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06-30-2009, 03:41 PM
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Lombardi Ready to Take Advantage

http://capgeek.com/charts.php?Team=5...=8&bonuses=Yes

The Bruins currently have 9 forwards, 5 defensemen and 2 goalies under contract for next season. They have 4 players from the roster last season who are RFA: Kessel, Hunwick, Bitz and Sobotka. With the addition of Glen Murray's buyout, the Bruins only have a little over $3M in cap space.

It will be impossible for them to retain Kessel at $3M exact. They have to move some contracts. One could speculate that Marco Sturm, Patrice Bergeron and Phil Kessel are the most likely candidates to be moved.

Now let's observe Philly. http://capgeek.com/charts.php?Team=2...=8&bonuses=Yes

They have $52.5M vested in 17 players (11F-5D-1G), leaving them with only a little over $4M to round out the rest of their roster. They only have one significant RFA to re-sign, Ryan Parent (D).

Two summers from now in 2011, both Gagne and Carter will be UFA. Next summer, Pronger will be an UFA and Coburn will be an RFA. Philly has to make a move.

Lombardi's opportunity to strike is now. He has plenty of attractive assets to move and these teams are at a disadvantage. The Kings have the leverage to make a deal that will greatly benefit the team now without having to make a huge splash in free agency.

I believe that it is very possible for the Kings land one of Bergeron or Kessel or Gagne without giving up a player in their top six.

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Kings land Hartnell, I buy season tickets! Do it Dean! I want season tickets!

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Well, we've got plenty of picks next year....I would love to have Kessel here.

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Well, we've got plenty of picks next year....I would love to have Kessel here.
Isn't Kessel some sort of ******* or something? I can't remember where I saw it, but somewhere someone said he was a total *******.
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Isn't Kessel some sort of ******* or something? I can't remember where I saw it, but somewhere someone said he was a total *******.
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By ******* do you mean amazing clutch playoff peformer? Kessel netted 6 goals and 11 points in 11 playoff games just recently.

Last year, he netted 3 goals and 4 points in 4 playoff games. 15 points in 15 career playoff games is a pretty good clip for a 22 year old.

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Remember that the performance bonus cushion is back in effect for this season so the Bruins could exceed the upper limit by 7.5%, or about $4.25 million.

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Someone certainly did!

A certain someone named Jack Johnson.

I can't remember what he said exactly, I think he called Kessel a jerk. It was in one of his draft interviews.

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Jack labeled him a "Scummbag". One would think what that kid went through though with his cancer that he's had to have changed a little.

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i'd love to see johnson and kessels first meeting in the showers..."sup?"..."sup?"

i'd take him on the team but kessel seemed like a biatch on the behind the scenes past draft that i watched on nhl network.

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Jack labeled him a "Scummbag". One would think what that kid went through though with his cancer that he's had to have changed a little.
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He could now be a one-balled "Scummbag"

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Johnson reminds me of Biff from Back to the Future. Maybe it's the chin?

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i'd love to see johnson and kessels first meeting in the showers..."


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or

He could now be a one-balled "Scummbag"
I believe the veracious term is "Uniball *******"...

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i'd love to see johnson and kessels first meeting in the showers..."sup?"..."sup?"

i'd take him on the team but kessel seemed like a biatch on the behind the scenes past draft that i watched on nhl network.
He seemed like a kid acting like one. Although one must admit, his mother is quite the cougar.

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He seemed like a kid acting like one. Although one must admit, his mother is quite the cougar.
true enough, i may have been suffering from JDM disease (aka face hate) while i was watching the program. it comes and goes, it even has the ability to distract you from cougars apparently.

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true enough, i may have been suffering from JDM disease (aka face hate) while i was watching the program. it comes and goes, it even has the ability to distract you from cougars apparently.
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to distracting you from Cougars during documentaries

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Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to distracting you from Cougars during documentaries
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Cougars shall free me.

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Remember that the performance bonus cushion is back in effect for this season so the Bruins could exceed the upper limit by 7.5%, or about $4.25 million.
Please explain how this works, or maybe this is a question best answered by Cap'n Ron or Piston.

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true enough, i may have been suffering from JDM disease (aka face hate) while i was watching the program. it comes and goes, it even has the ability to distract you from cougars apparently.
Side effects include fever, runny nose, dizziness and delusions of playoffs.

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To paraphrase Freddie Mercury:

Cougars make the rockin' world go round!

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I believe the veracious term is "Uniball *******"...
Wrong. It's "Oddball *******"

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Scroll :45s in to get a view of Kessel's mom.

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i played poker with Kessels father last year at the Mirage in vegas and we talked about the kings. he said that he liked the direction the team is going and apparently Phil would like to play with Kopitar. But he did mention that it will be difficult to sign with LA because (i didnt know this at the time) he is going to be a RFA and not a UFA. i told him that i thought that would be amazing and that his son looks like he would be a great player. btw, i met mrs. kessel too. nice lady. she just seem to spend a lil too much time in the pools.

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Guys there is no way the Kings are trading for Kessel or Bergeron. Kessel only plays RW and every fan in Boston would revolt if they trade Bergeron. And besides we're already deep at C and RW. If the Kings trade for anybody it will be Sturm.

As for Philly, the only guys we would be legitimately interested in are Gagne, Hartnell, Carle, or Coburn. Gagne, Hartnell and Coburn aren't happening.

And for those who call Kessel soft. He played the entire second round with a torn rotator cuff and torn labrum. This year he finally started playing D too.

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