Dandenault not being bought out. Good move IMO, we already have enough cap space this summer. No need to hurt next year's cap space with a useless ~600 K wasted on Dandenault. Surely we can trade him or just waive him in the fall and some team will claim him for free or at half price.
Pacioretty going back to Michigan for a 2nd year. Told you guys!
Dandenault not being bought out. Good move IMO, we already have enough cap space this summer. No need to hurt next year's cap space with a useless ~600 K wasted on Dandenault. Surely we can trade him or just waive him in the fall and some team will claim him for free or at half price.http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20.../1002/CPSPORTS
Why not keep him as our 7th or 8th defenseman then? We will surely lose Streit and Brisebois, and Dandenault already knows the Montreal system. We wouldn't save so much by having another team take him at half the price since we already know that Gainey will get defensemen to replace him on the reserve squad... I would keep him and play him every once in a while, in a limited role. We will have a player doing that anyway, and Dandenault can play both forward and defense...
Gainey has clearly said that he could trade some young guys AND/OR his 1st rounder to put his hands on a "proven player", as he said.
Chipchura is an expendable guy if he is really aiming short term.
The philosophy has just changed, ladies and gentlemen. Tomorrow is TODAY!
Well, it's not as if it would leave our team naked in the prospect area... Chipchura would be gone, but Maxwell would be in next year, Pacioretty will come pretty soon and let's not forget that a majority of our key forwards are very, very young. I hope he pulls the trigger for a proven superstar scoring center (I avoid the term big since that always lead to some debates!).
Looks like Chipchura is part of an offer to get something... sounds clear in my mind. If not, why would he say those two things?... especially why is he stating that Smolinski could stay with us depending on what happens tomorrow?
Sounds interesting... I can't wait for tomorrow... as soon as 9am... the frenzy and the crazyness will start.
My guess : Chipchura is being dangled as part of a deal with San Jose for the likes of Marleau.
I got that vibe also....hate to see Chips go as I think he has a bright future. But Gainey is putting big focus on next season and Chips best years are a few years away
I was really pulling for Pacioretty in the AHL this season. Oh well, these guys know what they are doing.
Didn't sound 100%. Gainey gave the 'correct' answer (we're not going to ask a kid to leave school if he wants to be there). He sort of left it open to discussion (depending on what Max feels is right for him).
Very interesting that Gainey flat out went and said he wanted to make a deal. He seldom does so, and given the backlash of a failed trade, it would seem to indicate that he's not only trying hard, he feels there's a high chance of success.
Ya it seems like somethings contradict eachother. If chips wants full time, wouldn't he be taking smoke's spot? Also, thinking short term, I'm thinking that means a Sundin, or some other older player signed to a shorter contract, and aggressively trading away SOME future assets for short term gain.
He'd be 4th line center with Lapierre/Begin/Kotso. None of those 4 belong oon the top 3 lines of a top contender.