Originally posted by FredFlintstone:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Since we can't trade Marleau and Thornton, we're stuck with them for now. Here's what I'm hoping for (to see at some point in the future), and I know I differ from many (probably because my all-around league-wide knowledge of players is not as great as it should be, since up until 4 years ago, I had taken a long break from following hockey.)
Offense - Grier, Roenick, Lemieux, Moen, Goc, Plihal
Defense - Blake, Semenov
Trade bait - Lukowich. I though he was the epitome of mediocrity for most of the year. Nothing special in my opinion. And Erhoff. Too many mental mistakes. Inconsistent. Plays soft sometimes.
15 Offensive Players:
11. Couture *
Add 3 FA Upgrades/Signees.
6. FA/Trade Upgrade
7. FA/Trade Upgrade
8. FA/Trade Upgrade
Maybe I'm crazy. But common sense tells me we need a lot of changes to get to where we want to be.
LOL luko at best will land us a 7th rd pick by himself. and i will def hope dw tries to resign moen at the right price hes a perfect fit on the 3rd line. your right we will be stuck with all 3 marleau. thornton and nabokov due to their ntc. but marleau seriously needs to go i would try desperatley to get him to waive his ntc and if not rip that C off his chest. we will not win anything period with marleau as the captain/leader on this team.
marleau will benefit on a team full of leaders so all he has to do is keep quiet like he is all the time and just play. their no point of getting rid of nabby unless we get another goalie who can play as well or even better which i see no team making a deal to satisfy us since i do not think we have any goalie in the minors ready to run the show. my faith in nabby has ran out thin and def has ran out come playoffs.
You're right. What was I thinking even suggesting Luko as a trade option? That's like the Niners trying to trade Roman.
I said it myself that BL was the epitome of mediocrity, and he really was. I think we could easily upgrade over Brad with a FA signing.
Just from looking here: http://www.hockeybuzz.com/cap-central/freeagents.php?team=all&type=UFA&year=2009&pos=ALL
-- there seems to be a lot of good defenders available.
I have no idea on the likelihood of landing any of these players in particular, but just a few that I know are good (indicated by *) that I wouldn't mind seeing here and some others in that list who had good numbers:
Ohlund (VAN) * - Reminds me somewhat of Rob Blake.
Beauchemin (ANA) *
Spacek (BUF) *
Here are all the forwards available: http://www.hockeybuzz.com/cap-central/freeagents.php?team=all&type=UFA&year=2009&pos=F
[ Edited by OnTheClock on May 3, 2009 at 8:51 PM ]