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Old 06-05-2008, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default Now that the season is over...

Who do you think will not be back next year. Hossa? Malone? Hopefully as many as possible, but kind of curious what everyone thinks.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:28 PM   #2
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Default Re: Now that the season is over...

I would like to bring everyone back, lol.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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The one I most want back is hossa. he seemed to fit the team perfectly
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:41 PM   #4
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Default Re: Now that the season is over...

here is a list of the upcoming free agents

Unrestricted
Marian Hossa
Gary Roberts
Mark Eaton
Ryan Malone
Georges Laraque
Jarkko Ruutu
Brooks Orpik
Pascal Dupuis
Kris Beech
Adam Hall
Alain Nasredine (AHL)
Ty Conklin
Nathan Smith (AHL)
Connor James (AHL)

Restriced Free Agents
Marc-Andre Fleury- Arbitration Eligible at the expiration of the current contract
Ryan Stone (AHL)
Jonathan Filewich (AHL)
Daniel Fernholm (AHL)
Paul Bissonnette (AHL)
Patrick Ehelechner (AHL)
Tim Brent (AHL)
Tim Wallace (AHL)
Mark Ardelan (AHL)
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:53 PM   #5
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Default Re: Now that the season is over...

i think first prioity among the AHL players should be Ryan Stone and/or Jonathan Filewich, i think they would be great additions to the hockey team if for some reason we cant resign some of our NHLer (cant resign them all) before id sign Hossa id go after Malone. I say let conklin walk, im grateful for wat he did but we got sabo who was a good backup and we got people like john curry in the minors waiting for a chance.

id get ruutu and orpik back for sure they have earned a bigger paycheck. then there are people like adam hall and pascal dupuis, good penalty killers and dupuis played well with crosby but i think that people like Tim Brent and Ryan Stone (even kennedy could PK) could fill these roles nicely. i think another year for Bissonnette then he could take over as our BIG D-man.

eaton i let go, i always like eaton when he played and was prob our best Defensive Dman but the problem was he could never stay healthy. If Roberts wants to come back obviously lets get him a extenstion, if he likes it here i think he deserves to finsih his career here whether it be this year or next year or a couple of years.

oh ya he is the link http://www.nhlscap.com/

If George Laraque still has it him in to do what it is that we ask him to do then lets resign him if not im sure there is another younger enforcer you would love the opportunity to protect Sid and Geno
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Unrestricted
Marian Hossa-Signs if he is willing to go for a lower price
Gary Roberts-May have sour taste in the mouth over loss, but don't expect him back
Mark Eaton-Too Few Games to tell
Ryan Malone-Should stay if Hossa does not or take a hometown discount
Georges Laraque-Made a decent case to stay
Jarkko Ruutu-Could be a great future asset
Brooks Orpik-A needed Defensemen. He could get better over time
Pascal Dupuis-Looks like he is one of those who want to stay
Kris Beech-Gone
Adam Hall-Could Sign a 2 Way
Alain Nasredine (AHL)-Needs more time with WBS
Ty Conklin-Would be dominant force behind Fleury if he goes down or needs a day off
Nathan Smith (AHL)-Questionable
Connor James (AHL)-Questionable

Restriced Free Agents
Marc-Andre Fleury-Crazy to think he won't be back
Ryan Stone (AHL)-Need more time to think on this one
Jonathan Filewich (AHL)See Above
Daniel Fernholm (AHL)" "
Paul Bissonnette (AHL)[" "
Patrick Ehelechner (AHL)" "
Tim Brent (AHL)" "
Tim Wallace (AHL)" "
Mark Ardelan (AHL)" "
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Unrestricted
Marian Hossa - Gone. He will ask for and get $8 million per season from another team
Gary Roberts - Will be back if he wants one last shot at the Cup, but will have to be for much less than $2.5 million
Mark Eaton - Gone. Too injury prone.
Ryan Malone - Must be re-signed, and his price shouldn't matter. Too important on the ice and in the locker room as a leader
Georges Laraque - Will be back
Jarkko Ruutu - Iffy on this one. Like Orpik, he had his moments with Therrien and may hinge his return on Therrien's status
Brooks Orpik - Would love to keep him, but his stormy relationship with Therrien plus teams (Rangers, anyone?) throwing big money at him means he's gone. Both him and Eaton leaving makes room for Alex Goligoski to make the Pens next season
Pascal Dupuis - Will be back
Kris Beech - Gone
Adam Hall - Will be back
Alain Nasredine (AHL) - Will be kept for depth
Ty Conklin - Gone, and I hope he's rewarded handsomely for the job he did keeping the Pens afloat while Fleury was out
Nathan Smith (AHL) - Captain of the Baby Pens, will be back
Connor James (AHL) - Will be back

Restriced Free Agents
Marc-Andre Fleury- Arbitration Eligible at the expiration of the current contract - Will get megabucks before July 1
Ryan Stone (AHL) - Will be back
Jonathan Filewich (AHL) - Will be back
Daniel Fernholm (AHL) - Gone
Paul Bissonnette (AHL) - Will be back
Patrick Ehelechner (AHL) - Gone. David Brown will be the backup at WBS to John Curry
Tim Brent (AHL) - Will be back and will probably have a legit shot at making the big club
Tim Wallace (AHL) - Will be back
Mark Ardelan (AHL) - Unsure.
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top priority is to lock up our young core which is: Fleury, Malkin and Staal

the next 3 key guys we stand to lose are: Hossa, Malone and Orpik. I like Hossa a lot but he is a goner. He will demand a lot and we will already have spent top dollar on Crosby and Malkin. Malone is also likely a goner (someone will overpay him) unless he takes a hometown discount. Orpik is also likely a goner because he is one of the top dman free agents and he hates Therrian. Although, I think Shero and the Pens should really push hard to keep Orpik.

Losing our 2 toughest players (Orpik and Malone) is bad news

Also, look for Goligoski to be on the team next year

2 wingers that are free agents that we should look at are: Brian Rolston nad Michael Ryder. Both are good and can score and will be cheaper than Hossa and Malone

I still cant picture this team without Malone. C'mon Bugsy, take a hometown discount and stay! The cost of living is cheaper in da 'burgh :)

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for sure Stall, Crosby, Malkin and Fluery are our team to build on besides that lets hope for the best
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Well, I've just read a rumor about the Pens trading Malkin to L.A. Ray Ferraro, former Pens' winger turned analyst, seems to believe that they would pull the trigger on the deal because he doesn't think that they'd be able to pay him what he's worth and still keep Hossa, Malone and Orpik, and re-sign Fleury to an extension. Well Ray, I think you took too many elbows to the head as a player. The Pens absolutely WILL NOT trade Malkin, and would gladly let Hossa, Malone and Orpik walk in order to keep him. They can bring other guys in to fill in the holes, but they MUST keep the core together, and that includes Malkin. If it means he gets as much or more than Sid, which he has asked for, then that's what the Pens will do.
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