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Northwest Division In/Out Thread

Postby Southern_Canuck » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:58 pm

So far not too much to comment on, however Calgary seems to be adding some skill, and have improved their team:

Vancouver

In: Jason Garrison, (Guillaume Desbiens, Patrick Mullen, Derek Joslin)
Out: Sami Salo, Aaron Rome, Samuel Pahlsson, Marc-Andre Gragnani, (Mark Mancari, Victor Oreskovich)

Colorado

In: P-A Parenteau, Greg Zanon, John Mitchell (Sean Sullivan)
Out: Matt Hunwick, Peter Mueller, Ryan Stoa, Kevin Porter

Minnesota

In: Zach Parise, Ryan Suter, Jake Dowell, Torrey Mitchell, Zenon Konopka (Brian Connelly)
Out: Erik Christensen, Kurtis Foster, Nick Johnson,

Edmonton

In: Justin Schultz
Out: Cam Barker, Taylor Chorney,

Calgary

In: Jiri Hudler, Roman Cervenka, Dennis Wideman
Out: Olli Jokinen, David Moss, Tom Kostopoulos, Scott Hannan (Guillaume Desbiens, Brian Connelly)

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Re: Northwest Division In/Out Thread

Postby SKYO » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:06 pm

Calgary is dumb they could have sold off assets, and pull a Edm draft#1 overalls everywhere and then some.
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Re: Northwest Division In/Out Thread

Postby surreal78 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:08 pm

Man - amazing how much Cam Barker's stock has fallen. I remember when he was a pretty hot prospect a few years back.
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Re: Northwest Division In/Out Thread

Postby clem » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:47 pm

Colorado looks like the winner on personnel changes so far .

Parenteau & Duchene could be good.

Will be interesting to see how it works out.
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Re: Northwest Division In/Out Thread

Postby black ace » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:53 am

Sounds like Minny is close on Parise....
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Re: Northwest Division In/Out Thread

Postby wienerdog » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:26 pm

black ace wrote:Sounds like Minny is close on Parise....


Yep. Gotta wait for the sweepstakes to end before we chime in on this winner winner chicken dinner stuff.

FTR, if MIN lands Parise, they could become a real pain real quick.

If they manage to land both Parise and freaking Suter, ouch.

edit: huh, just saw everyone discussing pretty much this in the other thread. Seems like we're all agreed that MIN+Parise+Suter=bad juju for Canucks.
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Re: Northwest Division In/Out Thread

Postby coco_canuck » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:12 pm

Calgary is at best a contender for 8th.

I don't know much about Cervenka, but even though Backlund struggled, he still has some upside, and that Bartschi kid has potential too.

The absolute best case scenario for Calgary to be more competitive than fighting for 8th, is that Backlund and Bartschi break out big time.

It's rather obvious the Flames lack a top-end C and another elite scorer.

I think Bouwmeester has some trade value, but he's not going to net Calgary a top flight young player or prospect. Honestly, I think they should keep him, because he eats up a lot of minutes effectively, even if he's not doing anything extraordinary. If they drop him, who is going to play those minutes?

I don't like that they have $12M tied in Bouwmeester and Wideman, but I don't think they can do any better if they move Bouwmeester.

Unless Backlund, Bartschi and another defenceman turn out to be top players, this team will continue to tread water and finish between 8-11 with a first round exit at best.
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Re: Northwest Division In/Out Thread

Postby Southern_Canuck » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:19 am

Great. Parise AND Suter both coming to the Northwest - that's got to get Minnesota in the playoffs.

Definitely a dramatic improvement for the Minnesota lineup, although we'll see if they have enough depth.

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