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    #1 canada-marlin24

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    Posted June 29 2014 - 08:39 PM

    Lets get some better participation this season. 

     

    Aaron Ekblad drafted, Ed Jovanovski bought out, and Dale Tallon will plenty to spend. 

     

    Tampa Bay has made some improvement trading for Sam Gagne and Jason Garrison. Panthers were apparently offered Garrison in a trade but said no. 

     

    Now on to free agency....



    #2 Dr Beinfest

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    Posted June 29 2014 - 10:06 PM

    Ekblad is displeased with your spelling of his name.

     

    Then again, after he was drafted, he did make a tweet that said something along the lines of "looking forward to joining Jovo and Gudbranson and Kuli and making this defense hole" or something like that. 

     

     

     

    The Panthers turned down Garrison for the 1st overall in a package deal with 6 and 24. Thank god they said no.

     

    Also, rumor has it on Wednesday the Panthers will trade Scottie Upshall to Philadelphia in exchange for Vincent Lecavailer. 



    #3 canada-marlin24

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    Posted June 29 2014 - 10:38 PM

    Ekblad is displeased with your spelling of his name.

     

    Then again, after he was drafted, he did make a tweet that said something along the lines of "looking forward to joining Jovo and Gudbranson and Kuli and making this defense hole" or something like that. 

     

     

     

    The Panthers turned down Garrison for the 1st overall in a package deal with 6 and 24. Thank god they said no.

     

    Also, rumor has it on Wednesday the Panthers will trade Scottie Upshall to Philadelphia in exchange for Vincent Lecavailer. 

    I am not so sure I like that Upshall trade but we will see what happens. 

     

    Gagne was now flipped to Arizona but I am not looking forward to seeing Garrison's slap shot though, yes, that proposed trade with Vancouver would not have been good but do not forget that Tampa basically took his salary to pick him up. 



    #4 Dr Beinfest

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    Posted June 30 2014 - 12:26 AM

    Tampa gave up a 2nd round pick. We weren't at liberty to give up our 2nd round pick because it was essentially a late 1st rounder. Tampa's was mid-late 2nd round. Our pick closest to that would've been a 3rd rounder -- a round we did not have a pick in. Naturally, we didn't make good trade partners for Garrison. 

     

    As for Upshall, I'd much rather it be Kopecky... but in all honesty I'm totally down for dumping Upshall. He had a good season, but he only had success under Horachek. I don't know how much more of him I'd like to see to be honest. His value is high right now... trade him while he's still worth something. But... I would like to see something coming with VInny... perhaps a pick 3rd or 4th round... as a thank you for eating so much salary. 



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    Posted June 30 2014 - 05:13 PM

    Tampa gave up a 2nd round pick. We weren't at liberty to give up our 2nd round pick because it was essentially a late 1st rounder. Tampa's was mid-late 2nd round. Our pick closest to that would've been a 3rd rounder -- a round we did not have a pick in. Naturally, we didn't make good trade partners for Garrison. 

     

    As for Upshall, I'd much rather it be Kopecky... but in all honesty I'm totally down for dumping Upshall. He had a good season, but he only had success under Horachek. I don't know how much more of him I'd like to see to be honest. His value is high right now... trade him while he's still worth something. But... I would like to see something coming with VInny... perhaps a pick 3rd or 4th round... as a thank you for eating so much salary. 

    True Upshall only floruished with Horachek but I feel like he is a new player becuase of it. Kopecky was very solid the first two seasons but like Fleischmann just had an awful year. I think they will both bounce back. 



    #6 gizmo

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    Posted June 30 2014 - 07:15 PM

    Here's hoping the Bolland rumor is untrue. 



    #7 Dr Beinfest

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    Posted June 30 2014 - 08:19 PM

    The more and more I hear, it sounds like Nick Kypreos is doing his usual bulls*** where he blows smoke straight out of his ass and asks it what's up. 

     

    He sounded so certain of himself, then his dumb thoughts backtracked into lala land. That way... if he's even remotely right in any way, he gets credit. And if he's flat out wrong, he can pretend it was just speculation from the get-go.



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    Posted July 01 2014 - 01:38 AM

    Didn't the Panthers almost get JVR in a trade? Also I like the pick. Ekblad is going to be a stud.



    #9 Dr Beinfest

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    Posted July 01 2014 - 06:44 PM

    Didn't the Panthers almost get JVR in a trade? Also I like the pick. Ekblad is going to be a stud.

     

    Either like the pick or like JVR, because those were the two options. 



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    Posted July 01 2014 - 06:47 PM

    Tragic day in Florida as Dave Bolland becomes Dave Clarkson. 

     

    Willie Mitchell and Jussi Jokinen were great signings. 

     

    Al Montoya and Derek MacKenzie or whatever his name is were okay signings.

     

    Shawn Thornton and Dave Bolland were terrible signings. 

     

    Dave Bolland was a terrible signing.

     

    Dave Bolland was a horrible signing. 

     

    Dave.

     

    Bolland.


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    Posted July 01 2014 - 07:05 PM

    Tragic day in Florida as Dave Bolland becomes Dave Clarkson. 

     

    Willie Mitchell and Jussi Jokinen were great signings. 

     

    Al Montoya and Derek MacKenzie or whatever his name is were okay signings.

     

    Shawn Thornton and Dave Bolland were terrible signings. 

     

    Dave Bolland was a terrible signing.

     

    Dave Bolland was a horrible signing. 

     

    Dave.

     

    Bolland.

     

    But! What if.... He stays healthy... for the whole season...



    #12 Dr Beinfest

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    Posted July 01 2014 - 09:42 PM

    Then he might be able to be a third line center and get paid $5.5 million!

     

    Isn't it ridiculous to think that every top name out there went for no more than $1.5 million? Granted, I know we'd have to top those numbers... but it makes you think...

     

    Did Dale Tallon promise all of his Chicago boys bloated contracts if they won the championship way back when?



    #13 Dr Beinfest

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    Posted July 06 2014 - 01:15 PM

    Erick mah boy, it's okay you can vent here about that twat vendetta.

    Most people on HF are dimwits.

    #14 gizmo

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    Posted July 06 2014 - 05:28 PM

    Erick mah boy, it's okay you can vent here about that twat vendetta.

    Most people on HF are dimwits.

     

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    #15 Dr Beinfest

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    Posted July 06 2014 - 06:07 PM

    Yes I meant you. 



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    Posted July 06 2014 - 06:56 PM

    That guy defends everything Tallon does. 

     

    As for Bolland, BoLOLand, amirite guys?



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    Posted July 06 2014 - 08:29 PM

    That guy defends everything Tallon does. 

     

    As for Bolland, BoLOLand, amirite guys?

     

    Ok, now im curious. Who are we referring to?



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    Posted July 06 2014 - 09:15 PM

    I already said it.. vendetta. I think that's his name, at least. 

     

    It blows my mind that so many people are so quick to support Bolland (because of intangibles, lol) yet they're so quick to drop Jussi Jokinen (because he played with Malkin, lol).

     

    Numbers don't lie. Bolland sucks ass and Jussi Jokinen is a great signing. 



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    Posted July 06 2014 - 09:18 PM

    I love the Jokinen signing personally. I think he'd pair great with Barkov. 

     

    As for Bolland, I wish it wasn't for 5 years. If he's healthy and plays in at least 70-75 games a year, then it might not be so bad. But it's definitely a signing I could do without. 

     

    I kinda hope we package Shore and maybe a pick/prospect for some help on RW or D. 



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    Posted July 06 2014 - 11:38 PM

    I really hope it's a defender. As much as we might suffer from high end talent with goal scoring... nobody will part with what we need for Shore + pick/prospect. But our defense needs help on all ends, and that package can certainly get us a bottom-4 guy who can play respectable defense. 

     

     

    About Bolland... it's not even the 5 years. Contracts can be bought out. 5 years is terrible, of course... but obviously the glaring terrible part about Bolland is that he's making the most money on the team as a forward. He's not the best. He's not even the 6th or 7th best. He's a career bottom-6 guy, end of story. Look around at what some players went for on this market. No, I'm not saying we could've had them... what I'm saying is you'll be upset in the future when this team doesn't have the money to sign the right players because all of their money is going towards Dave f***ing Bolland. 






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