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07-01-2012, 04:29 PM
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Kypreos says Det landed Suter

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According to FM 98.5, Jagr is close to signing with the Habs

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$3.75M per year for Salo (Tampa). That's a lot, no?
Considering the contract Kuba got, I can't say I'm surprised. Salo is great even if he can only play like 50 games a year, Tampa desperately needed a veteran defender and with Salo you trade constant injury concern for a complete player.

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So far Bergevin gets a firm D- from me.

He hasn't sign any long-term crippling deals, but that's the only positive.

He's loaded the team with enough fourth-liners to fill two fourth-lines, and re-signed an ex-Hab for what appears to be purely sentimental reason.

He has tripled up in areas that have less significance and the Habs had no holes (4th-line forwards, bottom-pairing D-men).

He has failed to address any area of need (top-6 LW, top-4 D-man).

At this stage, the Habs are only marginally better than the team they ended up 11-12 with (excluding Gionta's return to health, which is a freebie) and significantly worse than the roster they started 11-12 with.

It also seems that the Habs' team-building philosophy is taking a sharp turn towards "hard to play against", which in a way is code for "not really hard to win against". This is not a good thing.

There's more to be had, Bergevin is not done (as pushing back his press conference indicates), and even he has to realize he needs no more 4th-line forward (and could stand to lose one or two). So this grade is hardly final and there's still time for him to do something that actually improves the club.

Yet, I leave you with this thought: Gauthier's defining UFA signing was Erik Cole. So far, Bergevin's is Brandon Prust.

For all that was possible to move I think the choices were well done... We needed a third and fourth line that could bring a little more than just kill some ice time, be physical or intimidating at least. Bourque is not a UFA and getting rid of him must be very complicated... first if you trade him out for nothing you may hurt your offensive production this year and secondly not many teams will be eager to spend 3.5 m$ for a coin toss. And Bourque is the only issue that wasn't dealt with today and that's no surprise.

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I think the priority should rather be a big dman that can block shots and push people around in front of the net. Unless we want to play Tinordi in the NHL next season. I don't.

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So if we do get Jagr, how many years would you guys want? I've mostly seen people hoping for a 1 year deal.

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According to FM 98.5, Jagr is close to signing with the Habs
Would make my day, but I'm not getting my hopes up.

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For 1.5, I'd have loved Mclement over Noke.
I would've signed him for 2.5m 10 times out of 10

I'd swap Prust for McClement..

Can Prust do some centering ?

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1 year is perfect. Two year i would be ok with

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So if we do get Jagr, how many years would you guys want? I've mostly seen people hoping for a 1 year deal.
I'm fine with 1 or 2 years. I think he can still play good minutes.

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I would be shocked if Jagr comes here for a one year contract.

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So if we do get Jagr, how many years would you guys want? I've mostly seen people hoping for a 1 year deal.
2 years. His contract ends at the same time as Gionta, and we can re-evaluate our top 6 wingers situation.

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Suter to Nashville bodes well for the 2013 Preds 2nd round pick that we own.
I think you mean Suter to (a team not named) Nashville

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1 year is perfect. Two year i would be ok with
No way will he be playing for more than a year, one injury and he's out of playing pro-hockey forever.

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So if we do get Jagr, how many years would you guys want? I've mostly seen people hoping for a 1 year deal.
dont care

he'll sign 1 year due of his age

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Jay McClement to Toronto. 2 years/3 million.
If anyone who disagrees with me on Prust and wants to know were I'd rather park that money, this is were. A good defensive C Montreal could use to anchor the 4th line. That was a need. And for significantly less money or term.

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Two, tops.

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So far Bergevin gets a firm D- from me.

He hasn't sign any long-term crippling deals, but that's the only positive.

He's loaded the team with enough fourth-liners to fill two fourth-lines, and re-signed an ex-Hab for what appears to be purely sentimental reason.

He has tripled up in areas that have less significance and the Habs had no holes (4th-line forwards, bottom-pairing D-men).

He has failed to address any area of need (top-6 LW, top-4 D-man).

At this stage, the Habs are only marginally better than the team they ended up 11-12 with (excluding Gionta's return to health, which is a freebie) and significantly worse than the roster they started 11-12 with.

It also seems that the Habs' team-building philosophy is taking a sharp turn towards "hard to play against", which in a way is code for "not really hard to win against". This is not a good thing.

There's more to be had, Bergevin is not done (as pushing back his press conference indicates), and even he has to realize he needs no more 4th-line forward (and could stand to lose one or two). So this grade is hardly final and there's still time for him to do something that actually improves the club.

Yet, I leave you with this thought: Gauthier's defining UFA signing was Erik Cole. So far, Bergevin's is Brandon Prust.
Building from the 4th line and bottom-pairing with truculence is what Burke's done in Toronto and that worked out well so I guess we can look forward to that!

Bergevin needs to pull a Semin or Radulov out of his hat to have the Habs as anything more than hoping and praying to sneak into a playoff spot next year. Still that gaping top-6 LW hole there and he spent $5 million of cap space on areas of luxury rather than need.

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So if we do get Jagr, how many years would you guys want? I've mostly seen people hoping for a 1 year deal.
depends on the money he wants.

I give him 3 ,if it was low enough.

Dr Reeccchi made it ,Jagr could be useful still 3 yrs from now on the 4th line.

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2 years. His contract ends at the same time as Gionta, and we can re-evaluate our top 6 wingers situation.
Good point.

It would match with Gomez (if we keep him) & Markov also.

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i think bergevin knew he could only sign character guys and he has some deal brewing--either trades or buyouts...i don't think bourque, gomez, karberle, weber (maybe diaz) are coming back

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Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Erik Cole

Rene Bourque - Tomas Plekanec - Jaromir Jagr

Travis Moen - Lars Eller - Brian Gionta

Colby Armstrong - Petteri Nokelainen - Brandon Prust

Whitey becomes a healthy scratch? Not sure i like that

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So Mathieu Darche is still un-signed lol.

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