Do you guys see Bob trying to go after Filppula? at least to give an offer?
Not at the prices he'll end up demanding. Also we'd need to move either Hiller or a defenseman in order to afford him.
He'd be a great fit @ $4 - $4.5M as he can play C or LW, is great defensively and should be able to produce at a good rate for us but chances are someone gives him well over $5M.
On a completely unrelated note I was reading allducks.com for the first time in forever earlier and found some interesting quotes from Murray - on allducks they post screenshots of ocregister articles. Murray was told we were on Vinny's shortlist so he made the call to see what terms etc he was after before bowing out. He also commented on Edler - said if someone of that caliber is made available you have to call to see if things can be worked out but that Vancouver didn't have much interest in trading him after the Schneider deal. Thought it was interesting that Vinny had us on his list before we reached out to him - it's good to know players of his caliber are willing to come here.
Most of the info you can find on Stephens' twitter but there are a few quotes I hadn't seen before.
I would love to see a hiller/allen/souray deal in the next day or two, it would be pretty cool to reunite penner with getz and pears and have ryan be a mainstay on the 2nd line with etem/palms and *****/holland in the middle.
Only take penner on a massive discount,however. Guy only had 2 goals last year.
Thats actually a great idea... You dont understand.. Penner would dominate with the twins!! Weve seen it before.. They can do it again..
Well, we have also seen Ryan dominate with the twins, and we're not seeing that anymore, so "they can do it again" isn't the best selling point. However, if he's dirt cheap, I would give him a shot. But I think some team will pay him a fair bit still, and we won't and shouldn't just blindly gamble on him working there again.
My hopes of signing any free agents have quickly been doused since the draft. Simply no room to do it. IMO if one of Allen or Souray was going to be moved, it would have already happened. From that interview Murray had it sounded like he was made aware that we were one of the places Vinny wanted to go. However when he heard about the price and term, he "got out of it". No other Ufa 2nd line center is going to be cheaper than 5 million IMO.
So IMO the "changes" is going to be one bottom 2 lines forward. Typical promises and lies with Murray. Absolutely no reason we should have both Souray and Allen on the team right now. Yeah I know there's still time but IMO, a move would have happened by now so he could be aggressive once free agency starts.
Oh spoke with Bobby Ryan yesterday. I asked him if he gets nervous when all the rumors started up at the draft he said "I was extremely nervous. Just tried to play some golf to ignore it as much as possible."
Also told me that somehow he was aware that they were listening to a few offers but he said that he got a few texts that told him he was safe.
I'm not sure what that means. Whether meaning he was safe for the day or the offseason. I didn't ask him to elaborate.
Ducks need a partner for Fowler and Rob Scuderi would be a perfect fit for him!!!! What you guys think?
I brought him up a while back in the old thread. He plays the left side but I think he'd be a solid addition. Again though, since both Souray and Allen are still here, and we just re-signed Lovejoy, looks like our defense is set whether we like it or not.
As long as we don't deal Hiller or Souray/Allen, I think there will be very little action from our side.
- keep Ryan
- sign Koivu at $3m-ish
- keep Bonino at 2C
- retain the 3rd line together
- 4th line will consist of Beleskey, Maroon, DSP, Laganiere, Staubitz on the wings and a rotation of Holland, Rakell and perhaps Karlsson at C.
Just because we dropped out of the Vinny sweepstakes doesn't mean we won't make a signing for a center. Vinny is a bit older and I personally don't see him as a great fit for us here. Maybe Bob has his eyes set on another player.
I think we'll see a move by Friday. There's just not enough $ for free agency if we re-sign Palms/Koivu/Beleskey. Plus Selanne is still a ? Maroon will be in Anaheim next season so he could potentially replace Beleskey.