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11-12-2008, 12:37 PM
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No way Erat is traded, he just signed a 7 year contract. And he isn't the type of player the Pens need, he is allergic to shooting the puck.

I'm gonna go with Shane Doan.
As much as I'd love Doan, he's the heart and soul of the Coyotes and their captain. I think he just signed a decent contract last year too.

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11-12-2008, 12:47 PM
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I don't see any major splashes this year (though I didn't see Hossa last year). My guess would be an aging vet like Guerin or Tkachuk.

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11-12-2008, 12:50 PM
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I'll take any one of Kariya, Stempniak, or Tkachuk from St. Louis

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11-12-2008, 12:57 PM
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Milan Hejduk. I think Colorado's going to fall way out of contention in the tough North-West Division and will deal away some of the non-future.

Hejduk has one more year left at $4 million after this season.

It's a bit of a long-shot guess...but he's a guy I'd be interested in even with his contract having another year on it.
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11-12-2008, 01:00 PM
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My guess is we don't pick up a winger.

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Wasn't there a lot of buzz about Kariya wanting to play in Pittsburgh like 3-4-5 some years ago, but went with St. Louis because they offered a good deal more $?

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11-12-2008, 01:30 PM
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Wasn't there a lot of buzz about Kariya wanting to play in Pittsburgh like 3-4-5 some years ago, but went with St. Louis because they offered a good deal more $?
yeah, isn't kariya's contract ridiculous? as in, around $6mil per year ridiculous? that's right in the same ballpark as all these gaborik and kovalchuk proposals that don't add up because of the cap numbers.

i was all for going after kariya a few summers ago, and he was off to a very good start this year before getting banged up. if shero is going to go after a big-money player and rearrange a decent amount of the roster to make it feasible, though, i'd rather see it be someone more inclined to shoot to play with crosby.

the hejduk suggestion was a great one. would love to see that. i don't think colorado would think of dealing him this year, though.

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11-12-2008, 01:37 PM
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My money's on Shanny...

That's not saying that I do or don't want him, I just see it as the most feasible scenario for RS.

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11-12-2008, 01:50 PM
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Wasn't there a lot of buzz about Kariya wanting to play in Pittsburgh like 3-4-5 some years ago, but went with St. Louis because they offered a good deal more $?
Yeah I remember right before I went to bed one night during that FA signing period I was reading up on rumors on line and Kariya was signed, sealed, and delivered to the Pens according to TIOPS (I know, I should have known better) and I went to bed with dreams of Kariya and Sid dominating together with Recchi (lol). Then I woke up and Kariya went to the Blues for about $2m more than what the Pens were reportedly offering him. Can't blame the guy but he must have been kicking himself watching us march to the finals last year!

A day or two later we signed Sykora. This offseason reminded me of that with us losing out on Hossa and then picking up Satan, especially since both Sykora and Satan supposedly called Shero about coming here.

As for our new winger for this year I'm still holding out hope for Pesonen coming up at some point and clicking one one of the top two lines. He's not a sniper per se but he'd be the best puck handler not named Sid or Geno on the team and that's not a bad thing in my opinion.

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11-12-2008, 01:55 PM
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Doan, Hejduk or Shanahan would be awesome.

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11-12-2008, 02:45 PM
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As much as I'd love Doan, he's the heart and soul of the Coyotes and their captain. I think he just signed a decent contract last year too.
Yeah, after this year he has 3 years left at 4.55mil. I'm not saying there is a big chance. But I think Doan may start to see his window closing on winning a cup and that Phoenix is quite a abit from even competing for a cup.

He is one of the few players that I think would be worth going after if we trade Staal. His contract is very affordable and he would look great on one of the top 2 lines. Power forward type, right handed shot, stick him front of the net. Goal!

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11-12-2008, 02:48 PM
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Lets see here...

Hejduk
Goals: 8
Assists:5
Points:13
Salary: $4.00m this season and next and a cap hit of $3.9m

This is pretty similar production to what Satan is giving us for a bit more money. And he's a right handed shot, right? Is he more of a sniper or sit in the crease kind of guy?

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11-12-2008, 03:01 PM
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Hejduk is definitely a sniper. But there is absolutely zero chance that Colorado will trade him. He took a big home town discount a few years ago to stay there.

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A player going from Tampa to Pittsburgh??? That's just unnatural haha

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11-12-2008, 03:47 PM
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Hejduk or Kariya seem to make the most sense for me.

They would also add some sort of playoff experience an leadership (even though i'm not sure we are in dire need of leaders this year).


...now, if only we could steal Boyes...

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11-12-2008, 03:58 PM
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11-12-2008, 04:27 PM
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I would like Erik Cole. He's going to be UFA also. Hejduk would be sweet too, but I doubt too that Colorado won't let him go.

... But my money is on...

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11-12-2008, 04:29 PM
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I don't think Hossa and Guerin are good comparables. The reason why is because Hossa's non-producing playoff seasons were when he was an extremely young player. As he entered his prime, he had good playoff years in Ottawa.

Guerin has never really had a good playoff that I can recall off the top of my head.
They aren't comparable players obviously, but my point is that anything can happen when you are playing with Crosby or Malkin.

Guerin isn't a fossil or someone who has lost his skills... he is on pace for another 50-60 point season despite playing for the Isles. He isn't exactly surrounded by all world talent, but is still getting it done.

He can still skate his balls off, shoot, is a bull in the corners and in front of the net... he is about the best chance they have to acquire a true power fwd. for this years playoffs, without giving up a whole lot.

It is a very legit scenario I laid out because of his UFA status and age... there is a lot better chance Shero can acquire Guerin than captain IR in Minny.

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11-12-2008, 04:55 PM
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They aren't comparable players obviously, but my point is that anything can happen when you are playing with Crosby or Malkin.

Guerin isn't a fossil or someone who has lost his skills... he is on pace for another 50-60 point season despite playing for the Isles. He isn't exactly surrounded by all world talent, but is still getting it done.

He can still skate his balls off, shoot, is a bull in the corners and in front of the net... he is about the best chance they have to acquire a true power fwd. for this years playoffs, without giving up a whole lot.

It is a very legit scenario I laid out because of his UFA status and age... there is a lot better chance Shero can acquire Guerin than captain IR in Minny.
Guerin's a decent player and adding him wouldn't hurt the team, assuming of course that the assets required to get him would not be too great. However, if Shero is going to add a significant roster player at the deadline it's going to have to be a player that can take the team to the next level i.e. Hossa.

Perhaps you're right and Guerin is that guy who can help and fill a void in the lineup, but I'm skeptical at best because of his previous playoff history. Still, if he can be had for a 2nd rounder and a mid-level prospect then maybe it's worth looking into.

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11-12-2008, 05:30 PM
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I'll go Tkachuk. He'd be the perfect remedy to our woes in front of the opposition net. We'd no longer be fretting about our inability to score ugly goals in the slot.

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11-12-2008, 05:32 PM
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Guerin's a decent player and adding him wouldn't hurt the team, assuming of course that the assets required to get him would not be too great. However, if Shero is going to add a significant roster player at the deadline it's going to have to be a player that can take the team to the next level i.e. Hossa.

Perhaps you're right and Guerin is that guy who can help and fill a void in the lineup, but I'm skeptical at best because of his previous playoff history. Still, if he can be had for a 2nd rounder and a mid-level prospect then maybe it's worth looking into.
They don't need a big name player to take them to the top IMHO. Shero needs to make smart trades and bring in Guerin type players for this season only, without giving up too much.

We won't really ever miss Army, Christensen, or Espo. But there is really no one left that Shero can trade that won't hurt this team... Ie Talbot, TK, Staal, Letang, Gogs... trading anyone of these guys could come back to bite Shero in the ass down the line.

Then if they don't win the cup, we will look back in a few yrs and wish those guys were still here.

Guerin is a guy who can help now. Then in the Summer when so many players come off the books, Shero can find a long term answer at wing.

Shero needs to make more trades like the one for Ziggy, who wasn't a waiver wire pickup like ppl keep thinking, it was for futures.

There are a lot of wingers out there that Shero could get without giving up core players, that could really help this team.

It doesn't always take a blockbuster to win the cup, sometimes it is the overlooked trades ppl. ignore at the deadline, that have the most impact deep into the Spring.

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I'll go Tkachuk. He'd be the perfect remedy to our woes in front of the opposition net. We'd no longer be fretting about our inability to score ugly goals in the slot.
That's exactly who Jordan Staal reminded me of last night. That was vintage Tkachuk being an opportunistic, slot clogging, physical presence, garbage pounding force. He really showed some nifty hands.

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That's exactly who Jordan Staal reminded me of last night. That was vintage Tkachuk being an opportunistic, slot clogging, physical presence, garbage pounding force. He really showed some nifty hands.
I wish Staal played angry... but he doesn't really have anything to be angry about...

I think that's the problem... we need to find a way to make him angry every night...

Maybe we could kidnap one of his kegs or something...

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