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e_prime

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In Topic: Free agents this off season

Today, 10:02 AM

We need to weed out some of the guys who will never produce and trade them for another solid piece (Shattenkirk etc...).

So... Garbage Out/Talent In.

Yeah... No.  Not gonna happen. 

St. Louis, for example, isn't going to take our middling/marginal/third pairing/bottom 6 talent and give us Shattenkirk. 

It just doesn't work that way.


In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Today, 09:23 AM

Ferraro, Callahan, Andersson.  To me, they're pretty much interchangeable 4th liners.

Does each guy bring a certain something that maybe the other doesn't?  Sure.

Barring a trade, Franzen's head, Datsyuk's ankle and Acts of God, at least two of these guys are going to hit waivers at the start of the season.

Thankfully most teams are still figuring out their teams at that point so there aren't typically a whole lot of players claimed...

Wost Case Scenario: Be prepared to lose at least one for jack squat.

 

As far as Yandle and Franson go, I don't see Kenny making the moves to get either of these guys.

 

The Rags aren't going to take scraps for Yandle... remember that they gave up John Moore, Anthony Duclair, a lottery protected 1st rounder in 2016, and second rounder in 2015... despite their need to clear cap space, moving him only clears 2.6 million. So, unless someone makes them a really good offer for him, I don't see the Rangers moving him. 

...and we can't add ANYMORE defensemen unless we clear some out.

 

Franson is still looking to get PAID, and despite what a lot of you think, probably deservedly so, but his window of opportunity is closing quickly.


If anyone gets traded I'm betting it's Ericsson.  I don't know if he has a NTC (probably does, Holland was handing those out like candy a few years back), but he just doesn't quite fit.  He's the only one with any snarl, but that's about all he brings that other players don't.  Pretty much any way you pair up the defensemen, he's the odd man out.  Just doesn't really pair up with anyone but Kronwall all that well, and even then there are better options. 

 

Ericsson has a modified NTC.

His snarl is pretty weak too.


In Topic: Nyquist Files For Arbitration

Yesterday, 06:17 PM

I still don't think he has earned that money yet, but as I said, the market dictates differently.

 

So, playing devils advocate, I think that IF they know Franzen will be LTIR, they are going to dump Q for the kids, and maybe they have trade idea for Howard (I am reading this more and more around the web, that he is indeed being shopped) then if you have to overpay Gus now in order to secure him on this team for 5+ years, then at least we'd still have cap room for the raises Danny D, Mraz, Tatar and the rest will need.

 

Heck, just dumping Franzen and Q alone would open up $8M.  You'd have to be getting something well needed in a Howard trade, plus you'd have to put together a better package than just Howard. Howard and a pick and a prospect for something needed.

Sources?  Links? 


In Topic: Things you would like to see for 2015-16 Season

Yesterday, 03:09 PM

Well, just because of where it comes from doesn't mean it isn't speaking some truths...we do need a bigger player up front, and for the first time in a long time, we actually have some trade assets that could bring us that player. Trade assets that are expendable.

 

Like Jimmy Howard, as the writer suggests... for size and grit.  Shhhhhuuuurrrrrrreeee.


In Topic: Free agents this off season

Yesterday, 02:31 PM

Boston signs a trio of forwards.

 

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 6, that the club has signed forward Jimmy Hayes to a three-year contract through the 2017-18 season worth a cap figure of $2,300,000, forward Brett Connolly to a one-year contract through the 2015-16 season worth a cap figure of $1,025,000 at the NHL level and forward Brandon DeFazio to a one-year, two-way contract through the 2015-16 season worth a cap figure of $575,000 at the NHL level.

 

Hayes acquired after trading "the other" Smith and Marc Savard's contract to FLA.

Connolly acquired last year from the Lightning for 2nd round picks in 2015 and 2016.