Fred wrote:Remember Garrison partnered Brian Campbell last season so don't expect the same sort of number's in Vcr, Before Campbell arrived he was 5+13 in 73 games and a minus 2. I believe however he can play both sides which is good. I suspect Florida isn't going to re=sign him because they know what he's asking and understand the reason for his inflated stats last season. I'll be interest when he sign with who ever how much he signs for...good luck to the guy
dbr wrote:Hey so, the NHL is looking at forcing New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek out of the picture if he can't make that colossal loan payment (more than double the Devils reporting playoff revenues this spring) in time - so if he doesn't come up with it the Devils will be looking at an ownership change or at bankruptcy.
Gotta wonder what the Parise camp thinks of this.
BladesofSteel wrote:Jackman re-ups with St. Louis for another 3 years at $9.5 while the Sharks are expected to announce Brad Stuarts deal for 3 years as well. No figures yet.
JonT21 wrote:I heard Jagr is testing free agency.
what do you guys think about this, should we try to sign him?
wienerdog wrote:1040 also reporting that Pahlsson is heading back to Sweden next year, having signed with Modo. So I guess we are one option down - should make RD happy.
Also, FWIW, apparently his agent said that while they had very cursory conversations with management about re-signing, he was told that the Nucks have "big plans" for the off-season. Presumably, said plans stood in the way of signing Pahlsson any time soon, if at all.
Like I said, that's from TEAM 1040 about 2 hrs ago.
coco_canuck wrote:Strangelove wrote:Well we were specifically talking Mason Raymond and you said $3mil.
Maybe you should have set the parameters to price for soft-as-shit perimeter 15-goals-prorated-over-82-games tiny forwards who have missed 39 games over the past 2 seasons.
Hansen brings more to the table at half the cap-hit of Bambi.
I didn't say Raymond should get $3M, I said the cost for 15 goal scorers is in the $1.5-3M range, and Raymond's salary in the $2.5M range puts him in that range. He may be overpaid, but in terms of what it costs to sign top 7-9 forwards who can pot 15 goals, that's what it typically costs.
coco_canuck wrote:Hansen does bring more, but how many players can you sign in FA that can do what Hansen does at the same price?
The only way we get that type of value from a player, is if someone on an entry level deal steps up, and that's also no guarantee.
coco_canuck wrote:the cost for even 3rd liners who can score 15 or so goals, or bring the package Ward brings that you described, varies up into the $3M range.
Now, I don't think Raymond is worth that money at the moment, but if Raymond turns in a serviceable year, is solid both ways, kills penalties, adds speed, and pots 15 goals, he'll get something similar to Ward money on the free agent market.
coco_canuck wrote:That's the point of emphasis here, that Raymond doesn't need to be a star to be bring average value to his salary that would be $2.21-2.6M.
coco_canuck wrote:Strangelove wrote:BTW you neglected to mention whether or not the revelation supplied by yours truly... that Mayray could in fact opt for a 2-year contract... affected your opinion in this matter.
I haven't seen confirmation that this is the case, and even if Mason did opt for the two year option, I'm fine with it as long as Aquilini is prepared to eat the contract if it doesn't work out.
Even if he can't get sent down due to the new CBA, the salary isn't so onerous to dissuade Gillis from looking for ways to rid himself of the deal.
RoyalDude wrote:I'm starting to think that Strangelove was that guy who called in on 1040 the other day with tears streaming down his face threatening that "IF. MASONRAYMOND! IS IN A CANUCK UNIFORM NEXT SEASON!!! I...WILLNEVER!!! WATCH...ANOTHER GAME....AGAIN!!!! I'M SERIOUS!!!
It was either him or Tantalum