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In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

06 February 2016 - 11:27 PM

In the current context we need a Shanny, we have a McCarty type in Abby. But we need a rugged, tough, offensive minded guy who can score 30+ goals and punish other players in the corners or with the gloves dropped. This player should be North American, preferrably Canadian.

As much as I despise him... Lucic might work in that role... a little short on the offense but..

In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

01 February 2016 - 10:26 PM

We should of traded him last season , but I understand why we'd play it safe since mrazek was still coming in although most of us believed in his abilities
That being said your right we'll be lucky to get a pick but we'll also probably have to eat something like 1-1.25 mill per
Al that being said who can we possibly trade Howard to ? Perfect fit would be the flames , aside that maybe the flyers ? Can't see anything else besides those teams possibly being a fit and then we also have James Reimer which a team might consider signing and wouldn't cost as much
Think it'll be hard to get rid of Howard in the off season

At this point we have to worry a team in need of a goalie signs Reimer rather than trades for Howard... Reimer costs dollars and cap space but not assets, not so for Jimmy. Add to that Reimer is better statistically on a weaker team.

In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

28 January 2016 - 10:39 PM

"On Insider Trading this week, Bob McKenzie reported that the Flames are starting to get calls from other clubs about the availability of Jiri Hudler..."
How many of those calls are from Kenny, I wonder? It was good to know you, Larkin... 

I mentioned Hudler's availability 20 posts or so ago. If we acquire a player... he fits the profile. Small, euro, knows "our" system.

In Topic: 2016 Trade Deadline Thread

27 January 2016 - 08:58 PM

I think this team really needs a "hockey trade"... we have a lot of similar small skilled forwards, I'd be all for trading Gus for a TJ Oshie type. We need a few forwards that are rugged, north/south drive the net types.

All that said, word over on spectors site is that Jiri Hudler is on the block in Calgary... sounds like a KH special, small, European former wing.

In Topic: Buffalo clinches last spot

11 April 2015 - 07:56 AM

I think this is why each and every team should have the same chance of getting the 1st overall pick. I'd rather see the cup champion get the 1st overall pick, than watch a team do whatever they possibly can to tank. The current draft lottery provides incentive for failure.