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06-06-2010, 02:36 AM
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Just ran the cap numbers.

With the cap increasing by 2 million, and Bouchard sounding like he's not ready, we could honestly sign Kovalchuk and a decent center. Heck, if we traded Miettinen for a cheap 4th liner and a 3rd, we could sign Kovalchuk (7.5-8 m/year) and Plekanec (4.75-5m/year).

People keep saying those guys are going to sign for a ton, but have you guys seen the other teams cap/roster situations? There aren't as many teams as you think who can make big offers to those guys.

Gaborik got 7.5 from the Rangers, but that was the only team that offered that (besides the Wild earlier in the year). I don't see Kovalchuk getting anymore, unless he goes back to Atlanta (or Russia).
Kovalchuk - 338G 642P in 621GP
Gaborik(entering UFA) - 219G 437P in 502GP

Now I understand JL's system held Gaborik back, but Kovalchuk has essentially stayed injury free for his career, and the cap just raised. He should, and likely will, get more than Gaborik did.

You're getting your hopes up for nothing. We won't sign a UFA for more than 2M per season.

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06-06-2010, 02:40 AM
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trade Harding for offense. Perhaps he'd look good in St. Louis and who knows maybe you put together a package and get someone like Patrick Berglund for him.

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06-06-2010, 02:49 AM
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trade Harding for offense. Perhaps he'd look good in St. Louis and who knows maybe you put together a package and get someone like Patrick Berglund for him.
We can't put a package together with Harding to get Berglund, unless both Montreal and St. Louis are very unimpressed with him. We have nothing to add that would interest them aside from the #9 pick.

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06-06-2010, 03:05 AM
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We can't put a package together with Harding to get Berglund, unless both Montreal and St. Louis are very unimpressed with him. We have nothing to add that would interest them aside from the #9 pick.
Harding is going to be 26 later this month, Conklin and Mason are both 34. They both had pretty decent numbers last season but so did Harding. If anything adding harding is an insurance policy for the Blues in net because they have two aging goalies and nobody to fill that space after them.

Berglund, Steen for Harding and Brunette and a 5th rounder.

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06-06-2010, 09:03 AM
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Blues aren't ready to dump Berglund yet.

Harding + Miettinen for Boyes is probably more likely. Or not.


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06-06-2010, 11:51 AM
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As long as Bouchard has a chance of getting healthy, you have to plan as though he will be healthy, as once he is cleared to play, he is back on the cap.
This is something I think a lot of people don't understand. This team already has cap issues and it will only get worse if they have to try and dump a couple of million during the season because Bouchard is cleared to play.

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06-06-2010, 12:05 PM
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Harding is going to be 26 later this month, Conklin and Mason are both 34. They both had pretty decent numbers last season but so did Harding. If anything adding harding is an insurance policy for the Blues in net because they have two aging goalies and nobody to fill that space after them.

Berglund, Steen for Harding and Brunette and a 5th rounder.
They have Ben Bishop and Jake Allen in the system and can afford to be patient. That doesn't mean that they need to or Harding is useless for St. Louis, but the Blues do have some sort of plan. Any trade for Harding revolves around letting Mason walk and wanting someone as a 1A to Conklin/Allen over the next few years.

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06-06-2010, 09:49 PM
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I don't see what sort of value Harding could have when there's going to be a flood of goalies available.

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I don't see what sort of value Harding could have when there's going to be a flood of goalies available.
Thoughts exactly. Especially when a lot of them have playoff experience or proven themselves pretty worthy of playing more than 20 games in the season. Harding still hasn't sold me that 1) he can stay injury free and 2) can keep up with how this team is dealing with the new system still

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06-07-2010, 09:17 AM
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Harding really doesn't have much value, and it sucks for him cause he has the potential but he can't seem to find his spot and really run with it. He showed flashes again towards the end when backstrom needed a break, and he battled through his injury (which in the end dropped his value). Harding really needs the right chance to prove his potential as a #1, basically backstrom would need a major injury and everyone to turn to harding to really prove what hes got.

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I think we should just make an all Minnesota team. Either they were born here or played hockey here. Call it a game

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