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Everything posted by tincup1

  1. Or Johnny Paycheck. He's actually worth it as much as any hockey can be.
  2. That's good news. 7 years would have been better but I guess they wanted to keep it at the GIO cap.
  3. I'd say it seems like the 6 high profile RFAs, Johnny included, are trying to get the big bucks now rather than wait till they're UFAs. Can't say I blame him, a players 20s are typically their peak years.
  4. BT is one cool customer. It was Gross who put in the fake WC deadline, BT is just slow in re-engaging. Or is it up to Gross to make the next move ? Either way, the next one to pick up the phone is going to have to make the first move off their line in the sand. If Gross won't move, they may as well bridge him as it makes no sense to pay him UFA $$$ until he's a UFA.
  5. Do not discount the influence from others within the organization. Murray Edwards is a very hands on type of guy and I would think he's heavily involved in this. I'm confident it'll get done, the only question is length of contract. I'd be disappointed with a bridge contract but at this point, not surprised. It also seems Lewis Gross is playing hard ball so it's not fair to put too much blame on the Flames.
  6. That's kind of what I think. An offer that is in the market value range that covers a couple of UFA years, needs to start with a 7. Using other Flames as comparable salaries doesn't make sense to me. Good on BT for getting some value contracts but that doesn't mean he's going to get Johnny into one. I'm fine with it dragging on this long but we're getting close to the season so time to get something done.
  7. The sitting him comment was based on the rumour of $8.5 million and IF he would not be wiling to come down significantly.
  8. I hate to say it, but if that's the price, I'd let him sit.
  9. The $8.5 number that Elliott Freidman dropped yesterday is a bit concerning. If true and if JG won't come significantly off that number, for a long term deal, maybe a 5 year bridge deal makes sense....or whatever the number of years to UFA is. Johnny simply hasn't been doing it long enough to get paid that much. Stamkos is not his comparable.
  10. If he disappears against a big physical team like team Canada ? It won't help him.
  11. For Iggy, it was more than just making him more high profile. He did it against the best players in the biggest game. It's one thing to do it in a regular season NHL game and it's quite another to do it in game 7 like Messier did against the Devils. I'm not sure how big the world cup is but if he's able to elevate his game against the likes of team Canada / US in a big game, he moves up a notch in my books.
  12. I'm also cynical of the tournament but the best players are in it and Johnny is playing with, and against the best players in the world. It's actually a great place to evaluate him. For reference, I think Iggy hit an entirely new level of stardom in the 2002 Olympics
  13. This tournament is getting interesting when it comes to JH. I fully expect Canada and the US to be able to shut down Gaudreau's line but if they can't, BT is going to wish he'd already signed him ! I hate that he's there without a contract right now.
  14. It's a good thing BT is negotiating and not me as I'd have caved by now ! If Johnny wants $8million, I'd insist on 8 years but I could live with that cap hit. I really hope the reports of Calgary wanting him for $6.5 aren't true as that's a low offer IMO.
  15. I think the Flames have to be careful with him, taking into account his style of play and who is currently in our top 3 LW. Bouma and Ferland are not legit 2nd liners so Tkachuk may well beat out both of them based on his skill. But his hard nosed style is going to be tough to take to the NHL at 18 years old. I'm leaning towards another year of junior.
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    That was an entertaining read. I agree the Calgary and Reimer are a natural fit. With Pitts seemingly not keen on trading MAF, at least not for a reasonable deal, i'd get Reimer. He's a decent goalie and shouldn't break the bank. $3*3.
  17. He's certainly meticulous and not impulsive. I just hope he was in on Andersen and lost because it was a divisional thing...or the price was too high. Last year I thought we missed out on Talbot and Jones as well and ended up back with Ramo. I'm nervous that we're sitting here once again in late June with very little as far as goalies go.
  18. Is our GM slow ? I'm getting frustrated how long things are taking to get done. Took way too long IMO to fire Hartley, then took a long time to to hire the new coach. Nothing on the Gaudreau / Monahan contract or any other contracts. Missed out on Andersen. I'm not going to judge him on any one of these but I see a pattern developing. I guess one thing is for sure, he's not impulsive !
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    That's one way to look at it and it's true. Another fact is they currently don't have a Goalie under contract who's played a singe game ! Other GMs know this and maybe this is why the ridiculous offer of 6OA for Fleury.
  20. And your numbers, which I agree with, don't even take into account the marketability of Johnny Hockey. Every kid in Calgary and in other cities are getting on the Johnny Hockey bandwagon. The Flames would be wise to get him signed to 8 years right now and not mess around with bridge contracts.
  21. IMO, the term on both of these guys is a no-brainer. 8 years. Monahan and JH (especially Johnny) put bums in seats and they are the franchise going forward. Even if it's $8 million for JH, they have to do it. I'm not sure what's taking so long with this but I'm starting to get worried. Although BT doesn't seem to be a guy who rushes anything.
  22. Every tweet there sounds like Burke. He def says what's on his mind ! Sounds like Colborne isn't in for a big raise...at least not here.
  23. tincup1


    I kind of like that idea too. Bring in two good young guys who can push each other. With Gillies and Ortio also in the mix, someone should emerge. I think it's a mistake to bring in one expensive vet and anoint them the new king.
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    I wouldn't be upset either. He's solid and the right age. This talk of expansion is really costing him $$$ as the best UFA on the market. If Calgary can't make a trade for a good up and comer, I'd settle for Reimer. Not sure what it would take but I think his price probably has come down from $4ish to maybe $3 ish. If they could get him in the 3-4 range for 2 years, I'd be all over it.
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    I'm following that as well. Glad to see the Flames have another decent prospect in goal to go with MacDonald and Gillies. Good goaltending partly comes from internal competition and we're looking better as far as that goes.
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