CBJ Off-Season 2010 Thread (All general speculation/blog rumors/proposals in here)
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06-14-2010, 09:17 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: N. Vancouver, B.C.
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I've been saying for a while I'd take Byfuglien and/or Versteeg if we could get them, but Orpik was the first thing that came to mind just now.
Would Byfuglien be able to keep his play up (I didn't see all that much in the regular season
), or is it the whole deal where one monster shift (like Orpik's wrecking ball shift in the SCF with like 5 hits in 10 seconds) instantly increasing value?
I can't say for sure but I think he is more of a playoff performer. I think last year he did nothing during the regular season but had a good playoff. This year, looked like he was ok during the regular season but had a monster playoff. Another good thing about him is he can play both forward and on defense.
As for Sharp, I would love to get him. Signed for two more years and has a cap hit of $4million. The guys on sportsnet said alot of teams would want him because he is captain material and the his cap hit is fair for what he brings so the demand might be high. Only problem is the Hawks want to dump salary. I can't see the Hawks trading Sharp and wanting much salary in return. Won't be worth it for them to trade him and to only save like $2million or so, especially to a divisional rival. With that said, do the Blue Jackets want to add $4million onto it's current roster, even if it improves the team? Would the Hawks be willing to trade Sharp/Byfuglien to a divisional rival, knowing that one or both of those players could potentially come back to haunt them? If the Blue Jackets had the best offer on the table, while another non divisional team had the second best offer, I can see the Hawks taking the second best offer. Lastly, I heard Sharp isn't as good at center. Would he be the number 1 center or would he play on the wing if we got him?
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