2016 Free Agency Frenzy

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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by Hank » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:25 am

LOL. Everything JB does is terrible.

He acts decisively, fills a huge need with Gudbranson and everyone complains about giving up a 2nd.

Look at what "real" GMs are doing on July 1st. Almost all these deals are awful but that's the market rate.

If he doesn't jump into the FA pool to snag a scorer, you'd all be killing him for not spending the cap he just freed up.

Sheesh.
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by bckev » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:27 am

If we stay healthy we will be in the playoffs. Benning is building a team not just adding players for the sake of it. Hockey is team game and sum of the whole applies big time here.

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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:27 am

From the time the season ended everyone knew Lucic and Eriksson were the top two on Benning's list. None of this should be a surprise.

I just don't see how we can add another forward FA without moving out a contract to free up a roster spot.
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by Carlyee » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:28 am

Hank wrote:LOL. Everything JB does is terrible.

He acts decisively, fills a huge need with Gudbranson and everyone complains about giving up a 2nd.

Look at what "real" GMs are doing on July 1st. Almost all these deals are awful but that's the market rate.

If he doesn't jump into the FA pool to snag a scorer, you'd all be killing him for not spending the cap he just freed up.

Sheesh.
Hate to go against the tide here but I'm stoked to sign an actual sniper for once. And Vrbada didn't count.

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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:31 am

Hedman signs an 8 year, 63 m new deal for Tampa. A haircut below Stamkos.
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:33 am

Montoya to Montreal

Gustavsson to Oil

Y. Weber to Preds

Matthias to Jets
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by sk8er » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:34 am

Hank wrote:LOL. Everything JB does is terrible.

He acts decisively, fills a huge need with Gudbranson and everyone complains about giving up a 2nd.

Look at what "real" GMs are doing on July 1st. Almost all these deals are awful but that's the market rate.

If he doesn't jump into the FA pool to snag a scorer, you'd all be killing him for not spending the cap he just freed up.

Sheesh.

Ain't that the truth...damned if he does, damned if he doesn't...
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by Hank » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:34 am

Carlyee wrote:
Hank wrote:LOL. Everything JB does is terrible.

He acts decisively, fills a huge need with Gudbranson and everyone complains about giving up a 2nd.

Look at what "real" GMs are doing on July 1st. Almost all these deals are awful but that's the market rate.

If he doesn't jump into the FA pool to snag a scorer, you'd all be killing him for not spending the cap he just freed up.

Sheesh.
Hate to go against the tide here but I'm stoked to sign an actual sniper for once. And Vrbada didn't count.
I was just being sarcastic.

Nashville gets Weber back... Yanick that is :lol:
Try to focus on 1 year from now...

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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by micky107 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:39 am

Burrows is still a problem!

If Eriksson can produce his status quo point total on a line other than the Sedin line, Great!

But if this line is married for eternity, we'd be F**ked.

Too easy for other teams to counter one scoring line.

And Lui is a penalty killer so lots of line juggling, not good.

Hope to see something helpful happen in Oct. when teams have to shed cap!.. :|
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:46 am

Radulov returns but with Montreal. One year deal. 5.75 deal
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:46 am

Hamhuis to Dallas. 2 years. 3.75 per
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by herb » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:49 am

Hey, I thought prized free agents didn't want to sign in Vancouver because management has no direction and we have meddling ownership?

I don't think the Eriksson deal is that bad. That's the going rate. At least he's a legitimate first line winger. We just got a lot better.

If this move turns the Sedin line into one of the top lines in the league again, it's a steal. With internal improvements from Horvat, Baertschi, Hutton, Granlund, Markstrom, etc., and a relatively healthy season, who knows.

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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by micky107 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:51 am

Now it looks like Hamhuis put the screws to his home town real good!

Do we have anyone that can throw a really GOOD LOW hip check? FFS
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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by givemeda411 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:07 am

Canucks with about 4.2M in cap space

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Re: 2016 Free Agency Frenzy

Post by micky107 » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:10 am

givemeda411 wrote:Canucks with about 4.2M in cap space
Try to keep it. Try to increase it, (Burrows), and wait...
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