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#1 Provost

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

As per Sara Orlesky https://twitter.com/saraorlesky

Possible trade? He was skating yesterday so it is probably not an injury.

He would work as a 3rd line centre here :)

Maybe we see the reports coming true of Raymond heading to Winnipeg.

Edited by Provost, 13 January 2013 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

I really would be against having a $4.25mil 3rd line Center.
I figure some team who is extremely weak down the middle might make a move for him. A return to Toronto perhaps?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

I definitely don't want him here. He plays softer than most players half a foot shorter than him. He's more suited for a top-six role.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

Luongo for Antropov?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

I definitely don't want him here. He plays softer than most players half a foot shorter than him. He's more suited for a top-six role.


I agree with what you say regarding him... but there are limited options.

His contract is only for this year, we DO need someone to fill in on the 2nd line for a while. He can also play all three F positions which AV and MG love.

If it was something like:

To Wpg:
Raymond
2nd or 3rd round pick

To Van:
Antropov
Mid Range prospect

Edited by Provost, 13 January 2013 - 11:50 AM.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

Nikolai has good versatility as he can play wing or center.

He has good size, and can score 20 goals.

If the Jets ARE trading him, I think there could be lots of suitors..
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

I agree with what you say regarding him... but there are limited options.

His contract is only for this year, we DO need someone to fill in on the 2nd line for a while. He can also play all three F positions which AV and MG love.

If it was something like:

To Wpg:
Raymond
2nd or 3rd round pick

To Van:
Antropov
Mid Range prospect


For that price I wouldn't do it. I'm not a fan of his play at all. He can be very lazy and he'd definitely be AV's new whipping boy.

I can see him fitting in nicely on many other teams though, I'm sure there'd be many suitors. Nashville being a prime example.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:55 AM

Antropov's goal pace if he had played 82 games the last seasons:

18
17
26
28

Only one short stint was with a playoff team in the last 4 years. He's not a guy you get for toughness, but he's hard to knock off the puck and can play on any line.

Sedin - Sedin - Antropov on the PP would be interesting while Kesler is out. At 6'6, 246 pounds, what goalie is going to be able to see the puck?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

If the Jets were willing to absorb some salary on the rest of his deal with 1 year remaining, maybe it could work.. Raymond for Antropov + a 4th and the Jets take 1.25 million of Antropov's 4.06 million cap hit.

A 6'6 3rd line center is very intriguing to me, especially if he plays with a guy who is willing to do the dirty work (Hansen? Kassian?).

Antropov, despite not being known as hard-nosed put up a pace for 111 hits over 82 games. That's roughly the same pace as Kesler.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

If the Jets were willing to absorb some salary on the rest of his deal with 1 year remaining, maybe it could work.. Raymond for Antropov + a 4th and the Jets take 1.25 million of Antropov's 4.06 million cap hit.

A 6'6 3rd line center is very intriguing to me, especially if he plays with a guy who is willing to do the dirty work (Hansen? Kassian?).

Antropov, despite not being known as hard-nosed put up a pace for 111 hits over 82 games. That's roughly the same pace as Kesler.


I don't see Winnipeg absorbing cap hit, his contract is only for this year. We would be smart to arrange our lineup so lots of contracts expire this summer. With buyouts and the reduced cap, quality UFAs will be cheap and plentiful.

Centres are a hot commodity. Wpg needs a RW quite badly, I wouldn't be surprised if they would want Hansen as the return instead of Raymond. Moving Hansen gives a roster spot for Zassian on the 3rd line.

Tough call... but it certainly fills one of our holes.

Edited by Provost, 13 January 2013 - 12:19 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

I don't see Winnipeg absorbing cap hit, his contract is only for this year. We would be smart to arrange our lineup so lots of contracts expire this summer. With buyouts and the reduced cap, quality UFAs will be cheap and plentiful.

Centres are a hot commodity. Wpg needs a RW quite badly, I wouldn't be surprised if they would want Hansen as the return instead of Raymond. Moving Hansen gives a roster spot for Zassian on the 3rd line.

Tough call... but it certainly fills one of our holes.


I'm too much of a Hansen fanboy, but I see your points.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

Just say no to Antropov.
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Kassian.... Taylor Pyatt 3.0

Lies. He's more of a Steve Bernier. Hopefully his talent level goes up so he can become like a Taylor Pyatt.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

If the Jets could get Hansen for Antropov, I'd be one happy Jets fan.

However, the Jets are not too deep at center. Jokinen takes the 1st line C, but after that, it's less conclusive. Burmi, Scheifele, Wellwood, Slater, Cormier, Maxwell.

Edited by Hobble, 13 January 2013 - 02:59 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Noel just announced he has an upper body injury.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:48 PM

Nothing serious I bet.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

Yeah, day to day, questionable for Saturday.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Hansen is currently our top natural right wing, which is a problem of its own. Burrows, Higgins etc when they play here are effective on their off wing. We want to acquire, not lose any right wingers...

Trading the one who has the best motor, an integral part of using speed and pressure from a depth line, makes even less sense.

Hansen is not going anywhere!

I don't see Winnipeg absorbing cap hit, his contract is only for this year. We would be smart to arrange our lineup so lots of contracts expire this summer. With buyouts and the reduced cap, quality UFAs will be cheap and plentiful.

Centres are a hot commodity. Wpg needs a RW quite badly, I wouldn't be surprised if they would want Hansen as the return instead of Raymond. Moving Hansen gives a roster spot for Zassian on the 3rd line.

Tough call... but it certainly fills one of our holes.


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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hansen is currently our top natural right wing, which is a problem of its own. Burrows, Higgins etc when they play here are effective on their off wing. We want to acquire, not lose any right wingers...

Trading the one who has the best motor, an integral part of using speed and pressure from a depth line, makes even less sense.

Hansen is not going anywhere!


I love Hansen, but he is seriously over-rated on this board. At his best effort, he is a decent 3rd line winger. I thought he was actually pretty inconsistent with his effort level last year.

Edited by Provost, 13 January 2013 - 01:08 PM.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:19 PM

If the Jets could get Hansen for Antropov, I'd be one happy Jets fan.

However, the Jets are not too deep at center. Jokinen takes the 1st line C, but after that, it's less conclusive. Burmi, Scheifele, Wellwood, Slater, Cormier, Maxwell.

Kane-


...Little?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

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#NHLJets Antropov failed physical. Upper Body, day to day. He and Bogo skating right now.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

I don't see Winnipeg absorbing cap hit, his contract is only for this year. We would be smart to arrange our lineup so lots of contracts expire this summer. With buyouts and the reduced cap, quality UFAs will be cheap and plentiful.

Centres are a hot commodity. Wpg needs a RW quite badly, I wouldn't be surprised if they would want Hansen as the return instead of Raymond. Moving Hansen gives a roster spot for Zassian on the 3rd line.

Tough call... but it certainly fills one of our holes.

Hanson value is much higher then Antropov , Hanson kills penaltys and scores and is the perfect 3rd liner like a Wayne Simmonds while Antropov is only useful in the top 6 and has struggled his whole career to even fill that role because of inconsistency issues
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

...Little?


It is a given that Jokinen and Little will be 1st-2nd line centers. I was only intending to list players who could possibly fill the 3rd C role. However, I dream of a day where Little can be shifted back to his natural RW position, as that was where he had his greatest production.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

It is a given that Jokinen and Little will be 1st-2nd line centers. I was only intending to list players who could possibly fill the 3rd C role. However, I dream of a day where Little can be shifted back to his natural RW position, as that was where he had his greatest production.


Agreed. That's why I don't understand this "let's bring Scheifele in on RW" nonsense. Why not put Little on RW and keep Scheifele in his natural position?
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Antropov's goal pace if he had played 82 games the last seasons:

18
17
26
28

Only one short stint was with a playoff team in the last 4 years. He's not a guy you get for toughness, but he's hard to knock off the puck and can play on any line.

Sedin - Sedin - Antropov on the PP would be interesting while Kesler is out. At 6'6, 246 pounds, what goalie is going to be able to see the puck?


I'm not opposed to this. Antropov has RIDICULOUS size and is a lock for 18-20 goals if he stays healthy. I wouldn't trade any major pieces for him though. Maybe a 2nd round pick....maybe. Or Ballard and Raymond :P
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

I'm too much of a Hansen fanboy, but I see your points.

I'm too much of a Hansen fanboy, but I see your points.


Hansen is untouchable unless he's part of a pkg to bring back an all-star player. His contract and his play are GOLD! Plus he's a fukn honey badger!!
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

If the Jets could get Hansen for Antropov, I'd be one happy Jets fan.

However, the Jets are not too deep at center. Jokinen takes the 1st line C, but after that, it's less conclusive. Burmi, Scheifele, Wellwood, Slater, Cormier, Maxwell.

If the Jets could get Hansen for Antropov, I'd be one happy Jets fan.

However, the Jets are not too deep at center. Jokinen takes the 1st line C, but after that, it's less conclusive. Burmi, Scheifele, Wellwood, Slater, Cormier, Maxwell.


Imagine that.....ugggghh.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

I'm not opposed to this. Antropov has RIDICULOUS size and is a lock for 18-20 goals if he stays healthy. I wouldn't trade any major pieces for him though. Maybe a 2nd round pick....maybe. Or Ballard and Raymond :P


Your post is almost Leaf Fan-esque in it's logic failure. "I want a player who fills a massive hole in our lineup and is a lock for good numbers. I am willing to give up exactly nothing of consequence in return though."

Too bad it isn't a video game and other teams have real life GMs who actually have their own teams' best interests at heart.... barring that, you could make your kind of trades to your heart's content.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Luongo for Antropov?


I don't want to grace that proposal with a proper response, so I'll just say one thing.




Ew.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

gillis doesn't do russians


Antropov is Kazakh, no?
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