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04-26-2012, 01:06 AM
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What, like his weiner or something..?

But seriously, nicely played.

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What do you all think of Panther UFA defenseman Jason Garrison ?

Scored 16 goals, 9 on the power play, has decent size at 6'1" 220, is only 27.

I don't know anything about him, but on paper he looks good.

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The Panthers will definitely re-sign him.

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05-02-2012, 03:57 PM
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What do you all think of Panther UFA defenseman Jason Garrison ?

Scored 16 goals, 9 on the power play, has decent size at 6'1" 220, is only 27.

I don't know anything about him, but on paper he looks good.
I'd be wary of him. My feeling is that he is a product of being paired with Campbell, whereas before, his numbers weren't that great nor was his play.

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I don't hate him... I just think without a Campbell type player to make him better, he will just be average. With the sort of contract that some GM will throw at him, he will be very much an over paid average blue liner.

Think of it like this...

Every time I watched Florida play in the regular season AND the play-offs, whenever Garrison was in the line up, he was never the primary threat. The primary threat was always Campbell. I hesitate to back the truck up for any player that didn't display above average-ness when they were considered the primary threat.

We all hated on Zidlicky for the same reason. Garrison would be Zidlicky 2.0. Without a primary threat to draw the attention of opponents, Garrison would put up relatively low numbers.

Would he have been an upgrade over what we had last year? Sure. Will he be the cog which makes our blue line not suck? No.

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Nah I'd agree.

He's a decent guy, not an upgrade in the top pairing which is what we need, but if we can't get Suter, IMO don't break the bank on a second pairing guy. Especially with all the meh 7th D guys we have signed.

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Oh, and I should point out that we (wife and I) watched Florida a lot more this year...

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A couple weeks ago, I asked posters on the Panther's board what they thought about Garrison. Here's what they said:
  • About a 50/50 chance that they resign him.
  • His new contract should be 4 years, 3.5M per.
  • They think he'll want 6 years, 5M per (There's been talk that he wants a significant raise).

Also, a couple posters did confirm that his numbers are (to some degree) a product of playing with Brian Campbell.

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Interesting points.

Still, can you attribute 9 power play goals to Campbell? The guy must have a good point shot.

For comparison, Heatley led the Wild with 8 PPG. Our best defenseman was Spurgie with 2.

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Interesting points.

Still, can you attribute 9 power play goals to Campbell? The guy must have a good point shot.

For comparison, Heatley led the Wild with 8 PPG. Our best defenseman was Spurgie with 2.
From what I've heard, he's got a cannon. He's also decent in his own end. However, I wouldn't expect him to produce at the same pace.

He's definitely not worth 5M per season, though.

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this is prob near impossible but i would like johnny boychuk on the wild. does joe corvo have any gas left in the tank, he could potentially be decent?

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this is prob near impossible but i would like johnny boychuk on the wild. does joe corvo have any gas left in the tank, he could potentially be decent?
Don't think so.

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the Wild to sign Alexander Semin. EVERYBODY wants Parise & Suter, but if the Wild gave Semin the royal treatment, they could get him.

I'd also wager they could get him at dollars and term that would be less insane than Parise or Suter will command as well, probably not a Havlat-like contract, but close. I don't want the Wild to have a guy making 7+ for 10 years or whatever, especially a guy on the wrong side of 25.

Semin has great talent and can flat-out score. He seems to have a bad rep on HF Boards, so if someone would care to elaborate, I'm willing to listen and have my mind changed.
Pretty sure I read a while back Russo saying the Wild have absolutely zero interest in Semin. I'll see if I can find it.

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P.A. Parenteau. If NY cant get him we should look into it
Parenteau was on my mind as well for a top 6er. As he's played 161 games the last two seasons, he already blows Fatentenderness out of the water. I do suspect if he leaves Long Isle he'll command pretty big $$$. He's put up the numbers to get it. I just wonder how much his stats are him being a late bloomer, or him winging it with Tavares. Who knows he may be great with Captain and Heater.

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Pretty sure I read a while back Russo saying the Wild have absolutely zero interest in Semin. I'll see if I can find it.
Good. I hope that is true. We do not have a good record with eastern Europeans. I do not especially want to get a Russian that already has a rep of one who floats and puts forth effort on the ice when the mood strikes him. North Americans, Finns and Swedes preferred. If I'm allowed to profile a bit.
I wonder if Fletch may chat with San Jose to see what it would take to get Ryan Clowe. Or maybe make an agreement with Harding for a sign and trade with TB and make a deal for Ryan Malone. Just spitballin here.
As far as the blueline. I'd like to see us take a run at Oduya(Swede born!!)
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FLAWS: Isn't a major offensive threat, nor is he big by National Hockey League standards. Also lacks the temperament to play with physical aggression on a consistent basis. Lacks consistency.
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2012/04/26: The Chicago Blackhawks are interested in re-signing Johnny Oduya. Oduya is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after being acquired on Feb. 27. "He came in at a time when the team needed some experience and some veteran presence and also somebody who could eat up some minutes," Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said. "He was an important part of that stretch run, so we're very interested in continuing to talk to his group about where he fits in with our team next year." Oduya had 18 points and 33 penalty minutes in 81 games with Chicago and Winnipeg in 2011-12. (Source: Chicago Tribune)
I've also been a big Barret Jackman fan. I could see him being a nice pairing with Spurgeon.

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Pretty sure I read a while back Russo saying the Wild have absolutely zero interest in Semin. I'll see if I can find it.
If I recall right he stated it a couple times during his most recent live chat (which was a few weeks ago).

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If I recall right he stated it a couple times during his most recent live chat (which was a few weeks ago).
Think you are correct, which would be why I couldn't find it rolling back through the Strib blog or his tweets for the last month or two.

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I was thinking today about Parise. I am starting to worry about the success of the Devils and how it could keep Zach around. What do you all think? I think that IF they win the cup, he will leave. But, the more likely scenario is that they get make the finals and lose, and then he wants to go back to NJ next year.

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Parise's getting less and less likely to hit the market. Suter more and more.

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Eh....I'm not so sure. If you look at the team the Devils have...it's comprised of a LOT of old guys...

If they don't win the cup, staying there because they were close wouldn't be very logical.

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