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Hoags


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I think if we sit tight, we may get some good offers as we got lots of cap space and teams will be dumping later in the off-season (if) once the new cap is announced. We're in a good position to be able to take some salary on without having to send much back.

J-Bo just seems like the wrong kind of D-man for us, Hammer would be better. Not sure how Calgary can trade J-Bo anyway, who's going to play his minutes there ?

rooneypoo


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dennycrane wrote:6.6 for JayBo is too much. If it was a straight hockey deal (i.e. no money), I think the Sens would be interested but the salary is prohibitive.

I think the Sens may go after Cam Barker if he is not qualified by the Oilers. Apparently Murray has asked about him in the past and could be had for next to nothing.

If it comes to that, I'd prefer that BM skate up himself and take that 3rd spot on the left side. Cam Barker is utterly useless.

PTFlea


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NEELY wrote:I would take Ballard over JBo any day of the week. It's not even close.
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NEELY


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Hoags wrote:I think if we sit tight, we may get some good offers as we got lots of cap space and teams will be dumping later in the off-season (if) once the new cap is announced. We're in a good position to be able to take some salary on without having to send much back.

J-Bo just seems like the wrong kind of D-man for us, Hammer would be better. Not sure how Calgary can trade J-Bo anyway, who's going to play his minutes there ?

JBo bings nothing except a guy that plats 20-25 easy mins in terms of the way he plays. No risk, no physicality, doesn't really excel in his own end, but he skates well. That's what you are getting, a D man getting close to 7 mil because he skates well and will score the occasional goal.

The guy is a loser, the biggest in NHL history.

rooneypoo

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NEELY wrote:I would take Ballard over JBo any day of the week. It's not even close.

I think they're pretty comparable, to be honest. JBo is, unquestionably, overpaid, but he is used to playing bigger minutes that Ballard and is at least as gifted offensively.

NEELY


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rooneypoo wrote:
NEELY wrote:I would take Ballard over JBo any day of the week. It's not even close.

I think they're pretty comparable, to be honest. JBo is, unquestionably, overpaid, but he is used to playing bigger minutes that Ballard and is at least as gifted offensively.

Maybe, but Ballard has actually played in an NHL playoff game over the last decade and will actually play with some sort of passion. I can't stand JBo after seeing what he is/has become in Calgary. I call Spezza a loser a lot, this guy makes Spezza look like Messier.

rooneypoo

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Hoags wrote:I think if we sit tight, we may get some good offers as we got lots of cap space and teams will be dumping later in the off-season (if) once the new cap is announced. We're in a good position to be able to take some salary on without having to send much back.

J-Bo just seems like the wrong kind of D-man for us, Hammer would be better. Not sure how Calgary can trade J-Bo anyway, who's going to play his minutes there ?

How? Both are top-4 guys, both more defensive than offensive minded, and both with some offensive skill. I'd also prefer Hjalmarsson (because of his cap hit, his contract, and his age alone), but I don't see a lot else that divides them. They are, at any rate, more alike than they are different.

SeawaySensFan

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My sources tell me that the team that gets Iginla has to take young J-Bo. Stay tuned.

rooneypoo

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NEELY wrote:
rooneypoo wrote:
NEELY wrote:I would take Ballard over JBo any day of the week. It's not even close.

I think they're pretty comparable, to be honest. JBo is, unquestionably, overpaid, but he is used to playing bigger minutes that Ballard and is at least as gifted offensively.

Maybe, but Ballard has actually played in an NHL playoff game over the last decade and will actually play with some sort of passion. I can't stand JBo after seeing what he is/has become in Calgary. I call Spezza a loser a lot, this guy makes Spezza look like Messier.

That is a different but, I grant, an important consideration. I don't know him well enough to comment on his committedness or his drive to win. At the same time, he has played with two pretty bad franchises.

NEELY


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He's also about as anti-social on and off the ice as you can get. One of the biggest individuals in the game. A weird guy who plays hockey at one speed at all times. Would be a huge mistake to trade for him in general, not a guy I would bring into a young locker room, ever.

SeawaySensFan

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NEELY wrote:He's also about as anti-social on and off the ice as you can get. One of the biggest individuals in the game. A weird guy who plays hockey at one speed at all times. Would be a huge mistake to trade for him in general, not a guy I would bring into a young locker room, ever.

Hehe. Quite a character for sure. Keeps the fellas loose.

spader

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rooneypoo wrote:
dennycrane wrote:6.6 for JayBo is too much. If it was a straight hockey deal (i.e. no money), I think the Sens would be interested but the salary is prohibitive.

I think the Sens may go after Cam Barker if he is not qualified by the Oilers. Apparently Murray has asked about him in the past and could be had for next to nothing.

If it comes to that, I'd prefer that BM skate up himself and take that 3rd spot on the left side. Cam Barker is utterly useless.

Ya, Barker's pretty horrawful. No thanks.

sandysensfan


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SeawaySensFan wrote:My sources tell me that the team that gets Iginla has to take young J-Bo. Stay tuned.

How many more years do you think that Iginla has left?

rooneypoo

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spader wrote:
rooneypoo wrote:
dennycrane wrote:6.6 for JayBo is too much. If it was a straight hockey deal (i.e. no money), I think the Sens would be interested but the salary is prohibitive.

I think the Sens may go after Cam Barker if he is not qualified by the Oilers. Apparently Murray has asked about him in the past and could be had for next to nothing.

If it comes to that, I'd prefer that BM skate up himself and take that 3rd spot on the left side. Cam Barker is utterly useless.

Ya, Barker's pretty horrawful. No thanks.

Seriously, dude can't cut in on the bottom pairing, on the worst blueline of the NHL's worst team? How is he an option for any team at this point?

SeawaySensFan

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sandysensfan wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:My sources tell me that the team that gets Iginla has to take young J-Bo. Stay tuned.

How many more years do you think that Iginla has left?

4 - 5

Riprock

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Sammy Pahlsson is leaving the NHL - going to sign with MODO. Really, really good 3rd line PKer, F/O guy and checking forward.

Hoags

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rooneypoo wrote:
I think they're pretty comparable, to be honest. JBo is, unquestionably, overpaid, but he is used to playing bigger minutes that Ballard and is at least as gifted offensively.

Ballard is more physical, he actually throws hits.

Melnyk would never approve J-Bo's contract on this team anyway.

SeawaySensFan

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rooneypoo wrote:
spader wrote:
rooneypoo wrote:
dennycrane wrote:6.6 for JayBo is too much. If it was a straight hockey deal (i.e. no money), I think the Sens would be interested but the salary is prohibitive.

I think the Sens may go after Cam Barker if he is not qualified by the Oilers. Apparently Murray has asked about him in the past and could be had for next to nothing.

If it comes to that, I'd prefer that BM skate up himself and take that 3rd spot on the left side. Cam Barker is utterly useless.

Ya, Barker's pretty horrawful. No thanks.

Seriously, dude can't cut in on the bottom pairing, on the worst blueline of the NHL's worst team? How is he an option for any team at this point?

According to the Edmonton Journal, Cam Barker will not even get a qualifying offer from Edmonton.

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