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  1. This may not be an exciting option, and certainly not the answer to our need for a top four D-man, but if Bryan Allen gets bought out in Anaheim and we can get him for the right price he would be a good add. We never should have let him go in my opinion.
  2. I hope Wallace isn't the "fourth-line grit" that we were promised. He may add hustle, but it doesn't look like he add much in the "intimidation" department.
  3. McQuaid for Spacek? I'd take that and run. I don't see it happening though. My guess is we move Spacek for a 4th or 5th round pick honestly.
  4. Because our defense has been at least as good without him. Because Faulk projects to be a better all around defenseman at a fraction of the cost. Because, despite his lack of physical play, he is remarkably fragile. Because we have defensive prospects that make him redundant. Most importantly, we need offense, namely another top-6 winger. He can be packaged to get that return, and we need to lose his salary to take on a comparable salary.
  5. @Real_ESPNLeBrun: Canes GM Jim Rutherford says he has met with Tuomo Ruutu and decided he wants to try and re-sign the pending UFA forward. Sounds like things are moving. Real_ESPNLeBrun Pierre LeBrun Both sides will talk contract over next week or so. Obviously if they can't reach agreement, he'll likely be moved before Feb 27 More...
  6. Dadonov apparently has potential, but there are some serious red flags. Aside from being vertically and defensively challenged, which is bad enough in and of itself, he previously threatened to go to the KHL, and according to a Florida's sportswriter, Harvey Fialkov, requested a trade. Let's hope that he only sounds like the embodiment of the worst Russian-hockey-player-stereotype.
  7. Here's a question for those who are eager to see us deal Gleason at/before the deadline. Who is going to play a shutdown role against the opposition's top line? Granted, Gleason has been inconsistent and he is likely suited to a role where he is not used as the primary defense-first defenseman. However, he is the best option we have.
  8. TSNBobMcKenzie: As per @helenenothelen, ANA GM says Selanne and Koivu are only two untouchables on Ducks. Which means he'll listen on Getzlaf, Perry, Ryan. A man can dream.
  9. TSNBobMcKenzie: TOR's Colton Orr is the only player on waivers today. VAN's Byron Bitz cleared waivers. CGY's Raitis Ivanans cleared re-entry waivers. It'll never happen, and I'm sure most would call it foolishness, but it wouldn't hurt my feeling if we claimed Orr. It would be nice to see the Canes win something, even if just a fight, not to mention I honestly can't recall the last time a Hurricane got the best of a tilt. Skinner's already been concussed and everyone is clamoring for us to trade away the little grit we have at the deadline. I'd hate for the team to re-earn the "Candy Canes" nickname, then again, maybe we never lost it.
  10. Avery!? Avery is not an enforcer, Avery is a pest. Avery spends more time talking people out of fights then talking people into them. That said, we need someone who can fight and take regular shifts on the fourth-line. There are plenty of guys like that out there. An example is Jared Boll, a Charlotte, NC native, and a legitimate tough-guy. Boller is not a bad hockey player either. Arron Asham is another one. Asham had that incident this year with Beagle, for which he apologized, but he generally has a reputation for being able to conduct himself professionally. If Brent moved up to the 3rd line, Konopka could center our 4th line. He can fight, win face-offs, and he's currently a plus player. An ideal candidate would be Prust, but I doubt the Rangers would give him up. I'm not saying we need a goon (i.e., a player who is incapable of taking regular shifts), but a guy can play on the fourth line, hit, and fight - doesn't he bring more to the table then a guy like Nodl who has speed but can't finish?
  11. This is bad, bad news. These types of hits can really linger with players. It's especally troubling considering that Murphy sat out last March with "concussion-like symptoms," so he has a bit of a history.
  12. Per TSN's Dave Hodge regarding free-agent busts: The Carolina Hurricanes have also seen Tomas Kaberle slump with just three points to open the year coming off his Stanley Cup victory with the Boston Bruins. Of course we couldn't have known that Faulk would be ready right now, but it still burns me that we made this deal despite all the red flags. It strikes me as a deal that resulted from Mo's love affair with all things Toronto. In the case of Jay Harrison it worked out but the results with Kaberle, White, and Tlusty have been mixed at best.
  13. Per TSN: Niagara IceDogs forward Tom Kuhnhackl was suspended for 20 games on Tuesday as a result of a headshot on Kitchener Rangers defenceman Ryan Murphy. Murphy retrieved the puck behind the net when Kuhnhackl skated full speed into Murphy, sending the Carolina Hurricanes prospect to the ice for a lengthy period of time.
  14. Murphy took a high hit last night in the second period and did not return. Hopefully it isn't serious. Here's the link: http://www.therecord.com/sports/rangers/article/620496--rangers-ryan-murphy-injured He was out last March with "concussion-like symptoms," so lets keep our fingers crossed. Link regarding last March: http://swo.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110309/ohl-ryan-murphy-kitchener-rangers-injury-110309/20110309/?hub=SWOSport
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