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08-05-2005, 11:10 AM
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I really don't think McKee will be paired with Numminen. Jay seems to excel when matched with another physical presence (Warrener). Despite his age, I think Numminen will pair with Kalinin, Tallinder with Jillson/Fitzpatrick, and McKee with whoever is acquired in this *looming trade*...

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I think Montador or Ference could be good RH partners for McKee....

Kalinin-Numminen
McKee-Montador/Ference
Tallinder-Fitzpatrick/Jillson

Nothing great, but certainly better than what we have.

Other options could be Lydman or Tanabe.

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08-05-2005, 11:47 AM
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Basically, Kotalik >> Pyatt

Pyatt has potential, but at the moment, he SUCKS. He may be big, but he is one of the softest players we have. He won't hit. And i'm sorry, someone who won't hit, and isn't at all physical has no place on a checking line. He also has hands of stone and doesn't bring anything to the offensive game either.

He is just a big guy, who is a reasoably good skater. He might develop under a guy like Sutter in Calgary, but he should never wear the Sabres jersey again imo.

Kotalik has too many things going for him. He's cheaper. He may not be physical, but even he is more physical than Quiet. He is reasonably solid defensively. He has an awesome shot, and is a solid 2nd line scorer. He's also quite young.
Kotalik is nothing more than a PP specialist in my opinion. when all you can do is shoot when fed, youre not worth much to me. Pyatt may not score but he does a lot more than Kotalik. evidenced by his time on the PK. Kotalik was a second line who scored 14 goals last year, while getting 2nd line minutes for atleast half the year. 2nd line scorer my butt. Pyatt scored like 6 less points last year playing in a checking role.

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I hate to say it but from what i see, regier may be setting himself up well for a good trade or fa signing. think about all these teams only a week into the free agency already over cap with half their team signed....can you say FIRESALE. we may be able to get some quality players who play to win instead of playing to win millions of dollars.

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08-06-2005, 12:12 PM
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I don't think it's hard for Regier to sign 1 forward from this crop:
Anson Carter, Richard Park (will use him in the example), Dean Mccammond, Andrew Brunnette

Then trade 2 or 3 of :
Stafford*, Kotalik*, Connolly, Pominville, Dumont, Noronen*, Biron +a draft pick

And land a SOLID Defenseman via trade without creating a payroll that goes over the 28 million$ range.

Roster on opening day would look *something* like this:

Vanek-Briere-Afinogenov
Hecht-Drury-Dumont
Pyatt-Roy-Grier
Mair-Gaustad-Park

Extras: Connolly, Peters, Taylor, Stevenson

Kalinin-Johnnson
Mckee-Numminen
Tallinder-Jillson

Extras: Campbell, Fitzpatrick

Biron
Miller

Therefore in this example we would have signed Richard Park via free-agency for around 1 mill per.

Then traded Stafford, Kotalik, Noronen + draft pick to land Kim Johnsson and Turner Stevenson from Philadelphia.

Too optimistic here??

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08-06-2005, 12:18 PM
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...Then traded Stafford, Kotalik, Noronen + draft pick to land Kim Johnsson and Turner Stevenson from Philadelphia.

Too optimistic here??
Very much so. Why would Philly make that move? Why not simply sign Kim Johnsson to an offer sheet that puts serious pressure on the Flyers to resign him? Or better yet, make an offer on Gagne that they match, then make an offer on Johnsson?

Yes, '06 is supposed to be a bumper draft year but hey, it would give the team instant marketing clout and shut most of the arm-chair types up while giving the team a legit player to take the reigns on defense.

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Very much so. Why would Philly make that move? Why not simply sign Kim Johnsson to an offer sheet that puts serious pressure on the Flyers to resign him? Or better yet, make an offer on Gagne that they match, then make an offer on Johnsson?

Yes, '06 is supposed to be a bumper draft year but hey, it would give the team instant marketing clout and shut most of the arm-chair types up while giving the team a legit player to take the reigns on defense.
Do they not need to cut payroll? Dropping close to 5 mill, that would save then close to 2.5 million on the cap, would it not?

Anyways if not Kim Johnnson, i think u get the idea of what i'm trying to get done here, obviously the most suitable team to partner with in a trade is one that is looking for a top 9 forward, a goalie, while also liking to pick up a decent prospect in Stafford, while dropping a 4 million dollar D-man. Whether it can be done, I'm not sure....But the the offer seems like it would be appealing to some.

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Do they not need to cut payroll? Dropping close to 5 mill, that would save then close to 2.5 million on the cap, would it not?

Anyways if not Kim Johnnson, i think u get the idea of what i'm trying to get done here, obviously the most suitable team to partner with in a trade is one that is looking for a top 9 forward, a goalie, while also liking to pick up a decent prospect in Stafford, while dropping a 4 million dollar D-man. Whether it can be done, I'm not sure....But the the offer seems like it would be appealing to some.
They may or may not -- one of the Flyers' faithful on the Trade Board has a link to what they have to work with right now and it's not as dire as many would have you think.

As for the appeal of an offer... it depends on the team. Few need netminders, most wouldn't mind picking up a prospect and depending on the team Kotalik may be a second liner or might be an AHLer.

As it is, I can't see the Flyers being all that interested in trade. But leveraging them in free agency (for the "relative" low cost of draft picks) could be a way around that.

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