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06-15-2008, 10:53 AM
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Ryan Malone as a Hab UFA signing?

Not starting a rumour here... but he could be a good/great fit with the Canadiens...

According to TSN's Habs report he is another possibility for Montreal this summer.

You gotta think that he would have been amazing much-needed help against the Flyers this year with the way he is willing to stand in front of the net and take a hard slapshot to the nose and then unflinchingly return back on the ice.

Every team need a tough warrior like that, definitely.

6'4" and 220+ lbs, 27 goals (with Malkin and Crosby as teamates, of course)

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/players/Ryan_Malone

Any thoughts?

(I didn't see a thread on Malone, so I thought I would start one)


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Malone would be an excellent signing...depending on the price.

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But from reports I have read, he will be commanding about $5 mill season, while looking for a long term deal.

IMO, that's too much to tie up, especially long term, for a role player who just had a career year. Five yrs @ $3.5 mill per would be the most I would spent.

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But from reports I have read, he will be commanding about $5 mill season, while looking for a long term deal.

IMO, that's too much to tie up, especially long term, for a role player who just had a career year. Five yrs @ $3.5 mill per would be the most I would spent.
Are you serious?? 5 mil a season would be ridiculous for what he brings! If that's his price tag...look elsewhere.

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The guy is a 3rd liner at best. Someone will be dumb enough to offer him 3.5m+...I sure hope it's not us.

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06-15-2008, 11:17 AM
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The guy is a 3rd liner at best. Someone will be dumb enough to offer him 3.5m+...I sure hope it's not us.
Yeah, exactly.

Also he will probably want a long-term deal since he is still young, if he was smart he'd stay with Pittsburgh since he'd be lucky to get 15 goals somewhere else.

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3.5 would even be a stretch.
Sure he can help in an area where the Habs still need it but I would rather have Gui or Max P getting that ice time.

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If you compare players, there is no reason why Malone can't expect at least Scott Hartnell money ($4.2 mill per season over six seasons). Add to the fact that when the cap increases, so do the offers, so $5 mill may not be too far off base.

BTW, didn't he play the 1st & 2nd lines all season in Pittsburgh???

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Someone will overpay him, for sure.

He's in a class ("power forward") that's underrepresented on the market and he benefitted from playing with Malkin all year. I don't think he is worth what some team'll pay for him.

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Sounds like what Holik pulled a couple of years back. Someone is bound to give the kid 5 mill even if he doesnt deserve that much

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If you compare players, there is no reason why Malone can't expect at least Scott Hartnell money ($4.2 mill per season over six seasons). Add to the fact that when the cap increases, so do the offers, so $5 mill may not be too far off base.

BTW, didn't he play the 1st & 2nd lines all season in Pittsburgh???
He played on Malkins line for the majority of the year and played a little with Crosby at the start of the year.

Malone has all the tools to be an average to good power forward in the NHL depending on the cast around him. He is a 2nd or 3rd line player depending on who he plays with. Malkin really helped Malone by drawing the D towards Malkin and Sykora leaving malone in front to pick up the scraps. He will fight and usually win if someone is messing with one of your stars. He is excellent on the Pk and average on the powerplay. This was the first year he really looked like a 2nd line player for the Pens.

I and it seems the Pens would only offer him 3 million a year. Rumor has it Pittsburgh offered him 5 years 15 million and he turned it down. I might go 3.25 but that would be my max for Malone. Your just not sure which malone you will get next year, the 2nd liner who looked great next to Malkin or the third liner we have seen most of his career.

Buyer beware on Ryan malone at anything over 3.25-3.5. (my opinion) then again i would not of given scott Hartnell 4 million either...

It is also rumored Columbus will offer him a 5 year deal at 5 million per.

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Sounds like what Holik pulled a couple of years back. Someone is bound to give the kid 5 mill even if he doesnt deserve that much

Yup suspect the first three or four days will be a frenzy of teams overpaying just to pick up a body.


It happened to us last season with Hamrlik. Excellent move for now, but at $5.5 mill over 5yrs, will prove costly in the long run.

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(my opinion) then again i would not of given scott Hartnell 4 million either...

It is also rumored Columbus will offer him a 5 year deal at 5 million per.

Which is exactly my point, it makes no difference what us the fans believe a player is worth, it is a GM or owner is willing to spend to land a targeted player.

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thanks but no thanks! too overrated

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wouldnt mind him for maybe like 2.5mil over 4 years, bit not 5mil.

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He's gonna be 20-20 if he gets a lot of PP time and on the second line... not sure that's worth 4 mil/year.

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i do not believe gainey will go after malone. he will try to sign hossa - a high quality scorer to play with koivu and higgins - or sundin to give us that big center. i think management looks at a guy like latendresse to step up this summer and really begin to grow into the power forward role a malone would fill (but not at 4-5 mill)

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Malone, IMO, is the best unheralded UFA available. He'll sign for a reasonable amount, and probably exceed that level of production with a decent play-making center.

I'd sign him in a second, but I think he'll get signed quickly on July 1 (or if the rumours about his rights being traded are true, before then).

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If you compare players, there is no reason why Malone can't expect at least Scott Hartnell money ($4.2 mill per season over six seasons). Add to the fact that when the cap increases, so do the offers, so $5 mill may not be too far off base.

BTW, didn't he play the 1st & 2nd lines all season in Pittsburgh???
5M??..If he gets that much A.Kost will be asking for what 6-7M???

This new convention is screwing everything up, you can't compare anymore, if guys like them ask for that much, how much will Kovalev ask for if he has another 80pt season?..8M?
This is getting ridiculous.

Malone doesn't deserve more than 3.5-4M.

He would be great for us though. I think he would be able to teach Lats how to park in front of the net.

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good but can't pay him like penner got

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I wouldn't want Malone on our team, let some crazy GM give him some crazy money. We do need a player like that, but I believe it would be more efficient and much less expensive to train Latendresse to become that player...

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Didn't Kevin Lowe also just pay Tom Gilbert, a player(D-man) with less than a 100 games & 15 goals something ridiculas like $4 mill per season for 6 yrs???


http://www.nhlscap.com/capnumbers/edmonton.htm

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3.5-4 max a year over 3 years. Highest I'd go.

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I don't know... he kinda played with franchise centers in Pittsburgh and put up one less point than Higgins. He's huge, that's for sure, but if that's what he does with superstars, I'd dread to see his play in Montreal.

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God please no. Id rather keep Streit.

He would be a 15-15 guy here.

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