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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Beveridge on Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:19 pm

So we get to see Halpern Tuesday night.... :thumb:
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Gaucho on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:39 pm

Kevin Kurz ‏@KKurzCSN 16m
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Director of Player Personnel Chris Pryor here in Minny. Now that's a sign of something going on
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby bhaw on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:46 pm

Gaucho wrote:Kevin Kurz ‏@KKurzCSN 16m
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Director of Player Personnel Chris Pryor here in Minny. Now that's a sign of something going on


Briere + Couturier for Heatley :pop:
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Godric on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:07 pm

bhaw wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Kevin Kurz ‏@KKurzCSN 16m
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Director of Player Personnel Chris Pryor here in Minny. Now that's a sign of something going on


Briere + Couturier for Heatley :pop:


I'd be dancing in the streets

Couturier is a stud, if only for the fact that he is Malkin's kryptonite. I want him gone from Philly
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Gaucho on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:08 pm

bhaw wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Kevin Kurz ‏@KKurzCSN 16m
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Director of Player Personnel Chris Pryor here in Minny. Now that's a sign of something going on


Briere + Couturier for Heatley :pop:


Yeah, I was thinking it could be something terrible like that.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Gaucho on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:08 pm

I think we as Pens fans tend to, perhaps understandably, overrate Couturier.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Gaucho on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:09 pm

Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun 3m
Tampa signs Nate Thompson to a 4-yr extension. Canucks among the teams that had him on their radar as a rental. Forget that now
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby bhaw on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:11 pm

Godric wrote:
bhaw wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Kevin Kurz ‏@KKurzCSN 16m
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Director of Player Personnel Chris Pryor here in Minny. Now that's a sign of something going on


Briere + Couturier for Heatley :pop:


I'd be dancing in the streets

Couturier is a stud, if only for the fact that he is Malkin's kryptonite. I want him gone from Philly


And would add an enormous choke factor to the Flyers, while removing a guy who actually does well in the playoffs.

In typing that, I'm trying to figure out where Heatley ranks in the current top "star players who coincidentally play on consistently choking teams".

1. Joe Thornton
2. Roberto Luongo
3. Danny Heatley? he gets bumped up due to being part of the choking Sens AND the choking Sharks.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:14 pm

bhaw wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Kevin Kurz ‏@KKurzCSN 16m
Flyers GM Paul Holmgren and Director of Player Personnel Chris Pryor here in Minny. Now that's a sign of something going on


Briere + Couturier for Heatley :pop:


Somehow, some way, it would work out cap-wise even if they did Heatley for Briere straight up.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Pitt87 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:16 pm

Gaucho wrote:I think we as Pens fans tend to, perhaps understandably, overrate Couturier.


In what sense? He's a 20 year old prototypical defensive center with an offensive upside. His team is playing terribly this year, but can't blame him for that.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby mikey287 on Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:59 pm

- Talk that Mark Howe (a Flyers scout) is also in attendance in Minnesota today. Sounds like a full house. Could be just taking in an NHL game before the WCHA Finals tonight in the same building a couple hours after the game.
- Guy Boucher <3's Textbook Thompson
- Couturier - Jordan Staal/Pete Mahovlich mold and upside. Should end up being a very good 2nd line center in this league.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby pcm on Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:42 pm

I actually see Philly and San Jose being good dance partners. Scouting Dan Boyle? but oh wouldn't it be great if Thornton went to Philly? Wow, that'd be fantastic.

Thornton + Boyle for Briere + Coburn + Couturier :pop:
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Gaucho on Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:37 pm

~ 15 min TOI for Heatley tonight.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Beveridge on Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:46 pm

Hmm

Heatley comes off the books same offseason Giroux and Schenn come up for RFA and Brierre doesn't come off till year after.

Either way, Brierre is going to have to be moved/bought out at some point. Funny thing is, Minnesota would probably buy him out too just because they don't have a ton of money to throw around cap wise either moving forward.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Beveridge on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:03 am

Le Chiffre Boucher fired in Tampa.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby KG on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:33 am

Beveridge wrote:Le Chiffre Boucher fired in Tampa.


Yzerman expected too much out of that team IMO. Soft team, weak defense, poor goal tending....
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby columbia on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:39 am

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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Kovy27 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:25 am

Operation: Lightning Fire Sale is in effect.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby brwi on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:38 am

KG wrote:
Beveridge wrote:Le Chiffre Boucher fired in Tampa.


Yzerman expected too much out of that team IMO. Soft team, weak defense, poor goal tending....


...and 9 rookies on the NHL roster at this point. Yzerman may have done Boucher a favor by firing him. It's massive rebuild time in Tampa.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby joopen on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:52 am

Kovy27 wrote:Operation: Lightning Fire Sale is in effect.


They don't have much to sell unless they get rid of the big pieces of MSL and Vinny. It looks like a mess.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Godric on Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:58 am

joopen wrote:
Kovy27 wrote:Operation: Lightning Fire Sale is in effect.


They don't have much to sell unless they get rid of the big pieces of MSL and Vinny. It looks like a mess.



I thought the Lightning were rebuilding whenever they drafted Hedman and Stamkos
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Kovy27 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:11 am

joopen wrote:
Kovy27 wrote:Operation: Lightning Fire Sale is in effect.


They don't have much to sell unless they get rid of the big pieces of MSL and Vinny. It looks like a mess.


I'm assuming they will attempt to trade MSL and buyout VL.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby tfrizz on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:18 am

Godric wrote:
joopen wrote:
Kovy27 wrote:Operation: Lightning Fire Sale is in effect.


They don't have much to sell unless they get rid of the big pieces of MSL and Vinny. It looks like a mess.



I thought the Lightning were rebuilding whenever they drafted Hedman and Stamkos


They were. They got their 1 good run so it's time to rebuild again.
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby mikey287 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:20 am

I don't think so. I think they have a good base for the roster and I think Yzerman has done a good job. There are some holes and some weak points...he's actively addressing them (obviously winning Sustr is viewed as "good" at this point). VL4 is beloved by Tampa Bay and is huge in the community. If he gets bought out, you might as well just move the team, he's the cornerstone of that franchise even if MSL is a better player.

I think they just need a coach that isn't so technically and defensively demanding. Let the offense loose a little bit and I think you'll see some results. Yzerman has a pretty good thing going there. I think, with a good coaching hire, between this deadline and the offseason, he can make a pretty formidable roster. And he's got goaltending help on the way with Vasilevski if Lindback doesn't turn out, which we won't know for a little bit still...he's got potential...get a new goalie coach too while you're shuffling the deck...

I don't think we see any rash moves in Tampa Bay, to be honest. The organization is generally pleased with the direction they're heading. They just need a new voice with different ideas...
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Re: Around the League: Transactions

Postby Kovy27 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:22 am

So you need a coach in Tampa?

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