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Real-BadSeed

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#11 12 years ago

How'd my team do, the "Pylons" didnt do as good as i would have liked, as per usual...Im kinda use to it now, its kinda sad really....




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#12 12 years ago

I think Rangers made the best deal sofar, also the Penguins are looking good, they only gained (good) and lost nobody ... yet. Ducks insured themselfs for the case they lose Niedermayer and Selanne to retirement with two players from Detroit, and the Capitols did a great deal, they are still the sleeping giant, it is waiting until all their high picked draft picks through the years are gonna step up and make it happen.




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#13 12 years ago

Komrad_B;3770541We also got Smolinski to replace Radek Bonk, which he should be able to (even tho Bonk was awesome :( ). [/quote]

really? whenever I think of him I remember how he got run out of Ottawa

Komrad_B;3770541This contract is awful. I'm glad Briere didn't sign here, this guy is not worth that much for 8 years.[/quote]

agreed, way way too much for a second line center

[quote=Komrad_B]Just look at defensemen, the overpaying is awful (I'm sure Souray is going to get 6 or more million, he refused a 5.5 offer from the Habs roll%20eyes%20%28sarcastic%29.gif). Just being a defensemen apparantly seems to guarantee you get over 3 millions.

he's just another McCabe and neither is worth more than 3 mil/year

[quote=stylie]Probably not, but he would have gotten it elsewhere. Before we signed him there was a ton of cap room for us. I beleive its all front loaded and goes down year after year. Caps are putting more pressure on teams and in my opinion are actually inflating salaries!!! If A and B team are interested in C player, and A team is getting close, B can raise the price and outbuy the contract. Shame too, will probably kill the NHL in the end.

sounds like you're describing the NBA




Gen'l Knight

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#14 12 years ago

But caps are a good thing IMO. It will keep salaries in line for the most part unless owners want to pay the penalties. It has players in the NBA actually giving up money to be able to sign other players they think can help them and the team... Is Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita still playing with the Chicago Blackhawks? :) That's how far I have to go back to have any true hockey knowledge... Good old WGN ...




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#15 12 years ago
Gen'l Knight;3772154 Is Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita still playing with the Chicago Blackhawks? :) That's how far I have to go back to have any true hockey knowledge... Good old WGN ...

Booby's son has even retired. Unfortunately, he's a jackass. You might have seen him on NBC this spring.




Komrad_B

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#16 12 years ago
{SmB}IcelanDick;3772000really? whenever I think of him I remember how he got run out of Ottawa

Well, people (including me) hated him in Montreal 2 years ago too. Everyone expected him to score goals, but last year he showed his true talent as a good 3rd line shut down center. Even tho he'd always play agaisnt other team's best lines, he was one of the few guys that had a positive +/- rating on this team. He also was instrumental to the Habs' league leading PK. His beard is awesome, too. =p

he's just another McCabe and neither is worth more than 3 mil/year

Yup. The coach played him way too much, he's little more than a 3rd or 4th defencemen with a gigantic, and accurate, shot (I mean, he once hit a crossbar from his own blue line =p ). The Habs' initial offer of 4.5 million, which he refused, was correct. I'd find it funny if he ends up being paid less than that, nobody has signed him yet.

Is Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita still playing with the Chicago Blackhawks? smilie.gif

Watch out next season! I heard Jean Beliveau and Guy Lafleur are coming out of retirement :)




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#17 12 years ago
Komrad_B;3772693Well, people (including me) hated him in Montreal 2 years ago too. Everyone expected him to score goals, but last year he showed his true talent as a good 3rd line shut down center. Even tho he'd always play agaisnt other team's best lines, he was one of the few guys that had a positive +/- rating on this team. He also was instrumental to the Habs' league leading PK. His beard is awesome, too. =p

High expectations come with being a high draft pick (in the top 5 his year, if I remember correctly). Senators fans will consider him a huge bust. He got extra fan heckling and media attention because they really got burnt by Daigle and were frustrated by poorly performing high picks.

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In other news, looks like Iginla signed an extension for Briere money, more or less. What a joke. The only way Briere can live up to that contract now is by winning a Conn Smythe. Or two.




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#18 12 years ago
{SmB}IcelanDick;3772703 In other news, looks like Iginla signed an extension for Briere money, more or less. What a joke. The only way Briere can live up to that contract now is by winning a Conn Smythe. Or two.

Yup. Briere is a good player, but he's not worth that. What I find the most ridiculous with this contract is that its for 8 friggin years. Will the guy be worth 7 or 8 millions when he's going to be 38 years old? This reminds me much of the contract Garth Snow signed to Rick Dipietro (15 years) or Yashin (10 years I think? Funny that he was bought out). Should Briere drop in production (which he will, probably), his GM will have an extremely tough job sending him away (who the hell is going to want him for that long?).




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#19 12 years ago

Im going to have to agree with that. Kinda weird that somebody would assume a hockey player of all people lasting another 8 years. Not sure where the motivation comes from to sign. Yes we need 'a guy' but after suffering some of the flyers busts (Lindros, the greatest player who never was, Chris Gratton) I think it would behoove them to keep it to a max 4 years. Anything can happen, ex:Keith Primeau/Mike Richter. Not to mention, players do better in a contract year. Might be nice to keep the carrot on the stick out there. There are whispers of a Forsberg return. Id only want him if he were willing to take a pay cut and accept a more support role. He's just not trust-worthy to get alot of games from.




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