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CP on the deadline...

Postby Mountaineer on Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:25 pm

Just saw some of his interview with Stan Savran on Pgh Sports Tonight. "Looking to build for the future", or something along those lines. I think the first thing that has to happen is for him to look for another organization. If we could only trade GM's, in addition to players...

Of course, I say this, and come deadline time, he makes a trade that completely blows our socks off, getting rid of Gonchar's contract for a bona-fide young player................Or not
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Postby the wicked child on Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:31 pm

Although it would be nice to be rid of the contract, he might be a extremely necessary if they pry Malkin out of Russia. At this point, they need to maybe trade Leclair and Recchi for anything that is offered that doesn't add salary and finish last to secure Kessel or Johnson.

Malkin MUST be pried out of Russia even if it means a king's ransom.

Hopefully it will be someone else doing the dealings... CP's time is gone here. His performance this off season was just shameful... maybe a bad break with Palffy and who knew Gonchar would be so bad, but it seems to me that Patrick has the anti-Midas touch now... everything he touches turns to...
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Postby Defence21 on Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:06 am

I have seen a couple places that the Sens are looking to add depth to their roster and could be using Volchenkov and/or Vermette as trade bait. I know these are extremely talented young players, but if the Pens can find a way to snag one of them, it'd be a huge boost to the team.

In addition, Philly might have to offer up a prospect with a significant upside to get some more depth.

I could see Leclair and Recchi being traded for more than we expect. Then again, we could also see trades similar to those in previous years.

Lastly, I don't think the Pens should trade Gonchar, and I don't necessarily think there is much interest around the league. But, I would not be surprised to see a team desperate for a PP QB to come knocking and offer more than what they should.

Keep in mind that at the trade deadline, it is all about needs. If a team has cap space and a specific need, they might overpay to get that need. The Pens have a solid depth RW in Recchi, PP specialist in Leclair, and PP QB in Gonchar. All have their flaws, but all also have very attractive aspects. I'm not saying I think anything major will happen, but I wouldn't be surprised. Remember, CP is trying to keep his job, right now. He knows that making bad moves or no moves could spell the end of his tenure with the Pens -- if his offseason moves haven't already. I expect him to try to do some slick trading...lets hope it works.
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Postby MrKnowNothing on Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:31 am

Supposedly in the past when other GMs mention the word Volchenkov, discussions end with Muckler.

As for CP, I'm not really his biggest fan, but I don't really know who is out there that I would feel comfortable with.
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Postby FallenHero96 on Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:48 am

The TSN annoucers said that there were "a lot" of scouts in the building tonight against the senators.

I guess we will see.
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Postby Mad City Mike on Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:56 am

FallenHero96 wrote:The TSN annoucers said that there were "a lot" of scouts in the building tonight against the senators.

I guess we will see.


Problem is, they weren't watching the boys in black and gold :( . They are swarming around Ottawa right now because the Sens might be desperate for a goalie if Hasek is out for any length of time.
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Postby netwolf on Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:59 pm

Defence21 wrote:I have seen a couple places that the Sens are looking to add depth to their roster and could be using Volchenkov and/or Vermette as trade bait. I know these are extremely talented young players, but if the Pens can find a way to snag one of them, it'd be a huge boost to the team.


Bob McKenzie says the Sens will not move Volchenkov: http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/bob_mckenzie.asp

Also says Witt is a lock to get out of DC and Friesen will likely go as well.
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Postby Defence21 on Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:37 pm

netwolf wrote:Bob McKenzie says the Sens will not move Volchenkov: http://www.tsn.ca/columnists/bob_mckenzie.asp

Also says Witt is a lock to get out of DC and Friesen will likely go as well.


Yeah, I found it hard to believe they would move him and even Vermette. I wouldn't be opposed to seeing Friesen come to the Pens if his salary isn't too high. He has been a solid 3rd liner for the Devils for years and has put up decent offensive numbers on a defense first team. He has sucked this year and one has to wonder if its his surroundings or something else.
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Postby Jesse on Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:32 pm

netwolf wrote:
Defence21 wrote:
Also says Witt is a lock to get out of DC and Friesen will likely go as well.


Has Witt's game gotten any better? He was struggling early on.
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