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Josh Harding/ Teddy Purcell?


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#1 Cody73

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:12 PM

What do you guys think about these two guys? Both have small contracts and improve our lines. What could we trade to get either one? Which guy would you want?

In the last game against Detroit, the time from ten minutes left to one minute left was probably the longest nine minutes of my life. But from one to zero was probably the greatest time I've ever had. I didn't want the clock to run out. It was such a great feeling: people crying in the stands, people jumping up and down, people cheering. Guys couldn't even sit up on the bench. It was probably the best minute of my life.

 

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Harding was just diagnosed (or rather he has just revealed his diagnosis) with Multiple Sclerosis, not saying that's a reason to absolutely not get him, but it is something to consider.

Not to sound callous (this is after all a person we are talking about, not just an asset who could help our team), but his career is almost certainly going to be cut short. Fatigue also might keep him from being a starter and relegate him to backup status earlier than expected. So if we're looking for a starting goaltender of the future, he's probably not going to be it. But who knows really? It's a difficult disease to predict, and Harding might end up coming through better (or worse) than others.

Also since he was just diagnosed he probably won't want to uproot out of Minnesota, he doesn't have an NTC so he ultimately doesn't have a choice, but the staff at the Wild would probably feel a bit of an inclination to let him get a handle on his disease before trading him, and it might not be a prudent choice for us (or any other team) to uproot him right now.
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#3 H-B-C-Y-G

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:41 AM

Harding should be able to play out his contract probably, it's after that where teams will have a bit of a red flag with him.

As for Purcell, it depends on the price Tampa wants for him I guess...he's basically another MacArthur... and Frattin might be challenging for that Job too.

In other words, I'd be on the fence for both. Depends on the price.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:47 AM

wrong. Purcell actually has quite a bit of skill along with grit, he is better then Macarthur and Frattin... More useful all around player and puts up more points. Tampa wont trade him they are going to be a good team next year and hes going to be a big part of it.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:57 AM

Mac would look a lot better playing on a line with Stamkos and St.Louis too. And Mac has more blocked shots and hits (and fights) in less games as far as grit goes, though fair enough, Purcell is a bit better in the giveaways/takeaways and earning a million more. I call it a wash at least

I don't think Tampa would move him either though.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

Harding should be able to play out his contract probably, it's after that where teams will have a bit of a red flag with him.

As for Purcell, it depends on the price Tampa wants for him I guess...he's basically another MacArthur... and Frattin might be challenging for that Job too.

In other words, I'd be on the fence for both. Depends on the price.

Exactly what I was thinking when I posted this.

In the last game against Detroit, the time from ten minutes left to one minute left was probably the longest nine minutes of my life. But from one to zero was probably the greatest time I've ever had. I didn't want the clock to run out. It was such a great feeling: people crying in the stands, people jumping up and down, people cheering. Guys couldn't even sit up on the bench. It was probably the best minute of my life.

 

- My favourite goalie, 

 

Martin Brodeur


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:24 AM

MS will affect his performance. For a young athlete, I'm not thinking that he'll be unable to put on the gear and make it out on the ice but he will struggle with performing at his previous level.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

MS will affect his performance. For a young athlete, I'm not thinking that he'll be unable to put on the gear and make it out on the ice but he will struggle with performing at his previous level.

Eventually, but with the therapies available today, and through careful management of medication he can still be a quality goalie for a few years. It does depend on the case though.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

why risk it?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:07 AM

why risk it?

Even before the news broke, they'd probably only have gotten him to be a transition guy for Reimer (or whoever) anyway...he's not going to lose complete muscle control one random day in the next couple of years...

Again, I'd be on the fence pending the price (might have a better crack at Backstrom even), but odds are pretty good for him to be a solid goalie more often than not still (with proper management of the condition)






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