Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by micky107 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:27 am

Blues sign Schenn to 8-year contract extension
$52 million contract will keep Brayden Schenn with Blues through 2027-28 season
by St. Louis Blues / Press Release
6:25 AM
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has signed forward Brayden Schenn to an eight-year, $52 million contract extension ($6.5 million annual average value).

Schenn, 28, was originally acquired by the Blues via trade from the Philadelphia Flyers on June 23, 2017.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Tciso » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:04 pm

micky107 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:27 am
Blues sign Schenn to 8-year contract extension
$52 million contract will keep Brayden Schenn with Blues through 2027-28 season
by St. Louis Blues / Press Release
6:25 AM
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has signed forward Brayden Schenn to an eight-year, $52 million contract extension ($6.5 million annual average value).

Schenn, 28, was originally acquired by the Blues via trade from the Philadelphia Flyers on June 23, 2017.
I like Schenn. Good ol' Saskie boy. But...locking him up til he is 37????? I don't understand the 8 year contracts being handed out to 2nd line players. It's a good deal now, but St Louis better be hoping he ages well.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:13 pm

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I like Schenn. Good ol' Saskie boy. But...locking him up til he is 37????? I don't understand the 8 year contracts being handed out to 2nd line players. It's a good deal now, but St Louis better be hoping he ages well.
I was thinking maybe they did it to keep the cap hit down.

Maybe buy out the last year or two if Schenn loses his game?

(and isn't LTIRed by then)
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Tciso » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:26 pm

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Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:13 pm
Tciso wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:04 pm
I like Schenn. Good ol' Saskie boy. But...locking him up til he is 37????? I don't understand the 8 year contracts being handed out to 2nd line players. It's a good deal now, but St Louis better be hoping he ages well.
I was thinking maybe they did it to keep the cap hit down.

Maybe buy out the last year or two if Schenn loses his game?

(and isn't LTIRed by then)
Yeah, but for every Pronger/Horton there's an Ericksson or a Louongo. Hopefully Schenn takes the high road, and sticks the Blues with his whole cap hit. CapFriendly says he only makes $4 in the last year. That'll boost the ol buyout cap hit.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:29 pm

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CapFriendly says he only makes $4 in the last year. That'll boost the ol buyout cap hit.
Yeah I noticed, but still it might be the way to go, salary cap may be over $100M by then..
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:43 pm

Just saw that Ottawa is going to retire Chris Phillips jersey. That's kind of like putting Stan Smyl's number into the rafters. Sad.

He was probably one of the most un-merited No. 1's in history (and they picked arguably one of the worst in Daigle).

Kind of reminds me of the Oilers drafting with all of their top picks. Daigle, Bonk, Phillips... terrible. Spezza was good, but they probably want a mulligan on greedy Alexei Ca$hin. If it weren't for a 6th round pick named Alfredsson...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Chef Boi RD » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:47 pm

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Just saw that Ottawa is going to retire Chris Phillips jersey. That's kind of like putting Stan Smyl's number into the rafters. Sad.

He was probably one of the most un-merited No. 1's in history (and they picked arguably one of the worst in Daigle).

Kind of reminds me of the Oilers drafting with all of their top picks. Daigle, Bonk, Phillips... terrible. Spezza was good, but they probably want a mulligan on greedy Alexei Ca$hin. If it weren't for a 6th round pick named Alfredsson...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:52 pm

I remember Stan putting a steaming biscuit into Vernon's glove in the '89 playoffs.



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Post by Chef Boi RD » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:07 pm

Bob Nystrom was considered the leagues toughest junk yard dawg for a bit in the NHL. In the cup finals of ‘82 against the Isles ole 5’-9” Stan Smyl bloodied Nystrom’s nose in a fight on Long Island at a time when everyone was afraid of Nystrom. IMO that alone puts Steamer in the rafters. That Canuck team did not get pushed around especially by the champion Islanders who were considered the toughest team in the NHL at the time. There hasn’t been a tougher, gutsier Canucks team since. Too Bad Neale went and fucked it up after that
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:18 pm

Steamer was tough as nails. But not in the rafters, Dude.

We had some serious playoff toughness.

'82 team also had Curt Fraser, Ron Delorme and Tiger Williams!

'94 team had Gerald Diduck, Shawn Antoski, Tim Hunter, Sergio Momesso and Gino Odjick!

2011 team had... sigh.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by The Brown Wizard » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:43 pm

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. There hasn’t been a tougher, gutsier Canucks team since.
94 canucks team was just as if not tougher and with more heart and soul.

82 i wa 11 so my knowledge of the game wouldnt be tip top but still...94 crew rocked.. Bure on Churla was unreal even ig it was a total cheapshot
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by micky107 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:51 am

The Brown Wizard wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Chef Boi RD wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:07 pm
. There hasn’t been a tougher, gutsier Canucks team since.
94 canucks team was just as if not tougher and with more heart and soul.

82 i wa 11 so my knowledge of the game wouldnt be tip top but still...94 crew rocked.. Bure on Churla was unreal even ig it was a total cheapshot
Churla publically chirped what he goona do to Pavel before series started. Maybe a cheapshot but genius too.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by CrzyCanuck » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:09 am

Hank wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Steamer was tough as nails. But not in the rafters, Dude.

We had some serious playoff toughness.

'82 team also had Curt Fraser, Ron Delorme and Tiger Williams!

'94 team had Gerald Diduck, Shawn Antoski, Tim Hunter, Sergio Momesso and Gino Odjick!

2011 team had... sigh.
As much as I appreciate playoff toughness and grit...

None of those listed "gutsy" players were playoff winners.

2011 achieved just as much as 1994, 1982 team did.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Topper » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:25 am

The only way steamer belongs in the rafters is from a rope. It would be no different than putting Burrows up there. Sure, heart and soul guy every team needs, but not Jersey retirement worthy. Vancouver has had only 3 of those. One is up there, two more are going up there in a few months.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:13 pm

micky107 wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:51 am
The Brown Wizard wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:43 pm
Chef Boi RD wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:07 pm
. There hasn’t been a tougher, gutsier Canucks team since.
94 canucks team was just as if not tougher and with more heart and soul.

82 i wa 11 so my knowledge of the game wouldnt be tip top but still...94 crew rocked.. Bure on Churla was unreal even ig it was a total cheapshot
Churla publically chirped what he goona do to Pavel before series started. Maybe a cheapshot but genius too.
The flying elbow was more specifically Bure standing up for himself after Churla tried to goon him up (and no call!) earlier on that shift...
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