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02-21-2013, 05:45 PM
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Stone hands?

you could only dig up 1 goal from 4 years ago?

If I post Orr sniping a goal on a breakaway against a future HOF'er does that make him a sniper?

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02-21-2013, 05:50 PM
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Earlier this season wasn't the time to trade Tim Connolly despite him not being of use to us.

His return will increase as teams start to realize their identities and if they're within reach of a playoff spot.

Teams will be willing to part with better picks and prospects once they realize a cup run is within their grasp and the depth of a Tim Connolly could be an improvement within their roster.

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02-21-2013, 06:02 PM
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you could only dig up 1 goal from 4 years ago?

If I post Orr sniping a goal on a breakaway against a future HOF'er does that make him a sniper?
The video was meant to dispute the claim that Bozak had "hands of stone" and I still believe that Bozak has as least some offensive skills, or at least as much as Orr.

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02-21-2013, 06:14 PM
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Earlier this season wasn't the time to trade Tim Connolly despite him not being of use to us.

His return will increase as teams start to realize their identities and if they're within reach of a playoff spot.

Teams will be willing to part with better picks and prospects once they realize a cup run is within their grasp and the depth of a Tim Connolly could be an improvement within their roster.
Also, WE could be the team within reach of the playoffs. You never know with injuries. Look at Carolina's blueline troubles. I'm glad we have the depth. If our AHL wunderkids further establish themselves as legit NHL regulars and everyone remains healthy then we can 'trim the fat' at the deadline to the highest bidder. Rushing into a deal just for the sake of it is bad asset management IMO.

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02-21-2013, 06:28 PM
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Also, WE could be the team within reach of the playoffs. You never know with injuries. Look at Carolina's blueline troubles. I'm glad we have the depth. If our AHL wunderkids further establish themselves as legit NHL regulars and everyone remains healthy then we can 'trim the fat' at the deadline to the highest bidder. Rushing into a deal just for the sake of it is bad asset management IMO.
Agreed.

You never know where we could be a few weeks down the road.

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02-21-2013, 09:21 PM
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Who would want this passionless stiff with 7pts in 12 AHL games making 4.75m? If teams are calling, I'll drive him to the airport
I will carry his bags to his plane

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The video was meant to dispute the claim that Bozak had "hands of stone" and I still believe that Bozak has as least some offensive skills, or at least as much as Orr.
I agree then.

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I will carry his bags to his plane
I will bubble wrap him before he boards the plane.

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02-21-2013, 10:26 PM
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Just wait out his contract.

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02-21-2013, 10:49 PM
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Just wait out his contract.
I get the feeling that is what is going on unless or until someone makes an offer Nonis can't refuse. They had 2 injuries in their top 6 and rather than bring him up they moved guys from the pressbox and bottom lines up. That should be telling us something.

The fact that Dave went public with the offer thing might be an indicator he is playing the "Gillis game" ... you know ... try to fabricate a market where there isn't much.

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Why would anyone want an old, overpaid player, who underperforms and knows how to be injured?

You know who the team interested is? It's the Toronto Maple Leafs, that's who.

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02-22-2013, 08:48 AM
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Would Connolly have to go through re-entry waivers?

If so, I doubt a team would give up a draft pick if there is a chance he'll be picked up by another team.

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Would Connolly have to go through re-entry waivers?

If so, I doubt a team would give up a draft pick if there is a chance he'll be picked up by another team.
From what I understand there are no longer re-entry waivers under the new CBA. Just to go down.

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A 5th round pick seems to be the trend these days. I would do that.

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02-22-2013, 09:03 AM
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After some time in the AHL and UFA soon, he just might be an impact player in the playoffs. I'm not basing this on anything Tim has given us so far, just on what he would like to have for himself next year. Traded before the deadline for a pick but he might be up just before that.

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02-22-2013, 09:40 AM
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Why would anyone want an old, overpaid player, who underperforms and knows how to be injured?

You know who the team interested is? It's the Toronto Maple Leafs, that's who.

So interested that they assigned him to the AHL. That they exposed him to waivers is the ultimate expression of interest.

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02-22-2013, 10:07 AM
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Why would anyone want an old, overpaid player, who underperforms and knows how to be injured?

You know who the team interested is? It's the Toronto Maple Leafs, that's who.
Toronto is not the only team to make huge mistakes with older players: Just look at Montreal for example: Gomez, Cole, etc.

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02-22-2013, 10:31 AM
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I read somewhere that the team acquiring him on the deadline would only have to pay him 600k. Perfect low risk move. This also explains why no one picked him up on waivers.

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02-22-2013, 10:45 AM
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I read somewhere that the team acquiring him on the deadline would only have to pay him 600k. Perfect low risk move. This also explains why no one picked him up on waivers.
if thats true i would say that teams will be interested. TC @ $600k for half a season is probably better than gomez at $800k or whatever it is for a full season

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02-22-2013, 11:05 AM
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if thats true i would say that teams will be interested. TC @ $600k for half a season is probably better than gomez at $800k or whatever it is for a full season
After the trade deadline, the Leafs will have 12 games left on the regular season schedule. So Connolly's pro-rated salary for those 12 games is roughly $600K. He was not wanted when he was first waived to the Marlies, but as a late season fill-in with no contract implications beyond this year, he may have value to a playoff team hit with injuries. (That team could also be the Leafs). Plus he will be a motivated player looking for a contract. If there are multiple teams looking for such a player, Nonis may be able to hold a bidding war for his services. Depends on opportunity timing....lets hope it works out for the Leafs and Connolly. At best a 2nd rounder, likely 3rd or 4th.


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02-22-2013, 11:11 AM
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I wouldn't trade him. Leave him there.

Most of you forget that there will be rash of injuries, especially in a short season.

If our goal is to make the playoffs and lets say we do make the playoffs, we'll need 4th liners who can play. Colton Orr and Maclaren aren't going to play 15 mins in a playoff game.

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02-22-2013, 11:20 AM
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If at the deadline, we are seriously looking like a playoff team, would you rather hold onto him for added depth or trade him for a 2nd/3rd rounder to a contending team? Could be a potential top prospect in the future.

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02-22-2013, 11:25 AM
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If at the deadline, we are seriously looking like a playoff team, would you rather hold onto him for added depth or trade him for a 2nd/3rd rounder to a contending team? Could be a potential top prospect in the future.
I don't think he fetches you a 2nd. Then the question is, do you really want to trade him for a 4th rounder? if we are in playoff spot, we keep him.

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02-22-2013, 11:31 AM
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I don't think he fetches you a 2nd. Then the question is, do you really want to trade him for a 4th rounder? if we are in playoff spot, we keep him.
You may be right, but a desperate team could offer up a 2nd or 3rd. You never know. I wouldn't trade him for a 4th but a 2nd or 3rd is tempting. I'm sure Nonis would be thinking long term as he will be walking at seasons end.

This is all assuming we make the playoffs. If not, obviously trade him to the highest bidder no matter what.

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02-22-2013, 02:36 PM
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He is worth a 3rd rounder.

We have paid this guy nearly $6 million and his contract is ending soon.Given the odds and time of a 3rd rounder ever making the NHL it isn't too high to ask.As the deadline approaches the bidding begins ,why? Because he is a true rental,no liability beyond this year.


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