I usually don't do the break a person post into multiple posts but
ivand87 wrote:Aside from that, the Pens consistently watch as the rest of the NHL signs all the big name free agents. And now once again, the Flyers and Rangers have made big moves to significantly improve their teams. I'm so sick of it. Losing out on Parise sucked. Clearly we never had a chance because Parise never really considered the Pens, probably because we're a division rival of the Devils and he didn't want to screw Lou over, and also because he wanted to play with Suter. Whatever. That was tough to take.
What does being a division rival have to do with anything? Players don't see rivalary the same as we do, to them they are just teams. I always thought (even though i hoped we would) were a long shot to sign Parise, i figure he was going ot the wild, det or resign with the devils.
ivand87 wrote:Suter would have been a great addition to our team. If we were willing to pay him anywhere near $7 million, I wonder if the Pens ever considered going after Weber. He's even better than Suter - clearly a top 5 Dman in this league if not the best, period - and at that price, it might even have come as a better value. He has size, grit, he's intimidating, scores plenty of goals, and obviously can play up to 30 minutes a night in all situations. With him, Letang, Crosby, Malkin and Neal you're looking at one of the greatest PP units in NHL history.
First I don't think we ever had a chance with Suter he was either going to play in Det or where ever parise ended up, not sure you can say we lost out on a player we never had a chance to sign, sure Shero has to make an offer i think soemthing like 20 teams made offers to suter.
Second, it would have taken significant assets to get weber out of Nashville with a trade and based on the report of the offer nashville reject from the flyers. Financially i don't think the pens could have offered a mega offer sheet to weber witha posion pill because we have to pay crosby a ton of money starting next year. Malkin is going to get resigned and who knows what the CBA will do about signing bonus, the pens could have ended up paying something like 50 million up front for 3 players, while we do well, that is a tough financial hit to take.[/quote]
ivand87 wrote:But instead, after losing out on Parise, we gotta see him go to Philly. I have this sick feeling in my stomach that the Preds won't match. And today, the Rangers get Nash for next to nothing. They lost Dubinsky and Anisimov. I've had it. If that was the asking price for Nash, we could have had him for Dupuis, Kennedy, a first rounder and a Dman prospect.
First of all your trade idea for nash is a laugh at best, Dupuisis a solid player for us and had a good offensive year, but he is getting older, kennedy is a joke. It would have taken a player like Sutter and Dupius and picks to get nash, i would rather have sutter. offense was not our problem last year.
ivand87 wrote:We better not lose out on Doan else this offseason will end up being 10 times worse than last year's, and I thought last year's sucked.
Doan has made it clear he wants to stay in PHX, and while i think he would be a great addition to this team, there are a ton of other teams out there who are just as attractive as us.
Seriosuly dude in the words of Michele tanner from full house, "Take a chill pill"