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FeyWest last won the day on October 25 2014

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  1. Whoops! Forgot to mention the Bonuses, my only question is why this is only coming to light just before the Season is set to start and not during Free Agency, etc...
  2. This is all due to SOB not being a Compliance Buyout at the time in 2014. https://www.capfriendly.com/articles/37/shane-obrien-buyout-update Pretty sure this is news to us as Armchair GM's but not Treliving and Co., they would have better access to their information since they're the ones who made the deals and such. Unless they use CapFriendly or GeneralFanager... *EDIT* Plus 7 Players reaching their Bonuses last year as TD was happy to point out!
  3. Seems very strange the B's didn't qualify him, I thought he looked like a decent player. To be fair though the B's have really looked "odd" through 2-years now.... lots of questionable decisions.
  4. I thought this was their direction last year since it was Brad Trelivings first year have full reign, I thought their size guys they picked all have a good combination of Speed and Skill; Andersson is "bigger" but has some really stellar potential skills and is a talented Dman although I think he's working on his footspeed, Kylington isn't "Big" but he has incredible potential and the most talented skater. Karnaukhov is really raw but could turn out to be a good bet as a strong power forward (although I thought he was a winger not centerman). Mangiapane is of the Low Risk super skilled player that you need to take chances on late in the draft. Bruce... Well we'll see, it seems he's made some strides this year compared to the past years, Big Defenceman but not sure what else he has as I've never seen him play, but a 7th round so why not.
  5. Crap... so pretty much his season is done and we probably won't get to see him until next season, that is depending how the team looks post TDL.
  6. I had done some contract Analysis using General Fanager - Calgary Flames just to look at a possible scenario and what i think would be realistic given our situation. Any criticisms are welcome as I made a couple assumptions, and could have been reading some of the Cap stats incorrectly. *note* I don't like ever being capped out, a rainy day fund is smart to have for those "Just In case" scenarios. Assuming: Gaudreau = $8 @ 8 Monahan = $6 @ 6 (Barkov Contract) Ramo or Hiller = $4 @ 1 Jones = $2 ($2.5) @ 2 Total = +$20M Subtract Hudler and either one of Hiller or Ramo (whichever wasn't signed) is roughly ~ $8 Final = ~$12M Russel is better than Wideman so if you could move Wides and sign Russell at $4 @ 4 (I'd much rather $2.5 @ 2), that'd be $1.25 in savings. I don't think Wideman will be traded this year but can only hope. Gio's contract kicks in at the end of the year and that's another extra $2.23M against the cap. Doing some calculations and we would have about ~$66M total on the cap IF we assume Wideman was gone and none of our RFA's were signed, these include Colborne, Jooris, & Granlund, also Nakladal is UFA so unless you don't want to retain him he will cost some too. I would like to see if Colborne could garner a return, I would trade Ramo and try to re-sign Hiller just because I think we will get some return on Ramo as opposed to Hiller. This was in response to a question about keeping Russell at $4@ 4 IF Wideman was for sure gone July 1st, now I have no problem keeping Russel at $2.5 @ 2/3 but if he wants more I say move him given the amount of interest in the market. I honestly think the extra cap room will be extremely useful for contract negotiations.
  7. Agreed with everything, but the bolded would be more of the coaches prerogative, BT hopefully (which I get the feeling he does) knows this team well enough to see the holes and understands what we have coming up the pipelines, we need open roster spots at least just a couple which in turn should return us some picks to replenish the farm with. This year is as good as a year we'll get to begin pushing transition, expiring contracts of replaceable players, I would retain Jones on a reasonable one or two year contract given our lack of RW depth but Russell, Hudler & one of Hiller or Ramo I would like to see traded. If possible any of Wideman, Engelland, and/or Smid too but those are harder to move I think. I know there is skepticism with Ortio but I think if you can trade one of the two G's you do it to give Ortio a sense of confidence in him as well, Ramo is more likely to return over Hiller but if Hiller is willing to stay a year or two I'd trade Ramo just because he will garner a better return.
  8. This is why we can't have nice things..... Arnold just having a rough time, I don't think it's the same injury so at least it's not like it is a nagging propensity to be injured in a particular way, much like Bouma. It's probably a silly question but for someone who hasn't sustained any sort of break or fracture, how bad is a jaw fracture? Obviously a broken or shattered jaw is brutal (See Hamhuis), I guess it would depend on the severity of the fracture correct?
  9. For all we know how he is performing now is because of everything that he was taught on the Heat, however, just because he's getting an opportunity in a fresh environment doesn't mean we didn't develop him properly. I don't think he ever showed he was better than a player on our roster the last couple years, without going back and watching all the times he played, he always seemed disinterested and making mistakes that he just couldn't put aside, I can't ever remember him back-checking or fighting for a puck he had just lost, much like Taylor Hall who watches as the puck enters his zone and he's off on a change. Not a good way to instill confidence in you. He did have his opportunities to play, it was just meant to be that a fresh scene made things better because there was no history there. Again I could be totally wrong on this it was just the feeling I have.
  10. Of course there's concern over what looks to be regression down in the A but I'm going to wait another year or two here before worrying. There was a lot of transition going on with new players being added, injuries happening at inopportune times, the team basically mirrored everything that happened to the Flames this year. They made a serious change in locale and playing schedule etc... I want to see how things settle before becoming leery about the state of our development. Last year they were way better so I'm not sure it's as much coaching/development as it is situational change, heightened expectations and confidence. Drafting is another tough nut to crack as every year is different, we can hope for all around wins every year but I think this is just a false predication. I honestly have the feeling that our drafting is much better since Treliving joined and now has full understanding of the state of the team compared to when he was 1st hired.
  11. Agreed JT, definitely a huge Seller's focus this year for the TDL and as long as everything goes accordingly I think this would be a great opportunity to open some spots for some of the youngsters on the farm.
  12. Oh for sure I'm not disputing that fact, but depending on the type of trade being handled the Flames would have the option of retaining salary (Although I think this point can be a bit overused sometimes), but I figure if its for picks then retaining salary would be smart as they could save some cap space. Or say we trade to Detroit for Howard 1-for-1 (Again I don't like it but it could make sense) we get a bridge-type goalie with a bit of a poopty contract but at least he COULD be an upgrade in goal until Ortio, Gillies or MacDonald are ready to take the torch. Defense we are pretty deep I would say, or at the least with tonnes of potential, compared to Goal which we have the potential but a lot more difficult to develop and project. I have no issue with keeping Ramo, but this is a debatable topic because I don't think there is any one correct answer, the Goalie market isn't really that jaw dropping.
  13. I have a saved reply but I might have misinterpreted the intentions of your response so changed it, I'm trying hard not to derail the thread and focus on the OP. Yes I am disappointed we dipped back but I disagree (at least in regards to the Flames) that we were done rebuilding just because we (Barely) made the Playoffs. As such when asked for "Realistic Trade Suggestions for Improvement" I furthered my response in saying we should continue to try to acquire picks because at this point I'm not willing to trade some of our younger promising prospects like Poirier, Klimchuk, Arnold (Although he is older due to college), etc... I don't think we can acquire a "Hamilton" this year with any of our unwanted vets also why I suggested picks mostly, and I don't have any names in particular that I think we could reasonably acquire. I can agree with your general idea of a rebuild, just didn't get that impression of us being in a state of "Rebuild Complete". On a secondary note, given the rumors around Wideman, if he is willing to waive his NTC and his suspension is reduced to something manageable, he could be another to add into the picture of trying to get assets back. Not sure if there's traction there with Boston but would Malcolm Subban be worth it or would we be better off trying to just get picks and lesser B/C-Prospects?
  14. Sorry I missed out on the last few days in this thread and bringing this up past when you had posted Peeps. I'm of the mind that a team should never be done "rebuilding" in the sense it should be set up that you can, hopefully, bring in developed youth to replace the aging vets you shed off almost seamlessly. What I meant by my "We just have to hope we can develop some players for next year, this is exactly why it's called a rebuild but honestly the solution has to come from the farm." comment was I just don't think this year we are in a strong position to be make "Meaningful" trades for players & we would have to pay a lot to get something. Treliving was smart and capitalized on an opportunity to bring in Hamilton, I think we were really lucky we didn't end up giving up any prospects (And hope this is a theme of his ). Until I see some of our more prolific and unknown prospects with some looks in the NHL I find it hard to give up many of them through trade. I think the focus this year needs to be: Shed off some of the bridge veteran players and get some picks back to restock the shelves again. Bring up some of the farm players and give them long looks at the pros. See what we have in these players and if they don't necessarily fit to where we thought they did, see what we can get for them. The keyword I use is "some" because to me your better off introducing change in small quantities, much like throwing a small stone into still waters, it takes less time for the ripples to settle out than it would had a large boulder been thrown in. Now I think for us we're in an intermediate stage and can still trade off 2-4 of our vets if possible. I'm sorry I'm terrible at writing short responses with these kind of discussions because there is so much variability to account for. Of course my tendencies are I'm terrible at trade suggestions and why I tend to be more general in my assessments, but I tried my best in my earlier post.
  15. We just have to hope we can develop some players for next year, this is exactly why it's called a rebuild but honestly the solution has to come from the farm. Luckily we aren't in cap jail for too long, we just have to weather the rough swells next year and we'll see the horizon in the 2017-2018 season. There are options from the farm which I think should start seeing some opportunity, we'll see how things look come the TDL and start of next season. I have some thoughts on trades, mostly only for picks, I just don't think there is anyone that really stands out as someone I would try to trade for at this point unless it's a RW Dougie. I think depending on what happens come the draft will determine whether or not we need to pursue any UFA's (which this year is pretty soft imo). If we do trade for anyone we have to try and save some cap space through the trades. Jones I don't have a problem retaining if it's say for half or mayyyybe just under 3/4 his current salary just until we can get some more RW depth. If you can get anything for Hudler I think it has to be done as much as I hate to say it. Russell is tough to decide on for me but I think given our depth at D he's also a guy with value we could get some cap relief from and restock the cupboards. Smid is one I just think we'll have to wait out I don't think he's got much trade value and think he's probably retiring soon given his bout with injuries. Wideman is another one we may just have to wait on, I could be wrong but I don't see him waiving his NMC, and even then I don't know what you can get for him without retaining salary but if you can you do it for the immediate cap relief for next season. Assuming all of the above happens I think it gives openings and chances for Nakladal, Wotherspoon, Kulak on the back end. In the forward corps guys like Poirier, Agostino, Arnold, and Grant also then have their sights on some openings they can challenge for, although in my opinion Grant probably has a lower ceiling than Poirier and Arnold (He's one of my favorite prospects) and about equal to Agostino. I'm no expert but these are the kinds of things that I am looking/hoping for but also understand we have to be careful not to have too much turnaround either so it's an easier transition than all of a sudden half the team has changed. I have no doubt Treliving is looking at every possible avenue to continue growing, he always seems to see what is going on which I really enjoy.
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