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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Hockey Widow » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:46 pm

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Hockey Widow » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:51 pm

I'm in the camp that says Kesler needs to be our shut down centre and get PP, PK time. That will give him plenty of ice time. What we need is another playmaking centre. JS isn't it right now but he could be in a year or two. Delegating him to the 4th line makes not sense. Send him to Chicago, oh we can't can we, we really need a centre.

With the twins and Burrows we know line 1 is set. We have a plethora of wingers we just need to find a playmaker to centre two of them. We also have plenty of shut down type players and Kesler in the middle makes a perfect defensive line. 4th line we have enough bodies the ice a few :D

Its unfortunate the JS could not step up and be that playmaker to make our second line dangerous. But that is what we are missing. Andrew Cassells anyone? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thast the type of player I'm thinking, with a little more speed of course.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Diehard1 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:37 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:I'm in the camp that says Kesler needs to be our shut down centre and get PP, PK time. That will give him plenty of ice time. What we need is another playmaking centre. JS isn't it right now but he could be in a year or two. Delegating him to the 4th line makes not sense. Send him to Chicago, oh we can't can we, we really need a centre.

With the twins and Burrows we know line 1 is set. We have a plethora of wingers we just need to find a playmaker to centre two of them. We also have plenty of shut down type players and Kesler in the middle makes a perfect defensive line. 4th line we have enough bodies the ice a few :D

Its unfortunate the JS could not step up and be that playmaker to make our second line dangerous. But that is what we are missing. Andrew Cassells anyone? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thast the type of player I'm thinking, with a little more speed of course.


I agree - I thought that Weiss would be a good choice, but obviously he's out for the season. I now think that Fillpula in Detroit would be a very good choice, he's been playing worse this year so his value is down, and he's also a UFA at the end of the season so the Wings have to decide what to do with him. The Wings need D in the worst way, and the Nucks have some extras there. I'm not even going to try to make a trade proposal but that's the kind of guy I'd love to see.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Meds » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:08 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Its unfortunate the JS could not step up and be that playmaker to make our second line dangerous. But that is what we are missing. Andrew Cassells anyone? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thast the type of player I'm thinking, with a little more speed of course.


It's pretty tough for young players to step up and make a line dangerous when they are shuffled around and have linemates that just don't compliment them.

I would love to see Vigneault try

Raymond-Schroeder-Kassian

It would be like a WCE Jr. line. :P

And once the dumbass coach puts the mighty-mouse sized offensive center on the 4th line with plumbers and grinders.....well you can't expect much development anymore.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Topper » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:26 am

Right shooting veteran defensman Steve Montador is on waivers.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby CFP! » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:17 am

Topper wrote:Right shooting veteran defensman Steve Montador is on waivers.


So is his Post-concussion syndrome. Missed a bunch of games last season. Basically a full year off.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby dbr » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:17 am

Only if that concussion was bad enough that he forgets he has two years at $2.75m left on his deal..
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby DonCherry4PM » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:44 am

Meds wrote:And once the dumbass coach puts the mighty-mouse sized offensive center on the 4th line with plumbers and grinders.....well you can't expect much development anymore.


Haven't you been listening, Meds? The Sedins, Kesler, Burrows and Edler got through with this style of coaching so it proves that it works. Schroeder should be treated in the same manner. It couldn't be that the previously mentioned players' success was due to their ability to succeed despite shitty coaching - it must be that the coaching perfectly nurtured their success. Hence, if Schroeder can't cut it with the plugs he must be unskilled and underdeveloped.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby CFP! » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:14 am

dbr wrote:Only if that concussion was bad enough that he forgets he has two years at $2.75m left on his deal..



True. Good depth guy, wouldn't put him much above Rome Alberts.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Jovocop » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:49 am

CFP! wrote:
dbr wrote:Only if that concussion was bad enough that he forgets he has two years at $2.75m left on his deal..



True. Good depth guy, wouldn't put him much above Rome Alberts.


Montador clears waivers. The debate should be whether Montador is a better fit for the Canucks comparing to Ballard, Alberts, or Barker. As a 5-6 defenseman, $2.75m is much better than $4.2m...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Uncle dans leg » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:42 pm

Montador--- Topper approved! :wink:

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Topper » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:05 am

No. I just said he was on waivers.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Diehard1 » Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:07 am

I would take Montador at $1.5 million a season, but not at $2.75 million. If Chicago would eat some of that salary it might make sense, assuming he costs next to nothing. You don't want to help out a rival team, but if it improves your team you have to do it.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Meds » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:28 pm

Kris Versteeg out for the season from the sounds of it.

Florida is looking like a safe bet for the 1st overall pick. In that case I hope they do want Lou. They have alot of youth already, so there's s chance they will be interested in a veteran allstar goaltender.....
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Lancer » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:41 pm

Meds wrote:Kris Versteeg out for the season from the sounds of it.

Florida is looking like a safe bet for the 1st overall pick. In that case I hope they do want Lou. They have alot of youth already, so there's s chance they will be interested in a veteran allstar goaltender.....


Tallon is quickly running out of assets to trade that aren't prospects, young roster guys or picks. Either he pays for what he wants with what he has left, or he sits until Buttman calls him up for the 1st overall. Outside of guys like Campbell and maybe Fleischmann, I think Tallon will likely go dormant till the draft.
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