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12-24-2009, 04:21 PM
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Armstrong to the Oilers

I was just wondering,what would it take for the Oilers to get Colby Armstrong?

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12-24-2009, 04:24 PM
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He'd make a good Hab. That way he would stop killing our guys with that blindside hit behind the net. lol

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12-24-2009, 04:25 PM
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He is not available, he is a big part of the Thrashers leadership and they are competing for a playoff spot right now.

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12-24-2009, 04:50 PM
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he is a ufa after this year...why would they even want him?

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Actually i believe he is available. He is not going to re-sign with us as everyone is saying so why no get something in return?

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he is a ufa after this year...why would they even want him?
Adds some good size and grit to the line-up

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Adds some good size and grit to the line-up
Edmonton has a ton of players like Armstrong... Maybe not as talented, but same deal.. And most of them are really still in development:::: Jacques, Stone, etc.. Also upon further evaluation of these players Armstrong will have hit UFA in the summer already.. But as has been said this guy is a big part of Atlanta's playoff push this year..... This guy is strictly offseason..

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armstrong is more valuable to the thrashers on the team than what he could bring in as a rental

makes more sense to just hang onto him and if he doesn't re-sign so be it

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yea, I hope the Rangers sign him.

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Edmonton has a ton of players like Armstrong... Maybe not as talented, but same deal.. And most of them are really still in development:::: Jacques, Stone, etc.. Also upon further evaluation of these players Armstrong will have hit UFA in the summer already.. But as has been said this guy is a big part of Atlanta's playoff push this year..... This guy is strictly offseason..
Armstrong is a far better palyer than either of those guys, and the fact that he's not a developing player (in other words, he can play already) is a positive, not a negative. Edmonton has too many players developing at the NHL level, and it's a big reason why they're in the position they're in at the moment.

Of course, the fact that he's a UFA and the Oilers aren't going anywhere this year is the biggest reason (and the only one needed) why it doesn't make sense for Edmonton to aquire him.

I actually see him re-signing in Pitsburgh in the offseason, personally.

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Armstrong is a far better palyer than either of those guys, and the fact that he's not a developing player (in other words, he can play already) is a positive, not a negative. Edmonton has too many players developing at the NHL level, and it's a big reason why they're in the position they're in at the moment.

Of course, the fact that he's a UFA and the Oilers aren't going anywhere this year is the biggest reason (and the only one needed) why it doesn't make sense for Edmonton to aquire him.

I actually see him re-signing in Pitsburgh in the offseason, personally.
Not sure if he'd re-sign in Pittsburgh or not. Ray Shero probably won't use him for anything more than a third liner and he'd be expendable. Maybe he replaces Matt Cooke if Cooke doesn't sign, outside of that I'm not real sure where he fits.

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I actually see him re-signing in Pitsburgh in the offseason, personally.
I think he would be welcomed back for sure, but it would mean that he takes a significant salary cut, and at his age that's probably a stretch even if he would like to come back. Would really complete the Hossa-robbery beautifully if he did though .

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Not sure if he'd re-sign in Pittsburgh or not. Ray Shero probably won't use him for anything more than a third liner and he'd be expendable. Maybe he replaces Matt Cooke if Cooke doesn't sign, outside of that I'm not real sure where he fits.
I'm not sure if Pittsburgh will have the capspace to sign Armstrong. I imagine he would be looking for something in the 3-4 million range with the intangibles that he provides. There is no question though that many teams would make space for a guy like him. Including the Habs! (don't ya think Williamshutt?) lol

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12-25-2009, 11:51 AM
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I'm not sure if Pittsburgh will have the capspace to sign Armstrong. I imagine he would be looking for something in the 3-4 million range with the intangibles that he provides. There is no question though that many teams would make space for a guy like him. Including the Habs! (don't ya think Williamshutt?) lol
I'm probably one of Colby's larger supporters...but even I don't think he will get 3-4 million.

Atlanta obviously has bigger fish to fry with Kovy's contract, and if it is as big as is rumored, they will have to trim some fat and Colby would be an obvious candidate to be let go in Free Agency.

That said, his value MAY top out at 3 million...but realistically I see him earning around what he is getting now, between 2.3 and 2.8 million for 3 years or so would probably be enough to lock him up. The intangibles he brings are outstanding, but intangibles don't score goals and with the salary cap as it is, you have to have 20-30 goal potential on a consistent basis to warrant a 4 mil. contract, especially from the Pens.

Few would be happier to see him back in Black and Gold than I would, but it really is going to come down to how much Shero is willing to spend vs. how bad he wants to come back because there will be A LOT of teams interested in him.

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he's a pretty big fan of the A, after living hear for nearly 2 years... he will resign with the dirty birdz

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armstrong is more valuable to the thrashers on the team than what he could bring in as a rental

makes more sense to just hang onto him and if he doesn't re-sign so be it
What he said. I don't expect ATL to trade Armstrong at the deadline, especially given their hopeful playoff push.

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12-25-2009, 04:59 PM
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I've been pining to see this guy in Vancouver for quite some time.


I would love to see the Canucks make a trade for him at the deadline, or at the very least express strong interest on July 1.

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The oilers don't need him. We can't even fit him under the cap next season. Why acquire him? For a few more meaningless wins?

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