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06-30-2012, 05:31 PM
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Though his impact may not be very significant, it's no secret that our bottom six needs work. We scored a ton of goals last season, but our third and fourth lines often just wasted half the minutes of the game doing **** all. Not saying that Prust will change that, but there is room for improvement and Burke needs to address it.

I wouldn't mind something like this per say

Lupul - Connolly - Kessel
Kadri - Grabovski - Van Reimsdyk
Kulemin - Bozak - Frattin
Prust - Steckel - Brown
Komarov/Crabb/Lombardi
Prust isn't worth anywhere near 3M. I'll be pissed if Burke gives him that and doesn't even pursue ZP.

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Though his impact may not be very significant, it's no secret that our bottom six needs work. We scored a ton of goals last season, but our third and fourth lines often just wasted half the minutes of the game doing **** all. Not saying that Prust will change that, but there is room for improvement and Burke needs to address it.

I wouldn't mind something like this per say

Lupul - Connolly - Kessel
Kadri - Grabovski - Van Reimsdyk
Kulemin - Bozak - Frattin
Prust - Steckel - Brown
Komarov/Crabb/Lombardi

Fill out the bottom six from the farm. We wasted 6 million of cap space on the likes of Colby and Lombardi and that's ridiculous. Sign stars or sign no one that's the way it should be.

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I wouldn't mind something like this per say

Lupul - Connolly - Kessel
Kadri - Grabovski - Van Reimsdyk
Kulemin - Bozak - Frattin
Prust - Steckel - Brown
Komarov/Crabb/Lombardi
Assuming no more real moves...

Lupul - Grabo - Kessel
JVR - Connolly - Kadri
Kule - Colborne - Mac
Brown - Steckel - Frattin

Without getting a#1C #1G you could probably ride out the above lines and do alright. I would think playoffs are possible without much success. Lombardi would be the alternative to Colborne.

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Source Jared Boll agreed to terms with #CBJ 2yrs @ 2.1million

Would've been a good 4th line guy.

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Source Jared Boll agreed to terms with #CBJ 2yrs @ 2.1million

Would've been a good 4th line guy.
not who we need. i like boll but not for us.

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06-30-2012, 05:52 PM
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Flyers, Blue Jackets in serious talks about Nash http://*******/Mhp55f #FlyersTalk
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not who we need. i like boll but not for us.
Agreed, just updating people.

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Hope they do it, but they overpay significantly in the process.

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Fill out the bottom six from the farm. We wasted 6 million of cap space on the likes of Colby and Lombardi and that's ridiculous. Sign stars or sign no one that's the way it should be.
I think the farm-fillout mentality is completely predicated on who your top-6 are. If you have prime-top-6 talent and veteran leadership, then yes role with a younger top-6. But the 3rd line has to be productive and the 4th has to play a checking role, and if your farm guys aren't there yet then you have to go in a different route.

Everyone always seems to think they have the one-line answer that we should do. Armstrong was brought in for his size and physicality we still badly need more of that - your strategy here would be to call up Hamilton, Zigo and D'amigo?

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Hope they do it, but they overpay significantly in the process.
wonder if couturier be a guy they send back or something, if so I'd be interested in getting brassard.

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06-30-2012, 05:58 PM
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wonder if couturier be a guy they send back or something, if so I'd be interested in getting brassard.
Yeah same I liked Brassard ever since he was drafted. He would be an upgrade over Bozak. Giroux with Nash would be pretty horrifying to match up with though.

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Yeah same I liked Brassard ever since he was drafted. He would be an upgrade over Bozak. Giroux with Nash would be pretty horrifying to match up with though.
Scary thought for sure.

Brassard has excellent vision and I think could use a change of scenery but apparently he was turning it around under the new coach so who knows?

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06-30-2012, 06:04 PM
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Philadelphia going hard for Nash is likely just a ploy in order to convince Anaheim to lower the asking price for Bobby Ryan.

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06-30-2012, 06:06 PM
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Well it should be interesting where Ryan lands now, watch it be a random team like the predators or stars

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What kind of trade would you factor in for Brassard?

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What kind of trade would you factor in for Brassard?
Sized winger and more size for their back end. They have a pretty small forward corp - and also defense.

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Not expecting anything on the Nash front tonight, but it can change with one call, of course. Talks picked up today, but not quite there ye

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Brassard is a minor upgrade over Bozak at best. But considering that he's a pretty name and was a high draft pick, plus with Howson as GM, what it would require to get him would overall make our team worse IMO. He ain't that good.

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Brassard is a minor upgrade over Bozak at best. But considering that he's a pretty name and was a high draft pick, plus with Howson as GM, what it would require to get him would overall make our team worse IMO. He ain't that good.
he has a lot more skill and vision than bozak. Not to mention he's actually a playmaker that's good at dishing the puck.

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Tbh, team are probably trying to lower the price for Nash and I don't see that happening. I wouldn't look too into the Nash talks, he"ll
probably just stay with cbj

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06-30-2012, 06:19 PM
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Tbh, team are probably trying to lower the price for Nash and I don't see that happening. I wouldn't look too into the Nash talks, he"ll
probably just stay with cbj
i dont see it. i think he is good as gone this summer really. howson needs to deal with it.

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06-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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he has a lot more skill and vision than bozak. Not to mention he's actually a playmaker that's good at dishing the puck.
Bozak isn't a bad player at all. I'm not sure why fans are so hard on him all the time. And as far as skill goes, Bozak is probably one of the more skilled forwards on our team with the puck. He's not a bad playmaker, has good stick-handling, and has great chemistry with Kessel.

I mean, he put up 27 points in 37 games as a rookie. Went through a sophomore slump, and then put up 47 points in 73 games last season.

Furthermore, he's much better defensively than Brassard and is good on the draws.

I have no issue with Bozak on this team, and like you said Columbus might want a sized winger and a sized defenseman. What do we have to give? Kulemin? Franson? It would be subtraction by addition.

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06-30-2012, 06:27 PM
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i dont see it. i think he is good as gone this summer really. howson needs to deal with it.
Same situation as Luongo. High asking price that won't be met but neither team will go into training camp with those players, their price will come down.

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This explains why Luongo wants Florida and why Schultz picked the Oilers:


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I'd like to try out:

Lupul-Grabovski-Kessel
MacArthur-Kadri-JVR
Frattin-Steckel-Kulemin
Komarov-Connolly/Colbourne-Brown

Extras: Lombardi, Crabb, Bozak, anyone else i missed

There is the issue of chemistry with lupul-bozak-kessel and mac-grabo-kulie because they've been together for so long (especially the second line)

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