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#1 Richdg

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 10:35 AM

Ok here are 4 guys that have been rumored to be available/could be available, that fill needs for us:

 

Drew Stafford 27, RW, 6-2/215, 2 years left on contract, good 2 way player, good for 25 goals per year. 4 million cap hit.

 

Nikolai Kulemin 26, LW, 6-1/225, 1 year left on contract, very good defensive player, when played on scoring lines he has scored 30 goals in a season, 2.8 million cap hit.

 

 

Brandon Dubinsky 26, LW/C, 6-1/210, 2 years left, gritty 20+ goal per year guy, 4.2 million cap hit.

 

Patric Hornqvist, 26, RW, 5-11/190, RFA this year, true front of net player, good for 25+ goals per year. current cap hit is 3.1 million.

 

Now the first 3 have all been mentioned in various rumors. Hornqvist may be a cap move. the preds have a bunch of holes to fill this off season. All of these guys are good solid, young, hard working players that would help us a ton. These 4, plus datsyuk, Z, Brunner, and franzen, gives us 3 solid lines that can score. These 4 would add 100 goals in scoring per season, for around 16 million.

While thye may not be true homerun tranactions, we would get a bunch of doubles. Also have great depth once again. The trick of course is the how? Filppula in a sign and trade, tatar, Nyquist, Andersson, and some picks would all be in play no doubt. But all 4 are young enough we could expect them to be around for another 5-7 years. making each of them 31-34 years old depending on length of contracts. Not terrible at all.

 



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:07 AM

Wait...you're suggesting the addition of all four of them???
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

Stafford is the best choice IMO, specially since hes a righty. Kenny time to call your old buddy Regier up.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:17 AM

I like Dubinsky.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:23 AM

Are you sure hornqvist is/could be available. If I'm the prednecks, I wouldn't want to let him go.

That being said, I'd gladly accept him or stafford here for the right price.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:24 AM

Stafford of course would be the best option and Holland has a strong relationship with Regier.  I wouldn't mind Kulemin as well, seeing if he'd form good chemistry with Datsyuk.  I like the idea of Dubinsky, but only if we replaced Abdelkader with him.  Not like Hornqvist due to his lack of size.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:29 AM

all of our offence is derived from the D. if we cant get out of the zone clean, with speed, we cant enter and establish.

 

the primary need of this team is puck handling defenseman.

 

streit and visnovfsky come to mind.

 

although, im not against stafford...we have enough of the muckers, and passers down low.

 

we need snipers too.

 

rumors are that fleishmann is in play out of florida. (fleishmann-datsyuk-brunner line) WOW.

 

hornquist would be good as well, but nashville is in that " central division hate" for the wings = no trade.

 

kenny knows that next year we have a whole new set of teams that will hate us...lets shop there now!

 

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

If we can get all 4, yes do it. Now I am talking between now and the start of next season. Remember we are heading to the east-much bigger and more physical teams. We need to get bigger all around. A team full of 5-10/180 forwards will get creamed over the course of a season.

 

Hornqvist is the one guy that there are no current rumors about. But the Preds have roster/cap issues. yes they have 15 million to spend, but they also only have 14 or 15 guys on their roster for next year. can they afford to spend 4 million on Hornqvist and still field a team? Not much room for improvement if they do. with us leaving their division, it will open up the chance for trades.

 

I willtry to do the capgeek forward lines/salary thing later.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:36 PM

Dubinsky is hurt.  Close to returning I think though.  I guess I don't understand why the BJs would trade Nash for him then turn around and let him go too.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:38 PM

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup

FORWARDS
Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Damien Brunner ($3.000m)
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Patric Hornqvist ($3.500m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Brandon Dubinsky ($4.200m) / Drew Stafford ($4.000m)
Riley Sheahan ($0.900m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m)
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Brendan Smith ($1.000m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.050m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m)
Kent Huskins ($1.000m) /
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($4.500m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)
OTHER
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m)
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m)
RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (0.039% of upper limit)
Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.025m—1.0%)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,271,212; BONUSES: $160,000
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $188,788

 

The other move I would try to do is to flip Quincey for a cheaper RH shooting Dman. Weber with the Habs comes to mind. Fayne with the devils is another.

 

after the 2013/14 season, we only have a couple of UFA's: datsyuk, Ericsson, eaves, and maybe Gus? Most of which we can fill internally.



Dubinsky is hurt.  Close to returning I think though.  I guess I don't understand why the BJs would trade Nash for him then turn around and let him go too.

So is Hornqvist atm. Both will be back soon. The BJ's are rumored to be trying to dump all their big salaries. Dubinsky, Umberger, etc.... are all rumored to be on the block.


Edited by Richdg, 12 March 2013 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 12:49 PM

CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup

FORWARDS
Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m) / Pavel Datsyuk ($6.700m) / Damien Brunner ($3.000m)
Johan Franzen ($3.955m) / Henrik Zetterberg ($6.083m) / Patric Hornqvist ($3.500m)
Justin Abdelkader ($1.800m) / Brandon Dubinsky ($4.200m) / Drew Stafford ($4.000m)
Riley Sheahan ($0.900m) / Darren Helm ($2.125m) / Jordin Tootoo ($1.900m)
Cory Emmerton ($0.533m) / Patrick Eaves ($1.200m)
DEFENSEMEN
Niklas Kronwall ($4.750m) / Jonathan Ericsson ($3.250m)
Brendan Smith ($1.000m) / Jakub Kindl ($1.050m)
Brian Lashoff ($0.725m) / Kyle Quincey ($3.775m)
Kent Huskins ($1.000m) /
GOALTENDERS
Jimmy Howard ($4.500m)
Jonas Gustavsson ($1.500m)
OTHER
Buyout: Mikael Samuelsson ($0.000m)
Buyout: Todd Bertuzzi ($0.000m)
RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (0.039% of upper limit)
Carlo Colaiacovo ($0.025m—1.0%)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,271,212; BONUSES: $160,000
CAP SPACE (24-man roster): $188,788

 

The other move I would try to do is to flip Quincey for a cheaper RH shooting Dman. Weber with the Habs comes to mind. Fayne with the devils is another.

 

after the 2013/14 season, we only have a couple of UFA's: datsyuk, Ericsson, eaves, and maybe Gus? Most of which we can fill internally.



So is Hornqvist atm. Both will be back soon. The BJ's are rumored to be trying to dump all their big salaries. Dubinsky, Umberger, etc.... are all rumored to be on the block.

 

That is great, now how do you propose we get all 4 of them, let alone keep them in our lineup at the end of this year/next year when their contracts are up and demand raises?


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:14 PM

Pretty much Stafford.  Kulemin is a less skilled Filppula.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:34 PM

That is great, now how do you propose we get all 4 of them, let alone keep them in our lineup at the end of this year/next year when their contracts are up and demand raises?

How is the trick, I said that. Also none of them is a UFA for a year or 2, when we have more money available.



Pretty much Stafford.  Kulemin is a less skilled Filppula.

not true at all. he is bigger, younger, stronger, and has already scored 30 goals in a season, something Filppula has never done. he is also cheaper on the cap. 2.8 million vs 3 million and Fil will get 4.5 to 5 this off season.Kulemin has 1 more year left on his contract.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

How is the trick, I said that. Also none of them is a UFA for a year or 2, when we have more money available.



not true at all. he is bigger, younger, stronger, and has already scored 30 goals in a season, something Filppula has never done. he is also cheaper on the cap. 2.8 million vs 3 million and Fil will get 4.5 to 5 this off season.Kulemin has 1 more year left on his contract.

 

Right without giving up half of our talent, we won't be able to get all 4 of those guys, then mix in that they will all demand big raises in the year or two upcoming when they are ufa, and we probably won't be able to keep at least two of them, so we will lose our talent, and then end up losing half of what we got in return for our talent that we lost


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

dubinsky and hornqvist arent available and i wouldnt want anything to do with stafford and kulemin



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:30 PM

dubinsky in a heart beat. id trade white and nyquist for him



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

Did you really suggest a "sign and trade" with Filppula? You know that never happens with potential UFA's right?

 

C'mon now this isn't NHL13.

 

The only realistic possibility is Stafford if the price is right.

 

Hornqvist and Dubinsky's respective clubs are battling with the Wings for playoffs position in the west, I doubt they would trade with each other.

 

Toronto has solid footing in the playoff picture right now, I doubt they would move Kulemin unless it was in a deal for a better player. He wouldn't be an upgrade over Filppula.

 

Also, none of them are producing at your suggested 20+ goal a year clip this season.


Edited by DSM, 12 March 2013 - 03:54 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:01 PM

I've always liked Dubinsky. Not sure what Columbus would be looking for in return.
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 07:06 PM

Preds ain't trading nothing to us FYI.



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 08:01 PM

Stafford is the best choice IMO, specially since hes a righty. Kenny time to call your old buddy Regier up.

Regier still has a job? shocking.







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