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06-15-2012, 01:23 PM
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Thank God It's Over (The Official Offseason Talk Thread) II

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Don't forget GMCF be on NHL Live at 4:25 CT today.


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Never change indeed.

Kassian strikes me as the kind of guy who has his feet firmly on the ground. Would be awesome to grab a beer or two with him.

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God rest his sole but as a player i always disliked Boogy, couldn't skate and totally worthless to a team. People could just skate circles around him and ignore him when they wanted too. I put Kassian in that catagory until proven otherwise, but in the (albeit brief) times we saw him last year, he looked like someone who could skate, handle a regular NHL shift and not be a liability. If that's the case i don't mind him being around and on this team. What do you guys think?

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Kassian is a little bit more of a player than a standard heavyweight. I think it can be fixture on the 4th line if he dropped 10-15 pounds and worked on his skating. Just enough to be a consistent force on the forecheck.

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So, what did he say?

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So, what did he say?
Lot of the same things as yesterday's media day but the two biggest things I got was that he expects Granlund to come in and play in the top-9 and that Fletcher has had talks with Josh Harding's representatives.

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Granlund is going to make an impact on the Wild from day one, especially on the power play.
He's already been in contact with Harding's agent, hoping to bring him back.
He hopes to be very active again in terms of both trades and free agency.
They expect to take the best player available at number 7 if they keep that draft position.
He thinks the draft is deep at both defense and center.

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Granlund is going to make an impact on the Wild from day one, especially on the power play.
He's already been in contact with Harding's agent, hoping to bring him back.
He hopes to be very active again in terms of both trades and free agency.
They expect to take the best player available at number 7 if they keep that draft position.
He thinks the draft is deep at both defense and center.
Well that's an interesting quote.

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Should also say that Fletcher has talked to 10-12 GMs today (hey that rhymed). It's the most he's spoken with in a year.

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Should also say that Fletcher has talked to 10-12 GMs today (hey that rhymed). It's the most he's spoken with in a year.
Stop that or you'll develop a reputation.

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Gopher has cultivated his pristine reputation from the Calgary GDT on up. En fuego and pointing out rhymes are only helping him maintain that.

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Last couple of tweets I've been reading say that the trade talk has heated up. We just saw our first trade with the Lightning and Nashville. It could be interesting, also I read that Columbus would consider moving out of the #2 spot, but want to stay top 10. I wonder if we have any interest, I can't imagine we would want to pay that price, I wonder if we drop down...

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Last couple of tweets I've been reading say that the trade talk has heated up. We just saw our first trade with the Lightning and Nashville. It could be interesting, also I read that Columbus would consider moving out of the #2 spot, but want to stay top 10. I wonder if we have any interest, I can't imagine we would want to pay that price, I wonder if we drop down...
It doesn't sound like there's one guy that the Wild are absolutely sold on so I think they stay at 7 or maybe even trade down. I'm interested to see what kind of deals are made at this year's draft. I don't expect the Wild to make many, if any moves but I'll be keeping an eye on a few teams, most notably Vancouver and LA with their goaltending situations along with the numerous moves that Columbus could make.

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So George Mcphee and Chuck Fletcher are the same person? It all makes sense now. . . .

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For anyone that didn't see it, here's today's interview:

Chuck Fletcher on Cisco NHL Live

Edit: Wait, that's not the right link. Just look at the "Just Added" videos, it's like the 3rd one down.

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Last couple of tweets I've been reading say that the trade talk has heated up. We just saw our first trade with the Lightning and Nashville. It could be interesting, also I read that Columbus would consider moving out of the #2 spot, but want to stay top 10. I wonder if we have any interest, I can't imagine we would want to pay that price, I wonder if we drop down...
Honestly I think we have a better chance of getting a good deal from the Oilers at #1 than we do dealing with the Jackets at #2. Their GM just seems like he asks way too much for anything he tries to trade that has recognizable value.

I think the highest we move up to would be 3, unless GMCF gets some kind of a sweetheart deal with Edmonton or were part of a multi-way trade of some sort in the top 10.

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Personally I would rather have Scott Clemmenson here next year so hope Harding does go to July 1. Scott Howson (who i still don't know how he has a job) basically said they're looking for goaltending anywhere and anyway, so methinks that's where Harding goes.

All the trade chatter is very interesting leading up to the draft though.....

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Clemmensen?

Yikes.


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Personally I would rather have Scott Clemmenson here next year so hope Harding does go to July 1. Scott Howson (who i still don't know how he has a job) basically said they're looking for goaltending anywhere and anyway, so methinks that's where Harding goes.

All the trade chatter is very interesting leading up to the draft though.....
I think Columbus is now the frontrunner for Bernier. Rumor has it they tried really hard for Lindback. Aportzline (I think, might have been someone else) claimed that they made multiple offers but Nashville didn't want to deal within division.

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It's Clemmensen, not Clemmenson.

Also, NHL.com is working really fast for me right now for some reason.

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