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05-29-2006, 07:53 PM
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Expendable players from the Wild?

I am going around to every team's message boards and attempting to get a feel for who is expendable on your team and who you would like moved in the offseason. Who do you want to see moved from the Wild?

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05-29-2006, 09:04 PM
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1/2 the team...lol

some names...

veilleux, dupuis, henry, zhuzin(sp).....

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I am going around to every team's message boards and attempting to get a feel for who is expendable on your team and who you would like moved in the offseason. Who do you want to see moved from the Wild?


Expendable:
Zyuzin...not gonna get resigned
Henry...same
Dupuis...might get resigned, but he can go
Robitaille...same
Kuba
Chouinard
Wanvig


something like that.



its funny, cuz I look at that list, and I go, "man, there's alot of marginal talent there"

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05-30-2006, 12:52 AM
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I will expand the list:

Skoula
Schultz
White
Weinhandle

Not that I want to move any of the above. But if there was a deal on the table to get a complimentary centerman for Gaborik, and I had to give up 1-2 of these guys, I would do it. I wouldn't even call Rolston untouchable (though he definitely won't be going anywhere).

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05-30-2006, 03:44 PM
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Ya ... there are a few guys on the Wild who are expendable. In my opinion they are:

Henry (too slow)
Dupuis (no production)
Zyuzin (no production, Lemaire seems to like Tjarnqvist better)
Robitaille (replaceable)
White (depending upon the player/draft pick coming to us cuz he's under contract)
Chouinard (good face of %, but little else)
Wanvig (no production)

The only way I would be pleased in losing Skoula or Schultz would be if we get somebody better in return. Schultz is solid defensively, plenty of experience and still only 23. Skoula's only 26 and I think that Lemaire and Ramsey will mold him into the kind of defenseman we need. I just can't foresee them going anywhere.

If we lost Vielleux or Weinhandl, it'd depend upon what we got in return. Since we're not going to get anything, we'll be keepin these two. The only reason they might be gone (as in cut) is a prospect shows that he can do better than them.

I think that we might keep Kuba as a 5th or 6th D-Man. He'd be good at that. However, since he's a Group III free agent, its also likely he's gone. We'll find out in the next month.

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am I the only one who is a fan of Todd White?

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am I the only one who is a fan of Todd White?
I like the guy. Robataille too, actually.

The guys I think are expendable are:

Zyuzin, Henry, Dupuis, Wanvig, for reasons that have already been listen on this thread. When it comes to Wanvig, one reason I think he is expendable is because I'd like to give Foy another shot. I really liked what I saw of him when he was up last year.

Schultz, Skoula, Veilleux, Weinhandl can all stay.

That said, if we can get upgrades for the right price, everyone is expendable.

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05-31-2006, 09:12 PM
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I like the guy. Robataille too, actually.

The guys I think are expendable are:

Zyuzin, Henry, Dupuis, Wanvig, for reasons that have already been listen on this thread. When it comes to Wanvig, one reason I think he is expendable is because I'd like to give Foy another shot. I really liked what I saw of him when he was up last year.

Schultz, Skoula, Veilleux, Weinhandl can all stay.

That said, if we can get upgrades for the right price, everyone is expendable.


I think Schultz will get better...he really stepped up his physical play when Willie was shipped out, Skoula is still iffy, Veillieux works to hard to not play, and I think Weinhandl can be a gem of a pickup...White is a great 2nd line center, he had crazy chemistry with Rolston and PMB, and probably would have gotten 50 or so points if he didnt get hurt...

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Dupuis, Henry, Zyuzin, Kuba, Wanvig...Hell most of our defensive corp, minus Schultz and Reitz...As for forwards...Dupuis and Wanvig can leave along with Veilleux...

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Easier to list the guys I don't want to see moved:

Gaborik
Bouchard
Rolston
White
Walz
Burns
Schultz
Fernandez
Harding

I wouldn't be upset to see any of the other players moved if the deal was right.

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Easier to list the guys I don't want to see moved:

Gaborik
Bouchard
Rolston
White
Walz
Burns
Schultz
Fernandez
Harding

I wouldn't be upset to see any of the other players moved if the deal was right.
I mostly agree with your list, except I could go either way on White & Schultz...and would only be ok with them gone if their leaving meant a significant upgrade to their respective positions.

Also, I think Zyuzin has some promise as an offensive-defenceman --- although it wouldn't break my heart to see him go, either - but if they're keeping anyone on the blueline [other than Burns & Schultz, as mentioned], I hope it's Zyuzin.

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