Offseason Thread 2012 II: Offseason Harder
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06-14-2012, 11:22 PM
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It was just announced on tsn.ca that JVR will NOT need surgery on his hip. Of note, I talked to my scout friend after the news was announced and he said that the Flyers are in on some serious talks for defensemen. There were several names being thrown about and Weber is not on the list. Nashville simply wants way too much. Kulikov's name has come up, OEL in Phoenix as well as Rundblad and Gormley. However, the other name that's come up that 's gone under the radar is Erik Johnson. Holmgren and company believe he's ready to bring his game to the next level and that they see him as being a top pairing guy.
As for Rick Nash, the Flyers are supposed to be bowing out because once again, the cost is too high. They offered two players and a couple of first round picks and Columbus said no. Holmgren feels that his offer was more than fair and Scott Howson is the one who put himself in his situation and that Holmgren has thrown him a very nice bone. So, expect Holmgren to kick tires with teams you normally don't hear him talk about (Dallas, San Jose, Detroit, Chicago, etc....)
I dont really think they will move OEL out of Phoenix. The Florida fans think Kulikov is worth a fortune(which they are most likely wrong), but don't see them moving him either.
Also who would they be looking to acquire on the teams you mention? Detroit are starving for defenders as of right now. Dallas doesn't have any dman that entice me? San Jose has Douglas Murray, but his foot speed is a killer. Dan Boyle is too old. Chicago has only Hammer I would think would be available? Seabrook and Keith aren't going anywhere I would think. Just some of this doesn't add up really.
If we want to trade with Florida, go for Gudbranson. He has future stud written all over him. He would be the young dman I would target the most if I was Homer. If he can't be bought, then who the hell knows
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