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Naslund No Longer a Canuck

Post by levelheaded » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:14 pm

Signed with the Rangers 1 year $4.5M.

No official link yet, but apparently it's done.

Fuck

This is the worst offseason ever.

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Post by West Coast Jets Fan » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:18 pm

Well....maybe there are still a few 4th line St Louis Blues we haven't checked out yet.


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Post by Linden Is God » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:28 pm

Where are you hearing this?

If this is true, I seriously think the Rangers are now out of the Sundin sweeps.
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Post by Tukaram » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:29 pm

I'll believe it when I hear it.

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Post by Mooger35 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:32 pm

No credible sources yet.
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Post by West Coast Jets Fan » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:33 pm

Got this from Canuck Central forums...........

"Not sure if it is true or not, however their are many rumor mills saying a 1-2 year deal worth 4.5 per year. Also the Rangers have called for a press conference at 4:30 Est. I

http://www.theinsideronpittsburghsports.com/

Side note, apparently Cooke is heading to Pittsburgh."


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Post by Farhan Lalji » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:36 pm

Perhaps at this point, the Canucks should focus on building a fort around Luongo.

-Add 1-2 more quality defensemen (I don't know who is available)

-Let's get even tougher up front (Laraque and Brashear are available....might be decent on the 4th line playing alongside Ryan Johnson).

-Mike Peca...while not as good as he once was, is still an excellent shut down forward...and elevates his game come playoff time (assuming the Canucks make it).

-Get a few more guys that are known as PP and PK specialists. Players like Josh Green and Nolan Baumgartner (players that are similar to this)....could be had for reasonably cheap, and will also serve a specific purpose on the team.

So

-Excellent goaltending
-Excellent defensive depth,
-Excellent special teams
-Good toughness

Very low GA.

I'm not sure which players are available, but perhaps this would also be a good time to try and create 4 balanced lines (similar to the Oilers of 05/06). We have 20 million+ in cap space. If it means over paying for a handful of (gritty, defensively savvy) players, I say do it. Perhaps the Canucks can have the equivalent of two 'second lines' and two 'third lines.'

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Post by Tukaram » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:38 pm

Looks like it's true: http://www.thefourthperiod.com/freeagents/journal.html
4:35pm ET - Rangers sign Dmitri Kalinin and Markus Naslund

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Post by levelheaded » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:40 pm

http://weblogs.newsday.com/sports/hocke ... ewest.html
Swedish left wing Markus Naslund, who played in Vancouver for 12 years is the newest Ranger, inking a one year, $4.5-million deal. They also added defenseman Dmitri Kalinin from Buffalo
He also mentions that apparently Naslund scored 4 goals in 12 playoff games this year, which is news to me.

But yeah, it looks as if it's true.

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Post by levelheaded » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:44 pm

TSN has it on their breaking news banner, and apparently it's a 2 year deal.

Fuck Fuck Fuckity Fuck Fuck Fuck.

I cannot believe how awful this week has been for Canuck fans.

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Post by MarkMM » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:45 pm

Farhan Lalji wrote:Perhaps at this point, the Canucks should focus on building a fort around Luongo.

-Add 1-2 more quality defensemen (I don't know who is available)

-Let's get even tougher up front (Laraque and Brashear are available....might be decent on the 4th line playing alongside Ryan Johnson).

-Mike Peca...while not as good as he once was, is still an excellent shut down forward...and elevates his game come playoff time (assuming the Canucks make it).

-Get a few more guys that are known as PP and PK specialists. Players like Josh Green and Nolan Baumgartner (players that are similar to this)....could be had for reasonably cheap, and will also serve a specific purpose on the team.

So

-Excellent goaltending
-Excellent defensive depth,
-Excellent special teams
-Good toughness

Very low GA.

I'm not sure which players are available, but perhaps this would also be a good time to try and create 4 balanced lines (similar to the Oilers of 05/06). We have 20 million+ in cap space. If it means over paying for a handful of (gritty, defensively savvy) players, I say do it. Perhaps the Canucks can have the equivalent of two 'second lines' and two 'third lines.'
For the first time since you mentioned that strategy, I think it might be where we have to go. And it's against what MG said he wanted, but if we don't land Sundin and Demitra, it's our best shot.
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Post by Mooger35 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:45 pm

Wow.... addition by lots of subtraction???

Interesting strategy Mike.
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Post by Linden Is God » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:46 pm

Farhan Lalji wrote:Perhaps at this point, the Canucks should focus on building a fort around Luongo.

-Add 1-2 more quality defensemen (I don't know who is available)

-Let's get even tougher up front (Laraque and Brashear are available....might be decent on the 4th line playing alongside Ryan Johnson).

-Mike Peca...while not as good as he once was, is still an excellent shut down forward...and elevates his game come playoff time (assuming the Canucks make it).

-Get a few more guys that are known as PP and PK specialists. Players like Josh Green and Nolan Baumgartner (players that are similar to this)....could be had for reasonably cheap, and will also serve a specific purpose on the team.

So

-Excellent goaltending
-Excellent defensive depth,
-Excellent special teams
-Good toughness

Very low GA.

I'm not sure which players are available, but perhaps this would also be a good time to try and create 4 balanced lines (similar to the Oilers of 05/06). We have 20 million+ in cap space. If it means over paying for a handful of (gritty, defensively savvy) players, I say do it. Perhaps the Canucks can have the equivalent of two 'second lines' and two 'third lines.'
Brashear has one year left on his deal and Laraque signed with the Habs today.

As for Dmen available, the fourth period is reporting that the Canes want to get rid of Frank Kaberle and Niclas Wallin. Kaberle is a $2.2 million cap hit, while Walling is about $1.75. Pretty cheap hits in my opinion, plus I doubt the Canes would want much as the reports claims they want to cut salary. I would welcome picking up one of those guys as a bottom end dman.

Then, if I were Gillis, I go into desperate mode and offer Jagr and Straka a package deal. That would help out the secondary scoring.

Yup that's my crazy ways of doing things.
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Post by the Cunning Linguist » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:47 pm

Farhan Lalji wrote:Perhaps at this point, the Canucks should focus on building a fort around Luongo.
So continuing on the path that DN forged. Excellent.
Farhan Lalji wrote:-Add 1-2 more quality defensemen (I don't know who is available)
I don't know if any 'quality defencemen' are left.
Farhan Lalji wrote:-Let's get even tougher up front (Laraque and Brashear are available....might be decent on the 4th line playing alongside Ryan Johnson).
Laracque signed today with MTL.

We're in for a year of all kinds of suck. Way to go Aquaman.
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Post by levelheaded » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:48 pm

I think now if officially the time to panic. I seriously can't imagine Naslund in another team's uniform, least of all the Rangers.

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