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Is it time to make some major moves for this year's playoff run?


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#1 boomer

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:34 PM

Is it time to make some major moves for this year's playoff run?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:36 PM

Major? No. 4th line addition? Possibly (Neil). 3rd line D? Possibly but doubtful.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

no i dont think so but in sporting news they made predictions on the trade deadline and they said its a possibility that lenio goes for mike smith not gonna happen but i think they'll be fine

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:46 PM

Major moves? No. A tweak here and there is all they need if anything.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:48 PM

Absolutely not. Nothing major is needed. This team is really good... they might need a small tweak but nothing major by a longshot.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:51 PM

With no salary cap in the playoffs, we will be just fine with the guys we have. Leino and Helm will play and Ericsson maybe too. No need to make a move

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:52 PM

a minor deal or two to shore up a few of the problem areas, but nothing more than that
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:54 PM

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:57 PM

Hard to say. Goal-tending is our most immediate concern. Osgood isn't playing as well as Conklin at the moment. If the team plays solid playoff defense then we could easily ride Conklin deep into the playoffs.

Trading for a top-flight goalie would cost us something like Filppula, Ericsson, and a first round pick, and when I look at the teams out of the playoff hunt there's no one who jumps out at me and says "Great Playoff Goalie!"

The rumors about acquiring another defenseman seems dumb. We already have too much depth on defense.

I can't think of any reasonable trades that could give us more forward depth either. We're pretty well set throughout the line-up. All they need to do is start playing like they want to win.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:59 PM

QUOTE (RedSea @ February 23, 2009 - 12:36PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Major? No. 4th line addition? Possibly (Neil). 3rd line D? Possibly but doubtful.



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Sharks eyeing Ottawa's Neil
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According to the Ottawa Sun, the San Jose Sharks are among the teams interested in Senators tough-guy Chris Neil.

Neil is in the final year of his current contract and can become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

The Senators have spoken to Neil's agent about a new contract, but it's believed he'll be moved before the March 4 trade deadline.

The Sun claims the Detroit Red Wings are also interested in Neil.

It's also believed the Sharks have shown an interest in Tampa Bay Lightning center Jeff Halpern.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:00 PM

Franzen for Minnesota goalie Backstrom. (I can dream can't I?)
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (RedSea @ February 23, 2009 - 12:36PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Major? No. 4th line addition? Possibly (Neil). 3rd line D? Possibly but doubtful.
I could go for that in terms of Neil. However, if were not gonna get another goaltender, I do believe we need more than just a tweak with the defense. I would trade in a big way within our core to get a big name defenseman; then I'd feel better about going with Conklin, as I'm sure he would.


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:05 PM

I think we need to make some major moves in the net...Osgood thumbdown.gif is not going to do it ,I can't see us winning another cup with
him in net.I don't know who we could get though,unless Holland could pull off some big trade even if it's just a rental player . Thats what I'am hoping for, for our playoff run.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE (DMAC 25 @ February 23, 2009 - 12:37PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
no i dont think so but in sporting news they made predictions on the trade deadline and they said its a possibility that lenio goes for mike smith not gonna happen but i think they'll be fine

No way we have to keep Leino he's part of the here now and the future.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

I don't see any advantage to making a major move on a team with this much talent already. Major moves are for teams that lack veteran experience and talent, both of which the Wings have in abundance.

Edited by Wombat, 23 February 2009 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:07 PM

QUOTE (MotorCityMadness @ February 23, 2009 - 12:52PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
a minor deal or two to shore up a few of the problem areas, but nothing more than that

Could you elaborate on these problem areas?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:13 PM

said it b4...we need CuJo

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:15 PM

I'm not expecting any moves out of Holland - let alone anything major. If he were to make a move, I'd expect to get another defenseman to spark up the PK. But that's about it.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:17 PM

Really hoping we get Neil. Other then that I hope we don't do anything else.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:19 PM

QUOTE (Chunkylover @ February 23, 2009 - 12:57PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hard to say. Goal-tending is our most immediate concern. Osgood isn't playing as well as Conklin at the moment. If the team plays solid playoff defense then we could easily ride Conklin deep into the playoffs.

Trading for a top-flight goalie would cost us something like Filppula, Ericsson, and a first round pick, and when I look at the teams out of the playoff hunt there's no one who jumps out at me and says "Great Playoff Goalie!"

The rumors about acquiring another defenseman seems dumb. We already have too much depth on defense.

I can't think of any reasonable trades that could give us more forward depth either. We're pretty well set throughout the line-up. All they need to do is start playing like they want to win.

If were not getting another goaltender and Conklin is going to get the nod, then I have to disagree with you about our your contentions about the depth of defense for the playoffs. Are guys are great , but if that's going to be the case I think we have to bolster the D in a big way. To my mind were loaded with offense, we need a stay at home hitting D and I would trade for that workhorse type player big time.





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