Started by AngryGreg, January 26, 2014, 04:25:21 PM
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on April 14, 2015, 04:53:55 PMExcept it isn't a problem. Having a solid roster and a healthy prospect pipeline gives the Jets a significant advantage. They can retain key pieces while shedding ineffective/aging pieces and replacing them with younger ones. Prospects who need time to develop can do so in the AHL. An embarrassment of riches is never a problem in today's NHL. Can this be said about the Maple Leafs right now? Hell no.And it isn't about meddling. Shanahan was brought in to oversee the process. That doesn't mean he should appoint himself GM, though. Take a look at what Linden did in Vancouver. I think that's the kind of model Shanahan now hopes to emulate with the Maple Leafs. Hiring a big name GM and/or coach really goes against that.
Quote from: theaardvark on April 14, 2015, 05:35:55 PMNo problem watching Zach Redmond toiling for the Av's, putting up 15 min a game, 20 points. And we got what for him? Zip?That's my point. There are going to be a lot of players that will come through our development structure that we will not have room for, and will go on to have good NHL careers elsewhere. Guy's that have come through our system, like Redmond, guys like Pardy, ODell, Cormier... all UFA, most won't be wearing Jets colours next year. Too many RFA's, too many prospects that need the chance to move up, for us to keep these guys. But they, like Redmond, are good enough to play somewhere.A wonderful problem to have.
Quote from: New_Earth_Mud on April 14, 2015, 11:20:43 PMAnother thing that is looked at when we let guys go is do they fit into our system. We have 2 guys in Petan and Ehlers that are smaller guick guys. We dont want alot of guys like that on our roster. Look at Odell... Hes got alright size but is he fast enough and agressive enough to fit into our system? we have a number of guys that Maurice and staff will have to look at. They might be good players but they just dont fit.Redmond was good but im not sure he had the agression we need and you can only have so many guys like that.This is what GMs mean when they talk about good hockey moves that make sense to there teams.We seem to be setting the tone we are going to be big fast and mean..... We cant have a bunch of Petans and Ehlers on the roster if thats our identity so we will have to pick n choose what smaller guys we want and what guys we let go.Another thing for us anyway is we will want guys with leadership quality's. Maurice talks about this alot.
Quote from: Nic16 on April 14, 2015, 09:12:02 PMO'Dell is another Thrashers DP that at this stage can only hope that some team has room on their AHL club for him.Cormier is quickly running out of time and will be in the same boat as O'Dell.
Quote from: blue_or_die on April 15, 2015, 04:01:03 PMYou're not wrong Muddy but I do think/hope Chevy will find a place for both Ehlers and Petan. Heck, for all we know, maybe Chevy's plan all along has been to become competitive in the short term by being big and strong and fast, and then transitioning to a skillset-heavy roster down the line?When you're deep and have a lot in the pipe it's open season for teams with big holes to fill and it may be possible for a Toronto to pick up a Petan for next to nothing, kinda like us picking up Perreault for free from a very loaded Ducks team.
Quote from: Rhapsody in Blue on April 18, 2015, 05:31:35 AMFrom TSN:Los Angeles Kings centre Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex.Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Mauntel said Stoll is being held at the Clark County Detention Center.The 32-year-old Stoll is an unrestricted free agent after struggling this season. He had six goals and 11 assists in 73 games, his seventh with Los Angeles after five with Edmonton.The centre helped the Kings win Stanley Cup titles in 2012 and 2014. Los Angeles missed the playoffs this season.http://www.tsn.ca/kings-stoll-arrested-in-las-vegas-1.260263