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06-16-2010, 09:44 PM
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CBJ interested in 'Hawks Sharp???

I found this while browsing other forums, figured I'd share it with the CBJ posters...

http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=387652&src=149

"...the Columbus Blue Jackets are believed to be very interested in Sharp should the Hawks decide to move him. Sharp could bring the most in return for the Hawks in terms of a high draft pick or top prospect."


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06-16-2010, 09:50 PM
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No way to the Hawks offer up their fire-sale items to Central-Division teams.

I'd love to have Sharp here but the Jackets would have to throw together one hell of an offer. Pass.

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06-16-2010, 09:53 PM
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I'm not a fan of

A) helping a division rival out of the cap hell they created for themselves, and

B) adding a player we really don't need.

Don't get me wrong; he's a good player, but our team has bigger fish to fry this offseason, namely adding talent on the blueline or adding a #1 center, of which Sharp is neither.

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06-16-2010, 09:57 PM
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We already have two second line centers.

Vermette - A true, blue 2nd line center
Brassard - because he will have to be. Another wait-and-see season.

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06-16-2010, 10:13 PM
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100% agree with the Grumpy Old Man. Sharp is a very good player but doesn't fill a hole on the team. I'd much rather use our assets to get a #1 center or #1 defenseman.

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There are bigger needs, but if a guy like Sharp becomes available, you make a serious offer, in my opinion. Nothing wrong with having three offensively-capable centers, especially since most--if not all--of them can play on the wing as well. Assuming we still have that many after a trade, of course.

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I still havent seen what everyone is talking about concerning Brassard. Sharp would be a huge improvement at center/left wing. Hes 28 and a proven scorer.

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I'd be interested if I was Howson. Bring him in to play on the 2nd line with Vermette and Voracek or Vermette and Filatov. Umberger can be traded along with Brassard to net us a #1 center and a #1/2 defender.

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06-17-2010, 06:53 AM
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A #1 center is not coming our way...hasnt in the past, and theres nothing thats really going to change that now.

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06-17-2010, 06:59 AM
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I'm not a fan of

A) helping a division rival out of the cap hell they created for themselves, and
I would agree with this, but somebody is going to benefit from the Hawks cap situation, it might as well be us.

(not that it ever will be)

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06-17-2010, 07:12 AM
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I would agree with this, but somebody is going to benefit from the Hawks cap situation, it might as well be us.

(not that it ever will be)
If we're going to take on salary, it should be to add a #1 center or defenseman, not another #2 center. The Hawks aren't going to take salary back from us; that would defeat the purpose of making the trade in the first place. Making such a deal with Chicago would hamstring Howson financially from making other deals that we really need to make vs. this one. Adding Sharp would the equivalent of using your money to buy a nice hot tub for the backyard when you should be using it to fix your leaky roof.

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06-17-2010, 07:17 AM
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If we're going to take on salary, it should be to add a #1 center or defenseman, not another #2 center. The Hawks aren't going to take salary back from us; that would defeat the purpose of making the trade in the first place. Making such a deal with Chicago would hamstring Howson financially from making other deals that we really need to make vs. this one. Adding Sharp would the equivalent of using your money to buy a nice hot tub for the backyard when you should be using it to fix your leaky roof.
But couldn't you save money then by collecting up water from the leaks to fill your hot tub?

Meh - I got nuthin'.

The guy I like from the Hawks is Versteeg, but he falls into the "need other things more" category too.

Question to further discussion:
I get the idea that Grump is onto here about not adding salary unless it's a big-time center or d-man. But what if you can't add one of either of those? Do you stand pat or do you investigate a secondary move?

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Question to further discussion:
I get the idea that Grump is onto here about not adding salary unless it's a big-time center or d-man. But what if you can't add one of either of those? Do you stand pat or do you investigate a secondary move?
Depends; from a center standpoint, I think you stand pat and hope that Brassard thrives under Arniel's approach. From a defenseman standpoint, I think you have to do whatever it takes to improve the puck-moving and mobility back there, whether or not you add a true #1 back there.

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Depends; from a center standpoint, I think you stand pat and hope that Brassard thrives under Arniel's approach. From a defenseman standpoint, I think you have to do whatever it takes to improve the puck-moving and mobility back there, whether or not you add a true #1 back there.
I agree, the top issues are improving the transition game, offense from the blueline, and overall defense. The offense, while still not great, is sufficient; if, that is, an increase can be found from the defensemen.

Oh, and Mason's return to '08-'09 form, of course!

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We have stood pat on so many issues-it has not worked-please let shake things up!

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I've been seeing rumors that Florida could be shopping Stephen Weiss (C). I'd take him over Sharp any day. Get on the phone, Howsen!

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Could be the start of a three way trade to get our #1 center if umberger, brass and #4 is available

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Beyond Nash Filatov Vors and Mason everyone is tradeable this offseason

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IMO Sharp can only fit here if we lose Huselius. Too much cap spent on forwards, when we truly need an upgrade on defense.

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06-17-2010, 11:51 AM
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IMO Sharp can only fit here if we lose Huselius. Too much cap spent on forwards, when we truly need an upgrade on defense.
I agree and was just about to say that. I only see us going after Sharp if we trade Huselius to get Spezza.

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Beyond Nash Filatov Vors and Mason everyone is tradeable this offseason
When did Filatov become "un-tradeable" ????

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06-17-2010, 12:08 PM
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When did any of them? The right trade or trades and they all could be gone! Not likely and not necessary, but not totally impossible, either. Of the five, though, I'd judge Filatov the least "untrade-able".

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Not interested in Sharp unless we're, say, trading away Huselius or something; from what I've seen he's like Umberger in that he's a better wing than a center. We get better results out of Vermette for less money.

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