Free Agency & Trade Predictions - Who lands where?
It's that time of year again and the offseason is quickly approaching. Players will start moving again (a few already have). So, toss your predictions out there. Which UFAs sign where? Who acquires who via trade? Which RFAs, if any, change teams due to offer sheet or trade and where do they end up?
Please make these as realistic as possible, not just sending all the good players to your team or what you would like to happen. At least have them make some logical sense. Luongo to Boston is something that won't happen. If you predict a trade, you may even go as far as predicting the return but again, try to be realistic as to not upset another fan base. When we get into July we can come back to this thread and see if anyone was right.
To start, I think Buffalo is fairly quiet as far as free agency so. Maybe not as far as trades go but for free agency I think we sign someone like Boyd Gordon or Matt Hendricks. We need a bottom-six center, preferably a good faceoff-man as well who can do some PKing.
would like the islanders to sign rob scuderi...hes a local boy and the isles need a stay at home d man
Burmistrov from WPG
All 3 trades are likely separate (Above is NOT a proposal to acquire Burmistrov for Tangs and Cammy)
Fistric/O'Byrne/Ference/White/Scuderi (two of them)
B Gordon/Nystrom (one of them, maybe both)
Horton/Clarkson/Bickell (one of them)
Weiss/Filpulla/B Richards (after a buy-out)/Bozak (one of them)
Resign (Just our NHL level players):
Backlund (1.5 - 2 mil AAV 2-3 years)
Bouma (600k 1 yr)
Brodie ( 2.5 mil AAV 2 years)
Butler (1.5 - 2 mil AAV 1-2 years, rather trade but Feaster likes him and we are trying to be realistic here)
Byron (600k 1 yr)
Cundari (800k 1 yr)
Mcgrattan (600k 1yr)
Another suggestion is to just keep Tanguay and not sign one of Clarkson/Horton/Bickell (Although id rather have all 3 of those guys, just maybe not for the overpay they'd get)
Bartschi - Weiss/Filpulla/B Richards - Horton/Clarkson/Bickell
Hudler - Backlund - Stempniak
Glencross - Burmistrov - Stajan
Nystrom - Gordon - Mcrgattan
Giordano - Brodie
Wideman - Fistric/O'Byrne/Ference/White/Scuderi
Cundari - Fistric/O'Byrne/Ference/White/Scuderi
I think the Jets will be pretty quiet in FA.
We would likely be in the market for the following:
A third line LW if they don't resign Tangradi
My guess: Tangradi
A third/fourth line energy guy for $1.0-1.5M
My guess: Colby Armstrong
A cheap (<$3M) winger to play in a scoring role opposite Kane
My guess: Victor Stalberg
A left handed defense-first defenseman to replace Ron Hainsey
My guess: Andrew Ference
A goalie that can potentially steal from starts from Pavelec as oppose to a league minimum backup
My guess: We fail to make it happen and resign Montoya
If Burmistrov ends up being dealt at the draft, that could change things. Hopefully not though.
Dream scenario for me would be getting a younger scorer like Brunner from Detroit, but I think a less patient cap team will likely offer him a Leino type deal if he makes it to UFA.
Everybody to the Flyers
Klesla to WAS for Neuvirth
PHX 2013 3rd to PITT for Jokinen
Boedker ($2.75M AAV for 3-4 years)
Korpikoski ($2.25M AAV for 3-4 years)
Stone ($1.25M for 2-3 years)
Rundblad ($1.2M for 2-3 years)
Chipchura ($0.8M for 3-4 years)
Griess ($1.5M for 2-3 years)
Hendricks (if Chipchura is not resigned, $0.85-1.00M for 2 years)
Matt Read and 2013 3rd for Jonathan Bernier
Andrej Meszaros for 2013 4th round pick (anyone)
Extend Claude Giroux for 8 years and 7.8m AAV
Hartnell / Giroux / Voracek
Gagne / B. Schenn / Simmonds
McGinn / Couturier / Akeson
Rinaldo / Laughton / Talbot
Timonen / L. Schenn
Streit / Coburn
Grossman / Gustafsson
Waive Emmerton (only if Helm is ready to go at training camp)
With this lineup the Wings are 1.9M over the salary cap I just don't know who Holland would cut. I would cut Eaves+Lashoff/Colaiacovo or Tootoo but Tootoo brings us some toughness & edgeness. I also don't know if Bert will be in the lineup again but he's sticking around because he's good in shootouts.
Brace Yourself..... Clarkson to Leafs is coming
- Sign Bryan Bickell (3 years/$3.5m AAV)
- Sign Douglas Murray (2 years/$2.25m AAV)
- compliance buy-out on K Ballard
- trade Luongo for draft picks/non-roster assets
- re-sign RFA Chris Tanev: 2 years, $3M
- re-sign RFA Dale Weise: 1 year, $700,000
- re-sign UFA Max Laperre: 3 years, $3.9M
- sign F Clarke Macarthur: 2 years, $5M
- sign F Boyd Gordon: 3 years, $6.6M
- sign D Peter Harrold: 1 year, $1M
The guys in the Armchair GM thread over on our boards seem to think we'll bust out some blockbuster involving Edler or Bieksa. Although its a possibility, I don't think it's as realistic as expecting Gillis to pick up another strong checking C, and a bit of a reclamation in Macarthur.
the only ufa's that i desperately want MTL to sign are gordon and jones, fistric would also be nice but our D-core is already oversaturated
-Trade Luongo for basically nothing. Maybe a decent prospect.
-Same for Keith Ballard
-Sign F Boyd Gordon 2 years/$1.5 AAV
-Sign F Dustin Penner 3 years/$4 AAV
-Re-sign D Chris Tanev 2 years/$2 AAV
-Re-sign F Dale Weise 1 year/$0.65 AAV
God help us.
* I can't spell conceivable apparently. Deal with it.
Most useless thread ever. The whole Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk forum is about prediciting free agent signings and trades.
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