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Let's Build Next Year's Team - Second Backup Forward

View Poll Results: Who should be the Second Backup Forward for next years team?
Patrick Rissmiller 39 60.94%
Lauri Korpikoski 4 6.25%
Artem Anisimov 1 1.56%
Greg Moore 3 4.69%
None (only keep 13 forwards) 16 25.00%
Other (please list below) 1 1.56%
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07-27-2008, 01:46 AM
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Let's Build Next Year's Team - Second Backup Forward

Im sorta ripping off flylines yearly prospect post, and kinda building a twist around it. Were going to vote on the lines for next year. Im going to go position by position, and were going to have a vote for every single player, even the more obvious choices till we fill out an entire roster.

The assumptions here are the team carrying 2 goalies, 1 backup defenseman, and 2 backup forwards. The first few obvious prospects will also be listed in every vote, along with an "other" option. This is if you feel another player not listed is a better choice than any of the other players.

The Roster As It Stands Now:

Markus Naslund (52.83%) - Scotty Gomez (91.67%) - Nikolai Zherdev (78.02%)
Nigel Dawes - Chris Drury (54.48%) - Petr Prucha (40.91%)
Dan Fritsche (45.21%) - Brandon Dubinsky (93.15%) - Ryan Callahan (63.08%)
Freddy Sjostrom (56.52%) - Blair Betts (94.92%) - Aaron Voros (42.71%)
Colton Orr (58.18%)

Second Backup Forward


First Pairing Left Defenseman - First Pairing Right Defenseman
Second Pairing Left Defenseman - Second Pairing Right Defenseman
Third Pairing Left Defenseman - Third Pairing Right Defenseman
Backup Defenseman

Starting Goalie
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My vote? None, waive rismiller, and only go with 12 regulars and 1 backup. the 1 mil in cap space could be handy come trade deadline time. plus, rismiller just doesnt really impress me (based on what ive read/highlights ive seen)

korpedo, aa, and moore dont make sense as backups. they need to play, period.

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Waive a guy we just signed for a million $? You know that can't happen for a few different reasons that I don't even need to list.

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Waive a guy we just signed for a million $? You know that can't happen for a few different reasons that I don't even need to list.
hes a fringe player basically signing for the minimum you can sign an UFA for.

Yes, we can waive him.

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none, carrying 14 forwards makes no sense

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I would rather have 2 extra forwards rather then being forced to bring Greg Moore up (or whomever this years version of him will be) whenever someone may or may not be a go.

As for my choice I went with Rissmiller because well I feel like AA needs more time from what everyone says about him and if Korpi isn't going to get regular minutes with the big club he might as well get first line time with the Pack. As for Moore, well I like him less then Korpi, so I would have to make him my last choice on this one.

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From what I've seen Greg Moore is as Fringe as they come, he'd be a decent EF. Since Moore is young, you have to go w/ Rissmiller and let Moore get some icetime in HFTD.

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hes a fringe player basically signing for the minimum you can sign an UFA for.

Yes, we can waive him.
Aren't you concerned about the way the Rangers look if they sign a semi-vet only to waive him? That reflects badly on the team, at least I think.

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Aren't you concerned about the way the Rangers look if they sign a semi-vet only to waive him? That reflects badly on the team, at least I think.
good point. yes it looks bad and reflects poorly on slats. i mean, whos driving the ship for cryin out loud. do we have a plan? is it, just sign all the 4th liners available and see what happens.

with all these guys we have lookin for 4th line minutes.. betts, voros, riss, fritsch, freddie, greg moore, the new guy from sweden, yamtin and orr, were forgetting about dane byers. hes a guy i really like. size, grit, fists and a dirty down low goal scorer type.

its like slats want this team to be one first line and 3 4th lines?

too many clowns for the circus.

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Only carry 13 forwards.

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Aren't you concerned about the way the Rangers look if they sign a semi-vet only to waive him? That reflects badly on the team, at least I think.
I would agree with you if Rissmiller was a legit NHLer, but he's not. He's a fringe player who signed with a team a lot of forward depth. He knows he's guaranteed nothing and needs to earn a spot in camp.

Also, Rissmiller's paycheck is working against him. Here's something some people may not realize: if we carry these 14 forwards, we do not have cap space for a 7th d-man.

Check my cap thread. With Sjostrom's signing, we have less than $500k remaining with 14 forwards on the roster.

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rissmiller........really think he will be a regular and i can see guys like prucha and betts being traded......

look around the lineup......everyone in the lineup has more than one dimension except for betts and prucha......

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rissmiller........really think he will be a regular and i can see guys like prucha and betts being traded......

look around the lineup......everyone in the lineup has more than one dimension except for betts and prucha......
Betts will not be traded, he is our second best Pk forward besides Drury and some times that could be up for debate. He is a very responsible forward and is great on face offs. Hardly one dimensional.

Prucha= Gonzo

Betts= Ranger next season.

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Betts will not be traded, he is our second best Pk forward besides Drury and some times that could be up for debate. He is a very responsible forward and is great on face offs. Hardly one dimensional.

Prucha= Gonzo

Betts= Ranger next season.
i dont know about betts, fritche is a player very similar to betts with much more offensive ability. Granted i love blair betts and think he has tons of heart, just never say never, he is the type of player who is an excellent addition to a bigger trade. Anyone on this team can traded except for probably staal and hank, probably dubi.

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if korp doesnt start every game he should still be in hartford, let these guys keep developing

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Moore, he should be on the team.

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Moore, he should be on the team.
It's a waste. If he and Korpikoski aren't going to play everyday getting atleast third line minutes (especially for Korp) then they need to be getting top line minutes in Hartford.

My vote goes for none, but for business reasons we really can't just waive Rissmiller, so I see him getting the spot.

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My vote? None, waive rismiller, and only go with 12 regulars and 1 backup. the 1 mil in cap space could be handy come trade deadline time. plus, rismiller just doesnt really impress me (based on what ive read/highlights ive seen)

korpedo, aa, and moore dont make sense as backups. they need to play, period.
I wouldnt waive depth.

The guy has played 70+ games for the last two seasons, in a tough division and conference for a good Shark team.

IMO he is going to play, and hes more of a lock to play than Voros or Orr is.

But regardless of who is going to make that spot, its kind of silly to waive that kind of depth player after you just signed him to a 1 million 1 year deal.

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Rissmiller -- I dont want any of our prospects not dressing, and I think we should have 3 guys with the team at all times (I think if we don't, we run the risk of guys getting complacent).

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It's a waste. If he and Korpikoski aren't going to play everyday getting atleast third line minutes (especially for Korp) then they need to be getting top line minutes in Hartford.

My vote goes for none, but for business reasons we really can't just waive Rissmiller, so I see him getting the spot.
There will be injuries you know. Just because Moore starts as an extra or on the 4th line doesn't mean he can't be moved up as the injuries come along. Moore should be on the team this year for sure.

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