I'd gladly take Wesley back, but Hedican should hang them up. His body isn't holding up so well and it'd be better for him to end on his own terms rather than suffer a career ending injury or being forced out of the league like LeClair was.
  11. You're right about Koci, the man cannot play hockey at all. Only reason he saw time in the nhl is because he's HUGE. McLeod will be re-signed. You said it yourself, he's an rfa. I'm not really sure why people on this forum always talk about getting guys who are restricted because it's extremely unlikely. If a guy is bad enough to not be qualified by his team why would we want him? We don't need another leader and we'd be better off going with someone younger.
  12. Wallin needs to bulk up? The guy is built like a tank and is probably the strongest player on the team. Just a beast. Unfortunately he doesn't have much of a mean streak so you don't often see him throwing big hits and you'll never see him fight. He's very soft spoken.
  13. He wasn't finalized yet because he wasn't sure he wanted to go what with his ankle bugging him and a new baby at home. TSN broadcasts all these games. You can catch them online, too. They're only available in Canada I believe but there are ways around that.
  14. All of those except for Seidenberg were confirmed over a week ago.
  15. 3 guys that interest me are Kevin Bieksa out of Vancouver and then Shea Weber and Ryan Suter out of Nashville. Both teams struggle to score goals so are in need of forwards and both are in the west so we wouldn't have to face Cole as much during the regular season should we trade him. Bieksa is already established and could step in and make an impact right now. Weber could do just about the same and he's younger. He can put up a lot of goals, too. Suter would also be a nice addition but I'd easily take the other two over him. There were some rumblings this season about a trade involving the canes and predators but the one name I heard mentioned was Kevin Klein but we can do much better if we move Cole. Could probably get Bieksa straight up, Weber would likely cost us something extra since he's so young and has such high upside. A pick or prospect.
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