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12-09-2008, 01:28 AM
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Which UFA defenseman should we go after this summer?

Bouwmeester?
Zubov?
Beauchemin?
Ohlund?
Boynton?
Spacek?
Schneider?

Among those names, 4 of them have little chances to make the playoffs, any chance we can get one at the deadline IYP?

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12-09-2008, 01:32 AM
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Bouwmeester?
Zubov?
Beauchemin?
Ohlund?
Boynton?
Spacek?
Schneider?

Among those names, 4 of them have little chances to make the playoffs, any chance we can get one at the deadline IYP?
Bouwmeester
Ohlund
Boynton
Beauchemin

In that order.
Bouwmeester maybe at Deadline
Ohlund Maybe at Deadline
Boynton Deadline blockbuster
Beauchemin no way UFA only.
Zubov MAAAAAAAAYBE but unlikey

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12-09-2008, 09:10 AM
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Bouwmeester?
Zubov?
Beauchemin?
Ohlund?
Boynton?
Spacek?
Schneider?

Among those names, 4 of them have little chances to make the playoffs, any chance we can get one at the deadline IYP?
i say Beauchemin ; With Markov , Komisarek and Hammer that are going to make a lot of $$$$$ , i don't think that Habs will have the money to add Bouwmeester . This last is going to be the first target of the GMs and you can be sure that few of them are going to give him big fat overpaid offer

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12-09-2008, 09:45 AM
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None... with Markov, Hamrlik and possibly Komisarek, we will have three 5M$ defenseman...

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12-09-2008, 09:53 AM
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12-09-2008, 10:01 AM
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We wont have any money to sign anyone except maybe some depth guy at around 1.5 million or less.

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12-09-2008, 10:27 AM
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We will need to sign Komisarek, and with Gorges playing how he is we have a good top 4. If anything O'Byrne should be more mature and ready, Yemelin may come over and with Weber probably in the mix we have our 7 dmen and maybe Carle/Subban/McDonagh/Belle getting a cup of coffee as well.

We will probably trade Halak and bring up Denis before the trade deadline to address a need on the backend or offensive end.

We have too many UFA's and forward spots to fill next season over defense spots.

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12-09-2008, 10:33 AM
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Ohlund could be had cheap, i'd go for him to play with O'byrne next year, put Georges with Hamrlik

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12-09-2008, 10:43 AM
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Bouwmeester or Ohlund.I really like Ohlund and he would be great for a 2-3 year deal.Our top 4 would be insane and with Gorges and a rookie or Bouillon we would be top notch back there

Dandenault and Brisebois are gone

However I don't see Gainey going after a Defenceman this summer maybe this year at the deadline but IMO I really think Weber will start the year in Montreal next year

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Bouwmeester or Ohlund.I really like Ohlund and he would be great for a 2-3 year deal.Our top 4 would be insane and with Gorges and a rookie or Bouillon we would be top notch back there

Dandenault and Brisebois are gone

However I don't see Gainey going after a Defenceman this summer maybe this year at the deadline but IMO I really think Weber will start the year in Montreal next year
At the rate he's going this year (i guess we'l have much more info after the WJC) i woudn't be too surprised if the Habs woukld bring PK Subban with the club a little faster then expected, now there's 1 who could really use Hammer as a mentor.

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At the rate he's going this year (i guess we'l have much more info after the WJC) i woudn't be too surprised if the Habs woukld bring PK Subban with the club a little faster then expected, now there's 1 who could really use Hammer as a mentor.
Agree about Subban..

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12-09-2008, 02:16 PM
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The only way the Habs go looking for a high-priced UFA defender is if Komisarek walks.

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12-09-2008, 02:20 PM
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The only way the Habs go looking for a high-priced UFA defender is if Komisarek walks.
If you dont resign Kovalev and Tanguay, I think we can afford another top defenseman..

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If you dont resign Kovalev and Tanguay, I think we can afford another top defenseman..
It could happen but I highly doubt it.

The long-term cap implications of having over 20 million committed to the blue-line could be dangerous.

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12-09-2008, 02:31 PM
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Only way we spend big money on a guy like Bouwmeester is if we lose Komisarek. I don't think we can commit big bucks on another defenceman. And with Gorges playing so well and ALOT of young defenceman all coming at the same time, we'll need spots for them. Subban, Weber, Emelin and McDonagh could all possibly be ready to play next year with also the possibility of Carle and Valentenko. Thats alot of players for 1 or 2 spots on the bottom pairing. If the Habs decide to trade O'Byrne, it opens up a spot but I would guess they would do so with a plan in head (maybe keeping Bouillon...just saying).

I think everyone (or most atleast) are concern about adding a top 4 defenceman on the team this year and rightly so but we can't unfortunetly commit long term to a 4th high paid defenceman. Let's not forget the prospect of seing the cap droping significally in two years time where Markov and Hamrlik will still be under contract for a last year at 11.25mil$ combine.

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What about trading for Jovanovski ?

He still has a few good years left in him.

He's big, mean, tough with offensive upsiden & leadership qualities.

Coyotes are going nowhere again this year.
What is his contract like ?

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12-09-2008, 02:42 PM
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What about trading for Jovanovski ?

He still has a few good years left in him.

He's big, mean, tough with offensive upsiden & leadership qualities.

Coyotes are going nowhere again this year.
What is his contract like ?
6.5 cap hit for this year and 2 more after...

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None... with Markov, Hamrlik and possibly Komisarek, we will have three 5M$ defenseman...
I don't think Mike will touch 5M. I think he'll sign around 4-4.5M.

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ouch !
That's a big contract !
Not sure he is worth that much given his stats.

How much more is his salary compared to Markov & Hamrlik ?

Markov makes what $6 mill ?
Hamrlik makes around $5.5 ???

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12-09-2008, 03:23 PM
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ouch !
That's a big contract !
Not sure he is worth that much given his stats.

How much more is his salary compared to Markov & Hamrlik ?

Markov makes what $6 mill ?
Hamrlik makes around $5.5 ???
MArkov is 5.75 and Hammer is 5.5

www.nhlnumbers.com best site I can give you for all contracts.

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w/ Weber/Carle/Subban in the wings I think we'll have to stand pat. Along with O'B having another year of experience and McDonut being close to the AHL..

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Seidenberg, Dennis
Foster, Kurtis
Zanon, Greg
Alberts, Andrew
Morris, Derek
Malik, Marek

Are other defensemen the Habs might look into.

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Mike Komisarek
Yep that's the one

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Well, it all depends on the contract we give Komisarek. He CANNOT make the same as Markov, so I'd expect <= 5.5M. However, if Lang, Kovy, Dandenault, Kostopoulos, Brisebois, Begin and Bouillon are let go as I think they will, that gives us a ton of money to play with (15.528M in fact). Plus, Hamrlik will only have two years left on his contract.


I can just imagine:

Markov-Komisarek
Bouwmeester-Hamrlik
Gorges-Carle/Weber/McDonagh/O'Byrne/Emelin/Subban/Fisher


For one season, then we get rid of Hamrlik and replace him with our top young D-man. I'd envision something like this in two years:

Markov-Komisarek
Bouwmeester-McDonagh
Gorges/Emelin/O'Byrne-Weber/Carle/Subban/Fisher

The reason you'd want to get rid of Hamrlik is due to the fact that Carey Price will be an RFA in summer '10. At this point, Markov will only have one year left on his contract as well.

Anyways, lots of extrapolating, but hey, it's fun.


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