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06-28-2011, 12:37 PM
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Mike Rupp
Like it was already said, the Pens want (and likely will) to retain Rupp. I don't think we should focus on a guy who is very unlikely to be available.

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Like it was already said, the Pens want (and likely will) to retain Rupp. I don't think we should focus on a guy who is very unlikely to be available.
I'm going to stay on the Rupp bandwagon until I read on TSN that he's been re-signed.

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Starting to get slim on the FA market.
Players that can fill the top 9 role in the Habs lineup:

Scottie Upshall
Raffi Torres

Joel Ward
Erik Cole
Tomas Kopecky (could sign with Florida)
Simon Gagne
Chris Higgins
Michal Handzus
Michael Ryder
Tomas Fleishmann
Ville Leino
Jason Arnott
Andrew Brunette

Bottom 6 players:
Maxime Talbot
Brad Winchester
Zenon Kenopka

Ben Eager
Danny Carcillo
Anthony Stewart
Arron Asham
Mike Rupp

Habs might have to go through the trade route in order to fill their needs.
It would be great to see Habs get a player like R.J. Umberger from Columbus and Ryan Malone from TB.

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Starting to get slim on the FA market.
Players that can fill the top 9 role in the Habs lineup:

Scottie Upshall
Raffi Torres

Joel Ward
Erik Cole
Tomas Kopecky (could sign with Florida)
Simon Gagne
Chris Higgins
Michal Handzus
Michael Ryder
Tomas Fleishmann
Ville Leino
Jason Arnott
Andrew Brunette

Bottom 6 players:
Maxime Talbot
Brad Winchester
Zenon Kenopka

Ben Eager
Danny Carcillo
Anthony Stewart
Arron Asham
Mike Rupp

Habs might have to go through the trade route in order to fill their needs.
It would be great to see Habs get a player like R.J. Umberger from Columbus and Ryan Malone from TB.
Nothing against Talbot but if we are to add size and toughness to the bottom 6 we want to go a lot bigger than him at 5'11" 185 or thereabouts.

Fleischmann has health issues and has yet to be cleared to work out so he would be a pretty risky signing right now.

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Gagné, Stewart & Konopka Winchester/Asham/Rupp would be guys i'd be looking to add if i'm Gauthier.

The 1st three are no-brainers to me, while one of the other 3 would also suffice.

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http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklun...arker-/1/36723

Cam Barker on waivers!!! 6'3" and 225 pounds

Cap hit of $3,083,000.00 and one year left, RFA after this season.

Why not???

Markov - Gorges
Gill - Subban
Barker - Yemelin
Hamrlik

Trade Spacek with a pick or prospect and either deal Weber or send him down to Hamilton to develop for half of the season.

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Cam Barker on waivers!!! 6'3" and 225 pounds

Cap hit of $3,083,000.00 and one year left, RFA after this season.

Why not???

Markov - Gorges
Gill - Subban
Barker - Yemelin
Hamrlik

Trade Spacek with a pick or prospect and either deal Weber or send him down to Hamilton to develop for half of the season.
Who cares about his size. He's a horrible defensemen.

You guys are so obsessed with size that you forget that the most important part of hockey is actually being able to play the sport which Barker cannot do; which is why he's on waivers.

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Scottie Upshall is a good pick. Perfect for replacing Pouliot.

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Barker is about as good of a defenseman as Alexandre Picard, if not worse. On the Habs' depth chart, as it stands now with Spacek and without Hamrlik, he would be at the absolute best 7th on the depth chart, if not 8th behind Weber (or 9th behind Weber and Diaz).

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http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Eklun...arker-/1/36723

Cam Barker on waivers!!! 6'3" and 225 pounds

Cap hit of $3,083,000.00 and one year left, RFA after this season.

Why not???

Markov - Gorges
Gill - Subban
Barker - Yemelin
Hamrlik

Trade Spacek with a pick or prospect and either deal Weber or send him down to Hamilton to develop for half of the season.
Sorry but do you know anything about Cam Barker except that he is 6'3", 225 pounds and drafted 3rd overall???

Hamrlik >>>> Barker

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Sorry but do you know anything about Cam Barker except that he is 6'3", 225 pounds and drafted 3rd overall???

Hamrlik >>>> Barker
I will start by admitting that I have not followed his career, much, but I'm surprised to see Barker waived... for such a big defenseman, highly picked and highly touted for a few years ago, is he really THAT bad? or just overpaid for what he brings?

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Unless there's a new development, looks as though Christian Ehrhoff is headed to UFA on July 1. VAN reportedly offered him Bieksa $$$.
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Erik Cole + upshall/kopecky(if he goes to ufa) would make me pretty happy.

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I will start by admitting that I have not followed his career, much, but I'm surprised to see Barker waived... for such a big defenseman, highly picked and highly touted for a few years ago, is he really THAT bad? or just overpaid for what he brings?
He is THAT bad, and even more!

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Erik Cole + upshall/kopecky(if he goes to ufa) would make me pretty happy.
Do you really see DD on the 4th line? Poor guy...

We need to roll three offensive line and I would definitely see him as a winger on the 3rd line.

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Nothing against Talbot but if we are to add size and toughness to the bottom 6 we want to go a lot bigger than him at 5'11" 185 or thereabouts.

Fleischmann has health issues and has yet to be cleared to work out so he would be a pretty risky signing right now.
Talbot plays tough. That nice to have, although I'd look into him only if the big tough guys aren't available anymore.

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I'd just like to throw Boyd Gordon's name out there as another possible bottom 6 addition.

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Looks like Hammer might test out FA, we don't seem to be making progress with Wiz, we are more than likely to miss out on Ehrhoff, what do guys think of Jovocop?

I didn't really watch the Yotes in the playoffs but where does he lie skill wise? What do you think he'll get moneywise?

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Christ, if we don't sign jagr or make a few upgrades we'll be hard pressed to spend our cap space, if this team leaves 4-5million open, I'll be pissed off.

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Starting to get slim on the FA market.
Players that can fill the top 9 role in the Habs lineup:

Scottie Upshall
Raffi Torres

Joel Ward
Erik Cole
Tomas Kopecky (could sign with Florida)
Simon Gagne
Chris Higgins
Michal Handzus
Michael Ryder
Tomas Fleishmann
Ville Leino
Jason Arnott
Andrew Brunette

Bottom 6 players:
Maxime Talbot
Brad Winchester
Zenon Kenopka

Ben Eager
Danny Carcillo
Anthony Stewart
Arron Asham
Mike Rupp

Habs might have to go through the trade route in order to fill their needs.
It would be great to see Habs get a player like R.J. Umberger from Columbus and Ryan Malone from TB.
This really puts the Kostitsyn re-signing in perspective for anyone that didn't like it. Only Cole is a good bet to be better than him next season from that list. Lieno was in a very favourable situation last year in Philadelphia while Gagne and Fleichmann are injury risks. Although you missed Jussi Jokinen who is decent.

As for a Gomez replacement. The only UFA centers that outscored him are Richards, Connolly, Belanger and Morrison. Belanger had the best season in his career, Morrison is ancient and played in between Tanguay and Iginla, Connolly is an injury risk who Buffalo can't wait to get rid of and Richards is a the premier UFA this summer. Gomez is probably the best chance of getting the 55 point 2nd line center next year the team needs.

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I can't believe people would want Barker but not Hammer

This forum makes me laugh an awful lot today.

PS: Like the poster above mentioned, Jussi Jokinen. He's a guy worth looking at.

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Christ, if we don't sign jagr or make a few upgrades we'll be hard pressed to spend our cap space, if this team leaves 4-5million open, I'll be pissed off.
It's weird, because I feel the same way but when I look at what's available on the market I ask myself "what the Hell can we spend the money on?"

I mean, just on principle it's lame for a rich team not to spend close to the cap (and a bit of a PR black eye), but these are very weird times.

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Looks like Hammer might test out FA, we don't seem to be making progress with Wiz, we are more than likely to miss out on Ehrhoff, what do guys think of Jovocop?

I didn't really watch the Yotes in the playoffs but where does he lie skill wise? What do you think he'll get moneywise?
I would be thrilled to have Jovanovski with the Habs but he will cost more than Hamrlik. Ther's also no way that he would consider a one year contract.

He might be seeking something like 2-3 years 3.5-4M$ per

With Spacek and Gill off the books after the season, I would'nt mind such a contract.

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