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  1. Is the hockey world writing the cheques in CAR?
  2. Don't believe everything you hear. Over the next 12 months CAR has to stroke 2 cheques tallying $21M for AHO signing bonuses. I doubt they were very happy about that, especially after buying out Marleau's $$'s. Nobody likes to be told how to run their business. It was a decent attempt by MTL but CAR will not admit that.
  3. Huh. Dubas was looking good a couple days ago but then he decided to spend another $8M on Ceci and Keerfoot. That now leaves him with $3.8M in projected Cap space to sign Mariner. Not sure how or when he can access the $5.3M Horton injury reserve dough but that still leaves him short for Mariner re-sign. Maybe he forgot about Mariner. Amazing job Dumbas!
  4. It was wise of Conroy to throw some cold water on it, better that than to say we haven't talked to his agent in 10 days. If they want to getter done quick ask Aho how its done.
  5. BT is far from done. We are all curious to see what he is going to do. BT has done a pretty good job in his time here and I see more good work from him ahead.
  6. I'm actually ok with the Talbot signing. Here's hoping that last year was just a one-off for Talbot and he bounces back and provides us with solid goaltending which he has done every other year, but he looked damaged last year, beyond repair. Smithy did what he came here to do and that was two years max to bridge us to our young guys, Rittich has come thru but Gillies and others have been delayed, hence the need for Talbot. With the three young D pushing for ice time I understand the need to move Brodie now as well. With a year remaining on his deal Brodie has trade value and can help fill the holes on forward, unlike Stone but he has to go now as well. BT presently has only $9.5M to re-sign all of Rittich, Bennett, Mag and Tkachuk. The number don't add up, a big ticket salary(s) have to depart.
  7. I think BT wants a hybrid team, one that can win a skilled game, one that can win a physical game and one that can win a fast game. COL was faster than us, they beat us to the pucks and when they had the puck they kept it and peppered our goaltender for 50 shots a games. The difference maker was McKinnon. COL, VAN, ARI, DAL have all improved so far this offseason. We haven't. Our goaltending has gotten worse. If Brodie gets traded our D will have gotten worse. We've gotten softer with the lose of Hathaway.
  8. ahhh.... if that is the case then terrible trade for MTL.
  9. Wait until Shea Weber packs it in in 3 more seasons. Not sure how the calculations work but the cap penalty to NAS may be considerably more than what VAN is paying for Luongo. Good to see the league shut down the loop hole before it got out of hand. Those contracts should have been denied in the first place.
  10. The mastermind Mike Gillis contract, signing a goaltender to 43 yrs of age. VAN will be paying more this season in cap penalty than what PHI will be paying both Hart and Elliott. Over the next 3 seasons PHI may pay less for goaltending than what VAN pays in just penalty as well.
  11. Thank you for the clarification, I should of looked it up. Players become UFA's after 7 years service or 27 yrs of age. MT could become a UFA after 4 more years. I will add in a 6 yr deal option as well. 6yrs, $43M, 7.3 AAV
  12. MT might get $7 AAV on a 5 year deal. BT will not be giving out a 6 yr deal as that would take him directly to UFA I believe. I'm thinking the only way he gets $8 AAV is on an 8 yr deal. 8 yrs, $64M, 8 AAV 7yrs, $53M, 7.6 AAV 5yrs, $35M, 7 AAV
  13. Well, that is one sure way of getting rid of MT for a lesser compensation package. Late 1st’s or 2nd’s or 3rd’s don’t do it. Sure you might hit the lottery on a young, late round draftee but not likely. Plus you want to show the other 30 team vultures what your last dollar is. I think there has to be a better way of going about negotiations.
  14. How about PHI acquiring a player from WPG for a 5th round pick, then giving same player $50 mil?
  15. Glad you came out, this is your time of year. I have learned to appreciate your opinion when it comes to evaluating talent and potential.
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