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03-31-2008, 11:13 AM
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Would You Make An Offer To Paille

he is a RFA , big ,strong , a solid addition if we lose Ryder . He could be that big forward we need who can bang 20-25 goals. Nothing stupid like Edmonton with
Vanek , but 9m/4 , just enough to force Buffalo to eat some cap . I like Pominville better , but it will cost more. I see Paille as a better player than Latendresse.

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03-31-2008, 11:14 AM
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he is a RFA , big ,strong , a solid addition if we lose Ryder . He could be that big forward we need who can bang 20-25 goals. Nothing stupid like Edmonton with
Vanek , but 9m/4 , just enough to force Buffalo to eat some cap . I like Pominville better , but it will cost more. I see Paille as a better player than Latendresse.

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No.

RFA offers only work if the team is A) Against the Cap or B) the offer is insane.

Buffalo is not against the cap, the offer should not be insane. If we want him, we trade for him.

Honestly, I wouldn't kick him off the team bus, but I don't think he's anything too special either.

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03-31-2008, 11:15 AM
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I don't like offers to RFA because it will make us more vulnerable to them when we have our own RFAs. Not worth it especially for a decent player like Paille.

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03-31-2008, 11:16 AM
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No, we don't need him.

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03-31-2008, 11:18 AM
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Superstar or bust when it comes to RFA offers.

Offering a sheet to a guy like Paille would just create unnecessary bad blood between the GMs.

That is, of course, unless it becomes a more acceptable practice and GMs are forced to live with the reality of it every off-season. I still wouldn't want Paille all that bad though

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03-31-2008, 11:51 AM
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For one, he's not that big, for another he's not good enough to send a RFA sheet to, and he doesn't fill any particular need for Montreal.

And seriously, is he really better at 23 than Latendresse is at 19? And why is that an issue?

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03-31-2008, 12:04 PM
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Pallie is having a fluke season, dont count on him doing it again next season.

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I think, that unless we go for a superstar (80 points +, like Sundin or Hossa) we have no need to sign other players, we already have a club with two first line, third liners (Latendresse, Grabovsky and Ryder) that can fill in for the two first line in case of injury, and we have to pay those guys! And i'm not talking about the defence, we have so much we'll have to trade some of them in a not so distant future.

So a Big Vinny or nothing.

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03-31-2008, 01:28 PM
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One of my mottos for living is that you don't do to others what you don't want be a victim of, eg. Contract renewal for players like AK46, Plekanec, etc.

So my answer is no.

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03-31-2008, 01:35 PM
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Isn't that the guy who always involved on the wrong end of a big hit?

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Gainey said he will not be sending RFA offer sheets.

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Gainey said he will not be sending RFA offer sheets.
"Expect the Unexpected."


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03-31-2008, 01:57 PM
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Pallie is having a fluke season, dont count on him doing it again next season.
not true, he is a good player who is often injured.

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03-31-2008, 04:11 PM
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I like Paille but as an RFA offer, no. He doesnt' really bring anything that the team is missing.

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I think, that unless we go for a superstar (80 points +, like Sundin or Hossa) we have no need to sign other players, we already have a club with two first line, third liners (Latendresse, Grabovsky and Ryder) that can fill in for the two first line in case of injury, and we have to pay those guys! And i'm not talking about the defence, we have so much we'll have to trade some of them in a not so distant future.

So a Big Vinny or nothing.
Actually, even if I wouldn't mind a superstar, I believe he should target a two-way/defensive second/third liner with experience. Three nice UFA who come to mind are Rolston, Holik and Federov.

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There's no way Buffalo wouldn't match.

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he is a RFA , big ,strong , a solid addition if we lose Ryder . He could be that big forward we need who can bang 20-25 goals. Nothing stupid like Edmonton with
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We would lose our pick and the draft is in Montreal next year. Can't do that to the fans

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I honestly rather go towards a guy like Ryan Malone than Paille..

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If I were to send an offer sheet, I would do so to Jeff Carter. The Flyers are in cap trouble; you could offer him 3 mil over 5 years and they wouldn't be able to match. If they did they would have to put guys straight from the farm on their bottom two lines and their bottom D pairing.

If you look at their cap position, they must be praying against an offer sheet being submitted to their breakout players.

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04-01-2008, 11:51 AM
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No.

RFA offers only work if the team is A) Against the Cap or B) the offer is insane.
Ottawa is a team close to the cap...Vermette maybe a guy we could steal?

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04-01-2008, 11:54 AM
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Yes just to piss Buffalo off!!!!

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04-01-2008, 12:30 PM
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Ottawa is a team close to the cap...Vermette maybe a guy we could steal?
Now that might be worth exploring, but again, I doubt that they are so close that they couldn't match and then fix things.

However, it is worth a thought since Vermette likely wouldn't get traded to Montreal, even if they cannot afford him. For me, 99% of the time it would be cheaper to just trade/sign then offer sheet someone.

Yet, some situations like within the division (or say Anaheim/Edmonton), it may be only way to try for a certain player.

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04-01-2008, 12:34 PM
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Yes just to piss Buffalo off!!!!
Best policy ever to build a hockey team on.

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04-01-2008, 04:38 PM
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I don't like RFA offers.... not cause i think its dirty or anything like Brian Burke freaked out when Kevin Lowe did it.... its part of the rules, you'd be a stupid GM not to take advantage of it.

The reason i don't like RFA offers is because you have to

a) overpay money wise to get them
b) on top of the oversized cap hit for the player, you also have to give draft picks.

Doesn't seem like a good way to build your team in a Cap based NHL....

Now there are exceptions where certain guys are worth doing it for.... Ie Crosby, Ovechkin, etc.... but usually these guys never get to RFA status.... maybe Malkin will next summer. But even then, due to the draft pick compensation, he's a second choice below a Lecavalier.

Dan Paille, Jeff Carter.... well they might fit a need are not in the category of the other guys... I wouldn't overpay (two fold, $$$ + picks) for them.

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I like Dan Paille. I don't like him enough to throw an offer sheet at him. I don't see where he would fit on our team at this point.

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