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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:43 pm
by Hockey Widow
I was shocked he turned down that offer. Man thats 7 million per. But I guess there are still a few teams around with the cap space to give him more.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:46 pm
by Strangelove
Hockey Widow wrote: I was shocked he turned down that offer.
Allegedly. ;)

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:50 pm
by rats19
Strangelove wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote: I was shocked he turned down that offer.
Allegedly. ;)
You questioning her shockedness....or the turn down?

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:53 pm
by Strangelove
Allegedly questioning her shockedness or the turn down. ;)

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:53 pm
by Meds
Hockey Widow wrote:I was shocked he turned down that offer. Man thats 7 million per. But I guess there are still a few teams around with the cap space to give him more.
I'll be surprised if any of them actually do offer him more than that.

Toronto would be the only one, but only if they move Phaneuf. Letang is better offensively than the Laughs neanderthal captain, and he's at least as good when it comes to responsible positioning on defense. He's nowhere near the physical presence that Phaneuf is though. He gets caught jumping into the offense on occasion, maybe a little more often than Dione, but he doesn't take himself out of position chasing a big hit.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:41 am
by Topper
Hockey Widow wrote:Messier issues terse statement cutting all tie with the NYR. Feels snubbed that he didn't get the coaching job.
Such leadership.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:09 am
by Lancer
Meds wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:I was shocked he turned down that offer. Man thats 7 million per. But I guess there are still a few teams around with the cap space to give him more.
I'll be surprised if any of them actually do offer him more than that.

Toronto would be the only one, but only if they move Phaneuf. Letang is better offensively than the Laughs neanderthal captain, and he's at least as good when it comes to responsible positioning on defense. He's nowhere near the physical presence that Phaneuf is though. He gets caught jumping into the offense on occasion, maybe a little more often than Dione, but he doesn't take himself out of position chasing a big hit.
I have a feeling that it's not about the money. I've read in a couple of places that Letang feels personally slighted by the organization for apparently being made a scapegoat for their playoff failures this year - or something to that effect. Suffice it to say that there's some bad blood between his camp and the organization that dollars apparently won't fix.

I don't see him asking for much more $, if anything, from other teams - though I don't see him climbing down much from that $7 mill offer either. I don't think even he and his agent believe they have Weber-like leverage on the market - especially not with the current CBA and this year's cap. I wouldn't be overly surprised if he signs elsewhere for similar term and amount - which would be a clear bitch slap to Shero, Super Mario and the gang.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:52 am
by darren
Strangelove wrote: Naw, if you're gonna entertain Letang fantasies you're gonna hafta give em Edler.

Makes more sense for BOTH teams. :thumbs:
I had the same thought. Our top 4 as currently composed does not play nicely together ... something has to change. Swapping out a lefty for a righty would be the answer. Hamhuis-Bieksa JG-Letang. Done. Get rid of Lou and Ballard and I believe the cap room works.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:55 am
by BingoTough
Rumsfeld wrote:No way Letang's worth more than 7, especially with a shrinking cap.

Terrific offensively, pretty meh defensively and not very physical. And it doesn't hurt your point totals playing with Crosby, Malkin and Neal on that first unit PP.
Mike Krushelnyski

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:36 am
by herb
40 year old Daniel Alfredsson is coming back for another year.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:44 am
by BurningBeard
Topper wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Messier issues terse statement cutting all tie with the NYR. Feels snubbed that he didn't get the coaching job.
Such leadership.
This is the sort of thing that gets trophies named after you.

Also, this:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:51 am
by Lancer
herb wrote:40 year old Daniel Alfredsson is coming back for another year.
Provided he stays healthy, he'll likely earn every buck. Probably the last year for him, though. Ottawa better start grooming themselves for life post-Alfredsson, and post-Spezza not too long after that. Having said that, they're youngsters did look promising in the playoffs. We'll see if that was a blip.

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:52 am
by Lancer
BurningBeard wrote:
Topper wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Messier issues terse statement cutting all tie with the NYR. Feels snubbed that he didn't get the coaching job.
Such leadership.
This is the sort of thing that gets trophies named after you.

Also, this:
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Like to see him try that with Subban nowadays.

Pedophilic creep....

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:58 am
by BurningBeard
Lancer wrote:
BurningBeard wrote: Also, this:
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Like to see him try that with Subban nowadays..
That's not Subban?

Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:04 am
by herb
Lancer wrote:
herb wrote:40 year old Daniel Alfredsson is coming back for another year.
Provided he stays healthy, he'll likely earn every buck. Probably the last year for him, though. Ottawa better start grooming themselves for life post-Alfredsson, and post-Spezza not too long after that. Having said that, they're youngsters did look promising in the playoffs. We'll see if that was a blip.
Who knows if this is his last year. He’s been doing this song and dance about retiring for a few off seasons now. Provided he stays healthy and doesn’t have any further major injuries, I suspect he’ll keep playing until he can’t keep up.