Thread: Speculation: UFA Thread
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06-10-2013, 11:35 AM
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Joe T Choker
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Originally Posted by RCola88 View Post
I have looked around at the free agents and one that nobody seems to mention is Michael Ryder. I have followed him and he scores big goals and puts up points. I think if we added him, depending on how Stalberg goes, we could add 2nd or 3rd line forward that can score. Ryder can also support Barkov and FF, which could be or top line for all we know.

Line up could look like this:

Bourque - Leggy - Horny
Sergei - Fisher - Wilson
Forsberg - Barkov - Ryder
Craig/Clune - Goose - Beck

Weber - Josi
Klein - (Possible sign or trade defensemen)
Gill - Ekholm/Bartley/Blum

Secondly, I dont see Ellis cracking the D core again. So possibly throw him in a trade with SK+ to get that top 4 D man and open up a spot to have Clune and Smith in the lineup. It isn't flashy or that top goal scoring we need, but it is a solid lineup. This lineup could also keep the Preds in the playoff hunt up until the trade deadline to pick up a top forward like Stastny.
I like the idea of Ryder being one of the acquisitions ... I don't like the UFA Dmen out there at all (Streit isn't a top 4 dman) hate to break it to everyone else here.

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