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05-31-2012, 10:49 PM
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I'll be disappointed if we don't sign somebody. Anybody. Looking forward to seeing some new faces.

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IF either makes it to free-agency on 7/1, I give the Wild a fighting chance to land one of them....notice I said "if" they make it to free agency. They may both re-signed thereby making this whole discussion moot.

I'm pretty sure Fletcher will make a very competitive offer for each, and I'm certain both of them will give serious consideration to the offers they get. What we don't know is how they will rank their priorities when it comes to making their decision.

It's really useless to try and place a percentage chance on what will happen. None of us know, we can only guess one way or the other.

I believe both make it to free agency, you don't make it this far and not test it. Even if you do decide to resign.

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^Resign or re-sign? Big difference you know...

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^Resign or re-sign? Big difference you know...
Didn't you just post that same comment a couple days ago?

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Yes he did and it's worth it.

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Didn't you just post that same comment a couple days ago?
People are still mis-using it...

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06-01-2012, 02:04 AM
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Yea, and it gets annoying, if they are that lazy I'd even accept a space instead of a hyphen. I'm glad someones around to point it out.

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06-01-2012, 03:28 AM
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They do have some solid prospects like Tatar,Jurco,Nyquist,Jarnkrok and Smith and the Wings just seem to be great at developing players. Sure they might miss the playoffs for a few seasons without any big FA signings but they will most definetly bounce back.
Pulkkinen ahem.

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Just a year or two ago I would have absolutely agreed with you. However I believe their current prospect pool is legit and worth the respect its garnering.
So Detroit's pool is legit but Wild's pool is worhty of nothing until they prove it? Or atleast thats what I got from your GMCF criticism.

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06-01-2012, 09:13 AM
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Considering the question marks surrounding Bouchard, Latendresse, and Koivu...not to mention the underwhelming performances of Cullen and Setoguchi, I don't think we can write off getting Parise at all.

This team, remember, had the worst offensive output of any NHL team in the last TEN YEARS.

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06-01-2012, 09:20 AM
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So Detroit's pool is legit but Wild's pool is worhty of nothing until they prove it? Or atleast thats what I got from your GMCF criticism.
No, it means both prospect pools are legit. But in the end they're still "prospects". It guarantees nothing in the NHL.

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Jump down the rabbit hole for a moment...

Hypothetically, what if we land BOTH Suter and Parise? What if Latendresse AND Bouchard are both 100% healthy?

Yeah, I know, right? Nice dream?

Suddenly, we have a problem... Sure, it would be a nice problem to have, but we have a problem...

Left Wing: Parise, Latendresse, Clutterbuck
Right Wing: Bouchard, Setoguchi, Johnson
Center: Koivu
LW/RW: Heatley, Kassian, Granlund
C/LW: Cullen, Powe
C/RW: Brodziak

13 forwards...

First, I am throwing out the assumption that Granlund has to play with Koivu. Second, I will also throw out the assumption that Brodziak has to stay at center. Of course, lines change based on chemistry etcetera, but how do you go about arranging that?

I think you have to throw out the idea of 2 skill lines, 1 grinding line and 1 energy line. It would then be time to mix and match skill based on creating multiple scoring threats per line.

1st Line: Parise - Koivu - Bouchard
2nd Line: Heatley - Cullen/Brodziak - Setoguchi
3rd Line: Latendresse - Cullen/Brodziak - Granlund
4th Line: Clutterbuck - Powe - Kassian/Johnson

On D, we suddenly have a decent, no... Great blue line... Except I'd mix things up a bit...

Suter - Brodin
Gilbert - Scandella
Stoner - Spurgeon/Prosser

Backstrom/Harding

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06-01-2012, 11:10 AM
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I still think we should target Carle

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06-01-2012, 11:11 AM
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Carle's overpriced and overrated.

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Carle's overpriced and overrated.
Still would give us a solid top 4 defenseman we need.

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If its on a short term deal I won't mind. But hes looking for a big one.

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If its on a short term deal I won't mind. But hes looking for a big one.
Big one? If it's a 3-4 year deal, I would do it.

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Five years, $25M is about what I'd expect he makes.

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06-01-2012, 02:23 PM
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Five years, $25M is about what I'd expect he makes.
If Fletcher swings and misses on Suter and someone like a Dennis Wideman, I'd be OK with Carle as a "Plan C".

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06-01-2012, 02:30 PM
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PC said that the B's will no re-sign Joe Corvo.^BISH
http://twitter.com/NHLBruins/status/208641428224618496

Anyways, I hope the Wild don't sign him. He's bad.

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06-01-2012, 04:06 PM
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Anyways, I hope the Wild don't sign him. He's bad.
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And isn't good enough offensively (anymore) to make up for him being subpar defensively.

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06-01-2012, 09:19 PM
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Big one? If it's a 3-4 year deal, I would do it.
Because one of the main free agents would forego a big deal to go to the Wild on a short term deal. yea...no.

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06-01-2012, 10:48 PM
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I'd give Corvo a fair shake if it was a short-term deal. His offensive decline last year can be explained by his drop in prime ice time on a loaded Boston team.

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06-02-2012, 10:03 AM
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id be ok with a 1 year deal for corvo as like a last resort. if we missed on everyone else like suter, wideman etc..

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06-10-2012, 12:22 AM
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The Wild better load up on defense, that's where this team needs a drastic improvement, and there are plenty of quality UFA to go after. If Fletcher swings and misses on Parise, i expect him to look at a forward in trade, not much in FA after him. Can't wait for July 1!

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