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07-01-2011, 11:12 AM
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Random thought...

How can people who in previous seasons so adamantly hated Jovocop (for his late hits and high elbows and other un-needed cheap shots at various Wild players throughout the years), now actually want him on this team?

I can't even begin the count the number of times I've seen "washed up" or various thug/goon/etc comments used by Wild fans to describe him.
Not from me...

I've always had a healthy respect of him. One of the things I look for in a solid defenseman is the ability to clear the crease. Granted, his butt end stick to Ebbett's face was... well, dirty, but he's a respectable defenseman.

Bagnall was another guy that I wouldn't have minded on the "tanking for Nail" roster. He's got the grit, the ability to clear the crease, and so on..

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07-01-2011, 11:13 AM
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Also, where is everyone thinking Richards is going? My gut says Tampa Bay or Toronto.
Tampa would be my best bet (and for less than he could get elsewhere too).

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07-01-2011, 11:16 AM
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#mnwild expected to sign Apple Valley's Kyle Medvec today, the former University of Vermont defenseman and Wild 06 fourth-rounder
BIG BIG BIG Kyle Medvec.

He'd be interesting to see in Houston as a project. I remember he went from completely off the radar to actually making strides as a hockey player last summer.

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07-01-2011, 11:24 AM
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I wouldn't mind a player like Jovo (preferably on a 1 year deal, but 2 year max). We've got the cap for it.

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07-01-2011, 11:26 AM
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I'd imagine Jovo wants to go to a contender on a short term deal, especially after playing in Phoenix for so long. Unless we cough up $4m+.

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07-01-2011, 11:28 AM
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I'd imagine Jovo wants to go to a contender on a short term deal, especially after playing in Phoenix for so long. Unless we cough up $4m+.
We've got the cap this year. I don't mind overpaying a top d-man for one year. Overpaying for two years might be a mistake, and any longer than that is completely out, but if the chance is there, I'd like to see it.

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07-01-2011, 11:32 AM
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As Russo said in his last blog, we probably will sign a defenseman, but Jovo probably won't want to come here. He will probably rather go to a contender that needs a hard-nosed d-man like him.

I just don't see a fit where it would work, maybe if we got him on a 1 year deal. I just see a depth defenseman signing.

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07-01-2011, 11:32 AM
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Re-reading some of the recent Fletcher quotes... We aren't going to be at all active. Quiet...

I could make a jewish kid on christmas reference, but... i like their holiday better. 8 Crazy Days leading up to Christmas?

This isn't Christmas in July...

It has been Hannukah in JUNE!!!

(funny in my head...)

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07-01-2011, 11:36 AM
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It's all just a ploy. This way fans are going to be really excited when we sign Richards at 12:01

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07-01-2011, 11:45 AM
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Sens are high on Théodore and Garon.
http://twitter.com/#!/renhockey/stat...22091671875584

Good for Theo if he signs there.

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07-01-2011, 11:59 AM
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Vancouver re-signs Higgins, two years, $1.9m per. A lot of money for a guy who's on his 5th team in three years and has been declining the whole time.

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Let it begin...

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07-01-2011, 12:04 PM
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WOW. Wonder if this will bear out:

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Hearing restricted free agent Steven Stamkos is not close to a new deal with TB so he's now eligible to receive offer sheets.

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Interesting.

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Whatever they offer Stamkos via offer sheet, what will TB say no to? 10M? 11M? 12M?!?!?

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07-01-2011, 12:08 PM
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With #Penguins, #Redwings out of bidding, will #Habs sign Jagr by default?
http://twitter.com/#!/habsinsideout1...28241603670016

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Kabanov signs!


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07-01-2011, 12:09 PM
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It's tough to say, but getting four 1st round picks and then signing Brad Richards would be a pretty decent plan B.

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Also, surprising teams are publicly saying no to Jagr...

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07-01-2011, 12:11 PM
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He will probably go to the Habs, or maybe a mystery team will show up? That they couldn't name that wasn't the Flyers?

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07-01-2011, 12:12 PM
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Wild would be a playoff team with Richards

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07-01-2011, 12:13 PM
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Theo update:

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3 équipes dans la course pour José Théodore: Ottawa-Detroit-Phoenix. Those are the 3 teams in the running.
http://twitter.com/#!/renhockey/stat...29341215948800

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07-01-2011, 12:14 PM
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Quick note I got from Russo if Wild are interested in Jovo...

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@JarickL I wouldn't think so, but Chuck does have a history with him

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07-01-2011, 12:23 PM
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as per @GinoRedaTSN, LA Kings have arrived at Newport offices to meet with Brad Richards and agent Pat Morris.
I thought he wanted to go to a hockey market?

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