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01-22-2012, 02:40 PM
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Not liking the fact Rotten Ronnie broke the Kessel-Lupul duo.

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01-29-2012, 11:35 AM
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I think that the only top centers that Burkie could even ask about would be:

Staal
Carter(Don't want him though as he's a shoot-first guy and so is Kessel)
Lecavalier(Burke would HATE his contract)
Getzlaf(MAYBE)

Anyways an offer for guys like Staal and Getzlaf would have to at least start with
Kadri, Schenn, 1st+++

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01-29-2012, 11:45 AM
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Staal, man would he look good between Kesses and Lupes.

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01-29-2012, 01:32 PM
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Ok, I'm going to stay away from a fantasy "wish list" and will avoid those i think have a very very slim chance of being moved.

Top of my list is Stastny ,

but it comes with 1 unmovable condition, Komi has to be part of the package going back. Stastny is not even close to earning his pay check there and we have no guaranties he will here either. We must drop 1 albatross contract before we risk taking another.

The safest and very possible name to fit in the middle of those 2 for me is

Derek Roy.

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01-29-2012, 04:32 PM
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Tyler seguin is looking pretty good

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01-29-2012, 04:50 PM
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Seguin for sure.

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01-29-2012, 04:51 PM
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Tyler Seguin

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01-29-2012, 05:55 PM
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Seguin, to be sure.

Did anyone else see that sweet move Seguin made to get Lupul his 2nd goal of the night? man if only Toronto could have all 3 of them...

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01-29-2012, 06:00 PM
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Ha its funny, but other than the one move (that never would have worked in a game)Seguin looked so far behind the other two it wasnt even funny.

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01-29-2012, 06:03 PM
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He's an RFA at the end of next year, future leaf, Tyler Seguin!!

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01-29-2012, 06:04 PM
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Well after tonight we know it's not Seguin.

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01-29-2012, 06:06 PM
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Well after tonight we know it's not Seguin.
alright Tavares it is then

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01-29-2012, 06:18 PM
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01-29-2012, 06:21 PM
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Well after tonight we know it's not Seguin.
Seguin looks tentative because he's a kid at his first all star game. I was hoping he and Phil would light it up, because then there would finally be some speculation about the trade.



Best center for them is Colborne. Or Getzlaf. Or maybe it's Carter.

I actually believe a shoot first center who goes to the net is perfect with them, not a finesse guy.

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01-29-2012, 06:25 PM
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Crosby really... we need an elite playmaker, so he is the best fit.

Imagine if Pitt had have drafted Kessel instead of Staal. He would EASILY be a 50 goal man by now playing w Malkin or Crosby.

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01-29-2012, 06:29 PM
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Lupul-Seguin-Kessel

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01-29-2012, 06:38 PM
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Grabovski is our only choice right now

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01-29-2012, 06:42 PM
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Lupul-Seguin-Kessel

DO WANT
I'll settle for that if
Lupul-Crosby-Kessel doesn't pan out....

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01-29-2012, 07:18 PM
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Patrice Bergeron is a 1b/2a center. He isn't a bonified #1 and if you run into a playoff series against Crosby/Malkin/Staal and Bergeron is your best...you're still screwed.

Kessel and Lupul are shooters. You need a playmaker for shooters. At this point they are setting each other up because the center that has been played on that line has been less than adequate. If you give them a player that can dish the puck people stop hoping Kessel scores 40 and start expecting it season in season out because he finally has a legitimate middle-man that can feed him in the tough areas.
Patrice Bergeron is a great 2 way Center, he plays all three zones, he back-checks, wins 65 - 70% of faceoffs, he 15 Goals 28 Assist and has a +/- +27. the only reason Bergeron is on Bostons second line is the chemistry between Boston 1st line Lucic, Kregci, Horton, and they don't want to break up the chemistry between Seguin Bergeron

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01-29-2012, 07:19 PM
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Seguin was decent at center but I though Kessel and Lupul carried that line.
Actually I don't think they need an elite center - they are dynamic enough on their own.

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01-29-2012, 07:23 PM
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anyone who can play top line minutes with good defense and good skill for that role. I think the playmaking will sort out it self if the player has ome skill.

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01-29-2012, 07:31 PM
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Toews or Backstrom would look niceee

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01-29-2012, 07:38 PM
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Kessel and Lupul can fly down the rush and make high skill plays already, I think the biggest need for a center is big guy who can cycle well. When teams neutralize our speed (which is happening more and more regularly) we need to rely on the cycle to put up points which Kessel and Lupul arent especially good at. A center who can crash and bang be good defensively is what we need.

Now that I think about it I really think Grabo should get an extra look as our 1st line centre, I know weve tried him before, but his 2way play, board play and ability to keep up with Kess/Loops could work well. Last year he showed he's capable of being a top line guy.

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01-29-2012, 08:23 PM
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