Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby Island Nucklehead » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:58 am

givemeda411 wrote:Pierre McGuire: Don't be surprised if Joe Thornton lands in Chicago.


You'd have to think Sharp or Hjarlmarsson would be part of the package going the other way. Still, I'm not sure how you can afford $23 or $24M tied up in Toews/Kane/Thornton while keeping your depth (adding Hossa/Keith/Seabrook/Crawford = $45/46M on those 7 guys). Say goodbye to the Shaw/Bickell/Leddy's of the team.

Pierre will fit right in on the top-heavy Pens...
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby Boston Canucker » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:22 am

givemeda411 wrote:Pierre McGuire: Don't be surprised if Joe Thornton lands in Chicago.


Except Pierre is a dimwit. His expertise comes in his tired practice of continually reciting where every player played college, junior, high school, elementary school, pre-K, probably even gestational fetus leagues...he doesn't have a line on trades; he's a prospect guy. And he's annoying as hell, just to pile on.
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby The Brown Knight » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:36 am

It doesn't make sense for Chicago to go for Thornton as they are already a top cup contender without him. Why should they give up top prospects and mess up their cap structure by acquiring a 35 year old Thornton? (Hawks are already on the verge of facing cap issues.........Thornton would add to that dilemna).
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Jun 12, 2014 9:51 am

Chicago also has to be thinking of two years from now when they have to resign some of their top players. They'll need money for that.
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby RoyalDude » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:26 am

Thornton is borderline washed up. It was quite evident with his play in this playoffs, the gas tank is running on empty for the 35 year old

Spezza, a year older than Kesler and comes with a 7 million cap hit, has battled his share of injuries and like Thornton gets criticized for not being a big game player,

To me, there are 3 teams that would benefit the most by adding Kesler and the type of player he is over the two above - Anaheim, Pittsburgh and Chicago. The other rumoured teams not so much, maybe Tampa but Detroit, Philadelphia and Colorado are not good fits
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby Aaronp18 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:00 pm

givemeda411 wrote:Pierre McGuire: Don't be surprised if Joe Thornton lands in Chicago.


Yes Pierre, a plane that Joe is taking will at some point land in Chicago!

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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby Betamax » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:24 pm

The Brown Knight wrote:It doesn't make sense for Chicago to go for Thornton as they are already a top cup contender without him. Why should they give up top prospects and mess up their cap structure by acquiring a 35 year old Thornton? (Hawks are already on the verge of facing cap issues.........Thornton would add to that dilemna).


The Blackhawks need a proven 2C. Kesler would probably be a better option for them in terms of type of player and AAV, contract status and age but he'd also cost them more than what it would take to acquire JUMBO Joe. :mex:
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby ClamRussel » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:12 am

For those who think trouble doesn't follow Kane around...much like Lucic, whether he or the other guy is lying is besides the point. They have a knack for putting themselves in situations where these things transpire.
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby KeyserSoze » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:06 am

ClamRussel wrote:For those who think trouble doesn't follow Kane around...much like Lucic, whether he or the other guy is lying is besides the point. They have a knack for putting themselves in situations where these things transpire.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=454674

Both are still relatively young and immature....and I'd take both on my team in a heartbeat.
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby BladesofSteel » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:35 am

KeyserSoze wrote:
ClamRussel wrote:For those who think trouble doesn't follow Kane around...much like Lucic, whether he or the other guy is lying is besides the point. They have a knack for putting themselves in situations where these things transpire.
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=454674

Both are still relatively young and immature....and I'd take both on my team in a heartbeat.

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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby Island Nucklehead » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:39 pm

KeyserSoze wrote:Both are still relatively young and immature....and I'd take both on my team in a heartbeat.


Well how many kids do you see NOT doing this? Take a kid like Jamie Benn... known to frequent the Prairie Inn in Saanichton, BC and post up at the Sticky Wicket buying towers of shots downtown Victoria. You don't see him getting involved in this kind of BS.

If the Seguin situation in Boston is any indication, Benning is much more "team" oriented, vs. talent-centric. You wanna be a drama queen or show off your celebrity status you can do it somewhere else. In a market like Vancouver it's essential you get players that can handle playing here. I have my doubts about Kane in this area.

I wouldn't hold out much hope for Kane coming here, unless he comes at a bargain.
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby Uncle Festus » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:30 pm

I'd take Lucic but not Kane, Kane is a talented moron, Lucic is a talented Bully. Lucic doesn't pose with wads of cash looking like a prepubescent pimp either. I guess it boils down to a player that skates around people or a player who skates through people.
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:41 pm

I can't stand Milan 'Crood' Lucics chest pounding, it's embarrassing to watch
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby Uncle Festus » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:45 pm

RoyalDude wrote:I can't stand Milan 'Crood' Lucics chest pounding, it's embarrassing to watch

Maybe so, but he's got talent, and size, something were sorely lacking.
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Re: Trades and rumours (& fantasies) 2013-14

Postby RoyalDude » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:05 pm

Lucic and Kane will sign here when they become UFA's. mark my words, never mind....the archivist
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