Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:55 am

SKYO wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:00 am
Ducks re-sign Henrique, which means Devils get their 3rd rounder next year as well.
Adam Henrique's five-year extension with Anaheim carries an AAV of $5.825M
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From SN.

CAL signs Elias Lindholm 6x$4.85. No clauses
Horvat signing looking better and better...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:30 pm

Trouba awarded 5.5 for one year in arbitration. Interesting.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by UWSaint » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:48 am

Dumba signs 5 years/$6 million cap hit per season.

I thought that Minnesota was going to be up against it, but with the sizable cap increase and waiving Ennis, they are going to be able to get Zucker signed and be under the Cap with a full roster. In my view, it is a team in purgatory -- something a little better than mediocre but worse than true Cup contender. And there is something wrong about that given that they do have a true #1 D and good goaltending -- teams with that should be able to make a deep playoff run. But I don't see it.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Meds » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:28 pm

UWSaint wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:48 am
Dumba signs 5 years/$6 million cap hit per season.

I thought that Minnesota was going to be up against it, but with the sizable cap increase and waiving Ennis, they are going to be able to get Zucker signed and be under the Cap with a full roster. In my view, it is a team in purgatory -- something a little better than mediocre but worse than true Cup contender. And there is something wrong about that given that they do have a true #1 D and good goaltending -- teams with that should be able to make a deep playoff run. But I don't see it.
I remember when they signed Parise and Suter to those monster 13 year contracts, the media was all abuzz with it saying that the Wild were now a destination for players who wanted to win now and legit players to be a threat in the playoffs for years to come. But from my way of thinking at the time, they didn't have the support for those guys, and they never really acquired it until Parise had been severely hampered by back injuries. He had just come off of 2 great seasons in New Jersey, but in the west it was a different game, Minnesota lacked the goaltending that NJ had, and didn't have the same defensive commitment from top to bottom. Then injuries hit and Parise diminished far quicker than anyone could have predicted.

Suter has maintained his steady level of play, but he has never struck me as being that elite level of franchise defenseman like Doughty, Karlsson, and Hedman, etc. Certainly a top pairing on every team, and probably the number one guy on 25 teams, but he doesn't win you games the same way those other guys do.

Neither of them are the franchise caliber of player like Crosby, Tavares, Ovechkin, McDavid, Karlsson, and to a lesser extent Kane, Malkin, and Kopitar. The former group being few and far between in a generational sense. Back then those twin contracts were massive, now not so much, but in the now, it's like you say UW, they are that tweener team that looks to contend on paper but lacks the final piece, and doesn't have the expendable pieces to acquire it via trade, and will need to get awfully lucky at the draft table to find it there because they keep making the playoffs but will need a miracle to get out of the second round.....when they even get that far.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:48 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:55 am
SKYO wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:00 am
Ducks re-sign Henrique, which means Devils get their 3rd rounder next year as well.
Adam Henrique's five-year extension with Anaheim carries an AAV of $5.825M
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Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:07 am
From SN.

CAL signs Elias Lindholm 6x$4.85. No clauses
Horvat signing looking better and better...
Both signings look pretty good
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:59 pm

cap moves at the cost of a young promising netminder.
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Brooks Orpik was traded from Washington to Colorado along with Philipp Grubauer on June 22nd.

Colorado then bought out the final season of Orpik's contract on June 24th.

Orpik now returns to the #Caps on a 1 year deal worth $1,000,000.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:52 pm

SKYO wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:59 pm
cap moves at the cost of a young promising netminder.
capfriendly:

Brooks Orpik was traded from Washington to Colorado along with Philipp Grubauer on June 22nd.

Colorado then bought out the final season of Orpik's contract on June 24th.

Orpik now returns to the #Caps on a 1 year deal worth $1,000,000.

And by trading Orpik to the Avs they were in a position to resign him. Had they bought him out they would not have been able to do so.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:33 pm

mn sign their last big RFA - ZUCKER mania
Zucker agree to a five-year, $27.5 million contract
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Blob Mckenzie » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:47 pm

Dan Hamhuis signs in Nashville for 1.25 million a year. LOL good for him. He’d be the #3 guy here but wouldn’t even crack the top 7 at that salary.

For the way the treated him and the fact they got fuck all for him, I really wish they’d have kept him in hindsight. Guy bled blue and green.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:08 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:47 pm
He’d be the #3 guy here but wouldn’t even crack the top 7 at that salary.
You should start up your own site and call it Canuck Scorner.

Oh wait...

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I really wish they’d have kept him in hindsight.
WHAT... you can see out your ass?? :crazy:

Whoa, I thought you only talked out of it. :mrgreen:

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Guy bled blue and green.
So did you before you turned into a scorner...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Richardstroker69 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:00 pm

Blob Mckenzie wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:47 pm
Dan Hamhuis signs in Nashville for 1.25 million a year. LOL good for him. He’d be the #3 guy here but wouldn’t even crack the top 7 at that salary.

For the way the treated him and the fact they got fuck all for him, I really wish they’d have kept him in hindsight. Guy bled blue and green.
The way they treated him????? They bent over backwards to accommodate him and it bit them in the ass because of it. Now that linden is gone hopefully edler can read the writing on the wall and is willing to work with management to get himself set with a new team like burrows and Hansen did.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by micky107 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:38 pm

FFS: Dan did the crying thing; "my poor family, it will be so hard". on the radio!!
He did not make it easy for Bemming, in fact, impossible.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:04 pm

Mr Meat & Potatoes, Tom Wilson re-signs $5M+ per x 6.
NEWS | Capitals re-sign forward Tom Wilson to a six-year contract, $31M worth an average annual value of $5.17 million
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:39 pm

SKYO wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:04 pm
Mr Meat & Potatoes, Tom Wilson re-signs $5M+ per x 6.
NEWS | Capitals re-sign forward Tom Wilson to a six-year contract, $31M worth an average annual value of $5.17 million
I like Wilson but I’m a little wow on that one. Horvat deal looking better and better.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:57 pm

An interesting read on the Ducks and their regular season success and their playoff non-success.

https://www.thefourthperiod.com/spraker ... mer-ahead/
Somber in SoCal, both the Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings got swept for a quick first round exit in the race for the Stanley Cup.

The difference: Los Angeles put up a fight. The Ducks got swept by the San Jose Sharks and it was just plain ugly. The simplest way to put it: Anaheim played bad hockey, from top to bottom. The Ducks were red hot down the stretch, finishing 10-1-1 in their last dozen games, and there were high hopes for this team to go far in the playoffs, but there was just one problem: they didn’t show up, again.

We’ve been talking about this for a few seasons now, the Ducks’ window with the veterans on this team, but before I dive down that rabbit hole, here’s the spark notes – the Sprake-notes if you will – for this series between San Jose and Anaheim.

San Jose rolled four lines that could score, Anaheim did not. There was no production from the Ducks third or fourth line.

One thing I mentioned in my playoff preview was Evander Kane. The Ducks had not played the Sharks since they acquired Kane prior to this series. San Jose got a lot faster with Kane and he was en fuego for his team, taking advantage of the Ducks lack of speed. Not to mention the top six for San Jose are a force to be reckoned with.

Speed kills, and it killed the Ducks. The main critique of this team for quite sometime now. The Sharks skated circles around the Ducks, and took advantage of them in transition. This ‘rough and tough’ style of hockey that Anaheim seems to be stuck in just doesn’t fit into this league anymore. For a few seasons now they’ve been trailing the league but in this case they were simply left in the dust.

The Vegas Golden Knights scored more goals in two periods in their first game in the second round than the Ducks did in four games.

David Pastrnak had more points in the first round than the Ducks and Kings had goals combined.

Now that it is all said and done, we can establish a few things in regard to this team.

-The Ducks are slow and need to adapt to the pace of the game, one way or another.
-The veterans’ window has closed (yes I’m sticking by that).
-Change has to happen and happen soon to get this team back in the discussion of being a contending team.
-John Gibson is coming into his own and was probably top 5 this season in goaltending—just don’t bump into him.
-The cap is going to be one hell of an issue if they want to make any massive roster changes.
Speed killed the Ducks, plus the addition of Evander Kane on the Sharks vastly improved their attack, which is why having Virtanen in the playoffs and his wheels will be handy to have for our rebuilding team.
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