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#161 LeftWinger

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

I still say bundle the 1st rounder with a package to try to acquire a top pair defenseman...

 

I will call Minny and tell them that if they're a bust again in the playoffs, I will give them my #1 and Adam Almqvist to take that albatross contract of Ryan Suter.... :lol: :ninja:

 

Ok, ok, I joke.  But I would package Almqvist the 1st and others to try to get a top pair guy.  We don't have much to offer since we won't be trading our top prospects, especially to kids that got us to the playoffs. But, anyone of Kindl, Lashoff, Tootoo could be put in a package for a bundle of pucks...or a 5th-7th rounder here and there...futures anyone? :lol:

 

Prospects that could be traded: Ferraro, Almqvist, Callahan, Backman, Jensen...


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:53 PM

Package the #1 and a D prospect (Almquist?  I like him, but he's out of options) and get Patrik Berglund from St. Louis Blues.  He's young, he's huge, he's competitive, and he's Swedish!  Sign him to a 3-year, $4M/yr deal.

Abdelkader-Datsyuk-Nyquist

Berglund-Zetterberg-Alfredsson (most decorated Swedish line... ever)

Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco

Miller-Helm-Glendening

 

 

OMG drool....  Alfredsson moves on &, if Mantha keeps up his progression/pace, instant replacement....  Bring in a Dan Boyle (1-year, $10M for all I care - they'll have more than enough money to re-sign the team and sign Berlund), you'll end up with:

Kronwall-Smith
DeKeyser-Boyle
Ericsson-Kindl
Lashoff

 



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 08:00 PM

Sorry guys, but our 1st and Almqvist is not going to get us a top pair Dman. Would you make that trade if you were the other GM? Of course not.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 06:07 PM

Top pair Dman?   1st, Mantha and Jurco or something like that would be the asking price



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:19 PM

They aren't trading for a top pair defenseman...gonna have to come from within

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:10 AM

I've heard a lot of places that Perlini will be a bust.
 
I really like Barbashev - is he a C or winger? I get mixed answers when I google him online. I think this team needs a little more Russian influence in it like the old days. 
 
Kempe seems like the wing's wet dream too - Swedish, big, strong, C - everything we can't resist. 


Size, hands, high compete level,and speed are attributes that generally don't bust. Is he the next Backes, no probably not. But we are talking about potential and at worst he fills the PF role on a checking line.

Barbashev can play either, but probably projects higher offensively on the wing.

Kempe- is exactly why I think we will trade down if we don't make a serious playoff run. We could get a second, and still get Kempe in the 20-25 range.

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:10 PM

This mock has Kempe going at 14 to Dallas...

 

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 01:33 PM

My vote is Barbashev at the moment. A lot of talk about him being the most NHL ready.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 12:16 AM

Getting rid of Mantha would just be idiotic.. Lighten up the load with Bert, Cleary, and Samuelsson and either trade Howard or bring someone in who isn't a overrated backup.. Then maybe the D won't have 'here we go again' in the back of their minds when they're supposed to be focusing on the task at hand..



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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:24 AM

Obviously we need to draft:

 

1) a new #1 goalie because Howard Sucks

2) a new coach because Babcock sucks

3) a new GM because Holland sucks

4) and all new players for next year because everyone sucks

5) and also, whoever Boston drafts. Because Boston are awesome.

 

Sound about right? 


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 01:30 AM

Obviously we need to draft:

 

1) a new #1 goalie because Howard Sucks

2) a new coach because Babcock sucks

3) a new GM because Holland sucks

4) and all new players for next year because everyone sucks

5) and also, whoever Boston drafts. Because Boston are awesome.

 

Sound about right? 

 

You forgot the new training staff.


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:44 PM

BTW not sure how we let this happen, but Goodrow signed with the SJS.



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Posted 22 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

Mantha with 12 & 13 so far tonight

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 10:50 AM

BTW not sure how we let this happen, but Goodrow signed with the SJS.

Second-tier scorer as an over-ager in junior. Also didn't get a contract from Carolina or the Rangers. I see no reason to care. We already have Tvrdon covering the "looks like he could be pretty good but probably won't" spot.



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:01 AM

I'm not too concerned about San Jose signing Goodrow, but I was kinda disappointed to see Trevor Van Riemsdyk sign with Chicago. Although we have a ton of young defensive prospects, I think this kid could be another DeKeyser type stud, straight out of university. Only time will tell...



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Posted 23 April 2014 - 06:37 PM

Would like to see them sign Phillipe Cadorette of St Hyacinthe..just won chl goaltender of the year

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:38 PM

Dylan Larkin would be a nice pick for me since he's headed to Michigan

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 08:42 AM

Looks like the 15th pick for us. Baring the greatest upset in the history of the NHL.



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 09:48 AM

Looks like the 15th pick for us. Baring the greatest upset in the history of the NHL.

 

Every year we're inching closer and closer to that ever-elusive top 10 pick :eh:


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:00 PM

When is Vladislav Kamenev expected to go?


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