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07-02-2004, 11:19 AM
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Any teams interested in Zhitnik?

Any teams interested in Zhitnik? I' don'y know about this guy I think he should have taken the Sabres offer.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/shown...ntent=h070123A

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Columbus might have interest. They've certainly shown interest in him in the past. Doug MacLean is looking to add 2 defensemen this offseason, and one of them needs to be a top-4 guy.

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Columbus might have interest. They've certainly shown interest in him in the past. Doug MacLean is looking to add 2 defensemen this offseason, and one of them needs to be a top-4 guy.
Sabres offerred $16 million over 4 years. So unless he really wants out I think he should have taken it.

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Ukh. Gandler.

He should have taken Buffalo's offer. I don't see anyone throwing anything more than $4M at him.

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Sabres offerred $16 million over 4 years. So unless he really wants out I think he should have taken it.
I agree, I don't think there's any chance he'll get that offer elsewhere.

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An aging defenseman who can't play defense or hit the net.



No thank you.

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An aging defenseman who can't play defense or hit the net.



No thank you.
He can hit the net now, he changed sticks. Took him 4 years to realize his stick wasn't good for him, but yeah, he's from Ukraine.

And I don't see where the comments about his defense come into play, he's very good defensively.

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An aging defenseman who can't play defense or hit the net.



No thank you.
Sounds just like what Columbus needs!!

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Any teams interested in Zhitnik? I' don'y know about this guy I think he should have taken the Sabres offer.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/shown...ntent=h070123A

Both Zhitnik and Palffy surprised me by rejecting very good offers.I hope no other team comes up with a better offer.

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He can hit the net now, he changed sticks. Took him 4 years to realize his stick wasn't good for him, but yeah, he's from Ukraine.
He actually came up though the Russian system, much like Tverdovsky who also doesn't play defense...

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He actually came up though the Russian system, much like Tverdovsky who also doesn't play defense...
He was born in Ukraine, the country that is made fun of by Russia. The country where hockey players flee from and insist that they aren't from there.

And Zhitnik is no worse defensively than a certain open mouthed Swede from Malmo.

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Zhitnik is good defensively, but yer right about his missing the net thing .

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I could see Ottawa interested in him... after all, we are lacking a true 4th dman, and Muckler seems to be infatuated with guys from his old Buffalo squad.

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He was born in Ukraine, the country that is made fun of by Russia. The country where hockey players flee from and insist that they aren't from there.

And Zhitnik is no worse defensively than a certain open mouthed Swede from Malmo.
Better IMHO...

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Better IMHO...
Quite a bit IMO, but I didn't want to seem like a huge homer.

Don't get me wrong. Just because he hits the net more now doesn't mean everyteam will be scrambling to give him 4.5 Million. He has certain worth to certain teams.

Zhitnik isn't worth what he's looking for (rumored to be close to 5 million a year) from anyteam, and is only worth what Buffalo is offering from maybe 2-3 teams in the league (Buffalo included).

I think when it's all said and done, he will come back to Buffalo and take either the 4 year 16 Million offer or a 2-3 year deal worth slightly more a year.

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Zhitnik is very reliable Defensively, and he is getting better on hitting the net.

Also, if it came down to all non-contender team's chasing Z, he would accept Buffalo's offer, unless it was 5 mil. or over.

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Sabres offerred $16 million over 4 years. So unless he really wants out I think he should have taken it.
I think Zhitnik is nuts if he only cares about money. I don't see any team giving an offer like that or exceding it.

I was thinking Detroit may look at him if Schneider goes...but not now. Detroit's offer to Schneider was $4 million and he had a better season than Zhitnik.

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I think Zhitnik is nuts if he only cares about money. I don't see any team giving an offer like that or exceding it.

I was thinking Detroit may look at him if Schneider goes...but not now. Detroit's offer to Schneider was $4 million and he had a better season than Zhitnik.
How much $$ is Schneider commanding?

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he rejected the contract to see what was out there interest wise, not cause he wanted more money. he has stated before he wants a long term deal as he has enough money and his children are young, starting school.

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I could see Ottawa interested in him... after all, we are lacking a true 4th dman, and Muckler seems to be infatuated with guys from his old Buffalo squad.
i thought i was the only one seeing that. i agree, they have a strong interest.

Columbas and Florida, possibly Atlanta are our biggest rivals to sign him. i doubt Ottawa will offer our deal.

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i thought i was the only one seeing that. i agree, they have a strong interest.

Columbas and Florida, possibly Atlanta are our biggest rivals to sign him. i doubt Ottawa will offer our deal.
I could see the Caps interested in Zhitnik. They might go to 3.5.

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I could see the Caps interested in Zhitnik. They might go to 3.5.
Yeah,Zhitnik taking a 500K paycut to leave the Sabres,a team he has been with for the past 10 years to go to the Caps? :lol

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Yeah,Zhitnik taking a 500K paycut to leave the Sabres,a team he has been with for the past 10 years to go to the Caps? :lol
To play with Ovechkin? Maybe. The new reality will hit soon. He should have taken that deal and run like a thief in the night. I wouldnt mind adding some incentives for him to increase salary.

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he wants too much for what he's worth i bet

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To play with Ovechkin? Maybe. The new reality will hit soon. He should have taken that deal and run like a thief in the night. I wouldnt mind adding some incentives for him to increase salary.

Yes,I'm sure he just wants to play with Ovechkin.That must be the only reason,I'm sure money or location has nothing to do with it.And Zhitnik would probably go to Atlanta or Columbus over Chicago,teams that can compete now.

Kovalchuk,Heatley>>>>Ovechkin,Semin
Zherdev,Nash>>>>>>Ovechkin,Semin

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