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We Won't Get Another Top 6 Forward

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Sure seems like a negative thread. We have a possiblility of getting 2 top 6 players, one through UFA, one through trade, and even Bobby R could be had possibly. It may be a tough get but you sound like a kid crying, "I'm never going grow up". Whaaaaaa.

Anyways, I do agree with your sentiments Raymond was a bad sign, and signing and shows that MG may not fully understand that this team is done for this year without another top 6 player not named Higgins, Raymond, or Hansen.

Edit: Just because you can make a cool name like AMEX and they are all from the same country this line has some of the worst chemistry in hockey. Its like a line that doens't know if it's a checking line or a scoring line with no playmaking ability on it.

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This isn't a negativity thread by any means, but just throwing It out there, we won't be getting another top six forward to round out our top 6. Yes, there's someone by the name of Doan, forget it. He's staying in Phoenix, I'd be very surprised if he did otherwise.

Gillis is a great GM, I like what he's doing with Luongo, fielding offers and waiting for the best value, but he's somewhat blind in other areas. We need another forward that can play with Kesler. We got Booth, and now we need one more. What does he do? He extends Raymond. As soon as he did that, I lost all faith. He won't trade Raymond either, whose gonna want Mason Raymond? Not even for a seventh rounder. In his pressers, he stated that he has full confidence in Raymond, and he feels that he can be that second liner he once was.

So Raymond is one player to try and fill in that second line role, plus you have one other player: Zack Kassian. Obviously MG is very high on this kid. He traded away CDC's lover Hodgson for him. Yeah yeah I know the whole ice time issue blah blah blah. BS. He traded Hodgson because he wanted size. He got Kassian. The Bruins series really got MG thinking that we were in dire need of size and he changed the whole identity of the team by trading for Kassian. MG is probably thinking that Kassian can be a second liner one day.

Let's be honest, we won't end up getting much for Lu, even though we should, we won't. Nobody wants an aging goalie, on a decline with a high salary and a gigantic contract. He's not an all-star anymore. Our top six will be rounded up with either Raymond, Kassian or Hansen. Yes, no Shane Doan, no Kris Versteeg, and no Bobby Ryan.

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how come people keep forgetting about Jensen... you know that big power foward we stole in the draft? the guy did well in his first few games in the AHL? yea he does have a shot at the top 6 people... if it comes down to raymond or Jensen i would feel more comfortable with Jensen there

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Kassian has a far better chance at making the top six than Jensen. Why bring up Jensen to the top six when he's not even ready?

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Again, some of you may think this is negative, but I am just being realistic. There is a reason why this Lu trade is taking so long, nobody wants him for MGs price tag. Sure, I might be wrong about Doan, maybe he will sign here, but it's most likely he stays in the Desert. Being realistic and being negative are two VERY different things.

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If MG re-signed Raymond, he must have seen potential and skill most people do not. He is a GM for a reason and you guys are not.

stop hatin

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lol no sir Jensen is better than Kassian in the offensive aspect which is what the second line is used for Kassian is better in the hard hitting agressive aspect which is what the third line s used for... see whats going on here? Jensen is ready did you not see him in the AHL? he handles himself just fine, we need to give our young guys a chance Jensen might be exactly what Booth and Kesler needs.

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All this negativity... It's draining my happy powers.... Must fight it.... Errrgh.....

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The desperation for any kind of summer thread is evident here.

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Gillis is a great GM, I like what he's doing with Luongo, fielding offers and waiting for the best value, but he's somewhat blind in other areas. We need another forward that can play with Kesler. We got Booth, and now we need one more. What does he do? He extends Raymond. As soon as he did that, I lost all faith. He won't trade Raymond either, whose gonna want Mason Raymond? Not even for a seventh rounder. In his pressers, he stated that he has full confidence in Raymond, and he feels that he can be that second liner he once was.

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If MG re-signed Raymond, he must have seen potential and skill most people do not. He is a GM for a reason and you guys are not.

stop hatin

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Kassian has a far better chance at making the top six than Jensen. Why bring up Jensen to the top six when he's not even ready?

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I suspect there will be at least one more player in the mix to keep the "fight for every roster spot" mentality. Assuming Doan stay in Phoenix, we will grab someone like Huselius as extra competition.

So you will have him, Jensen, and Raymond fighting it out for a 2nd line position.

I don't see Kassian in the mix at all yet, and if last year is repeated AV will want to have a very consistent 3rd line that stays together regardless of different roster configuations, that means whoever doesn't make the 2nd line will either be on the 4th line or i nthe press box.

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Dooooom..... we're doomed!!!

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wow you are very ignorant first of all the only reason Hodgson was traded is because Hodgson himself wanted to be traded and don't you think MG tried getting a better deal for him but obviously it didn't work so he had to make the Kassian move. Secondly thats bullcrap you can't say Luongo isn't an all star goalie anymore thats so stupid his stats alone show hes an all star goalie let alone the gold medal and vezina nominations.

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