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Platinum Seat Leafs 06-27-2012 11:07 AM

2012 Free Agency Thread
 
Lets keep this thread the main for for talking about free agency.

Forwards

1.Zack Parise
2.Alexander Semin
3.PA Parenteau
4.Dustin Penner
5.Oli Jokinen
6.Shane Doan
7.Andrei Kostitsyn
8.Paul Gaustad
9.Ryan Smith
10.Daniel Winnik

Goalies

1.Martin Brodeur
2.Dwayne Roloson
3.Jonas Gustavsson
4.Dan Ellis
5.Alex Auld
6.Scott Clemmensen
7.Chris Mason
8.Johan Hedberg
9.Antero Niittymaki
10.Michael leighton

Platinum Seat Leafs 06-27-2012 11:19 AM

Me myself i would go after (G) Dan Ellis and (C) Peter Mueller

StuckOutHere 06-27-2012 11:25 AM

I would like to stay the hell away from free agency this year. A lot of potential for extremely bloated contracts.

JackJ 06-27-2012 11:33 AM

Offer Suter 10yr/75mil (7.5mil)

JGardiner51 06-27-2012 11:33 AM

The only players worth signing IMO are Suter and Parise. Everyone else will be overpayed and get ripped apart like LACK.

IBLEAF 06-27-2012 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VALDAL (Post 51601013)
Lets keep this thread the main for for talking about free agency.

Forwards

1.Zack Parise
2.Alexander Semin
3.PA Parenteau
4.Dustin Penner
5.Oli Jokinen
6.Shane Doan
7.Andrei Kostitsyn
8.Paul Gaustad
9.Ryan Smith
10.Daniel Winnik

Goalies

1.Martin Brodeur
2.Dwayne Roloson
3.Jonas Gustavsson
4.Dan Ellis
5.Alex Auld
6.Scott Clemmensen
7.Chris Mason
8.Johan Hedberg
9.Antero Niittymaki
10.Michael leighton

doan pls and thx,parise also but he aint signing with us

Platinum Seat Leafs 06-27-2012 11:43 AM

Even with Semin being lazy i would love him on the leafs on a line with Grabvoski

Maplebudsdotcom 06-27-2012 11:44 AM

Dan Ellis, Ryan Smyth, Shane Doan, Brandon Prust.
These are the players I believe the Leafs should go after. Maybe not all of them. And defenitley dont sign them longer for 2 years. But I believe the all show great leadersip something the Leafs need.

Duffman955 06-27-2012 11:45 AM

I think Dan ellis or another vet goalie is needed.

If we can pick up someone out of: Moen, Gaustad, Prust, Tootoo for a reasonable price, we should sign them. Carlyle Gives his #3C tons of ice time, so we need a good one, none of this steckel crap.

FlareKnight 06-27-2012 11:47 AM

Yeah I'm almost afraid of free agency since year. Who knows what bad contract we'll be forced to pick up this time around?

Hurt 06-27-2012 11:51 AM

I believe I read Burke has stated he will be using UFA for depth players?

smoke meat pete* 06-27-2012 11:56 AM

Suter, Schultz, Parise or Bust.

Anthrax442 06-27-2012 11:57 AM

Dan Ellis is a very interesting fella. He might be the Anderson of a few years back. I would give him a try, he won't be too pricey.

Mueller is a project, I would give him a 2 way 1 year deal to see what he has left in the tank.

Parise is the obvious #1 coveted player.

The Saurus 06-27-2012 11:57 AM

Daniel Winnik please. Perfect bottom six player.

exporta 06-27-2012 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maplebudsdotcom (Post 51603001)
Dan Ellis, Ryan Smyth, Shane Doan, Brandon Prust.
These are the players I believe the Leafs should go after. Maybe not all of them. And defenitley dont sign them longer for 2 years. But I believe the all show great leadersip something the Leafs need.

As much as I'd like Doan or Smyth, I think there is zero chance either sign with Toronto. It's like saying we should sign Brouder - not happening.

I think Parise and Suter would be obvious desires, but I doubt either have Toronto high on their list.

Guys I could see targeted are Gaustad, Penner, Moen, Prust, etc. Bottom 6 guys, other than maybe Penner who could potentially be a top six guy. I think Parros is ufa too?

I highly doubt it, but Joikinen had a solid season in CGY, he's a guy I'd consider if nothing seems available on the trade front.

Edit: Tootoo, Mueller are two other targets for me.

iPunch 06-27-2012 12:01 PM

Other than possibly Schultz, I'm most looking forward to other teams scrambling to add players. We have to trim some fat, and once the slim UFA crop gets taken they'll turn to trade options.

The Saurus 06-27-2012 12:03 PM

How amazing would our bottom six be if we signed Prust, Winnik, Moen and Gaustad? Good mix of tenacity, speed, and defensive responsibility, something the Leafs have been lacking for a long time.

Visnovsky 06-27-2012 12:04 PM

Gaustad, Prust, Tootoo.

If we get two of them, i'll be really happy. Some bottom six help is something we need really, really badly. I'd be ecstatic with a bottom six like:

Kulemin-Gaustad-Frattin
Prust-Steckel-Brown/Tootoo

On the top six we'll have something on lines of:

Lupul-Connolly-Kessel
JVR-Grabovsky-Doan/MacA/Dubinsky (I hope that we trade for him :))

That wouldn't be so bad. Actually pretty nice, IMO. Doan is a pipedream, but he would fit like a nose to the head.

colchar 06-27-2012 12:12 PM

Back a dump truck full of money at Brodeur's doorstep :sarcasm:

Marco Esquandolas 06-27-2012 12:12 PM

Not a big fan of Dan Ellis. He's a good backup, but too inconsistent to be relied on to play 30/40+ games. Scott Clemmensen is our best option if we don't go after a starter IMO.

Winnik would be good for the bottom six, but I've heard rumours that he could be looking for upwards of $2.5M/year which is $500,000 more interest than I'd have.

IMO our #1 priority should be taking a huge run at Parise.

JMcLeaf 06-27-2012 12:15 PM

Arnott, Schultz, Biron, Ellis are names that interest me that I think we have a shot at. I'd love to get Doan but I can't see it happening.

81Leafs50 06-27-2012 12:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VALDAL (Post 51601013)
Lets keep this thread the main for for talking about free agency.

Forwards

1.Zack Parise
2.Alexander Semin
3.PA Parenteau
4.Dustin Penner
5.Oli Jokinen
6.Shane Doan
7.Andrei Kostitsyn
8.Paul Gaustad
9.Ryan Smith
10.Daniel Winnik

Goalies

1.Martin Brodeur
2.Dwayne Roloson
3.Jonas Gustavsson
4.Dan Ellis
5.Alex Auld
6.Scott Clemmensen
7.Chris Mason
8.Johan Hedberg
9.Antero Niittymaki
10.Michael leighton

Please and thank you.

DaveT83* 06-27-2012 12:24 PM

I like Ellis

Burke really needs to make a trade and get rid of some dead weight/cap space before we can even think about signing guys like Doan/Prust

PasDaSquini 06-27-2012 12:39 PM

So outside of the obvious 3 players I think Burke needs to target Penner and Doan. Penner because he gives us size and can play a top 6 role, it also helps that Penner was on the cup team in ANA and it seems that Burke is trying hard to recreate that team. Doan becuase he is a leader, we have a lot of young guys on the team and learning from a guy like Doan will help them out a lot.

TBH though I do not see the Leafs signing anyone at this time, we have roster spots filled and a lot of wasted cap space(Komi,Connolly etc) pieces need to be moved out before the Leafs do anything. Maybe Burke sends the wasted cap to the minors like Finger.

Busher Jackson 06-27-2012 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Saurus (Post 51603745)
Daniel Winnik please. Perfect bottom six player.

He has size and truculence. Also will play in front of hometown crowd.. Add London's Brandon Prust and Kingstons Jay McClement, the leafs will have upgraded the PK, truculence, faceoffs, checking and grit on the 3rd and 4th lines. Plus local Ontario boys will increase grit component.


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