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#1 Provost

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

If we believe that Kesler will still be out a while... why haven't we picked up a cheap veteran like Arnott or Morrison? They are without contracts and as far as I have heard they haven't retired.

Wouldn't they be a better option than what we have now? Have Burrows back on the wing for the 2nd line.

Reasons why we might not be:

1. A Luongo deal is closer than we think
2. We want to leave as much salary space as possible for a potential Luongo deal
3. We really think that our guys can fill in
4. We want to give Schroeder a longer look
5. None of the available options want to play here or our GM considers are upgrades.

Other thoughts?
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

We're pretty close to the contract limit too, so maybe we're leaving a spot available for a Luongo trade, as it seems we'll likely be gaining a contract in a deal.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:02 PM

Combination of all of the above, plus:

1) Morrison is no longer "decent". He was great for Calgary when he first signed there. But last season he was pretty useless.

2) Arnott may want more than he's worth (he's no more than an average 3rd liner at this point in his career), and could be holding out for a desperate team.

3) Management expects more out of Ebbett.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

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4. We want to give Schroeder a longer look
5. None of the available options want to play here or our GM considers are upgrades.

Other thoughts?

Those, and Kesler has started some skating with the team, so could be back in a couple weeks from now as he get's back to game shape.

I could see why they would want to upgrade, and I can also see why they're giving Schroeder a chance as they said even last year he deserved some games.

Edited by elvis15, 25 January 2013 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

If we are getting one get Langkow not Arnott.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

Honestly, since we are close to the contract limit and close to the cap, I think it really might have something to do with the imminent Luongo trade.

As much as Gillis says he's comfortable with the current situation, let's not kid ourselves.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

I really do miss watching Kes out there. He really is fun to watch
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

Because Arnott is old and Schroeder essentially took his spot.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

I'd like Morrison back, but whether he has much left in the tank is debatable. Maybe coming back to us with his WCE days could spark something.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:38 PM

Those, and Kesler has started some skating with the team, so could be back in a couple weeks from now as he get's back to game shape.

I could see why they would want to upgrade, and I can also see why they're giving Schroeder a chance as they said even last year he deserved some games.


This. Case closed.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Arnott signed with the rangers...cross him off the list
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

It is a 1.6m cap hit...that's too much for me

Edited by billabong, 26 January 2013 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

Go with Schroeder give him a chance

Edited by billabong, 26 January 2013 - 07:58 PM.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

Gilbert Brule is still kicking around. He could be a great depth addition either as a replacement for Schroeder if he struggles or as a 13th forward for Ebbett.
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