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A few FA still out there...

Postby count2infinity on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:08 pm

http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/2013/1/6/36 ... ckout-over

some notables: Benn, Subban, Del Zotto

any chance RS goes after one or more of them?
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby Fire0nice228 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:14 pm

Well of those 3 they are all restricted I believe.. so no.

One of those 35+ guys like Sykora, Huselius, Blake or Cheechoo..maybe.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby count2infinity on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:16 pm

yes, those three are restricted. UFA are slim pickings... Jesse Winchester? Huselius? Cheechoo?
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby Fire0nice228 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:17 pm

count2infinity wrote:yes, those three are restricted. UFA are slim pickings... Jesse Winchester? Huselius? Cheechoo?


Great minds think alike as I edited to include those guys.. slim pickens indeed.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby mikey287 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:28 pm

Cheechoo can't skate. Huselius has been ravaged by injury and Jesse Winchester isn't really an upgrade over our current core of players. And obviously, we aren't getting restricted stars like Jamie Benn...
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby canaan on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:30 pm

mikey287 wrote:Cheechoo can't skate. Huselius has been ravaged by injury and Jesse Winchester isn't really an upgrade over our current core of players. And obviously, we aren't getting restricted stars like Jamie Benn...

better pick up your 360 controller because I got Benn for a song, brah
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby mikey287 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:33 pm

Do you put him on a line with Cheechoo and score 200 points with each of them?
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby pens#1 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:35 pm

is Huselius a center? if hes a winger they could give him a try out.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby canaan on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:37 pm

mikey287 wrote:Do you put him on a line with Cheechoo and score 200 points with each of them?

no but that's genius im hovering at 180 each with Armstrong and holzsapfel on his line...cheechoo will definitely get me over the top. H/T
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby mikey287 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:38 pm

He's a winger, but I'm not sure if he's anywhere near 100%. And at this point in his career, I'm not sure that he wants to or can return to the rigors of an NHL season...
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby mikey287 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:39 pm

canaan wrote:
mikey287 wrote:Do you put him on a line with Cheechoo and score 200 points with each of them?

no but that's genius im hovering at 180 each with Armstrong and holzsapfel on his line...cheechoo will definitely get me over the top. H/T


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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby helmespc on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:15 pm

mikey287 wrote:He's a winger, but I'm not sure if he's anywhere near 100%. And at this point in his career, I'm not sure that he wants to or can return to the rigors of an NHL season...


They should toss him a lowball, 1 year offer and see what happens, especially since its a short season.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby netwolf on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:21 pm

A tryout is as far as I'm willing to go w/ Huselius. Pens are 1 contract below the 50-man limit, so I'd be hesitant to give it to someone with the amount of question marks hovering over him Huselius has.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby Defence21 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:24 pm

Interesting read from Mike Colligan stating that one loophole for teams could be to sign a free agent now, taking a risk, then using a buy out this summer if it doesn't pan out.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby sil on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:26 pm

trade Martin for the negotiating rights to Benn
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby Cr@zy871 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:41 pm

netwolf wrote:A tryout is as far as I'm willing to go w/ Huselius. Pens are 1 contract below the 50-man limit, so I'd be hesitant to give it to someone with the amount of question marks hovering over him Huselius has.


I might be wrong, but I believe that I had read that Huselius had signed in Europe for the year... No "lockout conditional" contract, a 1 year contract... Again, not positive, but I feel like I read that somewhere a few months back...
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby Pitt87 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:47 pm

I always hated Jason Blake; he's gritty and has a nose for the net. He's like a less 'supastar' version of Max Talbot. He could be a nice depth addition, but I don't see where we'd have room for any of these guys.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby DelPen on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:52 pm

I think we will need to be fine with our forwards. scoring shouldn't be a problem here either with a balanced aproach or stack Malkin's line again. Hopefully Bennet or Tangradi can step up in a top 6 role or Kennedy can with Jeffrey playing a competent checking role.

Defense will see a PK vet. Who do you put out there on the PK? I'm not fomfortable with any of them late in a game. I am willing to bet Eaton get brought in on a cheap deal.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:59 pm

As it stands our PK scares the bejesus out of me.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby meow on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:06 pm

BurghersAndDogsSports wrote:As it stands our PK scares the bejesus out of me.

Haven't heard this in awhile. Losing Staal and Michalek hurts, but I'm not too worried about it.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:09 pm

Only 2 guys gone, and more than 2 capable people of replacing them. I don't get the sentiment.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby DelPen on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:15 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Only 2 guys gone, and more than 2 capable people of replacing them. I don't get the sentiment.


Who on defense do you trust on the PK? Up front I'm OK with Cooke, Adams, Supuis, Sutter, Malkin, Crosby and Kunitz.

But none of the defense have shown to be competent on the PK.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:20 pm

A healthy Orpik, Martin, Niskanen, and Engelland aren't as bad as you're making them out to be, and they're certainly better choices than Mark bleeping Eaton
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby meow on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:29 pm

So having the 3rd best PK in the league is wholly accredited to Staal and Michalek. Got it.
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Re: A few FA still out there...

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:37 pm

And the worst in history in the playoffs. I'm scared of Orpik, Letang, Martin and Nisky as our top 4 PK defensive players and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

I know everything about the Philly series was a bad matchup. That's all.
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