Discussion in 'Arizona Coyotes' started by SniperHF, Nov 15, 2013.
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Yeah, I wouldn't mind going after Smithson either. He's only played 3 games with the Leafs so far this season, so the asking price should be very minimal. 550K salary this year. Career .550 FO% in the dot and a very good PKer. Should have no problems fitting into Tippett's system.
Why can't we try a solve our PK problem from within instead of always trying to trade or sign everyone's cast offs?
I don't even think we should target him. I'm just saying if you want a fourth liner, he's better than Patrick Eaves. Eaves is not still the player he once was. I'm fine with forcing Tipp's hand and making him use what we already have.
Starting with not taking so many penalties.
If Moss comes back Saturday do have to send some one down to AHL??
He's like a 35 year old David Moss who can win face offs, but never actually had any of the scoring ability. Haha.
Meh. We are talking about the 4th line, after all. And all of Moss, Korpikoski, Halpern and Vermette are good PK guys. Just doesn't hurt to have a little insurance. Especially given Halpern's age and injury history.
We've also got younger legs that could get some time there which would help keep those guys fresh and maybe even *gasp* develop them.
Of course that's the ideal solution. But Tippett has shown no indications of going that route so far. He wants to use veterans on shutdown situations. Doesn't hurt to get additional veteran insurance.
Yeah. He won't even use Chipchura in spot duty for shutdowns/PK. Someone was talking about it in the GDT last night, but it seems odd that despite signing a 3 year deal Chip hasn't seen his role increased even when there are injuries.
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Well basically everyone has said since camp that he's been outstanding. Dunno how he's performed in the A.
Probably won't see game action though.
Yeah, and Yip played his fair share of PK duty throughout his career (not so much in Nashville, but definitely with Colorado). We also have Brandon McMillan in Portland, whom we acquired in the Lombardi trade to Anaheim; he's more or less a smaller Korpi who was a key cog in their PK a few seasons ago and he's also been totally MIA for us.
Of course in Tippett we trust. Maybe it's just injuries. But I think we can still question his personnel decisions.
McMillan or Werek + a 7th would be sufficient to land Smithson according to Leafs HFers. If our PK continues to have issues I'd consider pulling the trigger on that easily.
Rundblad + 2nd for Flash.
Cats cleaning out the litter box. GMDM pounces.
Murph to sit in the box for Rundblad.
I'm reading into it like this - Morris is still out, although closer to returning. Michalek went out of the last game. Those are two of our most stay-at-home physical defensemen on the team. Since Murphy fills that role more than Gormley, he's getting the call-up.
There could be a deal out there that could be had, and the idea of picking up Fleischmann is not a bad one. I am not convinced that this improves the Yotes current shortcomings, though. And that's why I'd be more skeptical that this involves a trade, but we know that this would make sense on several levels.
Pullin stuff from ur behind I see.
Yip actually never played any significant time on the PK at the NHL level. I thought I remembered him PKing also, and was surprised when I looked it up that he hadn't.
Just looked at his SH TOI in Colorado, and you're right. Really surprising.
Still, my point on McMillan still stands.
Why doesn't Klink play the PK? Not enough wheels?
With Z and DMO out, there is no way Klesla is a healthy scratch. He would have had to piss tip off for that big time. I think Klesla is being traded between now and the AVS game. He is gone, hopefully for the top 6 forward we covet...
I agree, but it is possible that he's being given a ton of rest.
But the team has like 4 days off after this game.
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