UFAs besides the top dogs?

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Re: UFAs besides the top dogs?

Postby joker10277 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:19 pm

Pavel Bure wrote:
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columbia wrote:The PP would not have been nearly as effective without Sullivan bringing the puck into the zone. One could criticize him for being overly cautious after that (passing up shots), but he was one of the best values on the team last year. :thumb:

The problem with sullivan at this stage is he's a PP specialist, sid needs a better winger at even strength, sullivan is too old, small and weak along the boards to be with sid, and if he can't play top 6 he certainly can't play bottom 6.

I was very satisfied with what we got out of Sullivan this year. It was right about at the high end of what I expected him to do and the game I expected him to play. Would sign again for the same price.

He was good after the first 30 games, but I don't think sid is giving the pens a break on his salary and signing long term, to skate on a line with sully and duper. Plus last season was the healthiest sully's been in about a decade, I wouldn't count on it happening again, if sully comes back it will probably be because the pens missed out on plans a and b. I'd sign Brad Boyes for 2.5-3 and move duper to the left wing boyes on the right and see what you have.
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Re: UFAs besides the top dogs?

Postby Pavel Bure on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:28 pm

joker10277 wrote:
Pavel Bure wrote:
joker10277 wrote:
columbia wrote:The PP would not have been nearly as effective without Sullivan bringing the puck into the zone. One could criticize him for being overly cautious after that (passing up shots), but he was one of the best values on the team last year. :thumb:

The problem with sullivan at this stage is he's a PP specialist, sid needs a better winger at even strength, sullivan is too old, small and weak along the boards to be with sid, and if he can't play top 6 he certainly can't play bottom 6.

I was very satisfied with what we got out of Sullivan this year. It was right about at the high end of what I expected him to do and the game I expected him to play. Would sign again for the same price.

He was good after the first 30 games, but I don't think sid is giving the pens a break on his salary and signing long term, to skate on a line with sully and duper. Plus last season was the healthiest sully's been in about a decade, I wouldn't count on it happening again, if sully comes back it will probably be because the pens missed out on plans a and b. I'd sign Brad Boyes for 2.5-3 and move duper to the left wing boyes on the right and see what you have.

If Sid signs a discount it won't be because of who his line mates may be. If he signs at a discount it'll be because the Pens are afraid another hit will turn his brain to mush and because Crosby and his agent realize he's a pretty massive injury risk. Considering Crosby has been the most productive player in the NHL over his last 82 games played I don't think he's that worried about his line mates.
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Re: UFAs besides the top dogs?

Postby Hugo Stiglitz on Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:48 pm

I've said this a lot before, but I'd really welcome Mikael Samuelsson.
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Re: UFAs besides the top dogs?

Postby NJ5934 on Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:05 pm

Pitts wrote:My preferenecs:

Parise
Doan
Ott
Prust

Any combo works for me.


Ott isn't an UFA, I think he has two years left on his contract. Just under 3 million. He's 29 and he does just about everything imaginable so he would not come cheap even if Dallas was willing to part with him.

As much as I would love Ott, I agree with another poster that what we need is two Prusts. Maybe Prust and Tootoo or Tootoo and Janssan.
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Re: UFAs besides the top dogs?

Postby Pens4Life on Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:00 am

We could sign big psyhical veteran D-man (Allen) to 2year contract max.,then also Morrow and someone else also are 101 % ready to step in..

Letang, Despres, Morrow are locks I think for 2013-2014 season.. Orpik, Niskanen, Engelland ?!? Maybe even Dumuolin will be ready as well..
We need 3 puck movers,3 big guys,more psyhical D-mans..

As this season is concerned I really really dont want Gonchar back..
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