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04-20-2011, 03:42 PM
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I'm no expert but he looks weak to me. Don't expect to get a player from Detroit and have them play better. I've seen him look terrible some nights.

Habs need Markov, & Wisnewski. They should then go after Talbot and Dupuis from the Pens.
I want to stay as far away from them as i can.


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As an Avs fan, i'd be more than thrilled with re-signing Fleischmann, signing Erhoff and Bryz or Vokoun.

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As an Avs fan, i'd be more than thrilled with re-signing Fleischmann, signing Erhoff and Bryz or Vokoun.
And by getting that number 2 pick you get a great player in RNH probably . The Avs would be a playoff team again next year.

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04-20-2011, 04:13 PM
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And by getting that number 2 pick you get a great player in RNH probably . The Avs would be a playoff team again next year.
I honestly think we will draft Larsson if the Oil dont pick him. We need way more help on D than we do at C...though if we got RNH, Staz would become expendable, which could help to get a top D-man. Kind of a nice problem to have.

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i'll give a try.

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Michael Ryder - Minnesota.
Tim Connolly - Minnesota.
Alex Tanguay - Flames.
Curtis Glencross - Capitals.
Eric Cole - Carolina.
Tomas Kopecky - Blue Jackets.
Tomas Fleishmann - Colorado.
Scottie Upshall - Sabres.
Brad Richards - Dallas.
Jamie Langenbrunner - Dallas.
Ryan Jones - Oilers.
Michal Handzus - KHL.
Antii Miettinen - KHL.
Steve Sullivan - Predators.
Joel Ward - Predators.
Zenon Konopka - Islanders.
Ville Leino - Dallas.
Pascal Dupuis - Islanders.
Maxim Talbot - Penguins.
Alex Kovalev - Penguins.
Simon Gagne - Lightning.
Raffi Torres - Blues.
Chris Higgins - Canucks.
Brooks Laich - Senators.
Jason Arnott - retire.

Defense

Tomas Kaberle - Maple Leafs.
Steve Montador - Sabres.
Anton Babchuk - Flames.
Joni Pitkanen - Bruins.
Jan Hejda - Ducks.
Jonathan Ericsson - Red Wings.
Andrei Markov - Canadiens.
James Wisniewski - Canadiens.
Roman Hamrlik - Hurricanes.
Hal Gill - Thrashers.
Shane O'Brien - Predators.
Andy Greene - Wild.
Radek Martinek - Flames.
Bryan McCabe - Rangers.
Ed Jovanovski - Panthers.
Ian White - Sharks.
Kent Huskins - Blackhawks.
Eric Brewer - Lightning.
Kevin Bieksa - Canucks.
Christian Ehrhoff - Rangers.

Goalie

Ray Emery - Ducks.
Jose Theodore - Blackhawks.
Marty Turco - retire.
Peter Budaj - KHL.
Matheiu Garon - Canadiens.
Tomas Vokoun - Panthers.
Josh Harding - Minnesota.
Evgeni Nabokov - KHL.
Ilya Bryzgalov - Lightning.
JS Giguere - Avalanche.

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Brad Richards - NYR
Zenon Konopka - NYR
Brooks Laich - Vancouver
Jason Arnott - Washington

Tomas Fleishmann - Real sleeper of the UFA class, can be the steal of the off season IMO.

Defense

Joni Pitkanen - Red Wings
James Wisniewski - Montreal
Bryan McCabe - NYI
Eric Brewer - Montreal

Goalie

Tomas Vokoun - Toronto

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04-20-2011, 07:24 PM
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Unlike what most posters on here seem to believe, I am pretty sure that the Canucks will be able to keep both Bieksa and Ehrhoff, and Salo will be the one on the move (likely retire).

Right now, they have Salo, Bieksa, and Ehrhoff making 11 M. That amount is more than enough to sign Bieksa and Ehrhoff (9M-10M should get it done). They will still have an extremely deep D-corps with Hamhuis, Bieksa, Edler, Ehrhoff, Edler, Rome, Tanev.

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04-20-2011, 08:41 PM
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Michael Ryder - Florida- roster filler with scoring ability
Tim Connolly - Europe- easier on his injury-prone body
Alex Tanguay - Colorado- back to where it all started
Curtis Glencross - Detroit- Replacing some of the pop that Maltby and Draper are leaving behind
Eric Cole - Calgary- replace Tanguay, sort of, but brings the grit and hustle that Calgary famously pines for
Tomas Kopecky - Atlanta- no real reason, just see this being a sort of off-the-radar pickup by a team wanting to improve sooner than later.
Tomas Fleishmann - Tampa- secondary scoring help for relatively cheap
Scottie Upshall - St. Louis- young, hard-working team on the upswing missing a few pieces from being pretty solid.
Brad Richards - Nashville- Number 1 centre would help this team get over the hump
Jamie Langenbrunner - Dallas- back to his old stomping grounds
Ryan Jones - Edmonton- said heīd like to return, heīs young, and the Oilers are going to start improving pretty rapidly
Michal Handzus - Carolina- not the best skater, a bit slower conference, and a team on the up in need of some defensive specialists
Antii Miettinen - Colombus- I have no idea why, just the first team that came to mind.
Steve Sullivan - Nashville- loves the city, and only reason they donīt have a deal is concern over injury, Iīm betting.
Joel Ward - New Jersey- defensive style, ready to step up and make some coin on a team thatīll be contending again soon.
Zenon Konopka - Edmonton- badly need a guy who can win draws, enforce, and mentor a very young and inexperienced 4th line.
Ville Leino - Boston- secondary scoring for a rather shallow team
Pascal Dupuis - Florida- donīt know why, just see it happening.
Maxim Talbot - Anaheim- strong leadership, good defensive play on a team stacked on the top 6 but lacking more in the bottom
Alex Kovalev - Pittsburgh- secondary scoring on a low contract with the team that gave him a shot
Simon Gagne - Buffalo- strong young team he can help mentor and lead farther into the playoffs
Raffi Torres - Carolina- gets tougher and helps to replace Coleīs departure
Chris Higgins - NYI- nobody really wants him, and heīll sign somewhere on a one or two year deal where he can be more of an impact player.
Brooks Laich - Toronto- donīt know why I think heīll go there, but he fills a role at C that Toronto could REALLY benefit from
Jason Arnott - Washington- heīs looked great there so far, so why wouldnīt they re-up him for a year or two and give him a shot to win a cup with them.

Defense

Tomas Kaberle - Dallas- need a veteran d-man to play at both ends of the ice, but have a pretty solid team.
Steve Montador - Minnesota- strengthen up the D with a minor signing
Anton Babchuk - Tampa- depth signing on a pretty good team
Joni Pitkanen - Montreal- losing some dmen and heīs a young guy I think theyīll go hard after.
Jan Hejda - Edmonton- played there already and can help steady a very young blueline on an upandcoming team
Jonathan Ericsson - Detroit- just think heīll re-sign
Andrei Markov - SJ- help push a good team over the top
James Wisniewski - Colorado- young team, heightened role on D.
Roman Hamrlik - Vancouver- replace at least one of Bieksa and Ehrhoff leaving on a contender
Hal Gill - NYI- donīt know why, just have a feeling
Shane O'Brien - Detroit- all guts player that fits well as depth on Detroit
Andy Greene - LA- bit more depth on D
Radek Martinek - Phoenix- another donīt know why, but rather inexpensive and good depth.
Bryan McCabe - NJ- offensive d-man to help out on the PP.
Ed Jovanovski - Montreal- another defenseman to solidify a blueline with a lot of UFAs.
Ian White - Washington- solid depth on a playoff contender
Kent Huskins - Boston- depth D signing
Eric Brewer - Montreal- another signing to replace some good dmen leaving.
Kevin Bieksa - Dallas- more veteran depth on D
Christian Ehrhoff - St. Louis- Willing to overpay for a top pairing dman

Goalie

Ray Emery - Tampa- thereīs a spot for grabs
Jose Theodore - Philly- battle for a spot with an inexperienced guy
Marty Turco - Atlanta- push Pavelec
Peter Budaj - Columbus- backup and possibility of passing Mason to start
Matheiu Garon - Anaheim- backup role on an improving team
Tomas Vokoun - Europe- heīs older and itīll prolong his career
Josh Harding - Tampa- he wants to start and start on a good team
Evgeni Nabokov - Phoenix- need a new starter after Bryzīplayoffs, and he can be had cheaply
Ilya Bryzgalov - Colorado- need a starter, and he can be as good as anybody.
JS Giguere - Ottawa- try to get his career back on track

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04-21-2011, 09:28 AM
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I want to stay as far away from them as i can.


really?

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04-21-2011, 09:49 AM
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I like Harding alot. Might be a good back-up/potential starter for dirt cheap. I'd be on board with him.

But I don't want Emery. He's still a filthy Senator to me.

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04-21-2011, 12:12 PM
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Ville Leino - Boston- secondary scoring for a rather shallow team
While I'd like to see the B's get a great guy like Leino, we dont need more secondary scoring, we need top line talent, a goal scorer with 40g capabilities. We have plenty of 40-60 point talent. Peverley, Bergeron, Horton, Marchand, Ryder and Recchi were all in that category, and Lucic and Krejci were both at 62. We need a top-line goal-scoring winger not more secondary talent.

Since the UFA market is pretty slim (especially with regards to what the B's need), they will probably either resign Kaberle or go after Pitkanen/Ehrhoff and then try to land a scoring winger via Trade. Gagne might be an option but his injury history worries me.

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04-21-2011, 12:44 PM
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I think Colorado will try it's hardest to re-sign Flash.

I would not be upset if they went after a # 3-4 D-man, and a #1 goalie. Maybe a top 6 winger or 2 and a bottom 6 winger.

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Where do you think some of the bigger names might go at Free Agency, I am listing only the ones I see as having alot of value to be discussed.

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Michael Ryder -
Tim Connolly -
Alex Tanguay -
Curtis Glencross - Edmonton (correct the mistake of letting him go)
Eric Cole -
Tomas Kopecky -
Tomas Fleishmann -
Scottie Upshall - Wouldn't complain if he were an Oiler
Brad Richards -
Jamie Langenbrunner -
Ryan Jones -
Michal Handzus -
Antii Miettinen -
Steve Sullivan -
Joel Ward -
Zenon Konopka - Edmonton (need his grit and ability on the dot)
Ville Leino -
Pascal Dupuis -
Maxim Talbot -
Alex Kovalev -
Simon Gagne -
Raffi Torres -
Chris Higgins -
Brooks Laich - Wouldn't complain if he were an Oiler
Jason Arnott -

Defense

Tomas Kaberle -
Steve Montador -
Anton Babchuk -
Joni Pitkanen -
Jan Hejda -
Jonathan Ericsson -
Andrei Markov -
James Wisniewski -
Roman Hamrlik -
Hal Gill -
Shane O'Brien -
Andy Greene -
Radek Martinek -
Bryan McCabe -
Ed Jovanovski -
Ian White -
Kent Huskins -
Eric Brewer -
Kevin Bieksa - Edmonton, for some grit in the top four
Christian Ehrhoff -
See above.

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04-21-2011, 07:55 PM
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i'll try for the Wings... Our offseason really depends on if Lidstrom retires or not. Right now i tend to believe he will. That's with Modano, Draper, Ozzie, Homer, and Salei possibly retiring too.

If he does retire these are the guys I think we should go after.

Forwards
Alex Tanguay
Curtis Glencross
Tomas Fleishmann
Zenon Konopka
Raffi Torres
Jason Arnott

Any two of these guys would look good upfront for the Wings. If it's me though, I'm only signing Konopka then hoping Hat Trick Dick can comeover and win a spot out of camp. If not the you've got some cap space for the deadline.

Defense

Tomas Kaberle
Anton Babchuk
Joni Pitkanen
Andrei Markov
James Wisniewski
Kevin Bieksa
Christian Ehrhoff

Any of these guys could help ease the pain of losing Nick, but I'd really go hard for one of Markov, Ehrhoff, or Wisniewski. Anyone those guys would come at ~5mil or less.

Goalie

I think if the Isles let Nabby go he'll be here forsure. If not I like Jose Theodore for ~1 mil or so. Maybe Gigure if he'll come cheap.

Now if Lidstrom comes back then throw out what I said about those top 3 defenseman and sign O'brien, Konopka, and Nabby then call it a day.

(PS: I completely expect Ericsson to be back next year)

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04-21-2011, 10:10 PM
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Gotta admit I'm surprised with the amount of people seeing the Sabres sign Richards. Honestly I think it's between Dallas, Toronto, Buffalo, and the Rangers.

Dallas doesn't seem to have the resources, and Richards wants to win another cup before he retires.

Toronto is coming along alright, but they're a long ways away from competing for a cup. The only other player near his caliber on that team is Kessel, who is very good but I doubt that would be enough to persuade Richards.


That leaves the Sabres and Rangers.

The idea with the Rangers is that they have Tortorella, who coached Richards in Tampa Bay. Also, they have some young talent (Marc Staal, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan, Michael Del Zotto, and Derek Stepan) and some superstar players as well (Lundquist and Gaborik). The problem with the Rangers is they are close to the cap and will have to figure out what to do with Callahan and Dubinsky, both of whom will need to be re-signed, and the large contracts of captain Chris Drury and Wade Redden. If they can find room, they'll have a chance.

The Sabres are my hometown team. I'll admit I haven't been the biggest fan of the idea of going after Richards because there are going to be guys that need to be re-signed in the near future. The Sabres are a solid team, that is really a top-line center away from being a top contender. They have a very good second line center (Derek Roy), and Paul Gaustad, Cody McCormick, and Jochen Hecht provide depth at the position. The Sabres have great depth and youth at the wings. Drew Stafford and Thomas Vanek are the top two, Jason Pominville and Brad Boyes provide good depth, can play top-6 roles and the emergence of Tyler Ennis and Nathan Gerbe gives Buffalo a top-6 group of wingers that can compete with the best in the league. Not to mention Pat Kaleta, Mark Mancari has played well for the Sabres in call-ups. Hecht can play wing (and usually does play there if the centers are healthy), and the current forwards are expected to get pushed by Marcus Foligno and Zack Kassian at next years training camp. Defensively the Sabres have some solid veterans (Jordan Leopold, Steve Montador, if he's re-signed) some improving young talent (Chris Butler, Mike Weber, and especially Anrej Sekera) and a potential super-star in Tyler Myers.
Don't forget a world-class goaltender in Ryan Miller, and a nice up and comer in Jhonas Enroth, and it's easy to see how adding Richards to this group makes this team very very competitive.

-In all honesty, I don't think Richards will sign with the Sabres. I don't know why, but I guess I'm just used to the Sabres not making that kind of move. If they did I'd be happy, but that cap number could strap the Sabres considering they'd have Richards making around $7M-$8M per year, Vanek making about $7M per year and Miller making $6M+ per year. That's over $20M between 3 players, almost 33% of next years expected salary cap ($62M-$63M).

But if they did, how about this...

Vanek- Richards- Pominville
Ennis- Roy- Stafford
Gerbe- Gaustad- Boyes
Hecht- McCormick- Kaleta

Sekera-Myers
Butler-Leopold
Gragniani-Weber

Miller
Enroth

One Word: NASTY

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Michael Ryder - Winnipeg
Tim Connolly - Buffalo
Alex Tanguay - Calgary
Curtis Glencross - Calgary
Eric Cole - Carolina
Tomas Kopecky - Detroit
Tomas Fleishmann - Winnipeg
Scottie Upshall - Philly
Brad Richards - Tor
Jamie Langenbrunner - MIN
Ryan Jones - Edm
Michal Handzus - LA
Antii Miettinen - MIN
Steve Sullivan - NSH
Joel Ward - NSH
Zenon Konopka - NYI
Ville Leino - Phi
Pascal Dupuis - Pitt
Maxim Talbot - Pitt
Alex Kovalev -NYR
Simon Gagne - TB
Raffi Torres - CLB
Chris Higgins - FLA
Brooks Laich - WSH
Jason Arnott - WSH

Defense

Tomas Kaberle - BOS
Steve Montador - BUFF
Anton Babchuk - CGY
Joni Pitkanen - CAR
Jan Hejda - CLB
Jonathan Ericsson - DET
Andrei Markov - NJ
James Wisniewski - MTL
Roman Hamrlik - CLB
Hal Gill - MTL
Shane O'Brien - VAN
Andy Greene - NYI
Radek Martinek - NYR
Bryan McCabe - NYR
Ed Jovanovski - Col
Ian White - Carolina
Kent Huskins -Buffalo
Eric Brewer - TB
Kevin Bieksa - LA
Christian Ehrhoff - Van

Goalie

Ray Emery - ANH
Jose Theodore - NJ
Marty Turco - Euro
Peter Budaj - Euro
Matheiu Garon - CLB
Tomas Vokoun - FLA
Josh Harding - Euro
Evgeni Nabokov - Euro
Ilya Bryzgalov -Winnipeg ( yes )
JS Giguere - Toronto

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I have been and am still waiting for someone to explain to me how exactly the Rangers are going to sign Brad Richards.

Are they going to stick Drury in the AHL too? No one in their right mind would take that albatross of a contract, and even if they let Dubinsky walk they still won't have room for Richards plus fielding a full 20-man roster.

For the number of people forecasting Richards to the Rangers, the math just really doesn't work.

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I have been and am still waiting for someone to explain to me how exactly the Rangers are going to sign Brad Richards.

Are they going to stick Drury in the AHL too? No one in their right mind would take that albatross of a contract, and even if they let Dubinsky walk they still won't have room for Richards plus fielding a full 20-man roster.

For the number of people forecasting Richards to the Rangers, the math just really doesn't work.
Most of the mock 2011-2012 lineups that include Richards don't include Drury due to retirement, buried in AHL, or a buyout.

Without one of those actually happening, I personally don't see numbers myself unless somebody else wants to point something out.

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Ryder or Gagne to Pittsburgh? Please?

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Gotta admit I'm surprised with the amount of people seeing the Sabres sign Richards. Honestly I think it's between Dallas, Toronto, Buffalo, and the Rangers.

Dallas doesn't seem to have the resources, and Richards wants to win another cup before he retires.

Toronto is coming along alright, but they're a long ways away from competing for a cup. The only other player near his caliber on that team is Kessel, who is very good but I doubt that would be enough to persuade Richards.


That leaves the Sabres and Rangers.

The idea with the Rangers is that they have Tortorella, who coached Richards in Tampa Bay. Also, they have some young talent (Marc Staal, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan, Michael Del Zotto, and Derek Stepan) and some superstar players as well (Lundquist and Gaborik). The problem with the Rangers is they are close to the cap and will have to figure out what to do with Callahan and Dubinsky, both of whom will need to be re-signed, and the large contracts of captain Chris Drury and Wade Redden. If they can find room, they'll have a chance.

The Sabres are my hometown team. I'll admit I haven't been the biggest fan of the idea of going after Richards because there are going to be guys that need to be re-signed in the near future. The Sabres are a solid team, that is really a top-line center away from being a top contender. They have a very good second line center (Derek Roy), and Paul Gaustad, Cody McCormick, and Jochen Hecht provide depth at the position. The Sabres have great depth and youth at the wings. Drew Stafford and Thomas Vanek are the top two, Jason Pominville and Brad Boyes provide good depth, can play top-6 roles and the emergence of Tyler Ennis and Nathan Gerbe gives Buffalo a top-6 group of wingers that can compete with the best in the league. Not to mention Pat Kaleta, Mark Mancari has played well for the Sabres in call-ups. Hecht can play wing (and usually does play there if the centers are healthy), and the current forwards are expected to get pushed by Marcus Foligno and Zack Kassian at next years training camp. Defensively the Sabres have some solid veterans (Jordan Leopold, Steve Montador, if he's re-signed) some improving young talent (Chris Butler, Mike Weber, and especially Anrej Sekera) and a potential super-star in Tyler Myers.
Don't forget a world-class goaltender in Ryan Miller, and a nice up and comer in Jhonas Enroth, and it's easy to see how adding Richards to this group makes this team very very competitive.

-In all honesty, I don't think Richards will sign with the Sabres. I don't know why, but I guess I'm just used to the Sabres not making that kind of move. If they did I'd be happy, but that cap number could strap the Sabres considering they'd have Richards making around $7M-$8M per year, Vanek making about $7M per year and Miller making $6M+ per year. That's over $20M between 3 players, almost 33% of next years expected salary cap ($62M-$63M).

But if they did, how about this...

Vanek- Richards- Pominville
Ennis- Roy- Stafford
Gerbe- Gaustad- Boyes
Hecht- McCormick- Kaleta

Sekera-Myers
Butler-Leopold
Gragniani-Weber

Miller
Enroth

One Word: NASTY
Good post.

I think if the Sabres ever managed to acquire Richards I would pray and hope for the best whenever the Leafs played them.

Sabres and Leafs seem get better in similar fashion with the addition of Richards. With the Leafs we already have a 2nd line set in stone with all players able to contribute 60 points, the only question mark on that line is MacArthur. Will his 60 points be a flash in the pan? From the looks of his play this year it's hard not seeing this guy be consistent with Kulemin and Grabovski. Kulemin is a shoe-in for a repeat of 30/30 or at the least 25/25. Anyone who says Kulemin doesn't have the capability simply hasn't seen him play night in night out. Now with that said, Richards brings an entirely new element to the Leafs roster, finally plugging a PPQB hole left by Kaberle and filling that desperately needed #1 centre. Kessel and Loops look to have created some chemistry since the new forward had come over from Anaheim. While I agree Richards would really only have Kessel to play with in terms of pure skill, Lupul isn't far behind. His overall health going forward is key, if he can stay healthy I could see him putting up 30/30 with Richards if not more.

Richards really improves all aspects of our team by solidifying our top 6, while taking the pressure off our 3rd line centre in the making Bozak.

(I realize this lineup has been posted time and time again)
Lupul-Richards-Kessel
MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin
Kadri-Bozak-Armstrong
Brown-Brent-Boyce
Orr

While I don't think with this young roster we have a chance at challenging for the NE Division, maybe in 2 years when our players have matured a bit more. Also, Reimer's ability to play is a big factor in how this team goes forward.

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...Goalie

Ray Emery - ANH
Jose Theodore - NJ
Marty Turco - Euro
Peter Budaj - Euro
Matheiu Garon - CLB
Tomas Vokoun - FLA
Josh Harding - Euro
Evgeni Nabokov - Euro
Ilya Bryzgalov -Winnipeg ( yes )
JS Giguere - Toronto
Nope. He said yesterday he'd go back to Russia before signing in Winnipeg.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/04/21/bryzgalov-russian-to-judgment-about-winnipeg

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GLENDALE, ARIZ. - Winnipeg isn't even back in the NHL, yet, but it already has a potential free agent problem.

Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, a soon-to-be free agent who was probably the team's most valuable player the last two seasons, says he'd rather go back to Russia than play in Winnipeg.

"You don't want to go to Winnipeg, right?" Bryzgalov said after the Coyotes lost to Detroit, Wednesday night. "Not many people live there, not many Russian people there. Plus it's cold. There's no excitement except the hockey. No park, no entertaining for the families, for the kids. It's going to be tough life for your family."

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Nope. He said yesterday he'd go back to Russia before signing in Winnipeg.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/04/21/bryzgalov-russian-to-judgment-about-winnipeg
Wow... no worries. Winnipeg, just like Edmonton and many Canadian cities, will appeal to players who want to play in a hockey atmosphere and don't crumble under the pressure of an actual hockey market. Let him go back to Russia if that is what it comes down to - or stay in the Southern U.S. - at least, for as long as it still has hockey teams.

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Nope. He said yesterday he'd go back to Russia before signing in Winnipeg.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2011/04/21/bryzgalov-russian-to-judgment-about-winnipeg
Woah this screams Tampa.

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Remember, the Sabres now have the richest owner in the NHL who wants to win and doesn't care how much money he spends to do it.
So what...the Wild are owned by the Johnson and Johnson family with a secondary owner who is worth $3b as the head of a hedge fund. You still have to stay under the cap. Every owner in the league can spend to the cap based on their own wealth.

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Forwards

Michael Ryder -Florida
Tim Connolly -Columbus
Alex Tanguay - Calgary
Curtis Glencross - Calgary
Eric Cole - Carolina
Tomas Kopecky - Buffalo
Tomas Fleishmann - Colorado
Scottie Upshall -Pits
Brad Richards -NYR
Jamie Langenbrunner -Nashville
Ryan Jones -Edm
Michal Handzus -Ottawa
Antii Miettinen -Columbus
Steve Sullivan - Retire
Joel Ward -Nashville
Zenon Konopka - Edmonton
Ville Leino - Minnesota
Pascal Dupuis - Ottawa
Maxim Talbot - Pittsburgh
Alex Kovalev - Retire
Simon Gagne - Toronto
Raffi Torres - Winnipeg/Phx
Chris Higgins - Dallas
Brooks Laich - Washington
Jason Arnott - Washington

Defense

Tomas Kaberle - Boston
Steve Montador - Minnesota
Anton Babchuk - Edmonton
Joni Pitkanen - Carolina
Jan Hejda - Columbus
Jonathan Ericsson - Tampa
Andrei Markov - Montreal
James Wisniewski - Montreal
Roman Hamrlik - Atlanta
Hal Gill - Montreal
Shane O'Brien - Nashville
Andy Greene - NYI
Radek Martinek -
Bryan McCabe - Colorado
Ed Jovanovski - Nashville
Ian White - Vancouver
Kent Huskins - Winnipeg/Phx
Eric Brewer - Florida
Kevin Bieksa - Vancouver
Christian Ehrhoff - Buffalo

Goalie

Ray Emery - Anaheim
Jose Theodore - Chicago
Marty Turco - Retire
Peter Budaj - Europe
Matheiu Garon - Montreal
Tomas Vokoun - Dallas
Josh Harding - Minnesota
Evgeni Nabokov - Detroit
Ilya Bryzgalov - Winnipeg/Phx
JS Giguere - ????

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