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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by Kevan, Jul 26, 2008.
Hey, you had time to prepare : told you he'd be leaving.
It's confirmed : Koivu is going to Anaheim.
Next year's Nhl is going to be very different. Especially the eastern conference. Montreal is an entirely different team, Pit lost it's two best defensemen and replaced them with no one even remotely special. Atleast they kept Fedetenko. Flyers brought in Pronger.
I really don't know what the fuck that GM in Pitt is thinking. He is clearly an idiot.
Yeah I'm more than a bit concerned about how things are going to shake out defensively for the Pens. Then again who knows, as there are still a LOT of free agents floating around and the season is a long way off yet.
What the hell is going on in Toronto? Their Blue Line is looking pretty fucking scary... Komisarek, Beauchemin, Kaberle, Van Ryn, Finger... holy shit. I don't care how useless the rest of the leafs' lineup is, it's going to be interesting to see what the hell the habs' tiny players can do against a defence like that.
They'll skate around them.
Anyway, Paul Mara and Travis Moen are coming to MTL, so that might help. Way more weight now.
Hey hey, Pens have six defensemen again
Pittsburgh Penguins - News: Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Jay McKee - 07/10/2009
How is he as a player?
Not a clue, I didn't seen enough of the Blue's last year to know... he was seventh in the league in blocked shots last season though, which is a good thing
If he's good and Letang and Goligoski play well the Pens should be ok. Looks like the defensive core for next season is: Eaton, Letang, Goligoski, Gonchar, McKee, and Orpik.
The next fun thing is Gonchar, Letang, and this new guy McKee are all unrestricted free agents next season. It just never ends
Hockey contracts these days ----->
Yeah Shero also has a hardon for one year contracts for some reason. He doesn't seem to get that you can trade people that are under contract if they don't work out
So we've just signed Curtis Sandford from the Vancouver Canucks.
Looks like the Pens signed Brent Johnson from the Caps so Fleury has a backup with NHL experience again...
It's also looking fairly certain Sykora won't be back this year which is unfortunate since even with his "slump" (which it comes out was the result of playing with a separated shoulder) he was 2nd on the team in power play goals in the regular season.
^How much was he worth last season? I'd snag em!
Plekanec re-signed with the habs. one-year $2.75M... I can't believe he got that much of a raise after last season.
Honestly what pisses me off is it was made pretty obvious that he was willing to stay for very little money if they'd offer him a 2 or more year deal with a no-trade clause. The guy's been putting up 20 goals a year with no signs of slowing, and was #2 on the team for power play goals, so letting him go is just retarded
But hey we signed Mike Rupp, I'm sure he'll be awesome on the power play
I'm not sure that's what Gainey had in mind. If you recall, Marc Denis was the goalie in Hamilton last season, and he wasn't re-signed. My money says Sanford will be in the AHL next season.
Most probably. Otherwise, he's preparing another trade. I think we need a good experienced goalie to be matched with Price. He's still too young.
Hoe would have gotten that anyway at salary arbitration. They didn't see him play the 82 games this year, all they will see are his 3 seasons of 20+ goals.
Besides, if that's what it needed to keep him here then so be it. Plekanec is an amazing player who had an off season in 08-09.