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#1 Jaymister

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:48 PM

To me this guy should be at the top of our list when free agency opens.  He's big, he's mean and he scores ugly goals in front of the net.  He hasn't had enough success to command big dollars and he's exactly what this team needs.


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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:55 PM

No because he is going to demand too much money. Some dumb team is going to overpay for him you just watch. He had a good playoffs... he will come back down to earth.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:55 PM

To me this guy should be at the top of our list when free agency opens.  He's big, he's mean and he scores ugly goals in front of the net.  He hasn't had enough success to command big dollars and he's exactly what this team needs.

 

Right, he hasn't had enough success to command big dollars.......but he's going to.

 

That's why signing him is a pretty decent risk.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:04 PM

Homer use to score ugly goals for us and I think not having that type of player on our roster and the turnovers is why were not sucessful
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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:16 PM

No way Bickell hits free agency now.  Even before they won the cup he was quoted as saying how much he owes to the Bowmans and Chicago for developing him into the player he is.

 

They will buyout Montador and Olesz as its been widely speculated and will thus have over 7 million to spend on Bickell, a backup goalie and a 5/6th defenceman. Hardly dire straits.


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#6 The Axe

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:18 PM

But we'll pay Sammy, Bert, Tootoo, and White 9 mil to ride the pine. It doesnt matter what he costs. Dump the CRAP and sign him.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:19 PM

No way Bickell hits free agency now.  Even before they won the cup he was quoted as saying how much he owes to the Bowmans and Chicago for developing him into the player he is.

 

They will buyout Montador and Olesz as its been widely speculated and will thus have over 7 million to spend on Bickell, a backup goalie and a 5/6th defenceman. Hardly dire straits.

 

Completely forgot about Olesz.



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 11:28 PM

No way Bickell hits free agency now.  Even before they won the cup he was quoted as saying how much he owes to the Bowmans and Chicago for developing him into the player he is.

 

You'd be surprised at how quickly one's tune can change when he is presented with vast amounts of currency. See Ben Wallace for a local example.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:53 AM

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 01:01 AM

Do not want. Hes going to be Marty Lapointe v2.0. Except Marty was a better scorer.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:36 AM

To me this guy should be at the top of our list when free agency opens.  He's big, he's mean and he scores ugly goals in front of the net.  He hasn't had enough success to command big dollars and he's exactly what this team needs.

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

Do not want. Hes going to be Marty Lapointe v2.0. Except Marty was a better scorer.


Lapointe was good. Id love to have version 2 on our team right now.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

We need a player like him just not him.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:29 AM

Do not want. Hes going to be Marty Lapointe v2.0. Except Marty was a better scorer.

 

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That thought.. is terrifying.

 

edit: Because it of how accurate it could be.


Edited by Travis, 27 June 2013 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:52 AM

No way Bickell hits free agency now.  Even before they won the cup he was quoted as saying how much he owes to the Bowmans and Chicago for developing him into the player he is.

 

They will buyout Montador and Olesz as its been widely speculated and will thus have over 7 million to spend on Bickell, a backup goalie and a 5/6th defenceman. Hardly dire straits.

 

Don't forget that Kruger and Leddy are both RFAs who will command a decent raise and Chicago will be very hesitant to sacrifice.

 

Furthermore, next summer Chicago has 43 million in cap taken up by 10 players.  That leaves them 21 million dollars to fill the roster out with 12 more players.  They really have to be careful about signing any big contracts at this point.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:01 AM

 

Don't forget that Kruger and Leddy are both RFAs who will command a decent raise and Chicago will be very hesitant to sacrifice.

 

Furthermore, next summer Chicago has 43 million in cap taken up by 10 players.  That leaves them 21 million dollars to fill the roster out with 12 more players.  They really have to be careful about signing any big contracts at this point.

Maybe Cristobal Huet needs some new pals in some Euro league?



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:00 AM

But we'll pay Sammy, Bert, Tootoo, and White 9 mil to ride the pine. It doesnt matter what he costs. Dump the CRAP and sign him.

Actually we paid Tootoo to ride the pine, the other 2 were hurt.


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 11:14 AM

I can't believe how gaga everybody is going over Bickell and Clarkson.  Half this forum goes into an uproar about Franzen, his contract, and how he hasn't played up to the level he was signed at.  And now we're going to pay more for Bickell or Clarkson, who have a shorter period of goal scoring success?  Horton is the only one with a track record for goal scoring, and he's going to make a fortune.

 

Does the difference between wanting a guy and not wanting a guy really boil down being able to punch people once in a while?


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Get off the high horse.  Not like she was 10."

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:22 PM

Bickell said he would consider giving #Blackhawks hometown discount to stay. Considers Chicago his second home.


Edited by puckbags, 27 June 2013 - 12:22 PM.

"Hard Work Beats Talent When Talent Refuses to Work Hard"

 

LGW after 1 loss is irrational, after a few in a row it becomes quite comical, 22 playoff appearances in a row and 4 cups in that time and still going strong. Relaxxxxx !!
 


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 12:27 PM

No way Bickell hits free agency now.  Even before they won the cup he was quoted as saying how much he owes to the Bowmans and Chicago for developing him into the player he is.

 

They will buyout Montador and Olesz as its been widely speculated and will thus have over 7 million to spend on Bickell, a backup goalie and a 5/6th defenceman. Hardly dire straits.

Montador and Olesz spent the season in the minors, I doubt they affect the cap.


Edited by Johnz96, 27 June 2013 - 12:28 PM.






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