Thread: Value of: Sens 1st and Fisher to move up
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05-09-2009, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by TheLeastOfTheBunch View Post
Ponikarovsky is not as good defensively as Fisher , but Alexei is no slouch himself . He has 3 inches on Mike Fisher and would be a great winger on any team's 2nd line or even on the 1st line alongside a really talented #1 star centre . Mike Fisher is probably limited to the 3rd line role . And since the top 8 teams picking in the 2009 draft are more rebuild oriented , I HIGHLY DOUBT THEY WOULD WANT to trade down to pick up a 3rd line "shut-down" type centre .
So there's 2 lines difference between Pocahonsky and Fisher?

Originally Posted by Homesick View Post
Please explain why Edmonton would want Mike Fisher and his contract, when we already have Shawn Horcoff(with a 1.2m larger cap hit) on the team?
Horcoff, Gagner, Cogliano, O'Sullivan, and Brodziak all play centre
He isn't and we'd never, never, never take Horcoff's contract in return for him.

Originally Posted by TheLeastOfTheBunch View Post
Also , here is another thing ..... Last 4 seasons of Alexei Ponikarovsky :

Last 4 seasons , Alexei Ponikarovsky is on pace for :

23 goals , and about 50 points . Last season he scored 23 goals , and 61 points .
That's pretty cool. Playing on the one team in the NHL bad enough to play him as a 1st liner for 1 season increased his per season point total by 10 points over 5 year? Wow. Still missed the playoffs though right? Maybe the next team will realize that many minutes going to pocahonsky is a problem.

Originally Posted by LGSens View Post
The Kings would be a better trading partner with Fisher in the mix than Spezza. The elements Fish would bring to LA is what a young team would need. Could the 9th and Fish be enough for the 5th? Probably. But Bryan Murray has stated he will not approach Fisher about a trade, and Fisher has gone on the record as well.
They already have Dustin Brown.

Originally Posted by Homesick View Post
Great our 3rd line now has a cap hit of 8.7 million. The only way Fisher ends up in Edmonton is if Horcoff is going the other way.
Yuck, I'd be extremely pissed if we were paying Horcoff $5.5M a season to be carried by his wingers.

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