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    How do we get bigger and tougher?

    Im sure you guys are watching the 80's and 90's style playoffs re-emerge this year. I think its fair to say the small, speedy, and rather soft leafs wouldnt stand much of a chance just as the penguins and canucks are finding out. Who do you think they should target this off season to give them some truculence and pugnacity but also being a scoring threat.

    Stastny
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    Chris Stewart

    Thoughts?

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    Chris Stewart is a good one after the BRUTAL season he had this season. If the Blues are willing to deal him, he should be targetted strongly. He's a beast, capable of scoring 30+ too.

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    Ryan Jones would be the most available there. Chris Stewart is interesting, but I don't know if St. Louis is ready to give up on him yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyk13 View Post
    Im sure you guys are watching the 80's and 90's style playoffs re-emerge this year. I think its fair to say the small, speedy, and rather soft leafs wouldnt stand much of a chance just as the penguins and canucks are finding out. Who do you think they should target this off season to give them some truculence and pugnacity but also being a scoring threat.

    Stastny
    JVR
    Stoll
    Ryan Jones
    Chris Stewart

    Thoughts?
    Jvr could be had depending on how far philly goes without him.
    Stewart could request a move considering he is an rfa he would be a fan favorite
    Stoll is like bozak imo
    Jones could be had
    stastny could also move in the right deal

    All possible targets...

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    Going to be a sexy off season...
    Get the feeilng Burke knows no one significant in free agency is going to sign with us...
    Trades...trades...trades...

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    trade for JVR. superstar PWF potential. with a minimal-ish cap hit. has some injury issues but thats the only reason we could get him for a discount. Schenn+?

    Go out and get stewart. that blues team has young solid talent up and down that roster. 2nd + ? or maybe our #5 for Stewart and one of their goalies??? overpayment

    Sign Langenbrunner and jason arnott and have bozak centre them.

    And Thorton intrigues me a bit. If the SJS dont get out of the first round, i could see them blowing that team up. Thorton, IIRC, has never had a player with kessels speed before. Add in thortons passing ability, and Lupul- Thorton- kessel line would be filthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savio vega View Post
    Going to be a sexy off season...
    Get the feeilng Burke knows no one significant in free agency is going to sign with us...
    Trades...trades...trades...
    i'm pumped and ready for it!

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    Instead of using "bigger and stronger" just use truculant. Keep it truculant.

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    Chris Stewart would be an interesting pickup if he was actually available...he scored 36 goals three years ago but had a off year this season...don't know what the Blues would be looking for since they are one of the most balanced teams in the league

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    Maybe Lupul and spec/pick for Stweart???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lavy16 View Post
    Maybe Lupul and spec/pick for Stweart???
    Lupul, Lashoff, 2nd for Stewart and their back-up. I'd try and expand the deal a bit, but i'd do your deal if that pick/spec is middle of the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptiMized View Post
    trade for JVR. superstar PWF potential. with a minimal-ish cap hit. has some injury issues but thats the only reason we could get him for a discount. Schenn+?

    Go out and get stewart. that blues team has young solid talent up and down that roster. 2nd + ? or maybe our #5 for Stewart and one of their goalies??? overpayment

    Sign Langenbrunner and jason arnott and have bozak centre them.

    And Thorton intrigues me a bit. If the SJS dont get out of the first round, i could see them blowing that team up. Thorton, IIRC, has never had a player with kessels speed before. Add in thortons passing ability, and Lupul- Thorton- kessel line would be filthy.
    Luke Schenn's value is down at the moment. I don't think he could be that guy to get JVR. Phialdelphia has a decent core with Coburn, Timonen, Carle, Meszaros, Grossman, and Pronger's still on the roster.

    Jason Arnott cannot play the wing, so count out Bozak centering a line with Langenbrunner, and Arnott.

    Joe Thornton is interesting, since they have Pavelski and Couture. I think he's there for one more year, at least.

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    Ryan Malone from Tampa Bay would be a nice addition, I remember a rumor a while ago that Burke was after him. Don't know if it will happen though. I would honestly consider trading Schenn for him and like a 2nd or 3rd rounder.
    **** SIGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunriching7 View Post
    Ryan Malone from Tampa Bay would be a nice addition, I remember a rumor a while ago that Burke was after him. Don't know if it will happen though. I would honestly consider trading Schenn for him and like a 2nd or 3rd rounder.
    Tampa takes that deal in a heartbeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OptiMized View Post
    trade for JVR. superstar PWF potential. with a minimal-ish cap hit. has some injury issues but thats the only reason we could get him for a discount. Schenn+?

    Go out and get stewart. that blues team has young solid talent up and down that roster. 2nd + ? or maybe our #5 for Stewart and one of their goalies??? overpayment

    Sign Langenbrunner and jason arnott and have bozak centre them.

    And Thorton intrigues me a bit. If the SJS dont get out of the first round, i could see them blowing that team up. Thorton, IIRC, has never had a player with kessels speed before. Add in thortons passing ability, and Lupul- Thorton- kessel line would be filthy.
    Why would 2 guys in the twilight of their careers want to sign in Toronto? These guys want to win the Cup, not be part of the mess in Leafland

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