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11-16-2013, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by JayKing View Post
I though it would be the case at first, but with the rumors of Diaz being close to signing, signing, Emelin signed for 4.1, Markov & Subban for big money, Eller for most likely 4mil & keeping some money for Galchenyuk & Gallagher for the following year, I doubt we'll get a premium free agent like Gaborik, Vanek, Girardi, etc.
Girardi isn't that good. He's a second pairing guy who wouldn't improve on what we have. A case of the grass is greener on the other side. Rags fans complain more about him than we do about Bouillon. He's a lower end version of Gorges who is actually serviceable on the PP. Rangers lost almost every game he played over 20 minutes in this season.

The free agent pool isn't that good and the good ones don't want to come here. The only way we're getting free agents is if they've got massive flaws and we overpay. Like Gionta, Cammy, Spacek etc. Hamrlik is the only good free agent we've signed that actually signed here for his real value. I assume his girlfriend is from here as was the case with Prust.

Any major move that happens will be through trade. We're at a point where we have a lot of decent prospects and not very many openings on the roster coming up in the next few years. We need to package some for some good vets before the numbers game forces us to trade decent prospects/lose them on waivers/force them to bust with lack of ice time. There's never going to be a time when Collberg, Andrighetto, McCarron, Leblanc, Holland and Thomas are all on the team playing RW. Same for Hudon, Reway, Bozon, Lehkonen, Crisp and Nystrom at LW. Or Nygren, Pateryn, Dietz and Thrower at RD. Obviously it's a nice problem to have too many prospects with NHL potential, but we're already forcing Ellis into the bust mold by giving him third pairing minutes/scratching him because of our depth at RD in Hamilton.

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