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02-25-2013, 01:49 PM
Flair Hay
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Originally Posted by pcanuck View Post
If I'm Chevy, my thought is to rid the cupboard of the nasty problems that plague this team (our D, G, PK). We need to continue to draft and develop. That means no young talented RFA leave - this includes Wheeler, Little, Burmi, Tangradi, Peluso, Postma and Redmond. They shouldn't be touched.

Those who I'd send packing:

Jokinen - didn't work out, we have Scheifele next year
- trade to Chicago for maybe a 2/3 rounder

Antropov - waiver wire

Wellwood - not getting enough ice time
- trade to Vancouver for 4-5th rounder; they need a centre with FO skills

Miettinen - injured only 99% of the time, waiver wire

Wright - has shown nothing, send him to the waiver wire

Byfuglien - offensive potential but no defensive skills at all
- at high end, could likely get a late 1st rounder and maybe another 3rd for him
and Columbus has a large number of picks to play with

Hainsey - put on waiver wire and send down to AHL when not picked up; he may eat
minutes but his giveaways are a significant factor

Enstrom - injured two years in a row, he's 28 and will get more injury prone but he has
significant offensive upside and defensive skills
- could be marketable to a playoff team that need scoring from the D (the Devils/
Ducks are a perfect fit and we land a 1st and a 3rd for him)

Clitsome - to the waiver wire we go but he's not absolutely horrific on D

Pavelec - we have 2 buyouts, use one and get rid of his terrible contract and let's move

This opens up the door to adding some salary at FA again with Corey Perry and many others available when other teams will be cap stressed. We can also pay Bogo what he's worth on say a 6-7 year deal. Burmi, Wheeler, Little can all get locked up for 2/3 year deals. And we have several more draft picks to add to this team in year or two. We get instantly better on D and look for SCORING HELP in FA and the draft. That's draft and develop.
Sounds like a scorched earth rebuild to me. It's certainly plausible but I don't think it's as simple as send everyone who isn't performing at a contender's level in their role packing. I'll try to address most of this...

Jokinen could easily go, but with the cap dropping next year and his cap hit at $4.5M, we might get more back for him if we hang onto him and deal him when Scheifele has proven he can handle NHL duty.

Antropov is probably gone as well. Anything we get for him is a plus.

James Wright I think your super wrong on. He has the makings of becoming a pretty effective 3rd liner. Very little offence but that hasn't been his role.

Miettinen, Wellwood I agree who cares they're done at season's end.

Enstrom...uhh who exactly are you planning on replacing him with? I'm pretty sure he also has a NTC. He's not a true #1 defenseman but few are. Works really well with Buff trading him for futures will solve zero defensive woes. It'll make them worse.

Buff...again he has his faults but he's still a relatively young veteran that's scoring 3/4 of a ppg over the last 2.5 years. Trading him for a first rounder is borderline preposterous! What I try to imagine is him as Enstrom as the 2nd pair with Bogo and a young LD playing the real tough competition. Would be a top five defense overall in the league IMO.

Hainsey is a typical #4 defenseman. If he didn't make mistakes while playing against the best in the world he would be...a #1. Look around the upcoming UFA pool for LD. Hainsey is probably the 2nd best one. I'm beginning to think we might have to trade him at the deadline because we won't want to afford what it costs to keep him.

Clitsome. I think everyone knows he's not going to be the #6 on a contender. He's a warm body that's doing a decent job with Toby out. We have zero prospects as good as him in the AHL.

Pavelec is not likely to get bought out IMO. 12M jut to go sign another goalie for half the price that is no better might make hockey sense, but certainly not bottom line sense for TNSE. I'd rarer just wait it out and let him slowly improve his consistency.

It's like you want to get rid of everyone who are not good enough for draft picks. So that they can join the worst team in the NHL by the time they get there?? Try signing a decent UFA when we're DFL in the standings.

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