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2 months ago on The 6th Sens Guide to 2013/14 Sens Storylines
Good piece. I think the biggest misconception about chasing undrafted free agents is that their priority is to play on a team that has a chance to win. Yes, this weighs in their decision, but it's a very distant #2 behind the promise of being able to play NHL games. For these guys their biggest concern, by far, is to be given an opportunity to show they can play in the NHL. They know a lot of organizations just want to sign them for depth, but will still always give their own draft picks and proven NHLers a much longer look. The only reason Ottawa was able to sign Winch, BB and Da Costa was because they promised them games. A lot of organizations are not willing to do that. Ottawa giving Winch such a long look despite him clearly not being an NHL player (yes, I know I will get argument on this), is why they were able to land BB and SDC.
So if Ottawa lands one of the guys you mentioned here it will be because of their track record with undrafted guys and because they clearly have a lack of depth on D. That's why they were very close to landing Schultz as well.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on The An'Tip'in Of The Iceberg?
@Nichols6thSens hahahaha. That first sentence is hilarous. One of the funniest things you've ever written on this site.
1 year, 5 months ago on Wednesay Night Senators News and Notes | June
Are you sure Tim drafted Parenteau?
Elliotte Freidman is fat.
1 year, 5 months ago on Please Stop Recruiting Rick Nash Mr. Friedman | June
1 year, 5 months ago on Ceci's a 'garbage pick' | June
Sorry, just to confirm, was that the real Jack Edwards or somebody else just pretending to be the biggest donkey dick piece of crap the league has ever seen?
1 year, 5 months ago on Thursday Cornucopia of Sens News | June
Schultz is not coming to Ottawa.
Anyone else find it telling when Alfie refers to the Worlds as the "end of his career" and also says he's going to Sweden for 8 weeks starting this Sunday?
1 year, 5 months ago on Schultz Watch: We'll Be Watching More Than the Draft This Weekend | June
@Nichols6thSens I don't understand what you're saying? Turris is not an example of a rumour coming to fruition?
1 year, 5 months ago on Ottawa Linked to Rick Nash Rumours Once Again | June
"Personally, I can't recall the last time that Ottawa was linked to a rumour and had it come to fruition"
One that comes to mind is Kyle Turris, who was linked repeatedly to Ottawa on this website for several months last year.
@Nichols6thSens @havey03 Or Matt Gilroy's.
1 year, 6 months ago on Assistant GM Tim Murray Speaks on a Variety of Topics | June
@havey03 @Nichols6thSens @MelnyksHangovers Assuming you meant UFA. I'd say the top group would be Wideman, Stuart, Jackman, Suter, Carle, Garrison, and Rozival. And the secondary group would be Sarich, Allen, Jurcina.
Regardless of if you think we have a realistic chance of getting any of those, or if you think certain guys will get more than they're worth, that's still a pretty decent list compared to other years I'd say.
And let's not forget Jeff Finger's 4 year deal comes to an end on July 1 as well.
"Usually it's the lesser calibre guys who sign well after the deadline and are scrambling for jobs"
What deadline are you talking about?
I'm not sure I agree that it's a weak free agent class for D. There are 6 or 7 legitimate good options who are still at a reasonable age. I would say that's probably more than usual in the post-lockout era.
I do agree that it would be preferable to use the organization's assets to acquire a younger top-4 D option via trade than to sign a band-aid solution.
@Nichols6thSens By the way, my previous comment was sarcastic. Butler was a complete waste of a roster spot last season. He's going to have to improve significantly if he wants to stay in the NHL. I don't care what his corsi is. Anyone who watches the games knows he's the softest player on the team and has terrible hockey sense.
1 year, 6 months ago on Searching For Next Season's Filip Kuba + Sens Prospects Ink ELCs? | May
"Butler’s relative Corsi rating wasn’t that bad."
Somebody should have told Paul this before games 5, 6, and 7. I don't think he realized how good Butler was when scratching him and dressing two different guys making their NHL debuts.
@Mothballsuitor Yes. It's definitely that, or this:
13. After interviewing Henrik Lundqvist on-ice following the Rangers' elimination of the Capitals, a female fan grabbed my arm and said, "You are so lucky to stand next to him."
1 year, 6 months ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2012-articles/may/who-kiboshed-30-thoughts-this-week.html
@Nichols6thSens @rway019 They just asked Pierre his thoughts and discussed how much he would probably be asking for. Not much substance to the conversation.
1 year, 7 months ago on Object of Offseason Anxiety | May
@Nichols6thSens @rway019 Team 1200 also took your idea and used it as a talking point multiple times this morning. Amazing how 3 weeks of good playoff games can erase 2 full regular seasons of embarrassing play.
@luckyevans Why? Different coach, different manager now.
I wouldn't worry too much. He will do everything he can to stay in Southern California. If the Kings or Ducks offer him even a smaller, one-year deal he will take it before looking at anything in the East.