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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:58 pm
by dbr
Lancer wrote:Meanwhile, Neal gets 5 games for something that Messier got away with scot-free in game 6 of the 94 playoffs. How anybody trusts Shanaban's rationale anymore...
Keith got 5 for something Bure got 0 for in those same playoffs.

Hell, guys are getting suspended left right and centre for plays Scott Stevens used to make once a week..

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:11 pm
by Topper
I'm laughing hard at all the folks who feign indignation at the Bruin's players, staff and fans reaction while steadfastly they defended Todd Bertuzzi.

Bunch of chumps.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:43 pm
by Lancer
Topper wrote:I'm laughing hard at all the folks who feign indignation at the Bruin's players, staff and fans reaction while steadfastly they defended Todd Bertuzzi.

Bunch of chumps.
No defending here. No sympathy for Moore, either, but Bertuzzi got what he deserved and may still get more in court.

Thing is, unlike Bertuzzi, I will be surprised if Thornton gets more than 10 games for something in the same ballpark as Bertuzzi's offence. This is Boston, after all.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:13 pm
by Strangelove
Blues re-sign Alex Steen to 3 yrs X $5.8m = $17.4M.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:17 pm
by SKYO
Strangelove wrote:Blues re-sign Alex Steen to 3 yrs X $5.8m = $17.4M.
Took a bit of a paycut to stay with the Blues. :o

I thought for sure he was going to go for the big bucks this offseason.

Hopefully Santo's re-signs in January!

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:23 pm
by Strangelove
SKYO wrote:
Strangelove wrote:Blues re-sign Alex Steen to 3 yrs X $5.8m = $17.4M.
Took a bit of a paycut to stay with the Blues. :o

I thought for sure he was going to go for the big bucks this offseason.

Hopefully Santo's re-signs in January!
I thought Steen would get a little less on a longer contract.

Seems fair enough I suppose.

Meanwhile back at the outhouse, things are piling up:

http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommuni ... paign.html

:lol:

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:30 pm
by Vader
Strangelove wrote:
SKYO wrote:
Strangelove wrote:Blues re-sign Alex Steen to 3 yrs X $5.8m = $17.4M.
Took a bit of a paycut to stay with the Blues. :o

I thought for sure he was going to go for the big bucks this offseason.

Hopefully Santo's re-signs in January!
I thought Steen would get a little less on a longer contract.
The last 4 years prior to this season, Steen's scored at a 25 goal / 56 point pace. That's pushing $5M on it's own when you consider he's excellent defensively.

So....really St. Louis is gambling $800K/ year that the scoring exploits of this year are not a total fluke.

If he regresses, it's only 3 years on a guy who isn't even 30 yet

So, to me I think it's a pretty good signing....with upside of being an excellent signing.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:05 pm
by Topper
It doesn't take a seventh man to see how that would go wrong.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:16 am
by Per
Edmonton trades Omark to Buffalo for a draft pick.

Conditional sixth round, if I heard right. That's pretty cheap.
He lead the Swiss league in scoring last year and now is in 4th place in the AHL with 29 points in 29 games, so it's not like he can't play hockey. Never really got a fair chance in Edmonton.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:42 am
by dbr
Small, slow, can't (won't) play defense, has cleared waivers in the past.. frankly I'm a little surprised he returned anything - although if he can't crack the Sabres lineup, he probably won't return anything.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:20 pm
by Topper
dbr wrote:Small, slow, can't (won't) play defense, has cleared waivers in the past.. frankly I'm a little surprised he returned anything - although if he can't crack the Sabres lineup, he probably won't return anything.
One of their other guys meeting that description was injured last night and may be out for a bit. Timing is impeccable.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:48 pm
by Tciso
Topper wrote:I'm laughing hard at all the folks who feign indignation at the Bruin's players, staff and fans reaction while steadfastly they defended Todd Bertuzzi.

Bunch of chumps.
I don't think anyone on this group would not have supported Bert getting 20 games. But, the league basically threw him under the bus, by giving him the longest suspension in history. And they let the media blow what was a big deal into a "story of the century". If Orpik had a chipped vertebrate, would Thornton have been suspended the rest of this year, and all of next year too??

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:37 am
by RoyalDude
Nice article on Mason Raymond, seems to be slaying it in TeeOh http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=439526

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:22 am
by Island Nucklehead
RoyalDude wrote:Nice article on Mason Raymond, seems to be slaying it in TeeOh http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=439526
Yep. And someone will be dumb enough to offer him $4-$4.5M after this season. Hopefully it's Toronto.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:03 am
by RoyalDude
Island Nucklehead wrote:
RoyalDude wrote:Nice article on Mason Raymond, seems to be slaying it in TeeOh http://www.tsn.ca/toronto/blogs/jonas_siegel/?id=439526
Yep. And someone will be dumb enough to offer him $4-$4.5M after this season. Hopefully it's Toronto.
Well when u have GMs willing to take on long term contracts at 4.2 million per in David Booth nothing surprises me, that being said we all know that MayRay's next contract will not come anywhere close to $4.5 million per. If he continues with his good play he will get somewhere around $2.5 million to $3 million per

If only David booth had MayRays skill set, on ice vision, phone booth stick handling, speed with the puck. Great passing, cycling, turn on a dime stick handling we'd have a player.