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Who should be the no1 ufa target ?

View Poll Results: Who should be the no1 ufa target ?
Ryan Smith 68 34.52%
Daniel Briere 79 40.10%
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04-11-2007, 06:17 PM
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ah I think the Avs have a team option on Laperriere and since the Avs fans love him, I doubt they'll let him go..

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04-11-2007, 06:27 PM
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That would be a pretty nice looking lineup, I definitely like the grit of the fourth line...

If we could ship Ryder and the first two picks to get a Kane, Cherepanov, Turris or Voracek, it would be nearly a perfect summer...
I think Koivu for Getzlaf would work for me if we got Briere.

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04-11-2007, 06:30 PM
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ah I think the Avs have a team option on Laperriere and since the Avs fans love him, I doubt they'll let him go..
I saw on that UFA website someone linked the other day that he's UFA. Didn't know about the option. I guess we can forget about that then.

We can get Timonen instead, eh? AND do Koivu for Getzlaf.

Our puck movement on D would still be a liability though...

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04-11-2007, 06:37 PM
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Scott Gomez. If I had to choose from the options you gave, I'd sign Smyth.
Gomez ? 13 goals this season . Why him ? ( i know that stats are not all )

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I saw on that UFA website someone linked the other day that he's UFA. Didn't know about the option. I guess we can forget about that then.

We can get Timonen instead, eh? AND do Koivu for Getzlaf.

Our puck movement on D would still be a liability though...

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i like how things are easilly done here.....

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04-11-2007, 08:54 PM
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Smyth is the type of guy that goes to the net and knocks in garbage goals, screens goalies on shots and takes/plays the body. He's what we need. At least between him and flip floppin' Briere.

Souray from the point with Smyth as the screen... goal!

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04-11-2007, 09:17 PM
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ah I think the Avs have a team option on Laperriere and since the Avs fans love him, I doubt they'll let him go..
I think Montreal should be concentrating on purchasing free agents who will make a differerence and leave the marginals to the prospect who proves himself best.

In particular, D is #1 priority. Now that Phillips has resigned with the Sens, the best "D" IMO for " Les Canadiens" is Roman Hamrlik of Calgary. However, the Finns, Kimmo Timonen of Nashville or Sami Salo of Vancouver should be considered as well.

Since we are likely to get only 2 UFAs in total, a centre or "down low" winger would be nice if we don't go for 2 D's. When U get right down to it, there are only a precious few who could really upgrade us. Briere, of course, for the dreamers, me included. After that, there is Antropov (yes, Russian and Toronto, I am not proud, I will take the best and leave the rest), Hartnell - Nashville, Blake - NYI plus the centres - Handzus - Chicago & Comrie - Ottawa. Unless, some of these signed and didn't inform me. How dare they!!!

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04-11-2007, 09:25 PM
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Timonen is a lot better then Souray and wll probably cost less.[/QUOTE]

Now U are thinking like the boss. However, I believe Roman Hamrlik of Calgary is still the UFA most likely who we can sign and upgrade us as well. I like Sami Salo as well buy I am sure Van will resign him.

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04-11-2007, 10:19 PM
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Scott Freaking Hannan!!!

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04-11-2007, 10:23 PM
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We need a center before a winger (and d-man before that if both either Markov and Souray get away), so Briere, for sure. Smyth is this year's Elias, he'll get way too much money.

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04-11-2007, 10:41 PM
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I would take either one ..Smyth goes to the net and we need more of that but Briere can score and make some sweet plays as long as we can get somone and get rid of others I will be a happy fan

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04-11-2007, 10:49 PM
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I would take either one ..Smyth goes to the net and we need more of that but Briere can score and make some sweet plays as long as we can get somone and get rid of others I will be a happy fan
Briere can also dive, whine, and is too soft. Having Smyth would be far more beneficial to the Habs. Picture Souray about to let a shot go from the point (assuming we keep him) with Smyth setting up the screen. Perfect scenario if you ask me.

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04-12-2007, 12:19 AM
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Briere can also dive, whine, and is too soft. Having Smyth would be far more beneficial to the Habs. Picture Souray about to let a shot go from the point (assuming we keep him) with Smyth setting up the screen. Perfect scenario if you ask me.
Briere is one of the best player in the 5 on 5 situations and had 96 points ; and what you are saying is that he dives and is soft ?

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i like how things are easilly done here.....
It IS easy....

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It IS easy....
so the Ducks would get rid of Getzlaf just like that? I don't think so, he's cheaper, bigger, more talented, younger.... I would take alot more then just Koivu

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Between the two, Smyth.

Overall: Scott Hartnell. Smyth-like impact, lower cost.

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Briere is the man for me... we haven't had a player with scoring prowess like that in a long long long long time

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxi77lWJdaw

You really want this guy to be a Hab ?

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You really want this guy to be a Hab ?
Looks alot like Lapierre on Crosby.

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You really want this guy to be a Hab ?
That's only an issue when your opponenet does it. Sports Hypocrisy 101, you must have missed the class. It's compulsory for any sports fan.

I'd love Briere. He's dangerous enough to attract enough attn. that would make space for his wingers. Remeber Koivu's 2 highlight reel goals against Boston ? Teams play him to pass, Briere brings an added dimension.

A lady I know saw him with his family in a Buffalo movie theatre on Monday. She didn't ask him if he was coming here though.

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I vote other.

I think the priority is defense. Markov have to be sign and Souray, if less than 4 millions but I don't think so. Brad Stuart, Scott Hannan, Kimmo Timonen and Tom Preissing are good possibility. Other possibility: Sami Salo and Brent Sopel.

On offense, Scott Hartnell is a good possibility to play with Koivu but I think he'll sign with Edmonton. Please, no more Streit and Begin on this line!! We need a second line center and I love to see Drury play with Higgins. And get a ryde to Kovalev, Samsonov, Bonk, Jonhson, Niinimaa, Aebischer, Downey and Murray. I think that Drury and Hannan leadership will help our young player to developp.

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04-12-2007, 02:17 PM
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I vote other.

I think the priority is defense. Markov have to be sign and Souray, if less than 4 millions but I don't think so. Brad Stuart, Scott Hannan, Kimmo Timonen and Tom Preissing are good possibility. Other possibility: Sami Salo and Brent Sopel.

On offense, Scott Hartnell is a good possibility to play with Koivu but I think he'll sign with Edmonton. Please, no more Streit and Begin on this line!! We need a second line center and I love to see Drury play with Higgins. And get a ryde to Kovalev, Samsonov, Bonk, Jonhson, Niinimaa, Aebischer, Downey and Murray. I think that Drury and Hannan leadership will help our young player to developp.

Latendresse - Koivu - Ryder
Higgins - Drury - Kostitsyn
Perezhogin - Plekanek - D'Agostini
Begin - Lapierre - Streit (Milroy)

Markov - Hannan
Stuart - Komisarek
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Drury 5M, Hannan 2.5M, Stuart 2.5M
Stuart and Drury aren't bad ideas, but Hannan is a surfer and won't leave California.

I like how nobody has mentioned Rivet....lol

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04-12-2007, 02:19 PM
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The issue I have with going after Briere as the no.1 priority is that we really need help on defence and in our transition game. Assuming Markov resigns, we still need another top 4 dman to fill Souray's spot assuming the latter goes someplace else. Without Souray, Markov-Komo is our only viable pairing, and that is not going to cut it.

Like I said in my previous post, ideally I'd like to see a guy like Timonen come over, but I'd be more than happy to keep both Souray and Markov and go after a guy like Preissing.

If we can keep both Markov and Souray, or get Markov+ X, then we can start to look at other players. Ideally we'd get rid of Samsonov, Kovalev, Dandenault and Bouillon's contracts. Doing this would free up 11.6 million. I'm still kind of torn on Kovy because I think he can turn it around, but for argument's sake, let's say we do dump his contract; in which case we're looking at a lot of money to throw around.

As it stands, we've only shed Aebischer, Bonk, Johnson and Niinimaa, which only amounts to 8.8 million, if my numbers are right. My guess is most of this goes towards Markov and Souray; both of whom will get at least a 2 million dollar raise. Let's say 5 of that 8.8 gets cut out towards Markov/Souray, we're not left with much.

However, getting rid of the first group along with our current UFA's would give us 20.4 million to play around with. (drooling?) We could beat up on Gainey for his generous contract offers (20.4 million tied up in such deadweight-even next year 11.6 tied up in deadweight, not good cap management at all.) But more important, (if I were Gainey) I'd focus on solutions for cutting these excessive salaries.

Again, going on the basis (and this is 100% speculation and could be way off) that we have 3.8 left, add 11.6 to that and we can afford to go get a Briere and maybe another player. But with only 3.8 to play with, we might be hard pressed to after a forward, especially if we focus on the blueline first.

Anyways, bottom line: Cut the deadweight!

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I think Koivu for Getzlaf would work for me if we got Briere.
No offence but there is no way in hell Anaheim would trade Getz for Koivu. First he's much younger and cheaper, 2nd he's probably better than Koivu in a year or two and he is bigger.

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