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  1. Right because Nashville wants to allocate more money to their blueline? They could has interest in a stajan and someone like raymond would fit in there but theyre still going to want some value coming back because i doubt theyve given up on rinne yet.
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    Goaltending

    IMO kinkaid is both a worse prospect and goaltender than ortio. Hard Pass. I think Bishop os out of our price range with the big raise he will get in 2017. Andersson is the guy i want the most with great number, size and still young enough to develop into an elite tender....alas i doubt the ducks trade him to us. They probably target toronto or someone else out east. My top target this summer will be Brian Elliot. Hes having another terrific year and would be great in a 1A/1B system with ortio. Unfortunately i hate that system because its proven not to work come playoffs. The issue is we basically have no choice as no ones giving away a 65 game starting goalie. Atleast with Elliot we would create a winning culture without blowing up our pick/prospect pool and allow the immense goalie talent we have in our system to develop. Hopefully in 3 years weve draft/developed our own elite #1.
  3. I agree bishop is someone BT should be doing his homework on. A huge #1 goalie with playoff experience. Unfortunately he comes with a big contract that might be too difficult to afford without leaving holes elsewhere. Another situation im watching is in Anaheim. I would think you could probably steal one of their goalies for the right price. Anderssons RFA year end and will probably command a similar contract to Bishop.
  4. Could easily work in the opposite direction. Kane was investigated for rape and his reputation took a major hit, he responded by the most dominant season in a handful of years. Adversity builds a champion.
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    Goaltending

    DISGUSTING! Jimmys a choke artist and we want absolutely no part in him. Problem with jimmy is you dont know if youre gonna get the top 10 goaltender jimmy or the bantam aa goaltender jimmy. He is someone you want zero part in especially with that insane contract.
  6. Before we start selling off assets i think there are some key questions that need answering. #1: Can we realistically afford to sign an upgrade on Kris Russell in free agency? Playing next to Dougie, size and offensive skill really arent necessities. Russell is the safe defensive focused dman who can allow dougie to play up on the rush and help cover for some of dougies turnovers. The guys shot blocking ability is invaluable on the penalty kill and overall leadership and intelligence is key. I would guess he would give a hometown discount to stay and gives us a reliable #4 at what i think will be a steal of a price. I would estimate the contract on an upgrade in free agency to be around 5 million for atleast 3 years. #2: Is a 50 point Hudler good enough as our #1 RW? Like a few Flames i believe Hudlers simply having an off year and primed for a bounce back. I would like to throw out this and last year to really understand who Huds more likely is as a player. A consistant 20goal 50point player who had one of the only positive +/- in that horrible 13/14 season. He's certainly nothing flashy or special but he brings that consistancy, leadership and capable play for a discount price. I know we all thought he was out of our price range but i think after a weak season this year it brings his demands back to earth. My guess is hes in for somewhat of a raise but maxing out around 5 mill for 3 years. Again the question becomes can we realistically find an upgrade at RW for that price or afford to pay more? Sometimes the best Trade is the one we didnt make. Its tough to rely on continuity at the key positions after a part season of underachievement but the grass isnt always greener and in a case where we will have to make tough decisions with 3 massive upcoming raises for our forwards the resign route is often the cheapest way to go
  7. Ive always thought brodie was underated, and this year hes proven it. 2nd in the nhl in points, +6 on the year, and has visibly been near lights out defensively. He's not the flashy and sexy #1 everyone wants, but he's likely in the top 25 in the league as well as a very capable first pairing dman, and he's only now reaching his ceiling! I was very impressed by wotherspoon during his call-up last year. If he's playing at that level this early into his career it's not unreasonable to think he could become a solid top 4 in a number of years.
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    Goaltending

    I poorly explained my stance. My fear is ramo got hot after his injury and wont be able to sustain anything near what he did the latter part of this year. I guess its probably unlikely for a veteran(used loosely i know) goalie like ramo to get overly comfortable but im skeptical that hes as good as everyone thinks and dont want bb to put his eggs in that basket without seeing what available via free agency or bargain trade. I just hope burke tries to bring in more competition for ramo, and i definatly dont mean mcd (hackdonald).
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    Goaltending

    Strange he would put it that way and not say ramo earned a solid shot at starting. Ramo did well but competition is important for everyone. For all we know ramo come to training camp out of shape and or ortio blows him out of the water. It obvious if thats the case that everything will change, but i wouldnt mind us trying to sign a backup with potential to push ramo for the starting job on top of holding onto ortio and ramo
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    Goaltending

    We have sooooo many goalie's and are starting some what of a rebuild if not a total rebuild. I think we have time to wait until someone pans out since we won't be contending for a while. With the sheer numbers we have and some of the amazing #'s the young ones have put up I'm pretty confident with our goaltending situation. I will be perfectly fine without a proven starting goaltender for next year because unless we get crazy lucky in free agency we won't be in the playoff race anyways. One more thing is it will start a new reality that we can't rely on our goaltender to win us games.
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