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In Topic: Free agents this off season

29 July 2015 - 06:36 PM

A lot of familiar names still out there. Any predictions on where these guys end up?
 
-Brenden Morrow: Heart and soul guy who'll hit 1,000 games this coming season. Still hits hard and not afraid to drop the gloves. His offensive production has steadily declined, but he's still a capable 4th liner. I think a young team like Carolina could use him on their 4th line.
-Curtis Glencross: Under-performed for Calgary last year and didn't blow anyone away in Washington. He's a decent role player but I'm not sure he's top 6 material for much longer.
-Jim Slater: Solid 4th liner with speed and can kill penalties. Pretty good on the forecheck, too. It'll be interesting to see where he ends up.
-Brad Boyes: His play has declined over the past few years. He's a bottom 6 forward at this point.
-Eric Brewer: 36 years old and a veteran of over 1,000 NHL games. His offensive production has declined over the years. Bounced around three teams last year. Maybe someone will give him a PTO.
-Sean Bergenheim: Didn't live up to expectations in Florida and was dealt at the deadline to Minnesota, where he registered 1 point in 17 games. He's fast, but consistency is obviously a problem.
-Cody Franson: Probably pricing himself out of a deal. After discussions about him in 30 threads this summer, I think we all know what he's about.
-Scott Hannan: Veteran of over 1,000 games. Doesn't put up the points he used to, but I think he's still decent defensively and would provide veteran experience to a young blueline.
-Lee Stempniak: He's bounced around. Pretty fast, but not the most consistent. 
-Jiri Tlusty: He's still young at 27, and he puts up decent enough numbers that someone will probably take a flyer on him.
-Tim Gleason: Physical presence. I think he's still effective on the 3rd pairing, but he's not going to put up a ton of points.
-Christian Ehrhoff: Didn't perform offensively for the Pens last year, which is what he's primarily known for. Some team will probably take a chance on him.
-Andrej Meszaros: Still young at 29. He's bounced around during his career. Has a good shot but I'm not sure he's great defensively.
-BJ Crombeen: Scrappy 4th liner and a good forechecker. He's deteriorated in the fighting department but he's still willing. I can think of a few teams who could benefit from having some physicality on their 4th line.
-Anton Volchenkov: Physical shot-blocker who would be a solid 7th defenseman to shake things up on any blueline.
-Marek Zidlicky: Hell of a shot, but play is declining at 38.
-Scottie Upshall: Had a bad season with Florida last year. 31 years old and he's been plagued by injuries in years past. 
-Dan Paille: Coming off a long tenure with Boston. 31 years old and would be a good addition to any fourth line for his speed alone.
-Matt Cullen: Veteran who indicated he's looking for one last season in the NHL. Over 1,000 games played and Stanley Cup experience (Carolina in 2006). At this point in his career he's a 3rd or 4th line center.
-Craig Adams: Told by Pens management that he won't be brought back next year. He could be valuable veteran presence for a young team. 
-Eric Boulton: Healthy scratch most of last year for the Islanders. No word on whether he intends on retiring. One of the better scrappers in recent time. He'd be a decent guy to have as an extra forward.
 
I'm sure I missed a few interesting names.


So many I want from this list

In Topic: Holtby Asking for $8M

29 July 2015 - 11:33 AM

You kids out there....remember I said...Kingston Ontario...put er there...Bobby is the greatest...To Mike Babcock in Trauna...it's hard to soar like an eagle when you're flying with ducks.


Coach Bombay is that you? Triple deke? Flying V?

In Topic: Line combos for 97, 98 Cups?

28 July 2015 - 06:56 PM

Mmmmm pizza and cheddar cheese combos

In Topic: Free agents this off season

25 July 2015 - 10:04 AM

Semin needs to gel with his teammates. He can't play with himself.

Two hands on the stick instead of one handing it will always produce better results

He needs to rmemeber to keep his stick down not to put out an eye

In Topic: Free agents this off season

25 July 2015 - 08:36 AM

Well, the Habs desperately need offence. Not sure Semin's the answer.


Sticky situation isn't

Stanley Cup or Bust? Is that a little bit pre mature? Wonder if he will be able to handle the load? Imagine the build up of pressure on him?

Ok think that is good for now unless anyone else can add on