Jump to content


Cats after JSG?


Fishfan79
 Share

Recommended Posts

Gettin' Giggy With It

 

GiggyIf the Ducks win the Stanley Cup as it increasingly looks like they will, goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere stands to win his second Conn Smythe Trophy for being the MVP of the entire Stanley Cup playoffs.

 

Not bad for a guy who didn't even play in the first three games of the first series against Minnesota.

 

Giguere has been outstanding for the Ducks this postseason, and if not for his play in the west finals against Detroit, Anaheim probably wouldn't even be here.

 

And because of that, Anaheim would be crazy to let him walk away this summer. Not saying the Ducks aren't going to do just that, but it's going to be hard for them to allow it.

 

Giguere is going to be a hit on the free agent market, with the Panthers leading the charge for his services. The Panthers are desperate for a goalie of Giguere's stature, after realizing what they had in Roberto Luongo once he left. It's not Florida's fault Todd Bertuzzi got hurt. But the trade was a bust -- no matter how good Bryan Allen played in the second half of the season -- and signing Giguere this offseason would offset much of the damage done.

 

So how do the Panthers bring Giguere to South Florida?

 

First, he has to decide he's not going back to the O.C. The Ducks are paying him almost $4 million this year on a $40-plus million payroll. The Ducks are going to have to dole out some raises next year and at the same time probably bring some on as they try to tweak things to ensure they stick around the top of the league. The Ducks are going to reap financial benefits for winning the Cup, but GM Brian Burke says the team has a budget he will adhere to.Giguere2

 

With Giguere to demand a boost from his $4 million salary (look for him to start negotiations at $6 million per), the Ducks may say they are happy with Ilya Bryzgalov ($1 mil this year) as their No. 1. Why not? He's proved he can do the job and deserves a shot somewhere (the Ducks could sign Giguere and trade Bryzgalov, but Bryz is a bargain so they might as well keep him.)

 

Even if Giguere and the Ducks part ways, that doesn't mean the 30-year-old is headed to Broward County. Tampa Bay would be interested in signing him, although the Bolts' financial restraints could keep them on the sidelines in this one. There have been rumblings Montreal would be interested in bringing the Montreal native home, and after missing the playoffs last year, the Habs are desperate for a big splash. Detroit, Los Angeles and Boston have also been mentioned as possible suitors.

 

The one major thing the Panthers have in their favor is mucho dinero. The Cats have Cash. Will they spend it? There's the question. The thought here is Florida has to go after Giguere and go after him hard. This is a team that needs to not only make the playoffs but be good enough to do something once they make them. A world-class goalie like Giguere may be that catalyst. Sure, you can say Florida never made it when Luongo was here. The truth is, some of Luongo's best young years were wasted in Florida. The team tried building up and it never caught up before Mike Keenan sent Luongo west to Vancouver.

 

Will the Panthers have to over pay to get Giguere? Probably. Will folks question why said money didn't go to Luongo in the first place to avoid this mess? Yep. The Panthers can't worry about second guessing in this case. And by all accounts, JM and his crew don't seem to care what outsiders think anyway.

 

If Giguere decides to stay with the Ducks, great. The Panthers can't blame the guy for staying with the franchise he led to a Cup championship (probably). But if he ventures onto the open market, JM and the organization needs to do everything in its power to get him here.

 

What if Giguere isn't out there?

 

Florida can look west to San Jose and maybe swing a deal for Evgeni Nabokov or Vesa Toskala; maybe they go after Minnesota's Manny Fernandez or even Niklas Backstrom.

 

The Panthers are expected to be active once the Stanley Cup Finals come to a close. Getting a true No. 1 goalie should be at the top of their list.

 

 

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers...omment-71888290

 

 

Richards keeps a good blog I highly recommend it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This would have to the the first priority. There is no chance we make the playoffs with Belfoure. He played pretty good last season, but he must be 43 now or something like that.

 

Does a 5 year 30 million dollar deal get it done?

 

Is there a list of free agents anywhere?

 

I think we need a goalie badly, then maybe another top 1-2 line forward.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

No way in hell the Ducks let him slip away.

 

How do you figure? They need to give raises to all their young kids (especially the kid line), resign Selanne, and they already have almost 35 million in payroll committed for next year (estimate). They have Byzgalov who can play at this level and in the playoffs for five million dollars less than what it would take for Giguere to sign with the Ducks. But hey, stranger things have happened.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 years 6.8 million per with a no trade clause

 

I would go to him tomorrow and offer it. Is it a huge overpay? Yes, but damn he is good. We know Boston and LA will offer up a fortune for his services.

 

 

I also would love to get my hands on Hartnell, Blake, Smyth, Nilson whom are all Free Agents.

 

Hartnell would fit in good with our youthful group and be perfect to put on the first line with Olli.

 

 

 

As for FA out there, I found this in a hockey forum perhaps it helps?

 

 

 

Anaheim Ducks

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Teemu Selanne

Sean O'Donnell

Shawn Thornton

Joe Dipenta

Ric Jackman

Mark Hartigan

Brad May

Sebastien Caron

Ian Moran

Trevor Gillies

Kent Huskins

 

Atlanta Thrashers

Keith Tkachuk

Vyacheslav Kozlov

Greg De Vries

Pascal Dupuis

Eric Belanger

Eric Boulton

Jon Sim

Denis Hamel

Andy Sutton

J.P. Vigier

Andy Delmore

Brad Larsen

Shane Hnidy

Kevin Doell (Group VI)

Scott Mellanby (retired)

 

Boston Bruins

Marco Sturm (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Jeremy Reich

Petr Tenkrat

Jeff Hoggan

Bobby Allen

Jason York

Nathan Dempsey

Jay Leach

Dennis Packard (Group VI)

 

Buffalo Sabres

Chris Drury

Daniel Briere

Dainius Zubrus

Adam Mair

Mikko Lehtonen

Teppo Numminen

Ty Conklin

Michael Ryan (Group VI)

 

Calgary Flames

Roman Hamrlik

Brad Stuart

Marcus Nilson (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Tony Amonte

Darren McCarty

Wayne Primeau

Jeff Friesen

Byron Ritchie

Jamie McLennan

Brad Ference

Carsen Germyn (Group VI)

Brent Krahn (Group VI)

 

Carolina Hurricanes

Ray Whitney (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Josef Vasicek

Anson Carter

Scott Walker

Dave Tanabe

Glen Wesley (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Jesse Boulerice

Shane Willis

Scott Kelman (Group VI)

Derrick Walser

 

Chicago Blackhawks

Michal Handzus

Peter Bondra

Patrick Lalime (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Reed Low

Jeff Hamilton

Craig MacDonald

David Koci (Group VI)

Carl Corazzini

 

Colorado Avalanche

Joe Sakic (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Ian Laperriere (team option exercised based on games played)

Tyler Arnason

Scott Parker

Ossi Vaananen

Antti Laaksonen

Pierre Turgeon

Patrice Brisebois

Ken Klee

Brett McLean

Mark Rycroft

Jeff Finger (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Ben Guite

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Fredrik Modin (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Bryan Berard

Fredrik Norrena (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Anders Eriksson

Jamie Pushor

Brian Boucher

Ryan Caldwell (Group VI)

Brandon Sugden

 

Dallas Stars

Ladislav Nagy

Darryl Sydor

Stu Barnes

Eric Lindros

Patrik Stefan

Stephane Robidas (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Shane Endicott

Matthew Barnaby

Mike Smith (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Krys Barch (Group VI) (re-signed; 1-year deal)

Dan Ellis (Group VI)

Mike Green (Group VI)

 

Detroit Red Wings

Pavel Datsyuk (re-signed; 7 year deal)

Danny Markov

Todd Bertuzzi

Tomas Holmstrom (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Kirk Maltby (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Matt Schneider

Chris Chelios

Dominik Hasek

Kyle Calder

Robert Lang

Brad Norton

Matt Ellis (Group VI)

Brendan Brooks

Matt Hussey

Josh Langfeld

Dan Smith

 

Edmonton Oilers

Petr Sykora

Petr Nedved

Steve Staios (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Jussi Markkanen

Daniel Tjarnqvist

Jan Hejda

Toby Petersen

 

Florida Panthers

Jozef Stumpel

Martin Gelinas

Eddie Belfour

Ville Peltonen (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Ari Vallin

Joe Nieuwendyk (retired)

 

Los Angeles Kings

Mathieu Garon

Jaroslav Modry

Aaron Miller

Jamie Heward

Derek Armstrong (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Tom Kostopoulos

Sean Burke

Raitis Ivanans (re-signed; 1-year deal)

Mike Weaver

Noah Clarke

Jeff Giuliano

Tim Jackman

 

Minnesota Wild

Niklas Backstrom

Martin Skoula

Wes Walz

Todd White

Jason Morgan

Wyatt Smith

 

Montreal Canadiens

Sheldon Souray

Andrei Markov (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Mike Johnson

David Aebischer

Radek Bonk

Janne Niinimaa

Aaron Downey

Mathieu Biron

Jean-Philippe Cote (Group VI)

Yann Danis (Group VI)

Dan Jancevski (Group VI)

 

Nashville Predators

Peter Forsberg

Scott Hartnell

Paul Kariya

Kimmo Timonen

Vitaly Vishnevski

Scott Nichol

Pat Leahy

Nolan Yonkman

Jerred Smithson

Ramzi Abid (Group VI)

Sheldon Brookbank (Group VI)

Karl Goehring

Kim Staal

 

New Jersey Devils

Brian Rafalski

Scott Gomez

Sergei Brylin (team option exercised)

Erik Rasmussen

Scott Clemmenson

Jason Wiemer

Brad Lukowich

Jim Fahey

Michael Rupp

Grant Marshall

Alexander Mogilny

Dan McGillis

Adrian Foster (Group VI)

Justin Papineau (Group VI)

 

New York Islanders

Alexei Yashin

Ryan Smyth

Jason Blake

Viktor Kozlov

Tom Poti

Richard Zednik

Arron Asham

Chris Simon

Mike Dunham

Sean Hill

Joel Bouchard

Eric Boguniecki

Rick Berry

Wade Dubielewicz (re-signed; 1-year deal)

Peter Ferraro

 

New York Rangers

Brendan Shanahan

Martin Straka (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Michael Nylander (player option)

Kevin Weekes

Sandis Ozolinsh

Brad Isbister

Jed Ortmeyer

Craig Weller (Group VI)

Thomas Pock (re-signed; 2 year deal)

 

Ottawa Senators

Tom Preissing

Chris Phillips (re-signed; 4 year deal with NTC)

Mike Comrie

Dean McAmmond

Serge Payer

Jamie Allison

Brian Maloney

Lawrence Nycholat (Group VI)

Jeff Heerema (Group VI)

Neil Komadoski (Group VI)

 

Philadelphia Flyers

Mike Knuble (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Robert Esche

Martin Biron (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Sami Kapanen (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Mike York

Brad Tapper

Boyd Kane

Niko Dimitrakos

Todd Fedoruk

Mark Cullen

Martin Grenier (re-signed; 1 year deal)

 

Phoenix Coyotes

Shane Doan (re-signed; 5 year deal)

Curtis Joseph

Jeremy Roenick

Owen Nolan

Kevyn Adams (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Mike Ricci

Mike Morrison

Pascal Rheaume

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Gary Roberts

Mark Recchi

Josef Melichar

Ronald Petrovicky

Jocelyn Thibault

Nils Ekman

Joel Kwiatkowski

Rob Scuderi

Eric Cairns

John LeClair

Wade Brookbank

Alain Nasreddiene

Nolan Schaefer (Group VI)

Matt Carkner (Group VI)

Micki Dupont (Group VI)

Libor Pivko (Group VI)

Wade Skolney (Group VI)

 

San Jose Sharks

Scott Hannan

Bill Guerin

Craig Rivet

Mark Smith

Pat Traverse

Mathieu Darche

Scott Ferguson

Vladimir Malakhov (until he officially retires)

Garrett Stafford (Group VI)

Grant Stevenson (Group VI)

 

St. Louis Blues

Eric Brewer (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Manny Legace (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Ville Nieminen

Glen Metropolit

Radek Dvorak

Jamal Mayers (re-signed; 3 year deal)

Vladimir Orszagh

Trent Whitfield (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Jamie Rivers

Peter Sejna (Group VI)

Mike Stuart (Group VI)

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Cory Sarich

Ruslan Fedotenko

Luke Richardson

Nolan Pratt

Jason Ward (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Rob DiMaio

Dan Corso

Andreas Karlsson (re-signed; 1-year deal)

Eric Perrin

Johan Holmqvist (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Kyle Wanvig (Group VI)

Stephen Baby (Group VI)

Eric Healey

Norm Milley (Group VI)

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Mats Sundin (team option thru 6/15 @ $6.3 million cap hit)

Mike Peca

Darcy Tucker (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Yanic Perreault

Nikolai Antropov

Jeff O'Neill

Jean-Sebastien Aubin

Boyd Devereaux (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Bates Battaglia

Tyson Nash

Brad Brown

Travis Green

Marc Moro

Brad Leeb (Group VI)

J.F. Racine (Group VI)

 

Vancouver Canucks

Sami Salo (re-signed; 4 year deal)

Taylor Pyatt (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Trevor Linden

Bryan Smolinski

Jan Bulis

Brent Sopel

Mika Noronen

Rory Fitzpatrick

Josh Green

Jeff Cowan

Wade Flaherty

Lee Goren

Tommi Santala

Yannick Tremblay

Joe Rullier (Group VI)

Prestin Ryan (Group VI)

Dany Sabourin (Group VI)

Nathan Smith (Group VI)

 

Washington Capitals

Bryan Muir

Brent Johnson (re-signed; 2 year deal)

Donald Brashear (re-signed; 1 year deal)

Peter Vandermeer

Trevor Byrne (Group VI)

Alexander Giroux (Group VI)

Quinton Laing (Group VI)

Chad Wiseman (Group VI)

 

 

Players signed overseas

Corey Larose (Atlanta) to Kazan, RUS

Nathan Robinson (Boston) to Berlin, GER

Timo Helbling (Buffalo) to Lugano, SWI

Denis Arkhipov (Chicago) to Aks Bars, RUS

Jean-Marc Pelletier (Florida) to Hamburg, GER

Marty Murray (Los Angeles) to Lugano, SWI

Peter Ratchuk (Minnesota) to Dusseldorf, GER

Randy Robitaille (New York Islanders) to Yaroslavl, RUS

Tomas Malec (New York Islanders) to Trinec, CZE

Martin Richter (New York Rangers) to Pardubice, CZE

Cory Pecker (Ottawa) to Lausanne, SWI

David Prinz (Philadelphia) to Djurgarden, SWE

Eric Meloche (Philadelphia) to Straubing, GER

Tomas Mojzis (St Louis) to Novosibirsk, RUS

Joe Rullier (Tampa Bay) to Lukko, FIN

Erik Westrum (Toronto) to Ambri-Piotta, SWI

Alexander Suglobov (Toronto) to St. Petersburg, RUS

Brad Moran (Vancouver) to Hamburg, GER

Brandon Reid (Vancouver) to Dusseldorf, GER

Andy Hedlund (Washington) to Dusseldorf, GER

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Martin Weighing His Goaltending Options

Florida Panthers

Jun 6, 2007, 5:01 PM EDT

 

BELFOUR

 

ANDERSON

By: Dave Joseph for floridapanthers.com

 

The list is endless.

 

There?s future Hall of Famers Ed Belfour and Dominik Hasek, promising stars like Vesa Toskala and Niklas Backstrom, journeymen Robert Esche and Martin Gerber, and even the possibility of Conn Smythe winner J.S. Giguere.

 

The number of goalies who could change teams this off-season is staggering, and Panther coach Jacques Martin is carefully weighing his options as he moves toward the most important weeks of the summer.

 

Three weeks before the Entry Draft and less than a month before the frenzy that is free agency, the Panthers? coach is devising a plan and looking at a plethora of options when it comes to who could be in goal for the upcoming 2007-08.

 

?There?s a lot of different scenarios and a lot of different options,? Martin agreed. ?We haven?t firmed up our decisions regarding goal. They?re not quite clear at this point.?

 

And that?s because much will depend on the decision of three teams: the Ducks, Wild and Sharks.

 

Giguere, making $3.99 million for the Ducks, will become an unrestricted free agent July 1 and is expected to command approximately $6 million.

 

With the Ducks committed to paying defensemen Chris Pronger and Scott Niedermayer a combined $13 million next season ? they?re also likely to resign Teemu Selanne and restricted free agents Dustin Penner and Travis Moen - they may have to let Giguere loose and take a shot in goal with Ilya Bryzgalov, who is making $1 million and is three years younger than the 30-year-old Giguere.

 

The Sharks and Wild are also looking at cap issues.

 

With Evgeni Nabokov holding a no-trade, $5 million contract, the Sharks could take $1.375 million off the books by trading Toskala. Meanwhile, the Wild must decide whether to sign unrestricted free agent Niklas Backstrom to a deal worth at least $3 million. If they sign Backstrom, the Wild will actively seek to trade Manny Fernandez, who is set to make $4.33 million in 2007-08 and $4.5 million the following year.

 

The key could be whether Giguere and/or Backstrom sign with their current teams or shop for the best deal.

 

?Really, the top unrestricted free agents are very limited,? said Martin, referring to Giguere and Backstrom. ?If they decide to (shop around), there?s so few of them (at that level) they?re price could be too high.?

 

The group under Giguere and Backstrom includes veterans Curtis Joseph, Robert Esche, David Aebischer, Kevin Weekes, Mike Dunham, Mathieu Garon, Jocelyn Thibault, Hasek and, yes, Belfour.

 

Coming off back surgery and an inconsistent season in Toronto in 2005-06, Belfour wound up carrying the Panthers the second-half of last season. With Alex Auld struggling in his third NHL season before getting injured, Belfour played in 27 consecutive games from Jan. 20 through March 27 while compiling a 15-8-4 record.

 

Martin believes the Panthers goaltending situation wasn?t settled last year until the second half of the season.

 

?I think what happened was Alex had a fairly good start, but the team had trouble shortly after the start and they weren?t getting goals for him,? Martin said. ?Then Eddie was coming off back surgery and I don?t think he really started coming around and was 100 percent until sometime in December.?

 

Martin believes Belfour?s training regiment allowed him to play as well as he did during the second half of the season. But is it too much to ask a 42-year-old to be your No. 1 goalie?

 

?Well, that?s a legitimate question,? Martin said. ?When you look at guys like Belfour and Hasek, they?re making less money because there is a higher risk with them than a 28 or 30-year-old. When you?re older and get injured, the recovery time is longer. So there can be that drawback.?

 

One scenario for the Panthers is to hope Auld can come back healthy from knee surgery and battle Belfour for the No. 1 spot as he did last year during the opening month. To accomplish such a competition, Martin would have to sign Belfour as an unrestricted free agent and give Auld a qualifying offer (approximately $1.6 million) by June 25.

 

A second scenario has Martin not qualifying Auld, signing Belfour, and looking for the best deal. That could depend on whether the Wild sign Backstrom or whether the Panthers can trade for a Toskala or a Fernandez or a Martin Gerber ($3.7 million).

 

There could also be better deals. For instance, maybe the Bruins are willing to deal acrobatic Tim Thomas ($1.2 million) or Hannu Toivonen now that they?ve signed their goalie of the future in Tuukka Rask.

 

Yet, a third option is letting Belfour and Auld go, signing a No. 1 goalie and keeping Craig Anderson or trading for someone like Thomas as a backup.

 

?A lot will be determined on what teams are looking for and which players they?re willing to trade,? Martin said.

 

Could Martin swing for the fences by making noise at June 22-23 Entry Draft in Columbus, Ohio? Could he make the kind of blockbuster deal the Panthers have in the past?

 

?We?re still trying to improve in certain areas and fill certain holes with free agents,? said Martin, who could be shopping or a couple forwards come July. ?I don?t know if we?re at the level with our depth that would allow us to make the kind of deal Florida has a reputation of making. But, again, there?s a lot of different scenarios. And we?re keeping all our options open.?

 

 

http://panthers.nhl.com/team/app/?service=...rticleid=316763

 

 

Thank god for the underlined statement. No need to make a move like trading away our all star at the all star game, bah humbug.

 

 

I really dont like the Belfour/auld possibility next year.

 

Toskala might be fun to see though still want JSG.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Totally unsubstantiated and off the wall, but Horton (or even Jokinen) for Al Montoya makes a ton of sense for both teams.

 

Lundqvist is an RFA so he's going to get a big extension, and Montoya's not going to sit in Hartford forever.

 

No it doesn't at all. Horton is worth much more than Montoya. However, trading Jokinen for a package of Montoya and others isn't such a bad idea. :mischief

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Totally unsubstantiated and off the wall, but Horton (or even Jokinen) for Al Montoya makes a ton of sense for both teams.

 

Lundqvist is an RFA so he's going to get a big extension, and Montoya's not going to sit in Hartford forever.

 

No it doesn't at all. Horton is worth much more than Montoya. However, trading Jokinen for a package of Montoya and others isn't such a bad idea. :mischief

 

Well, I respectfully disagree, but whatever it's not going to happen because the Rangers got burned thinking Blackburn was the goalie of the future and they'll at least hold onto Montoya for one more season, and the Panthers would never make a huge risk/reward move like that since a goalie's value is never really known until he's gone, it'd be tough for the Panthers to watch Horton or Jokinen put up 90 point seasons on Broadway.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Totally unsubstantiated and off the wall, but Horton (or even Jokinen) for Al Montoya makes a ton of sense for both teams.

 

Lundqvist is an RFA so he's going to get a big extension, and Montoya's not going to sit in Hartford forever.

 

No it doesn't at all. Horton is worth much more than Montoya. However, trading Jokinen for a package of Montoya and others isn't such a bad idea. :mischief

 

Well, I respectfully disagree, but whatever it's not going to happen because the Rangers got burned thinking Blackburn was the goalie of the future and they'll at least hold onto Montoya for one more season, and the Panthers would never make a huge risk/reward move like that since a goalie's value is never really known until he's gone, it'd be tough for the Panthers to watch Horton or Jokinen put up 90 point seasons on Broadway.

Horton should not be traded. I happen to think Jokinen is tradable judging by what I've heard from people.

 

Horton will be a better player than Olli ever will be. My opinion, but you do not trade that wrist shot and Horton's playmaking skills (don't believe me? Look at his stats from Junior and last season). He is maturing as a player and he will score 50+ goals in the near future. He's got that talent. I don't believe Olli does have that in him, however, since he doesn't go to the net with enough regularity.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What is Horton, 21, 22? and he's pretty much already a stud on the verge of stardom. We'd be absolutly crazy to trade him.

 

Hopefully we can just take the free agency route, but if comes down to trading, Horton fits more in with the future than Olli.

 

I think free agency needs to be tried first. There should be some decent goalies out there. However I am sure the panthers will have to overpay. The teams hasnt done anything since the 99-2000 season, so this isnt an atractive team. However this team is only a few players away from making the playoffs (as a 7-8 seed)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Totally unsubstantiated and off the wall, but Horton (or even Jokinen) for Al Montoya makes a ton of sense for both teams.

 

Lundqvist is an RFA so he's going to get a big extension, and Montoya's not going to sit in Hartford forever.

 

No it doesn't at all. Horton is worth much more than Montoya. However, trading Jokinen for a package of Montoya and others isn't such a bad idea. :mischief

 

Well, I respectfully disagree, but whatever it's not going to happen because the Rangers got burned thinking Blackburn was the goalie of the future and they'll at least hold onto Montoya for one more season, and the Panthers would never make a huge risk/reward move like that since a goalie's value is never really known until he's gone, it'd be tough for the Panthers to watch Horton or Jokinen put up 90 point seasons on Broadway.

 

 

Horton >>>> Montoya in value by far sorry maybe if for the rangers it makes a lot of sense but a kid on the verge of breaking out that is 30+ goals at his age traded for an unproven prospect (not even the best goalie prospect in the minors? Price is far better) would make no sense at all.

 

The cats need to get 2 forwards, easier to give up a 3nd (detriots) for fernandez, eat that contract for two years. He is a pretty good goalie if a headcase.

 

Then go sign Hartnell and another for the top line with Olli.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This thread is quite old. Please consider starting a new thread rather than reviving this one.

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...