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"Pennsyltucky's Finest"
PA • United States • 2013 Years Old • Male
OK, I know the playoffs are around the corner and everyone is all hyped up about that. However, I already gave my playoff picks a couple weeks ago, and,,,, I figure now is as good a time as any to look ahead and give my 2 cents for next seasons lineup, since my predictions came very close last time.

Heres whats gunna happen, and, yes, you can quote me this, cuz its money in da bank! =)

1) Knuble will be re-signed to a 3+ mill, two year deal.

2) JVR will make the team and play on a line with G-Roo and Danny!!!!

3) Biron OR Niity will be gone, maybe BOTH.
Look for Harding, Anderson, Lehtonen, Conklin, Clemmenson, etc.. to fill the G-SPOT if the price if right.

4) Alberts may or may not be re-signed for same money, depending on:
a. Sbisa's progress..
b. Jones or Carle or both traded to dump salary
c. Defenceman FA pickup like Montador, Boynton, Zanon, Havelid, Komisarek, Oduya, Skrastins, Bergeron, JBow, ..... It all depends on the money$, so take your pick!

5) We have already unloaded gritty winger, Scotty Upshall, in a obvious salary dump for Carcillo (a 4th line upgrade over Cote). I would have felt OK regarding this trade, but that 2nd rounder stung a lil bit. It is obvious Upshall's inevitable raise is a potential cap issue. IMO, Cote should not play another game unless every other phantom is injured. He is completely useless. Carcillo, Powe and Asham! Thats a solid 4th line!

...and now.. this takes a turn in a weird direction!! my long-shot prediction is......

6) Gagne+Jones or Carle .... traded for ..... Kovalchuck!!!!
OK, I realize this one is a pipe dream, but pretty please...with a cherry on top...
Homer... please git 'er dun !!!

Comments are welcome!

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April 9, 2009 2:29 PM ET | Delete
6) Gagne Jones or Carle .... traded for ..... Kovalchuck!!!!OK, I realize this one is a pipe dream, but pretty please...with a cherry on top...Homer... please git 'er dun !!!um no...... I would rather gagne's two way playing then Kovalchucks floating anyday
April 9, 2009 2:42 PM ET | Delete
If we were to trade Gagne, which I dont want, I thik it would be for goaltending.
April 10, 2009 3:14 AM ET | Delete
for a goalie- maybe if its a great one but not for a pure goal scorer...thats not what this team needs. they score plenty of goals.
April 10, 2009 9:18 AM ET | Delete
we already have a #17 that can score like Kovalchuk and this one plays defense too
April 10, 2009 1:21 PM ET | Delete
JVR needs at least a half season in the A before he could sniff a top 9 spot. there will also be a concentration by homer to get more goals from the D.
April 10, 2009 2:48 PM ET | Delete
I would rather they traded for JBow than Kovalchuck. Trade jones or Carle and Lupul.
April 10, 2009 2:50 PM ET | Delete
Keep Gags for the win. We have enough scorers, we don't need Chuck. Too many superstars isn't a good mix. Sides Chuck's gonna stay with atlanta. Atlanta can't afford to let their meal ticket go. Without Chuck they're the Islanders, without the great history... And Atlanta doesn't need D.
April 10, 2009 2:51 PM ET | Delete
knuble is not worth 3 being over age 35, especially for 2 years
April 11, 2009 12:19 AM ET | Delete
yeah maybe give knuble one year incentive laden contract that pays up to 3 mil but no more...trade lups if u can, JVR will be a Flyer but might need a Giroux like stint w the Phantoms beforehand... I hope we do upgrade in goal.
April 12, 2009 1:45 AM ET | Delete
I don't see Knuble getting $3 million flat out we can't afford it. He may get $3 million through bonuses though. I hope Knuble stays though, hopefully he'll get another goal tomorrow. I'm also not so sure about a defensive pickup as we probably have Sbisa coming back and we have Marshall and Bourdon probably coming to the Phantoms, not to mention we also have Syvret.
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