Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Rede » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:24 am

You'd have to think with a new coach coming in that WPG stands pat for awhile and sees how things go under a new coach before trading away players like Kane (or Buff). Some things may change in WPG, especially if the coaches have similar assessments of the team and deficiencies, but I'm guessing that nothing major would be imminent...

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by okcanuck » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:29 am

Rede wrote:You'd have to think with a new coach coming in that WPG stands pat for awhile and sees how things go under a new coach before trading away players like Kane (or Buff). Some things may change in WPG, especially if the coaches have similar assessments of the team and deficiencies, but I'm guessing that nothing major would be imminent...
Thats right. I suspect Kane will flourish under a new coach and will stay in WPG.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Meds » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:58 am

okcanuck wrote:
Rede wrote:You'd have to think with a new coach coming in that WPG stands pat for awhile and sees how things go under a new coach before trading away players like Kane (or Buff). Some things may change in WPG, especially if the coaches have similar assessments of the team and deficiencies, but I'm guessing that nothing major would be imminent...
Thats right. I suspect Kane will flourish under a new coach and will stay in WPG.
I think it all depends on why he has been unhappy in Winnipeg. If he hates it there because he doesn't like living and playing in that city, then things are unlikely to improve for him. But chances are Cheveldayoff pulls a wait and see....

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Arachnid » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:00 am

Meds wrote:
okcanuck wrote:
Rede wrote:You'd have to think with a new coach coming in that WPG stands pat for awhile and sees how things go under a new coach before trading away players like Kane (or Buff). Some things may change in WPG, especially if the coaches have similar assessments of the team and deficiencies, but I'm guessing that nothing major would be imminent...
Thats right. I suspect Kane will flourish under a new coach and will stay in WPG.
I think it all depends on why he has been unhappy in Winnipeg. If he hates it there because he doesn't like living and playing in that city, then things are unlikely to improve for him. But chances are Cheveldayoff pulls a wait and see....
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Topper » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:09 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Noel fired in Winterpeg. dominos I say, dominos.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:11 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Noel fired in Winterpeg. dominos I say, dominos.
That's the smart decision, see if the coach will help the team + they hope it helps Kane want to stay.

They moved Buff up front for a last ditch effort, if it doesn't work out he'll probably be dealt.

Buff, Wheeler, Seto, Stuart all probably will be dealt before Kane. :(

Except Evander will get them a heck of a lot in return to start a new foundation, instead of the mediocre players/picks they'll get in return for the aforementioned players.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:02 pm

If they decide that the playoffs are not in the cards I can see them moving some older or soon to be UFA players at the deadline where they will get a king's ransom. Moving Evander can be done in the off season as teams try to retool once again. But it depends upon how badly Kane wants out. I doubt he quits on his team but he does want out of Winnipeg. That of course could change if the right moves are made, a new coach is to his liking and the future starts to look better.

Speaking of BC boys guess which one has been heard to say he regrets his decision to sign with Edmonton.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:14 pm

Hockey Widow wrote: Speaking of BC boys guess which one has been heard to say he regrets his decision to sign with Edmonton.
Jason Labarbera? :lol:

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by dbr » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:23 am

It'll be interesting to see if Gary Lawless was far off from putting his finger on the problem with the Jets.. will the team look to change the dynamic by trading away one of the core vets either in the remainder of the season or (more likely) the offseason?

People are understandably gaga about Evander Kane but if the Jets decided it was time to move on from Andrew Ladd I would hope the Canucks at least kick the tires..

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by BladesofSteel » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:14 am

Hank wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote: Speaking of BC boys guess which one has been heard to say he regrets his decision to sign with Edmonton.
Jason Labarbera? :lol:

Bad move Shultzy.
Hah, methinks Gretz and the boys will think twice next time Lowe asks for some outside persuasion.

Lowe has to go, there is absolutely no excuse for the mismanagement talent over the past several years there.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Lancer » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:32 am

BladesofSteel wrote:
Hank wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote: Speaking of BC boys guess which one has been heard to say he regrets his decision to sign with Edmonton.
Jason Labarbera? :lol:

Bad move Shultzy.
Hah, methinks Gretz and the boys will think twice next time Lowe asks for some outside persuasion.

Lowe has to go, there is absolutely no excuse for the mismanagement talent over the past several years there.
Christ on a cross, NO! Keep him there in the name of all that's holy. I mean, watching the Oil fail is almost as much fun as watching the Canucks win. They can keep them Boys on the Bus over there. :lol:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Topper » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:25 am

Lancer wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote:Lowe has to go, there is absolutely no excuse for the mismanagement talent over the past several years there.
Christ on a cross, NO! Keep him there in the name of all that's holy. I mean, watching the Oil fail is almost as much fun as watching the Canucks win. They can keep them Boys on the Bus over there. :lol:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by dbr » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:44 am

Topper wrote:Calgary is looking for a GM
Lowe and Burke can go halfers on leasing a barn..

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Tciso » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:33 pm

Edmonton picked up Scrivens for a 3rd round pick. It might move the Oilers into 5th from last overall, but it doesn't fix their defense. But, does anyone else think that LA gave Scrivens away for pretty cheap???
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