Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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$3m next year is dicey.

That being said, a left-shooting winger who can moonlight at center, win draws and contribute at both ends of the ice? Sounds like a pretty fitting linemate for one Jordan Schroeder.

(Well.. ideal would be a grittier type like Steve Ott, but he won't be hitting waivers any time soon.)

If I thought it was going to take $3.5m to keep Mason Raymond around next year I'd be sorely tempted to pick up Jokinen now at $3m.

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is juicy jokinen a bit of a shootout specialist too or is that another guy?

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Mats Zuccarello, aka the Norwegian Hobbit Wizard, is returning to the Rangers after having spent this season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the KHL.

A little to small to really succeed in the NHL, but fantastic soft hands and he's definitely a shootout specialist.
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Isn't Jusi shootout gold?
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Yes, according to Wikipedia his shootout success rate is north of 50%.

Jokinen being signed for $3M next year would make picking him up harder to swallow, but he would be a "free" asset in terms of it costing nothing other than cash to bring him in.

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MAF hurt, possible concussion.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nh ... 3/2023399/

Hope he is OK but what a stinker that would be for the Pens, gearing up for a run at the cup and MAF hurt. Maybe if they trade for Iginla he can persuade Kipper to go with him, just in case. :mrgreen:
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Hockey Widow wrote:MAF hurt, possible concussion.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nh ... 3/2023399/

Hope he is OK but what a stinker that would be for the Pens, gearing up for a run at the cup and MAF hurt. Maybe if they trade for Iginla he can persuade Kipper to go with him, just in case. :mrgreen:
How is this bad news for Pittsburgh? Did you not see Fleury's implosion against Philly last year? :P

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I wonder if the Pens feel sorry for us regarding Kesler?
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Hmmm... if juicey can play 3rd line centre (being good defensively and good on faceoffs), I wouldn't mind grabbing him. We never properly replaced Malhotra and could use some help there. We could really use a shootout specialist too considering most of our guys seem kind of uncomfortable and not very confident when in that position.

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Juicy clears. No takers. All because of term.
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According to Lebrun the Nux are kicking the tires on Ryan Clowe
He would help 8-)
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Uncle dans leg wrote:According to Lebrun the Nux are kicking the tires on Ryan Clowe
He would help 8-)
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dbr wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:According to Lebrun the Nux are kicking the tires on Ryan Clowe
He would help 8-)
A 1st and a prospect, jesus.
I don't want him. 9 points and -7 this year and a history of brain fartz... -3 career on a high flying offensive team....

We could do a hell of a lot better for a 1st and a prospect...and Luo....
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No thanks to that asking price for Clowe.

Would I want Gillis to go after FA Clowe? Absolutely. But a first round pick and a prospect for a guy who has been showing signs of slowing down and was never a dominant force to begin with AND could be purely a rental player anyway? No way.

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