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06-25-2006, 09:01 PM
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The Knowns and the Unknowns

I was as surprised as anybody at yesterday's moves, so let's reset:

What we know (pretty much)

-DL has no confidence in Garon; he will not be the #1 goaltender
-Frolov and Brown are seen as tradeable assets
-$22M is a lot of wiggle room
-'Blake to LA' rumors have been non-existent (thank god)

What I think I'm pretty sure of, maybe

-Connie and Matti seem to be cornerstones, based on DL's initial press conference
-They probably see O'Sullivan stepping right into the top 6
-Nobody is going to want Miller or Sopel with their contracts, at least until the trading deadline
-DL didn't seem to see the big need for D prospects that we all assumed was so obvious. Not sure what this means.

What we don't know

-A complete 3-year overhaul, or a Burke-like on-the-fly rebuild?
-What is Kopitar's projected role (in DL and MC's eyes)?
-Are we in the Pronger sweepstakes? Elias? Chara?
-Who are some of the 2nd & 3rd tier FA's that DL will go after? Samsonov? McCauley? Peca? Carney?
-Are we likely to see some of Crawford's old players? Morrison?

My opinion? I think it was a pretty great day yesterday. But the uncertainty about the big picture makes me pretty anxious. I agree that Frolov should be trade bait but not Brown. Rather not see a big-name signing. I'd like to see us go with Garon again. I think the failure of Nabokov/Giguere/Khabibulin/Turco and the success of Ward/Roloson/Bryzgalov/Miller in the playoffs shows that a big-name high-dollar goalie is a bad gamble.

Interested to see what others think are the 'knowns' and the 'unknowns' at this point...

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06-25-2006, 09:09 PM
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i have faith in brown so I'd hate to see him go, frolov I'm mixed on.

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06-25-2006, 09:33 PM
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With all due respect, Kearney, you don't "know" that Garon will not be the #1 goaltender. Lombardi has tried to upgrade the position, but there's nothing to suggest that he won't stop until he does. Also, it's not true that Blake-to-L.A. rumors have been "non-existent."

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i think he will be a #1 goaltender, whether it is with the kings or not, thats a different question.

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The trade of Tanguay makes it possible for the Avs to re-sign Blake. Money is freed up, and the move was made strategically for that purpose.

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"Connie"?

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The trade of Tanguay makes it possible for the Avs to re-sign Blake. Money is freed up, and the move was made strategically for that purpose.
Pretty stupid strategy if you ask me. Not only do you trade away a star offensive player who's a decade younger, but you also enable your formerly offensively-inept division rival to have a kick-*** first line.

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"Connie"?
obviously, the original poster's REAL name is KEARNROY.

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