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Surly Furious 03-01-2006 11:29 AM

Riser scouts the Olympics
 
A juicy tidbit from Michael Russo at the Star-Trib today:

"As for the Olympics, Risebrough attended because he wanted to scout specific players he'll have his eyes on this summer as free agents."

Full story here:

http://www.startribune.com/1330/story/277033.html


Gee, was Redden at the Olympics? Let's speculate on UFA Olympians Riser was looking at.

ceber 03-01-2006 04:36 PM

PJ Axelsson, Teppo Numminen, Mark Parrish, Martin Straka, Petr Bondra, Ronald Petrovicky, Frantisek Kaberle, Olli Jokinen, Pavel Kubina Petr Cajanek, Filip Kuba, Jarkko Ruutu? :D
(Were all of those guys even over there?)

Check the list at http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=197710 for UFAs. I bet they were looking for a mid-range kind of guy. Not a top-ender. Just my guess.

hockey16ep 03-01-2006 07:25 PM

Zdeno Chara? Jamie Lagenbrunner? Doug Weight?

vitogor 03-02-2006 01:34 AM

My wish list from the Olympic rosters (in no particular order):

Axelsson, Redden, Chara, McCabe, Kozlov, Parrish, Havelid, Jokinen, Kubina, Suchy, Vyborny, Samuelsson, Danny Markov, Cajanek, Skrastins, Spacek

I hope DR got a good look at all those guys.

I don't know how realistic signing Redden or Chara is, but out of this bunch I really hope we get Jokinen and Markov/Kubina.

Chrisd 03-02-2006 01:55 AM

jokinen would be a dream come true...

I really like david vyborny also...

Surly Furious 03-02-2006 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chrisd
jokinen would be a dream come true...

I really like david vyborny also...

Man, could you imagine Jokinen in a Wild uniform? A top flight center in his prime. Too good to be true, but hey, Minnesota has the MONEY, and the Wild would be a step or two forward from Florida.

Add Jokinen and Redden, keep Mitchell and Fernandez, break in O'Sullivan and Harding, and wow, you got yourself a hell of a team there.

DO IT DR!!

firstroundbust 03-02-2006 12:14 PM

as far as defensemen go...if they cant get redden, I'd say a sleeper would be Eric Brewer- he's out for the year in STL, and is a UFA...

Frank Kaberle is another name, but I think Carolina will lock him up

TeamSeals 03-02-2006 12:35 PM

Chara

Wild Bill 03-02-2006 02:01 PM

Not much talk around Pavel Kubina...kinda like Kuba but more aggressive. Probably would be the better, cheaper option...and everyone knows how we like those.

Could he be had for under 3mil per?

The Big E 03-03-2006 01:40 PM

I got a completely new perspective on The Lightning's Fredrik Modin from the Olympics. I never really noticed him playing for TB. However, he was so dominant playing with Forsberg and Alfredsson. It was those two, right? So ... is he a UFA? I don't think he is, but man o man did he impress me.

The Big E


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