I doubt it. Asking price is probably too rich for our blood and would throw a real wrench in our cap.
The Braydon Coburn trade changed everything. Whatever the two teams may have considered, that was altered by Philadelphia’s return for the non-rental defenceman (Radko Gudas, a first-round pick and a third-rounder).
Toronto considers Phaneuf a better player than Coburn, so it would look at that return and say, “We’ve got to have at least that.”
Soooo you don't like posts like this then...lol It still hurts to read...
I hate Franzen anyway, and I especially hate him on the top line. Nyke should be there and that is where I am starting him.
Nyke - Dats - Z
Weiss - Leggy - Alfie
Fish - Tinky - Abby
Franzine - Barbie - Miller
(Andy - Ferraro - Dirty Harry)
Kronner - Big E
Smitty - UFA (Morris)
Diesel - UFA (Mitchell)
That's 24 players with Glenny and Jurx stating GR. Trading Kindl (no so) Fire and Almost Almqvist for a couple of picks. If you feel the pinch of a lower cap, then Andy can be packaged as well, or maybe sign bit cheaper D-man instead of one of Mitchell or Morris. Unless you'd want to roll the dice on Marchenko and only sign Morris.
This was a great rant...lol
Not only do I log onto LGW at least once per day and have never heard Callahan referred to as Dirty Harry, but LGW isn't meant to cater exclusively to hardcore forum posters. Nicknames are supposed to make it easier to discuss the team, not to prove how funny and clever you are. Making up nicknames that no one else uses is obnoxious and unnecessary. Watch...
It looks like Yellow Mustard is going to miss some time after catching that elbow last night against the Sabres. Its really bad timing too, because our defense already thin with Big Poppa out with a concussion and Bandit serving his 5 game suspension. I would say this forces us to call up someone from GR, most likely Billy the Kid or The Player Formerly Known As Steve. We might be in trouble on the back end until we get some regulars back, since this leaves the Boogeyman as our #1 defenseman. And you know what that means!!!!
Hey man, if you're going to fancy yourself a well spring of public information you'd better be prepared for the sting of public scrutiny. I issue federal government policy statements to the public for a living. You can imagine the kind of lunatics I deal with. I have no sympathy for people who don't check facts before disseminating "information".
Dude it's just a hockey blog. lol Relax.
Don't like his reporting? Don't read his stuff.
I don't really get why you felt so inclined to create an account, post several over the top attacks on him (till he would finally respond to you), and then come here to pat your self on the back with a "see what I did everyone!" attitude.
The whole thing was kind of sad to be honest. And I'm not even a fan of Malik...
Totally. What this thread really needs is another of your epic four-part blockbuster trade scenarios.
Nope but your saving what 1.5? Think richards cap hit is 5.5 and Phaneuf is 7 and they'll get more when clarkson is bought out ... Point is if a team really wants to keep someone they'll do anything to do it
Clarkson's contract is "buyout-proof" because of the way it's structured. Just google "Clarkson buy-out proof" and you'll see what I mean.
SOW, just because the league has been dumbed down, doesn't mean that waht I said isn't true. Good-the key word #2 C's put up 60ish points per year. There were 30 C's on your list with 56 or more BTW. Go back and look over the last 25 years. nearly every great team had 2 or more very good C's. Yzerman and federov, Datsyuk and Zetterberg, Crosby and malkin, the Ducks went and got Kesler because they needed better, same with the Stars and Spezza. Boston with Krejic (spelling) and bergeron. Sharks with thornton and Pevalski. The list goes on and on. No every team doesn't have true #2 C's. hell some teams don't have a true #1 C on their roster.
Just because every team puts out 3 pairs of Dmen, does that mean the guys playing on their top pair are truely top 4 Dmen? No and you know better. If Kronwall, Dekeyser, and ericsson all wake up with the flue and can't play tonight, does this now mean KFQ is a top 4 Dman? No. yes he is playing the spot, but we all know he isn't that quality of player.
Fedorov - was pre-cap
Datsyuk/Zetterberg/Crosby/Malkin/Bergeron/Krejci - are the best forwards on their team and is not some kind of standard. It's a luxury that they happen to be natural centers.
Kesler/Spezza - only put up over 60 points as #1 centers on their previous teams.
Pavelski - doesn't even play center for the Sharks. Him and Joe play on the same line lol
Who else ya got since "the list goes on and on"? lol
Mike richards? The one thing toronto is in serious need of is leadership .. Is richards severely over paid? Hell yes but Phaneuf keeps getting absurd by the media and picked on all the time by nhl players so much so it's become a joke
Maybe a richards + pick or mid prospect for Phaneuf I don't know ... I do know any deals involving those 2 would be done in the off season and not trade deadline
Ok...but did you forget what the conversation was even about??
You mentioned it would be easy for Toronto to trade Phaneuf in the off-season and get rid of his salary so they could tie up other important pieces. aka Franson.
This is what you said...
If he's as good as you think he is they do anything to keep him and trade say a Phaneuf in the off season.
Easy ? Nope but I think LA could be a team that would take him in a heart beat especially if voynov is no more
Taking on Richards doesn't help that...It just adds another bloated contract. Which doesn't make any sense whatsoever.
Every GM - including MacT, Snow and even Feaster - is better at being a GM than any of us fans are. There are only 30 GM jobs and it's extremely hard to get this job. Same thing goes for coaches, assistant GMs.. So that's nothing new Holland did set the bar incredible high by getting the players we've missed and Sather and him were the most active GMs on trade dead lines and free agency if the team needed improvement(s) but for whatever reason his approach changed and he became much more inactive. The Avs just lost EJ for an extended period of time and they are lucky if they even make the playoffs at this point.. Lol at Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago being risky picks...
Well apparently not all 30 teams cause toronto are stupid and I want to let him go ... Seriously though would a lot of teams want franson? Maybe but there's a salary cap now that everyone has to work with so you just can't throw money at whoever without thinking about it
Wisniewski comparison is he's another player everyone wanted here as you just said and I think is over priced and went to a team that no one wants to go to and can only attract free agents by over paying them(which is what I predict what will happen) say a Edmonton or whomever
As I've said before if we get him as a rental at the deadline ... Good .... I'm just not willing to give him 5-5.5 per year for 5-6 yrs ... I don't think he's done nearly enough to warrant that money
He plays with columbus ... Who exactly are they gonna give all the ice time to? There's a reason why top teams didn't give him all that money
Says the guy who think it would be so easy to unload Phaneuf in the off-season...