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07-02-2010, 04:58 PM
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Preds sign Matthew Lombardi - 3 years, $3.5 mil per

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3 years, 3,500,000 per year.

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07-02-2010, 04:59 PM
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Preds sign Matthew Lombardi - 3 years, $3.5 mil per

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Lombardi signs for 3 yrs @ 3.5 M per season with Nashville. That's a great signing. Strong character, low maintenance guy.
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Nice. Good offensively, good defensively. Scores a bunch of SH goals. Not really a number one center, but will make a great addition to our 3 second lines.

Money and term is good as well. I dig it.

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Owns excellent penalty-killing skills. Makes his linemates better around him because of deft setup ability and great speed. Is an accomplished face-off man.
http://www.sbnation.com/nhl/players/...tthew_Lombardi

My top target in free agency this summer for the Preds honestly. Now have A combo of Lombardi, Wilson, Legwand, Goc down the middle. No real No. 1 center, but plenty of teams would kill for that depth.

Lombardi is a perfect complimentary player for our roster. He is the missing link. This was a GREAT move by Poile!

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Legwand, Lombardi, Wlison

All two way centermen that play Nashville Predators type of hockey. I like it.

The money and term is pretty good for a UFA signing.

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My top target in free agency this summer for the Preds honestly. Now have A combo of Lombardi, Wilson, Legwand, Goc down the middle. No real No. 1 center, but plenty of teams would kill for that depth.

Lombardi is a perfect complimentary player for our roster. He is the missing link. This was a GREAT move by Poile!
I won't go that far. This teams needs a forward that is willing to put the puck on net first, and can do so with a fair amount of success second.

I like what Lombardi brings to the table, but does it truly help that Nashville PP?

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I'll add that it continues the philosophy of hoping that a ton of good forwards can get a team to the next level without a special forward (at least to this point).

That's a philosophy that's yet to be proven as successful in Nashville.

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Would have been better off keeping Arnott.

Another first round exit if Poile is done making moves.

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I'm surprised we pulled this off, yesterday I was seeing he wanted nearly $4M a year.

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Um, totally excited about this. May be the only one but he's been one of my favorite players for years.

He's so fast!

edit: or not the only one happy. lol

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Would have been better off keeping Arnott.

Another first round exit if Poile is done making moves.
That I disagree with, but not the second statement.

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I won't go that far. This teams needs a forward that is willing to put the puck on net first, and can do so with a fair amount of success second.

I like what Lombardi brings to the table, but does it truly help that Nashville PP?
Faceoffs. That's how he improves the PP.

I say he's the missing link because O'Reilly was the weakest link and Wilson centering the top line was the other main question mark. Lombardi addresses both needs. Our forward lineup is set and is improved from last season.

Defense still needs a veteran depth signing and need to address No. 2 goalie, but damn...I'm happy right now...

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Lombardi has serious wheels

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Faceoffs. That's how he improves the PP.

I say he's the missing link because O'Reilly was the weakest link and Wilson centering the top line was the other main question mark. Lombardi addresses both needs. Our forward lineup is set and is improved from last season.

Defense still needs a veteran depth signing and need to address No. 2 goalie, but damn...I'm happy right now...
I'm only being slightly sarcastic here Seth because I agree that it's a start from that standpoint.

However, brace yourself for it, that just gives the fans an extra 30 seconds of passes to look forward to.

They still need a sniper.

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LOMBARDI!!! not our complete answer but a VERY good addition, definitely a solid center that will bring something to the table. now, what center do we dump if anyone? O'reilly? I really like his potential and can easily see him pulling a Pev's and doing good on another team when given more of a chance to flourish but given that hes had his chance here its fne with me.

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I'm only being slightly sarcastic here Seth because I agree that it's a start from that standpoint.

However, brace yourself for it, that just gives the fans an extra 30 seconds of passes to look forward to.

They still need a sniper.
Agreed.


I guess this means we keep Dumont since we have another french guy for him. And I wanted Dumont gone so bad!

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LOMBARDI!!! not our complete answer but a VERY good addition, definitely a solid center that will bring something to the table. now, what center do we dump if anyone? O'reilly? I really like his potential and can easily see him pulling a Pev's and doing good on another team when given more of a chance to flourish but given that hes had his chance here its fne with me.
My top two nominess for forwards to move are,

Dumont and Smithson.

I like Spaling way more than Smithson. And I totally agree O'Reilly could pull a pevs and screw us over, keep Cal!

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Nice signing, really like the terms too. Our center depth is really nice.

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Hey, this is a good decision. I like it. I still wish we added the sniper, but I am not going to complain about a speedy, 2-way center. He will fit right in.

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excellent move, very pleased, this guy can play Predator hockey.

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My top two nominess for forwards to move are,

Dumont and Smithson.

I like Spaling way more than Smithson. And I totally agree O'Reilly could pull a pevs and screw us over, keep Cal!

Good call i didnt even think of Smitty (we can replace that type of Grit easier than offensive skill), but i see us keeping Dumont unless someone steps it up in camp or Poile gets a good offer. Cuz on wingers were not so hefty right now. But i would like to see Cal stay but if hes not gunna get the minutes or the right role or if he doesnt prove hes got it this time around then it might be his best interest to go and show what he can do else where cuz i no hes got it. But Spaling hustles and has a lot of upside for our bottom six, id like to see him take over Smittys spot not only cuz i want our youth to take over a little cuz Smithson is a Scarecrow haha no hate against him i know hes a solid Pk'er but we got lots of that in the AHL.

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Good call i didnt even think of Smitty (we can replace that type of Grit easier than offensive skill), but i see us keeping Dumont unless someone steps it up in camp or Poile gets a good offer. Cuz on wingers were not so hefty right now. But i would like to see Cal stay but if hes not gunna get the minutes or the right role or if he doesnt prove hes got it this time around then it might be his best interest to go and show what he can do else where cuz i no hes got it. But Spaling hustles and has a lot of upside for our bottom six, id like to see him take over Smittys spot not only cuz i want our youth to take over a little cuz Smithson is a Scarecrow haha no hate against him i know hes a solid Pk'er but we got lots of that in the AHL.
Smithson is a better option for 4th line center / PK specialist than anyone currently in Milwaukee.

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Smithson is a better option for 4th line center / PK specialist than anyone currently in Milwaukee.
I agree and he does a good job at his role at that role not a third line player at all. Only if someone is injured.

Great signing!!!! This gives a lot more options now ....

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