June 30, 2011

Jeff Angus

2011-06-30

 

Here are some columnist changes happening right now with DobberHockey…

 

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My thoughts on the Stamkos situation:

 

Even if a team blows Tampa Bay out of the water with an offer sheet (I am taking 10-12 million per year for 10-12 years), they will match. They have a rich owner and there is no way in hell they can let Stamkos walk.

 

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I have seen a few people saying that a Brad Richards replacement plus the offer sheet fee (four 1st round picks) would be ideal – I'd rather have Stamkos. Draft picks, even 1st round picks, are such a crap shoot. Unless the team offering Stamkos the deal is a bottom dweller (and I couldn't see him signing with one), the picks would likely be in the 15-25 range.

 

David Jones re-signed with the Avs. One of the more unheralded wingers in the league – should approach 30 goals this season. He's the best offensive winger in Colorado right now. I know that doesn't say a lot, but he will get a ton of opportunities to produce.

 

Jagr watch goes on another day. It sounds like the Penguins are very close to an agreement with the former star…. Will be interesting to see how this one plays out.

 

Chicago has given Buffalo a 7th round pick next year in order to negotiate with Steve Montador. Um, what?

 

Sticking with the draft pick-for-negotiating rights thing, the Jackets have sent Montreal a pick in order to talk with James Wisniewski. Wisniewski is arguably the second best defenseman available after Christian Ehrhoff.

 

It sounds like Erik Cole is going to test the open market. He'd be a perfect fit for a team looking to add a depth winger to the top six – Los Angeles and Vancouver immediately spring to mind.

 

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The Lightning have re-signed Roloson to a one year deal worth $3 million. It probably takes them out of the Cory Schneider/Jonathan Bernier discussions for now. They still need to sign a back up, unless they plan to call up either Dustin Tokarski or Cedric Desjardins. Mike Smith is a UFA.

 

One team I could see (or I think should be) going after Cory Schneider is New Jersey. Zero in the pipeline after Brodeur, and they probably