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07-04-2013, 10:53 PM
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2013 Free Agency On NHLN/TSN

Just thought we'd need a general discussion about what's going to happen in the next couple days in the NHL.

So, where will the biggest FA's like Ribeiro and such end up? Where will the former Wild players like Bouchard, Latendresse, Kuba, etc end up? Hell, where will Zidlicky end up? History will be made...


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Not expecting the Wild to sign anyone significant, if anyone at all. Possibly a d-man or a depth forward, but that's about it.

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Capgeek estimates that we have roughly $5M in cap space, does that sound right after the Ballard signing? Our only RFA left to sign is Spurgeon. I think we will probably be quiet tomorrow since we just don't have much cap space. We still have a big hole at #2 C though...

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Yeah just under $5m is about right for us. But you have to reserve 1-1.5m for emergency callup/injury stuff so we're really at about 3.5-4, and then you take out Spurgeon's ~1.5-1.75, and we're left with about $2m to play with. I could see us taking on a lower end defender like Hal Gill or somebody, but it probably won't be very exciting.

Oh well. Should still be fun to see how overpaid some of these guys get. Toronto has $25 to spend and you all know they'll do it. They're going to get some good players but at waaaay too much money for sure.

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Every team seems to overspend in FA, but I think there will be a lot of decent players later on this offseason. I don't see a lot of good options in free agency at the moment anyway.

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I think we will acquire another d-man or a 2nd line center, we need to acquire one of those. I think it will be a fun day tomorrow as always, because there are gonna be some crazy offers, suspense and rumors

Holmgren: All your RFAs are belong to Flyers!

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I only see us signing a defenseman or two, not a center. I think those are going to be too expensive.

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Matt Cooke to Toronto would be hilarious.

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What kind of second line center would we be able to get that's cheaper than Cullen, just as good and would be willing to take a contract length of 2-3yrs.

I think its pretty obvious that Coyle or Granlund is going to be our 2nd line center next year.

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Vernon Fiddler?

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We need a 2nd line center, not a 4th line center.

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How about Vinny LeCa...ahaha. I just can't do it. It's like pouring salt on an open wound.

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Then I guess we should try to sign Bozak if we are looking for a number 2. I do think Fiddler would be a great decision for depth and because hes a great penalty killer.

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Then I guess we should try to sign Bozak if we are looking for a number 2. I do think Fiddler would be a great decision for depth and because hes a great penalty killer.
Fletcher wouldn't even re-sign Cullen so what in God's name makes you think he'll give Bozak a ridiculous $5 million a year?

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Just thought we'd need a general discussion about what's going to happen in the next couple days in the NHL.

So, where will the biggest FA's like Ribeiro and such end up? Where will the former Wild players like Bouchard, Latendresse, Kuba, etc end up? Hell, where will Zidlicky end up? History will be made...
Still can't believe Zidlicky got an All-Star vote.

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07-05-2013, 09:22 AM
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It's kind of like Christmas morning, although we got our big gifts last year and won't be opening much today (if anything). All the other kids will be opening their presents and it'll be interesting to see who gets what and how much their parents' spent on them.

Yeah, I know, the Christmas analogy is kind of lame, but it works and I haven't had any coffee yet.

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I'm assuming a guy like Stephen Weiss is someone we couldn't afford to be a #2 center

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If they couldn't afford Cullen there is pretty much zero chance they're signing any of those other C's.

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I believe us not signing Cullen had more to do with the term he was looking for, but I think his asking price was also a little too high. I was hoping we could get him on the cheap for a 1-2 year $1.5-2mil/yr deal but apparently he wants more.

He's 36, and I'm not sure how many teams are going to give him over 2 years on a 35+ contract with a significant cap hit. I guess we'll see today.

I don't see us going after any of the big FA's this year. This will probably be a day/weekend of depth signings.

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Hmmm....

And lots of people are speculating Horton to Columbus and possible Weiss to Detroit as well. Interesting.

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Hmmm....

And lots of people are speculating Horton to Columbus and possible Weiss to Detroit as well. Interesting.
Wow, Alfie leaving Ottawa? Wonder who gets the "C" if he leaves? Spezza? Karlsson? Phillips?

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Probably should be Spezza.

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At least he stays in the EC.

Still a bit shocked by this to be honest.

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Still can't believe Zidlicky got an All-Star vote.
Someone had to represent New Jersey.

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