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#1 Watermelon

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:22 PM

Now that our precious savior Tanev signed we have about 2.8million left to sign two players. You usually can't even get one good player for that much the way things are going so who do you think we could sign. We need one D and one forward, so maybe Hainsey and Boyes/Grabovski? This is what our lineup looks like right now.
FORWARDS
Daniel Sedin ($6.100m) / Henrik Sedin ($6.100m) / Zack Kassian ($0.870m)
David Booth ($4.250m) / Ryan Kesler ($5.000m) / Jordan Schroeder ($0.600m)
Alexandre Burrows ($4.500m) / / Jannik Hansen ($1.350m)
Chris Higgins ($2.500m) / Brad Richardson ($1.150m) /Dale Weise ($0.750m)
Tom Sestito ($0.750m) /
DEFENSEMEN
Dan Hamhuis ($4.500m) / Kevin Bieksa ($4.600m)
Alexander Edler ($5.000m) / Chris Tanev ($1.500m)
Jason Garrison ($4.600m) / Frank Corrado ($0.599m)
Yannick Weber ($0.650m) /
GOALTENDERS
Roberto Luongo ($5.333m)
Eddie Lack ($0.750m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,452,778; BONUSES: $0
CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $2,847,222

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:29 PM

It wouldn't surprise me if MG holds onto that cap space and tries to get another "Ehrhoff" type trade. How many teams are above the cap already? Flyers, Wings, Rangers and Leafs will be too. Those are just off the top of my head.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:33 PM

they will need cap space if gaunce makes the big club.....one more depth d-man and that should eat up the remaining cap space.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:35 PM

It wouldn't surprise me if MG holds onto that cap space and tries to get another "Ehrhoff" type trade. How many teams are above the cap already? Flyers, Wings, Rangers and Leafs will be too. Those are just off the top of my head.

I think Liles from Toronto would be a solid addition. He's essentially an Ehrhoff-lite.
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In my eyes drouin is overrated he can score in the qmjhl but did nothing in last two gold medal games that canada lost. Fox will be better pro than him talk to me in five yrs

Gaudreau has one NHL goal whereas all your "prized" prospects have none.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:39 PM

I think Liles from Toronto would be a solid addition. He's essentially an Ehrhoff-lite.

I don't think he will go from almost 4 million down to 2
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

Bring up Gaunce, and then sign Vinny Prospal. If Prospal doesn't want to sign, then go after Hainsey

A veteran presence I think would help a lot (i.e Demitra/ Salo)

Edited by Zoolander, 22 August 2013 - 01:46 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:55 PM

One of O'Byrne, Alberts, Hainsey for depth. Call up Gaunce, another depth forward.

Edited by Plum, 22 August 2013 - 02:00 PM.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:12 PM

Everyone seems to forget about Jensen. He'll have Booths spot come opening night and if he plays well enough he will stick. Schroeder will center the 3rd line with Higgins and Hanson

Sedin Sedin Kassian
Jensen Kesler Burrows
Higgins Schroeder Hanson
Weiss Richardson Sestito/Santorreli

Why do we want to add more Forwards? I thought we were giving youngsters a shot. Sign one depth D, Hainsey or Alberts and hold onto some cap room for a future trade

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#10 Rollieo Del Fuego

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:30 PM

Should of signed D. Murray for 1.5 M.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:05 PM

We just signed Alberts... Heavy hitting to follow
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:07 PM

Should of signed D. Murray for 1.5 M.


Just signed a deal in principle with Montreal

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:09 PM

Corrado will likely be on Utica/first call up. That 3rd LHD spot will alter between Weber and Alberts depending on who we play pending another signing. Garrison will play 2nd pairing RHD with Edler.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:11 PM

With the Alberts signing we are left with 2.2 million to sign one forward. I want to sign a forward because you can't expect Gaunce,Jensen,Schroeder or even Kassian to contibute consistently. A player like Grabovski could be huge for us. 4 lines we can roll confidently, #1line, #2a line, #2bline and a 4th line that could be a decent 3rd line
Sedin-Sedin-Kass
Booth-Kesler-Schroeder
Burrows-Grabovski-Hansen
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:20 PM

Milan hedjuk for 1 year contract? That or Brunner for top six otherwise the UFA list is bare
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:22 PM

If Corrado does well in camp and pre-season I see him sticking. He showed well last year in his limited games played. Torts said that he is going to give the "kids" a lot of room to play. Obviously paraphrasing here, but it sounds like there are a few that will get legitimate chances to either play (Corrado, Gaunce, Horvat) or contribute more (Kassian). If Alberts isn't comfortable with the break-out, or misses a check I would not be surprised if Corrado gets a shot over him. I can't speak for Weber because I don't really know him.

If we sign one more contract without trades it should be a depth centre for the very likely situation that the 'kids' are not ready to make the jump. David Steckel made 1.1 mil last year and is a good face-off guy. He could fill in a 4th line centre roll nicely for the right price.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:25 PM

Milan hedjuk for 1 year contract? That or Brunner for top six otherwise the UFA list is bare


But with everyone in the organization saying they want to go younger I don't see a 37 year old on their radar.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:41 PM

Sign Brad Boyes and Ron Hainsey.

Sedin - Sedin - Kassian
Burrows - Kesler - Boyes
Booth - Gaunce - Hansen
Higgins - Richardson - Weise

Hamhuis - Bieksa
Edler - Garrison
Hainsey - Tanev

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:51 PM

I don't see a lot of people considering Lain for the 4th line spot. That, and one of Gaunce or Horvat could impress and take the 3rd line center role. We also know Tortorella has it in mind to play Burrows with Kesler so consider that when making your lineup.
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Tanev is going to EDM. I can put my life savings down on it

 


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:53 PM

If we signed Grabs I would faint like a damsel in distress. However if we sign him or anyone else, we are basically smothering our young guys' opportunities for roster spots this year. Although with 2 mil we might all get our wish and get some injury insurance for Kes and Booth.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:00 PM

canucks never sign anyone big so that boat has sailed

still need SCORING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and of course this off-season we got no scoring sum more grinders --- reminds of the days of nonis isbister,ritchie, chounard , richard park.


gillis going that same road


haha
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:26 PM

canucks never sign anyone big so that boat has sailed

still need SCORING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and of course this off-season we got no scoring sum more grinders --- reminds of the days of nonis isbister,ritchie, chounard , richard park.


gillis going that same road


haha


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x62tBYmggGw
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:47 PM

Might be worth a shot to let the roster play itself out before making any changes........
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:17 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x62tBYmggGw


In a rare low for you, I think that's actually too sad to be funny. And this comes from someone who has made some truly horrible jokes.
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:41 PM

In a rare low for you, I think that's actually too sad to be funny. And this comes from someone who has made some truly horrible jokes.


I think I just deleted a post in the McDonald's thread was probably worse.

It's sad but, ironically, the brain damage that Crackhead Bob suffered probably saved his life because he was badly addicted and in a major downward spiral. Now he's a regular on the Howard Stern Show.
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:47 PM

OP, I don't think Higgins is a 4th liner unless he has a really poor offensive year. My guess is he is at minimum a 3rd liner, maybe even second. I think he is due for a break out year soon.
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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

Honestly, the way it's looking is the rest of the team will be filled out with rookies and guys at league min salaries. Lineup as of today looks like:

Sedin-Sedin-Burr
Booth-Kesler-Hansen
Higgins-?-Kassian
?-Richardson-Weise
?

Hamhuis-Bieksa
Edler-Garrison
Alberts-Tanev
?-?

Lu
?

I was careful not to put any rookies in. Our rookies, tweeners, and veterans trying to make the team:

Lack
Eriksson

Santorelli
Schroeder
Jensen
Gaunce
Horvat
Shinkaruk
Lain
Archibald
Ferriero
Sestito

Andersson
Sauve
Corrado
Weber

Honestly, there are lots of ways the team can go. For me, Lack is the backup. He is on a 1 way now and has played the North American game.

Defense is a lil more wide open. If the coaching staff choose to go with splitting Garrison and Edler and having them both on the left side, then Corrado has a shot at the big club. If they go with the low minutes bottom pairing, then we may go after a 7-8 left side guy before the season starts or give the press box spots to Anderson, Sauve, and/or Weber.

Then the forwards. I don't think Jensen or Shinkaruk make the team unless Booth is injured still. They are strictly top 6 guys, pretty much. I don't think Horvat makes the team this year unless he outplays Schroeder, Gaunce, and Santorelli for the 3rd line center spot. Anything less than 3rd line center would be wasting a year of his contract and most importantly wasting his talent. I don't think Lain makes the team unless Schroeder, Gaunce, and Santorelli flop, pushing Richardson up to the 3rd line. That's also unlikely. Which leaves 5 forwards vying for the 3 forward spots

Santorelli
Schroeder
Gaunce
Ferriero
Archibald

3rd line center possibles are Santorelli, Schroeder, and Gaunce. I think the winner there is probably Schroeder. Santorelli signed a two way and Schroeder has more upside. And unless Gaunce beats out both, I don't see him making 3rd line center just yet. And Schroeder doesn't make this team unless he is 3rd line center or feeding Kesler on the second. So pretty much 3rd line center or bust for either him or Santorelli.

The 4th line and pressbox spots are left

Gaunce
Archibald
Sestito
Ferriero

I think out of all these guys to make it, it's gotta be Gaunce for 4th line left wing. He has top 9 capability, possibly top 6. He can play wing, he can play center, he is big enough to play on the 4th line and it will give him a taste of how fast the NHL game is. If he is ready, then he gets that every day spot. And when Booth gets injured and he will, we have someone here that can move up in the lineup, without having to resort to a call up. He has to show that potential in camp though. Otherwise it's back to the minors. And we don't want him rotting in the pressbox either.
Archibald should make it interesting and I think he could possibly beat out Sestito for pressbox privileges, but Benn Ferriero will be tough to kick off the team for opening night. Either for pressbox privileges or for the opening night lineup.

In closing, I'm going with Schroeder for 3rd line center. Gaunce getting 9 games at 4th line LW and let the chips fall where they may. Ferriero and Sestito in and out of the pressbox. Archibald being the 1st(or 2nd) 4th line call up.

Lack becoming back up to Lu

Defense being wide open, depending on Garrison playing the left or right side.



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:17 AM

Forward: Jensen

Defence: Hainsey, Kuba, Whitney, Gill.. Alberts?

Plenty of options.

I honestly believe a rookie, if not two, will make the team this year.

Jensen = 2nd Line winger

Schroeder may not qualify as one but he'll be 3C.

Archibald, Gaunce, Corrado are all possibilities as well.
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 03:28 AM

Schroeder can't play in Utica without clearing waivers. So Schroeder has to play in the NHL.

Sedins - Kassian

Burrows - Kesler - Schroeder

Booth/Higgins - Gaunce - Hansen

Higgins/Booth - Richardson - Weise

Sestito/Santortelli


Hamhuis - Bieksa

Edler - Tanev

Garrison - Corrado

Alberts/Weber


Lu
Lack
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Posted 27 August 2013 - 08:18 AM

Misleading title.

I thought this thread was about Zack Kassian going to the Dentist.

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