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View Poll Results: How will the Habs get stronger down center?
Sign UFA Mats Sundin 56 70.00%
Sign UFA (other e.g. Demitra, Forsberg...) 14 17.50%
Via trade for Patrick Marleau 5 6.25%
Via trade (other) 9 11.25%
Move over Chris Higgins 7 8.75%
Move over Sergie K 3 3.75%
Stand Pat 17 21.25%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 80. You may not vote on this poll

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07-03-2008, 03:07 PM
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On the main board it says the Rags may have signed Naslund

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On the main board it says the Rags may have signed Naslund
For a lot I hope.

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07-03-2008, 03:23 PM
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Didn't they make a an offer to Hossa which would indicate that he WAS part of their future plans?

Their one-two punch was very well complemented by Malone and Hossa and by adding new faces it provides a different chemistry.

Dress a core differently and you'd get different results. But I hear what your saying. A hot chick is still a hot chick no matter what she's wearing. But she'll just look better if she's dressed sexy.
They lost Roberts too, who isn't replaceable (as far as the kind of leadership he can provide). But I dig the acquisition of Satan and Fedotenko.

One interesting thing: Tampa presumably signed Malone at high cost in the hope he clicks with one of their top notch centers. But Fedotenko himself had some great times playing in Tampa and benefited from such centers too.

I think he's going to enjoy his time in Pittsburgh. Same with Satan, whom I think is a great winger. He's streaky as hell but can be dominant. Hasn't benefitted from great centermen very often in his career and I bet he clicks with Malkin. Or there's always Crosby

Anyway, I think they have the same kind of team. I wouldn't be surprised if, at the next deadline, they pull another "Hossa", assuming they feel in contention.

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07-03-2008, 03:23 PM
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If Naslund signs with the Rangers, does that mean they've given up on Sundin or does it mean they are trying to lure him by signing a fellow Swede?

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07-03-2008, 03:23 PM
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For a lot I hope.
1 year / 4.5 according to

http://www.theinsideronpittsburghsports.com/

Not sure how reliable the site has been, but looks like they've gotten a couple things right.

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07-03-2008, 03:25 PM
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Commodore yes but considering Ryder got 4 milion a year Huselius is a steal at 4.5 IMO
Hey I was wanting us to get Huselius, so for him to go for 4.5 mm is indeed a steal for the Jackets

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07-03-2008, 03:26 PM
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go after boyle, he would be a great fit for us,

if we can't get the frt end help, let's get stronger in the d spot!!!!!!
YAY and then lets **** ourselves with our cap and resign like no one thats going rfa or komi or kovy or koivu or tanguay or pleks or higgys or LIKE BASICALLY CORE OF THE TEAM........ yay

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07-03-2008, 03:40 PM
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Rags sign Kalinin and Naslund.

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TFP: Naslund signs wit NYR

http://thefourthperiod.com/news/nyr080703a.html

ok so count out the rangers for either sundin or jagr...

the habs must now be the front runners for either of those players...

EDIT: it's on rds.ca now

http://www.rds.ca/hockey/chroniques/254979.html


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07-03-2008, 03:43 PM
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I think they also signed Kalinin

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http://thefourthperiod.com/news/nyr080703a.html

ok so count out the rangers for either sundin or jagr...

he habs must now be the front runners for either of those players...
My guess:

Sundin ends up back with the Leafs, Jagr goes to Edmonton.

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Could turn out into the steal of the summer... Naslund will probably play with Gomez so he will have every opportunity to get back to his old self! Great signing!

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2 year deal for nazzy

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I guess Jagr is definetly out of the Rags plans now.

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If Naslund signs with the Rangers, does that mean they've given up on Sundin or does it mean they are trying to lure him by signing a fellow Swede?
4:45pm ET - Naslund also confirmed he hasn't spoke to Mats Sundin. Thought I needed to share that, too.

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07-03-2008, 03:55 PM
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i htought that nyr, had shortage of cap space.....

they sure filled up quick

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Rags sign Kalinin and Naslund.
If it's not too much for Kalinin, this might be good. Always liked the guy and think he is a bit underrated.

I feel the opposite about Naslund. Never liked him and was overrated for a long time. Was wondering if he would reunite with Bertuzzi this year. We'll see...

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There has been no link whatsoever supporting Montreal's pursuit of Jagr - this has strictly been fan speculation. Both Pittsburgh and Edmonton have made pitches to Jagr already.

Although I would welcome either Jagr or Sundin to the roster, I just do not see it happening.

Sundin will be 41 years old by the time he decides he wants to play or not, while Jagr will sit back and watch his value increase as the days go by.

The question is, which team will have the patience to wait it out for the services of either player???

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This is interesting, now that a lot of teams are done on the UFA market, the teams that are left are the ones that want to reach the 40M$ mark and the contenders that still have some place (and there isn't a lot of them), I hope this will help the Habs for the big names left.

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YAY and then lets **** ourselves with our cap and resign like no one thats going rfa or komi or kovy or koivu or tanguay or pleks or higgys or LIKE BASICALLY CORE OF THE TEAM........ yay
just saying , the 6 mil for a good pp d man,

look at the wings, there d kicked, ralfaki,lidstrom, kronwell, all can score.

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I think Naslund is done, he never had a good work ethic and he's getting old for a guy wihout it.

Kalinin is a nice pick-up after trading all those D's.

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4:45pm ET - Naslund also confirmed he hasn't spoke to Mats Sundin. Thought I needed to share that, too.
well that's good news for the habs

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just saying , the 6 mil for a good pp d man,

look at the wings, there d kicked, ralfaki,lidstrom, kronwell, all can score.
sorry i didn't mean to make it as though i was flaming you. i meant that i rather not upgrade on d i am happy with d and our depth pool is awesome what we need to address is forwards and even then only an elite gritty, knows how to play big and park his ass infront of the net type of center.

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Yeah, there's no way the Rangers have any space left for Jagr or Sundin.

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If we are unable to be proactive, how about being reactive? Seems that because of all those signings, TBay is shopping Dan Boyle real hard, or so says Bob McKenzie. Though he has a no-trade clause, shouldn't we be on this?

We should just be really aggressive on teams that will be looking desperate to unload some salary since it appears will have all the cap space to do so.

Wonder if Boyle would like to play here and drop his no-trade though.
I was just looking at the cap space and I don't think we have all that much room to maneuver. There are still O'Byrne, Gorges and Halak to sign with Brisebois a possibility as well. Those four would put us over $50 million and Dandenault would have to go to create enough cap space for a guy like Boyle.

Then we would be tied to that contract for six years, leaving no flexibility to sign Komi next year. I would pass.

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