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26-06-2012, 09:25   #1
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Who would you like to see in your team after 1st of July? And who not!

I'd love if the penguins went after Ryan Suter. Pair him up with Simon Despres so the already very good kid can learn from a world class player.

Who I don't want to see in the 'burgh is Zach Parise, I don't think he's a good fit and at 28 is a bit old too

There is talk in Pitt about trading Paul Martin so add a prospect or/and draft pick and get another James Neal like winger for Sid. Possibly Bobby Ryan.

Wouldn't mind seeing some grinders picked up too (Aaron Asham) and see Hall Gill back.

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27-06-2012, 00:35   #2
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Who would you like to see in your team after 1st of July? And who not!

I'd love if the penguins went after Ryan Suter. Pair him up with Simon Despres so the already very good kid can learn from a world class player.

Who I don't want to see in the 'burgh is Zach Parise, I don't think he's a good fit and at 28 is a bit old too

There is talk in Pitt about trading Paul Martin so add a prospect or/and draft pick and get another James Neal like winger for Sid. Possibly Bobby Ryan.

Wouldn't mind seeing some grinders picked up too (Aaron Asham) and see Hall Gill back.
Losing Martin for a prospect/pick would be suicide, I think. Penguins are short on skilled, experienced D-men as it is, after losing Michalek. I can only count the bare minimum six as it is (Martin, Orpik, Letang, Engelland, Lovejoy and Niskanen). Wouldn't mind seeing Carle, Wideman or Suter find their way to Pittsburgh. Roszival either, but money-wise I don't think he'd be worth it.

I can see Suter ending up in Detroit to replace Lidstrom (as if anyone ever could).
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I'm confident we'll get Schultz. What I'm less confident of is how he'll cope in the league.
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30-06-2012, 20:50   #5
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02-07-2012, 02:40   #6
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Busy day today...

Los AngelesDustin Penner Signed to a one-year contract
NY RangersMicheal Haley Signed
WinnipegAlexei Ponikarovsky Signed
MinnesotaTorrey Mitchell Signed to a three-year contract
MinnesotaZenon Konopka Signed to a two-year contract
NY IslandersJon Landry Signed to a one-year, two-way contract
PhoenixChad Johnson Signed to a one-year, two-way contract
PhoenixDavid Moss Signed to a two-year contract
NY RangersStu Bickel Signed
NY RangersArron Asham Signed
ColumbusNick Foligno Acquired from Ottawa
OttawaNick Foligno Traded to Columbus
OttawaMarc Methot Acquired from Columbus
ColumbusMarc Methot Traded to Ottawa
ColumbusCurtis McElhinney Signed to a one-year, two-way contract
PhiladelphiaMichael Leighton Re-signed
CarolinaBrett Sutter Re-signed to a one-year contract
CarolinaJustin Peters Signed to a two-year contract
CarolinaJoe Corvo Signed to a one-year contract
Tampa BayBenoit Pouliot Signed to a one-year, one-way contract
FloridaGreg Rallo Signed to a one-year, two-way contract
WinnipegJason King Signed
CarolinaJordan Staal Signed to a 10-year contract
Tampa BayEvan Oberg Re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract
Tampa BaySami Salo Signed to a two-year contract
AnaheimJordan Hendry Signed to a one-year contract
AnaheimSheldon Souray Signed to a three-year contract
MontrealMike Blunden Signed to a one-year contract
MontrealCedrick Desjardins Signed
MontrealBrandon Prust Signed to a four-year contract
ColumbusAdrian Aucoin Signed to a one-year contract
FloridaJon Rheault Signed to a one-year, two-way contract
San JoseAdam Burish Signed to a four-year contract

Garrison going to Vancouver with Salo moving to Tampa. Ray Whitney to Dallas. Montreal making some moves, signing Prust and Colby Armstrong.

Plenty more here: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/
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Eagerly anticipating Zach Parise's decision on where he'll be playing next season...

https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23parise

Ctrl and F5 on that bad boy for the next few hours I think^
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Not confirmed yet, but Parise has apparently signed with the Wild. As a Devils fan I'm just glad he didn't got to an Eastern team.

*Edit: Confirmed. Parise AND Suter to the Wild. They wanted to play together and it's happened.

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Parise is from Minnesota (as is his Fiancee) so being near their families was a big part of signing with the Wild.

Ryan Suter is originally from Madison Wisconsin (which is about five hours) from Minnesota.

The cynical side of me laughed when Minnesota announced that they were tendering offers to both players. I never thought that either one of them would take the Wild seriously.

Was I ever wrong.

That being said, it's amazing what happens when you spend nearly $200 million on two players.
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It's a massive risk though, the Wild wont be able to hang on to many future prospects with this cap hit. Also I'd still be of the opinion that most of the rest of that team are empty shirts, not sure if Parise and Suter will be able to drag them to the playoffs.
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It's a massive risk though, the Wild wont be able to hang on to many future prospects with this cap hit. Also I'd still be of the opinion that most of the rest of that team are empty shirts, not sure if Parise and Suter will be able to drag them to the playoffs.

the cap hit for both contracts is 7.6mil/year each = 15.2 mil/year which is not too bad.

crosby and malkin = 17.4mil/year now and might change ( go up )when malkin gets a new deal

of course parise and suter are nowhere near as good as the twoheaded monster
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Eddie Lack has turned down (reportedly) a qualifying offer from Vancouver.

Implications for Luongo...
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Alex Semin signs for Carolina
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Alex Semin signs for Carolina
It's amazing the money he still commands. Granted it's only a one year deal (again), but $7 million is a hefty payday for someone who doesn't show up every night.
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