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05-12-2008, 02:23 PM
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Teemu Selanne.

Chemistry with Koivu - check.

Right wing - check.

Good skater - check.

Not afraid of physical play - check.

Stanley Cup experience - check.

Sniper - check.

2 - way player - check.

Good team player - check.
Don't want to come here 'cause if he would have wanted to do so, it would have been done by now......- check.

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I hope Gainey get's Hossa. Not just because he is more than decent offensively, but his defenisive game is superb as well.

I really hope Gainey goes for some grit as well though.
Hossa is a bum , he isnt worth the 7 mil he wil lask for

havent they learned last year with Smyth, Drury and Gomez .

Overpaying rarely works .

Lets see how if Doug Wilson does the right thing and lets Campbell walk . He played like crap in the playoffs , his 185 pound frame couldnt contain the bigger forwards .

If he isnt the answer on a cup contender like the Sharks , why would anyone wna ti overpay him ????

All I hope Bob does is " NO BANDAID STUFF " . We need a legit big center
no point spending like a drunk on a "maybees ".

Carter or Umberger would do me fine , but clearly the odds are against us.

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Selanne and Hossa


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Sign Hossa.
Trade Ryder, Grabovoski for picks.

Really don't need anything but a goal scorer or a good 2nd line centerman.
The rest of the OP's post is nonsense.
He's an UFA


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Don't want to come here 'cause if he would have wanted to do so, it would have been done by now......- check.
Hehe, true enough! I'm kind of hoping that our current success along with his age might factor into him considering it.

You're right though...Teemu has been on a lot of our lists for a long time.

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Hossa is a bum , he isnt worth the 7 mil he wil lask for

havent they learned last year with Smyth, Drury and Gomez .
None of those guys have ever produced Hossa-like results, at any point in their careers.

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Overpaying rarely works .
IMO, if you (meaning the GM) have enough young players outperforming their contracts, you can afford to overpay a veteran star. In fact, you might have a responsibility to stretch your budget for quality veterans, otherwise you're wasting the window of opportunity provided by the overachievers.

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All I hope Bob does is " NO BANDAID STUFF " . We need a legit big center.
Why a big center, and not a big winger? After the faceoff, Habs forwards are constantly weaving in and out of position anyway.

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no point spending like a drunk on a "maybees ".

Carter or Umberger would do me fine , but clearly the odds are against us.
Given their past results, do you honestly believe Hossa is more of a "maybe" than Carter? Carter may become a fine player, but so far he's been all talent, with underwhelming production.

As for Umberger, he's not a guy I'd want to build my top six around. It's excusable to have your opinion of him skewed by the Habs/Flyers series, but that was not representative what you can expect from Umberger.

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Off-season madness...

IT HAS BEGUN!

Trade Chipchura! Sign Hossa! Trade Valentenko! Draft Stamkos! Trade Halak! Sign Kolzig! Trade Price! Sign Roy! Trade Grabovski and draft a talented young player!

Ai yai yai.

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He's an UFA
Who is?

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None of those guys have ever produced Hossa-like results, at any point in their careers.



IMO, if you (meaning the GM) have enough young players outperforming their contracts, you can afford to overpay a veteran star. In fact, you might have a responsibility to stretch your budget for quality veterans, otherwise you're wasting the window of opportunity provided by the overachievers.
Well, by using the 4 playoff teams as an example, it doesn't work. Detroit hasn't overpaid in the cap era. Dallas hasn't either, and when they did overpay for Turgeon and Audette, it bit them in the ass. Philadelphia may have turned their franchise around by getting Briere, Timonen and Hartnell, but in the end those contracts are not going to pay off.

Plain and simple, top teams don't have to overpay.

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Guys, I want somebody to show me how we can afford Hossa longterm?

Koivu will stay. Does that mean that we would trade Kovalev?

Let's be serious and look at the salaries in one year or two. Marian Hossa isn't a good idea.

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05-12-2008, 05:09 PM
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Well...

First, I think/hope that Andrei Kostitsyn will be the absolute priority. With the possibility of an offer in Russia and his RFA status, we don't want to see him unsigned on July 1st. Like other posters said, a longterm contract like Dustin Brown would be nice. Like it or not, we have a lot of good young players with the team and in the system, but Andrei is by far our most talented young player and we couldn't afford to lose him.

For the other RFA's, I don't think that Gainey will have any problems to re-sign them.

It will also be interesting to see what will happen to our UFA. Michael Ryder is 100% gone and I would be surprised to see Smolinski back. He was a good presence in the playoffs but the truth is that he sucks all season long. We can't afford to keep him when we have Chipchura waiting for a spot. Patrice Brisebois will be an interesting case during the summer. IMO, he will be back as the 7th d-man of the team. That said, he isn't a priority for now.

Mark Streit should be the second priority of Gainey. BG has to decide if he wants Streit as an utility player or as a d-man. If he wants him as an utility player, there's no point to discuss a contract with him unless he is ready to take a HUGE discount to stay with the team. Personnally, I would offer him a 12M$/4years contract. I would give him a spot as the 4th d-man and it would be to him to keep the spot. It would be my last offer. If he prefers to hit the market where he could get over 4M$, I would offer the same contract to Ron Hainsey on July 1st.

Now, who do we want? We keep hearing about Fabian Brunnstrom. I think that Gainey is really interesting in him and even if he is overrated, I have a total confidence in the scouting staff. Ville Leino could be another option to look at.

On July 1st, I hope that Marian Hossa will not be a target. Don't get me wrong, I like the guy but we can't afford him for our future. Gainey will probably give a call to Jagr but I don't think that he will be a Hab next season. In an ideal world and as a hockey fan, I would like to see him sign a contract with the Pens to play with Crosby and finish his career in Pittsburgh. As a management move, it would make sense for the Pens since they can't really afford to give Hossa the longterm contract he wants. With Jagr, they would be able to re-sign Malkin and have money in the future for Staal, Letang, etc.

Brian Rolston will attract a lot of interest if he hits the market. He's a great leader, a goalscorer and a defensive specialist. What else could we ask? Sadly, I'm expecting a bidding war for him so I think that he will be overpaid elsewhere. We need a veteran for the third line and the two real options I see are Cory Stillman and Andrew Brunette.

Will Gainey be able to land the big center we need? I don't really see how he could do that unless Mats Sundin makes some kind of heel turn and signs with the Habs. That's highly unlikely.

Can we expect the unexpected in a trade? If Gainey has the possibility to land a big winger with a reasonable contract, I would be all for it. I wouldn't mind putting guys like O'Byrne, Lapierre and Latendresse on the market for that. We could also afford to trade a couple prospects not named Pacioretty or McDonagh. The guy I would like is Simon Gagné. We could give them a great package and they would be able to retain Jeff Carter without being in a cap hell for the future.

Finally, Dandenault is gone. I'm hoping for a late pick but if not, he will be buyout.
YES FINALLY A THREAD THAT MAKES SENSE . Wow, reading all those ridiculous I WANT HOSSA/MALONE/ROLSTON/EVERY BIG UFA OUT THERE threads really got to me.

Taking into account our GM's tendencies, this post is the clearest assessment of our off-season that I have read. However, I think there is a realistic chance that Bob Gainey ends up staying put this summer, even more so than the last one. We got Hamrlik last time, and I wouldn't be surprised if we do not sign a single player of that caliber/contract this time around. We have quite a few RFAs coming up, and dishing out big longterm contracts to guys like Hossa really wouldn't help Gainey's long-term plan.

Also, if Bob does end up making a relatively important move this summer, I think it will likely be via the trade-route. The UFA market really isn't worth it, because to be honest, the players available do not impress me considering the amount of money they will get. A trade would make more sense for the Habs, because we have a few young players/prospects that could potentially be moved (for the right price), because of the depth available.

There is also a possibility of trading some guys with minimal value (Grabovski?) for draft picks (3rd round or later), because we all know Gainey/Timmins love draft picks, and rightfully so. Some have speculated that we may want to move up in the 2008 draft (our 2nd rounder up to 35th or so?), but given Timmins' past record, I think that acquiring a few extra picks would be a good investment. Of course, the assets that would be moved in such a case would be players that have a minimal chance of cracking our lineup (given the depth we currently enjoy).

Anyways, although I understand that many of us enjoy speculating, sometimes modifying major parts of a lineup that just finished 1st in the conference is simply not realistic.

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YES FINALLY A THREAD THAT MAKES SENSE . Wow, reading all those ridiculous I WANT HOSSA/MALONE/ROLSTON/EVERY BIG UFA OUT THERE threads really got to me.

Taking into account our GM's tendencies, this post is the clearest assessment of our off-season that I have read. However, I think there is a realistic chance that Bob Gainey ends up staying put this summer, even more so than the last one. We got Hamrlik last time, and I wouldn't be surprised if we do not sign a single player of that caliber/contract this time around. We have quite a few RFAs coming up, and dishing out big longterm contracts to guys like Hossa really wouldn't help Gainey's long-term plan.

Also, if Bob does end up making a relatively important move this summer, I think it will likely be via the trade-route. The UFA market really isn't worth it, because to be honest, the players available do not impress me considering the amount of money they will get. A trade would make more sense for the Habs, because we have a few young players/prospects that could potentially be moved (for the right price), because of the depth available.

There is also a possibility of trading some guys with minimal value (Grabovski?) for draft picks (3rd round or later), because we all know Gainey/Timmins love draft picks, and rightfully so. Some have speculated that we may want to move up in the 2008 draft (our 2nd rounder up to 35th or so?), but given Timmins' past record, I think that acquiring a few extra picks would be a good investment. Of course, the assets that would be moved in such a case would be players that have a minimal chance of cracking our lineup (given the depth we currently enjoy).

Anyways, although I understand that many of us enjoy speculating, sometimes modifying major parts of a lineup that just finished 1st in the conference is simply not realistic.
I agree.

Considering the players on the UFA market and the contract they will get, I hope that Gainey will go for a trade or just add a couple minor assets.

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Who is?
Ryder,I put it in bold for you

Even if we would trade him,we probably wouldn't get more then a 4th rounder for him

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Ryder,I put it in bold for you

Even if we would trade him,we probably wouldn't get more then a 4th rounder for him
A 4th for an UFA Ryder? Where do I sign?

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Ryder,I put it in bold for you

Even if we would trade him,we probably wouldn't get more then a 4th rounder for him
But Ryder could get easily 90 goals with a big center...

He's a Mike Bossy clone...

He's the best player in the game today...

Sorry, I'm lost. I'm coming back of the thread of the year on the Trade rumors board...

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A 4th for an UFA Ryder? Where do I sign?
I think that he was saying that we would not get more than a 4th even if Ryder wasn't an UFA...

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I think that he was saying that we would not get more than a 4th even if Ryder wasn't an UFA...
Oh ok, whew. I almost had a heart attack there!

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No but in all honesty, I think we might be underestimating Ryder's value. If he weren't a UFA, I could definitely see him going for more than a 4th rounder (at the trade deadline for example).

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YES FINALLY A THREAD THAT MAKES SENSE . Wow, reading all those ridiculous I WANT HOSSA/MALONE/ROLSTON/EVERY BIG UFA OUT THERE threads really got to me.

Taking into account our GM's tendencies, this post is the clearest assessment of our off-season that I have read. However, I think there is a realistic chance that Bob Gainey ends up staying put this summer, even more so than the last one. We got Hamrlik last time, and I wouldn't be surprised if we do not sign a single player of that caliber/contract this time around. We have quite a few RFAs coming up, and dishing out big longterm contracts to guys like Hossa really wouldn't help Gainey's long-term plan.

Also, if Bob does end up making a relatively important move this summer, I think it will likely be via the trade-route. The UFA market really isn't worth it, because to be honest, the players available do not impress me considering the amount of money they will get. A trade would make more sense for the Habs, because we have a few young players/prospects that could potentially be moved (for the right price), because of the depth available.

There is also a possibility of trading some guys with minimal value (Grabovski?) for draft picks (3rd round or later), because we all know Gainey/Timmins love draft picks, and rightfully so. Some have speculated that we may want to move up in the 2008 draft (our 2nd rounder up to 35th or so?), but given Timmins' past record, I think that acquiring a few extra picks would be a good investment. Of course, the assets that would be moved in such a case would be players that have a minimal chance of cracking our lineup (given the depth we currently enjoy).

Anyways, although I understand that many of us enjoy speculating, sometimes modifying major parts of a lineup that just finished 1st in the conference is simply not realistic.

You seem to be contradicting yourself a little bit in this post. You say modifying major parts of a lineup is simply not realistic, while you say a trade is more likely than signing a UFA. To sign a UFA means that you do not subtract anything from your roster, while a trade most likely means the Habs are losing a key prospect or a player from the core ie: O'Byrne, Higgins, Lats, etc.

Gainey clearly expressed his intentions to go after an A list forward at the deadline this past year. I highly doubt he is no longer interested in that kind of a forward now that he doesn't have to give up any of his assets. He stated at the end of the season that he had defined the goaltending situation, on defense the Habs have many players signed long-term (so chances of him adding there seem unlikely) and that he would like to add a forward to the team.

With the departures of Smoke, Huet, Ryder, Breezer?, Streit? and maybe a buyout of Dandenault that clears around 12 million this year. The team were around 4-5 under the cap already and the cap is going up another 4 mil. IMO with the amount of cap space Gainey has been able to create, in addition to next year being the centennial you better believe he is going after the big names this summer. Hossa is the only UFA that Gainey would sign long-term and his contract wouldn't affect Gainey's ability to keep the core together...

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You seem to be contradicting yourself a little bit in this post. You say modifying major parts of a lineup is simply not realistic, while you say a trade is more likely than signing a UFA. To sign a UFA means that you do not subtract anything from your roster, while a trade most likely means the Habs are losing a key prospect or a player from the core ie: O'Byrne, Higgins, Lats, etc.

Gainey clearly expressed his intentions to go after an A list forward at the deadline this past year. I highly doubt he is no longer interested in that kind of a forward now that he doesn't have to give up any of his assets. He stated at the end of the season that he had defined the goaltending situation, on defense the Habs have many players signed long-term (so chances of him adding there seem unlikely) and that he would like to add a forward to the team.

With the departures of Smoke, Huet, Ryder, Breezer?, Streit? and maybe a buyout of Dandenault that clears around 12 million this year. The team were around 4-5 under the cap already and the cap is going up another 4 mil. IMO with the amount of cap space Gainey has been able to create, in addition to next year being the centennial you better believe he is going after the big names this summer. Hossa is the only UFA that Gainey would sign long-term and his contract wouldn't affect Gainey's ability to keep the core together...
Really?

Look at the RFA and UFA next year and show me how it is possible to sign Hossa longterm without hurting our core.

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Really?

Look at the RFA and UFA next year and show me how it is possible to sign Hossa longterm without hurting our core.

Alright it would be very tight depending on how much the cap goes up before the 09/10 season. It would most likely force Gainey to move Kovalev at the deadline or risk losing him to free agency. Although Hossa would be a pretty damn good replacement for Kovy.

The core: Komi, Pleks, Higgs, AK, Price, SK, Lats, Chips, Georges, O'Byrne, Lapierre, Grabovski, Halak, Stewart would not be affected. Obviously it all depends what Gainey can sign these guys for, but IMO I don't think any of them are worth over 4 million. Gainey doesn't seem to like long-term deals as of yet, therefore he should be able to keep these guys for cheaper salaries...

Either way I'd rather see him sign, Jagr, Sundin, Rolston or Selanne to shorter term deals instead of Hossa. They're all long shots, but Gainey does have money, it's a big year for Mtl. and they might be one player away from the finals/the cup.

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Guys, I want somebody to show me how we can afford Hossa longterm?
You can search this board, as it's been demonstrated like 50,000 times.

Basically the salaries of Ryder, Dandenault and increased cap room come into play. We also have a lot of players still on entry level contracts. The Habs can spare 8.5 million for next year easily.

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You can search this board, as it's been demonstrated like 50,000 times.

Basically the salaries of Ryder, Dandenault and increased cap room come into play. We also have a lot of players still on entry level contracts. The Habs can spare 8.5 million for next year easily.
I guess you didn't see the word "longterm" in my post.

I know that we could easily afford Hossa for next season, and probably for the year after too. But after that, when our young players will be looking for the money they deserve, the Hossa signing could be a headache.

I don't mind giving that much money to a superstar and Hossa is definitely a superstar. That said, he isn't the superstar we need in Montreal.

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Brisebois and Smolinski were generally half a step behind the play. O'Byrne and Chipchura should be an improvement.
Dandenault is pretty expensive and based on his one game Stewart might be a decent and somewhat more abrasive replacement.
Just this minor tinkering would make the team a little bigger, a little more abrasive, considerably younger and a little better.

A top six forward and a puck moving defenceman would be nice till the prospects are ready to take over in a couple of years.

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I guess you didn't see the word "longterm" in my post.

I know that we could easily afford Hossa for next season, and probably for the year after too. But after that, when our young players will be looking for the money they deserve, the Hossa signing could be a headache.

I don't mind giving that much money to a superstar and Hossa is definitely a superstar. That said, he isn't the superstar we need in Montreal.
The team has 2 players signed for the 10/11 season, Markov and Hamrlik. The next crop of players will be in on entry level contracts (Pac, McD, Yemilin, etc)

Don't know what Gainey will do with Koivu and Kovy.

Let's just say:

Forwards - $36.35
Hossa 7.00
Koivu 4.25
Kovy 4.00
Pleks 3.75
Higgins 3.75
A Kost 3.25
S Kost 3.00
Lats 2.00
Laps 1.35
Grabs 1.35
Stewart .900
Pac .875
Locke .875

Defense - $19.6
Markov 5.75
Hamrlik 5.50
Komi 4.00
Gorges 1.85
McD .875
OB .875
Subban .750

Goaltending - $5.75
Price 4.50
Halak 1.25

Now the total comes out to $61.7 Mil on the cap hit, I'm sure Gainey could make any necessary changes to make the team cap compliant. I tried not to be too easy and make it fit any cap estimates, but I probably did anyways. And these guesses are made on a 2/3 year contract.
All in all, might be able to sign Hossa and might not be able to.

p.s. Gainey is going to want at least a $2 mil cap cushion.

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The team has 2 players signed for the 10/11 season, Markov and Hamrlik. The next crop of players will be in on entry level contracts (Pac, McD, Yemilin, etc)

Don't know what Gainey will do with Koivu and Kovy.

Let's just say:

Forwards - $36.35
Hossa 7.00
Koivu 4.25
Kovy 4.00
Pleks 3.75
Higgins 3.75
A Kost 3.25
S Kost 3.00
Lats 2.00
Laps 1.35
Grabs 1.35
Stewart .900
Pac .875
Locke .875

Defense - $19.6
Markov 5.75
Hamrlik 5.50
Komi 4.00
Gorges 1.85
McD .875
OB .875
Subban .750

Goaltending - $5.75
Price 4.50
Halak 1.25

Now the total comes out to $61.7 Mil on the cap hit, I'm sure Gainey could make any necessary changes to make the team cap compliant. I tried not to be too easy and make it fit any cap estimates, but I probably did anyways. And these guesses are made on a 2/3 year contract.
All in all, might be able to sign Hossa and might not be able to.

p.s. Gainey is going to want at least a $2 mil cap cushion.
Hossa is going to get easily 8,5M$...

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