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I was not impressed with what we gave up for Turris. Then again I am a sucker for defensemen.
It is fair to say that Turris' development was halted by circumstances in Phoenix and his own inability to cope with the strenuous situation he was in.
Why in 3 years of being in Phoenix did no one in player development step up and say you need to do this this and this over the Summer to become a better player? On the other hand, why did Turris not recognize some of the issues that were hindering his development?If, IF, Turris reaches his potential then 3.5 million per season will be seen as a bargain contract. Especially with the large number of young promising talent the organization possesses. There's always going to be hate. I do find it amusing that a guy like Brain McGrattan with a whopping 3 NHL goals makes any remarks on making too much money.
2 years, 7 months ago on Kyle Turris Fallout | August
@T-Money The Ducks can ask all they want, they are not going to get that type of payment. Especially not after Nash was acquired by the Rangers for an absolute joke of a package. I don't believe in giving up young kids without giving them a chance to develop. Many of our prospects have a high ceiling. No need to panic about whether or not they'll reach it just yet. To top it off next year's draft class is rumoured to be very deep and the UFA class is looking mighty pretty at this point. Some of those big names may not hit the UFA market but some will and Ottawa will have a TON of money to spend both internally and externally. I understand the fans' desire to have big names and be competitive every season, but sometimes it simply takes patience to get there. No point in donating our prospects for a guy who may play here for three years and then cross the border again to play where he wanted to play all along.
Bryan Murray said this was going to be a three year rebuilding plan with some acceleration moves if they were reasonable and would help us long term. I trust in Murray and I believe MacLean can get the best out of players.
For now I am very happy to sit tight and wait for our prospects to develop into superstars or moved out. It's an exciting process!
2 years, 8 months ago on Sens Still In On Bobby Ryan? | July
@Mothballsuitor While you're making excellent sense it is also very likely that Silfverberg turns into a scoring machine two, three years down the road when he finds his confidence in the league. Part of a rebuild is allowing your prospects to grow. I believe Paul MacLean is superbly skilled when it comes to weeding out the elite talent and the pretenders. We've seen it last year. He gave guys a chance and a fresh start those who didn't adapt or fit in were moved on.
@slavitch @T-Money If that is what we give up there better be one or two soid pieces come back our way alongside Ryan. That package is an over payment if I've ever seen one. Remember Ryan is American and has publicly expressed interest in playing in Philly!
@mparisi79 @ValiantSenators IF, that is IF Lehner outplays Bishop in training camp I am very willing to move Bishop later on for a 2nd round pick or it's equivalent. The way goalies are in demand nowadays it's always good to have loads of them. Bishop looks imposing in the net, but he is easily beat when attacking the bottom of the net as he doesn't go down as fast as is necessary at times.
@mparisi79 @ValiantSenators I'd personally have an easier time giving up DaCosta and Ceci than I would Lehner and Zibanejad. I've seen Ceci play a ton for the 67's and this kid still has a lot to learn to make it to the big leagues. He's a good player, but still very raw. To be honest I am so high on Lehner that I would not include him in a trade for anyone. I believe he will be the superstar goalie this franchise has been craving for decades.
@mparisi79 Let's be serious here. Imagine if the Sens had a player like Ryan who they wanted to move. Would you accept an unproven #6 pick from a year ago and a small, European player who is more likely not to make the NHL than he is? It's one of the zillion "trade rumours" on twitter that are totally fabricated!
It doesn't surprise me that Robin Lehner has been rumoured in EVERY single trade rumour this year. The guy won the Calder Trophy and playoffs MVP at the age of 19. That puts him very limited and elite company! He's a bit of a headcase, but he is maturing. Letting this guy walk after one horrendous season will only do the Sens more harm than good! He's a special player. Zibanejad is a kid that is going to be looked down upon because a huge percentage of the fan base was sure we'd pick Couturier over him. When we didn't people immediately brushed ZIbanejad off as a failed pick (Karlsson anyone?). I hope people settle down and let the kid play, otherwise he'll want out or never live up to his potential here.DaCosta is hardly trade bait at this point in his career. Small, European player with very little flash to his game.
Then freshly drafted Ceci? Not going to happen the hometown crowd would have a seizure.Whoever this "source" is needs to think before he tweets.