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07-03-2008, 12:49 AM
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No Hossa. Maybe no Sundin. Pierre-Marc Bouchard offer sheet?

Would any of you object Gainey making an offer sheet to one of the up and coming centre's in the NHL in Pierre-Marc Bouchard?

He is very young, very skilled and is a Quebecor.

Think it could happen, would you mind if it did?

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07-03-2008, 12:51 AM
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I wouldn't want PM Bouchard. He's great but also one of the smallest players in the league. I wouldn't want to give up draft picks for him either. How much do you think he would sign for? 5-6? How many draft picks would that be? If they go after bouchard, they should've given that offer sheet to Perry instead.

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07-03-2008, 12:58 AM
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I wouldn't want PM Bouchard. He's great but also one of the smallest players in the league. I wouldn't want to give up draft picks for him either. How much do you think he would sign for? 5-6? How many draft picks would that be? If they go after bouchard, they should've given that offer sheet to Perry instead.
Difference in Perry and Pierre-Marc Bouchard is that Perry is a RW and Pierre is a Centre...what we are seeking.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard is only 24 and has averaged about 60 points per season in a very defensive minded system. With players like Tanguay on his wing he could be a point per game guy, I don't know if Perry will be that. Getzlaf yes, but Perry I am not too sure about.

I think Pierre-Marc Bouchard maybe worth the risk of some picks, prospects or whatever. We are deep in players and prospects, with that depth such signings allow you to do things like this.

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Nah.

If I was Gainey I'd rather just work out a trade with some prospects.

O'Byrne and Chipchura and/or White would fit in well with Minnesota.

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07-03-2008, 01:01 AM
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Nah.

If I was Gainey I'd rather just work out a trade with some prospects.

O'Byrne and Chipchura and/or White would fit in well with Minnesota.
I would think a Koivu reunion may work as well, it also opens salary still.

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I would Give one to Patrick O'Sullivan first.

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I would Give one to Patrick O'Sullivan first.
I thought about him as well last night when I saw his name.

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I would think a Koivu reunion may work as well, it also opens salary still.
Are you talking about moving Koivu? Cause.. no thanks.

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Are you talking about moving Koivu? Cause.. no thanks.
Moving him also opens up his salary to get a Jagr, Sundin, Naslund, Demitra or trade option player as well.

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I don't like the Lowe mentality. Signing RFA's just seems wrong to me. A blow under the belt to another team.

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Gainey will never give a offer sheet, its not hes style. I guess I should never say never, but its would be more then shocking.

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Antoine Vermette would be a much better choice.

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I don't like the Lowe mentality. Signing RFA's just seems wrong to me. A blow under the belt to another team.
Why is it a part of the NHL/NHLPA contract then?

It is there to be used, Lowe was the first to have balls to do so. Gillis in Vancouver has already done it, he won't be the last.

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Pierre-Marc Bouchard would be awesome watching him with tanguay

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I think we should trade for this guy.

Havent really seen LA's players play alot so not sure if this is good value so if i am way off i am soory.

To LA:
Halak
Ficsher
Maxwell

To MTL:
LaBarder
O'Sullivan

Add picks

This give LA an NHL reader goaile this year along with our top center prospect (should be nhl ready same time as Doughty, Hickey, etc. Any also add to one scarey looking future D.

Doughty-Johnson
Ficsher-Hickey

Montreal all just a young speedy center to center there third line and a back-up young goaltender with a little more game experience that halak.

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Antoine Vermette would be a much better choice.
Is a defensive type player, we have a dime a dozen of those. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is a first line player, we need those.

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Pierre-Marc Bouchard would be awesome watching him with tanguay
My thoughts as well.

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Would any of you object Gainey making an offer sheet to one of the up and coming centre's in the NHL in Pierre-Marc Bouchard?
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Difference in Perry and Pierre-Marc Bouchard is that Perry is a RW and Pierre is a Centre...what we are seeking.
Bouchard doesn't play center anymore. In the last three seasons combined, he's only taken 33 faceoffs.

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I think we should trade for this guy.

Havent really seen LA's players play alot so not sure if this is good value so if i am way off i am soory.

To LA:
Halak
Ficsher
Maxwell

To MTL:
LaBarder
O'Sullivan

Add picks

This give LA an NHL reader goaile this year along with our op center prospect (should be nhl ready same time as Doughty, Hickey, etc. Any also add to one scarey looking future D.

Doughty-Johnson
Ficsher-Hickey

Montreal all just a young speedy center to center there third line and a back-up young goaltender with a little more game experience that halak.
From what I hear and read about Maxwell he isn't a player we want to trade. He sounds to be a poor mans Steve Yzerman two way player.

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Moving him also opens up his salary to get a Jagr, Sundin, Naslund, Demitra or trade option player as well.
First of all, we have enough salary for Jagr or Sundin (or probably both for a year).

And I really, really hope you aren't serious about acquiring Naslund or Demitra over Koivu.. There is absolutely no improvement there whatsoever, and Koivu is the heart and soul of our team.

No chance Koivu is moved.. you really are dreaming.

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Bouchard doesn't play center anymore. In the last three seasons combined, he's only taken 33 faceoffs.
He is listed at centre, I see his stats as you have stated...is someone stronger taking the faceoffs in Minnesota and then rotating back to the wing and Pierre back to centre?

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From what I hear and read about Maxwell he isn't a player we want to trade. He sounds to be a poor mans Steve Yzerman two way player.
I agree that he would be someone to hang on to , however we have alot of contracts coming due next year, and with the crazy deals we seen the past few days, we need to make our move this year, our young guys stepped up last year and we added tanguay to a already good offense , and if we were to make this trade we would have 3 lines that could score on a nightly basis, plus O'Sullivan is only 23 and would grow with the core group of players alreay playing on the habs.

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I agree that he would be someone to hang on to , however we have alot of contracts coming due next year, and with the crazy deals we seen the past few days, we need to make our move this year, our young guys stepped up last year and we added tanguay to a already good offense , and if we were to make this trade we would have 3 lines that could score on a nightly basis, plus O'Sullivan is only 23 and would grow with the core group of players alreay playing on the habs.
I agree, but Management may see Maxwell as a better overall player and fit that O'Sullivan.

Like I said most if not all scouts say Maxwell is a 2nd line NHL centre with the capabilty of being a 1st line centre...thats a lot to pass up on.

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He is listed at centre, I see his stats as you have stated...is someone stronger taking the faceoffs in Minnesota and then rotating back to the wing and Pierre back to centre?
I think its more of a case of whatever site you are looking at needs to update its profiles. Bouchard is now a winger and plays as a winger. Espn lists him at RW TSN lists him at LW/RW

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Seems like a zero, either a fair offers gets matched or an overwhelming offer brings him at a high price that complicates matters next year and costs the Habs draft picks.

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Difference in Perry and Pierre-Marc Bouchard is that Perry is a RW and Pierre is a Centre...what we are seeking.

Pierre-Marc Bouchard is only 24 and has averaged about 60 points per season in a very defensive minded system. With players like Tanguay on his wing he could be a point per game guy, I don't know if Perry will be that. Getzlaf yes, but Perry I am not too sure about.

I think Pierre-Marc Bouchard maybe worth the risk of some picks, prospects or whatever. We are deep in players and prospects, with that depth such signings allow you to do things like this.
Perry never actually got to RFA. He was signed just before offers could start coming in.

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