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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Lancer » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:51 am

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.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Lancer » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:52 am

BurningBeard wrote:
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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....
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BurningBeard » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:58 am

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

That's not Subban?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby herb » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:04 am

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.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Lancer » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:05 am

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

That's not Subban?


You could be forgiven for being confused.


...or did that come out sounding racist??? :blush:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby SKYO » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:35 am

Strangelove wrote:
SKYO wrote:Letang for Luongo+!


Naw, if you're gonna entertain Letang fantasies you're gonna hafta give em Edler.

Makes more sense for BOTH teams. :thumbs:


Yup.
Anyone see these shenanigans? yes it's 'nhlsourcessay' but

"@NHLSourcesSay
Letang offers

Ducks =Ryan, 1st rnd pick, Etem.

Flames =Cammalleri, 1st rnd pick, Bartschi

Canucks =Edler, 1st rnd pick, Schroeder"


lol most I'd offer is Edler + Schroeder.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby ODB » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:41 am

SKYO wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
SKYO wrote:Letang for Luongo+!


Naw, if you're gonna entertain Letang fantasies you're gonna hafta give em Edler.

Makes more sense for BOTH teams. :thumbs:


Yup.
Anyone see these shenanigans? yes it's 'nhlsourcessay' but

"@NHLSourcesSay
Letang offers

Ducks =Ryan, 1st rnd pick, Etem.

Flames =Cammalleri, 1st rnd pick, Bartschi

Canucks =Edler, 1st rnd pick, Schroeder"


lol most I'd offer is Edler + Schroeder.


Lets hope if this is true he goes to the Ducks! I don't want an 8m x 8 year Letang.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby ORCA » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:44 am

ODB wrote:Lets hope if this is true he goes to the Ducks! I don't want an 8m x 8 year Letang.


Ditto.

With the Pens defensive philosophy of solving it with more goals... they would be salivating at Bobby Ryan.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby SKYO » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:44 am

ODB wrote:Lets hope if this is true he goes to the Ducks! I don't want an 8m x 8 year Letang.


And just to add more fuel to the fire.

Could and Should the Canucks Get Involved in the Letang Sweepstakes?
According to Rossi the Penguins would prefer to send Kris Letang to the Western Conference and are particularly enamored by "prospects with Anaheim and Vancouver" according to Rossi's sources. Wha?

The Canucks are dealing with a critical scarcity of salary cap-space at the moment, and would need to essentially move heaven and earth to fit Kris Letang under the cap (and then do so again to fit his theoretically lucrative extension, which would kick in a season from now). Is acquiring Letang worth the cost in treasure and cap-space? Would he represent enough of an upgrade over the likes of Edler, Garrison, Bieksa and Hamhuis to warrant the Canucks blowing up their hard won "internal cap" for defenceman?


http://canucksarmy.com/2013/6/28/could-and-should-the-canucks-get-involved-in-the-letang-sweepstakes
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Topper » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:46 am

ODB wrote:
SKYO wrote:
Yup.
Anyone see these shenanigans? yes it's 'nhlsourcessay' but

"@NHLSourcesSay
Letang offers

Ducks =Ryan, 1st rnd pick, Etem.

Flames =Cammalleri, 1st rnd pick, Bartschi

Canucks =Edler, 1st rnd pick, Schroeder"


lol most I'd offer is Edler + Schroeder.


Lets hope if this is true he goes to the Ducks! I don't want an 8m x 8 year Letang.

Can only get 7 from another team, but would a 7x8 Letand be an upgrade on a 6x7 JBou for the Flames?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby ODB » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:51 am

Topper wrote:
ODB wrote:
SKYO wrote:
Yup.
Anyone see these shenanigans? yes it's 'nhlsourcessay' but

"@NHLSourcesSay
Letang offers

Ducks =Ryan, 1st rnd pick, Etem.

Flames =Cammalleri, 1st rnd pick, Bartschi

Canucks =Edler, 1st rnd pick, Schroeder"


lol most I'd offer is Edler + Schroeder.


Lets hope if this is true he goes to the Ducks! I don't want an 8m x 8 year Letang.

Can only get 7 from another team, but would a 7x8 Letand be an upgrade on a 6x7 JBou for the Flames?


Right!

Letang scares me because I have a gut feeling much of (or maybe even just some of) his Norris play in Pitts came from playing on top offensive team in the league. I fear he'll be just good, playing on another team. 7/8m a season for good is worrisome.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby Topper » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:56 am

kick yourself in the nuts :devil:

I agree, he has a whiff of Erhoff about him that is long term worrisome.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby 5thhorseman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:00 am

From the same article:

Kris Letang is an elite offensive defenceman in the National Hockey League, and pairing him with a player like Jason Garrison, Alex Edler or Dan Hamhuis would be a tantalizing prospect. He'd also immediately fix Vancouver's right-handed shooters on the power-play issue, and arguably give the Canucks their first elite 1A defenceman in franchise history.


Brought back memories of when Paul Reinhart played for us for a brief spell. Having a truly gifted offensive defenseman can transform your entire offence more than a 2nd line scoring winger ever could.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby dbr » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:07 am

Arguably indeed.

$7+m a year for Letang seems downright odorous right now, but within a few years the no circumvention CBA will mean that contracts like that (and the ones Getzlaf and Perry got) are the norm for the top 2-3 players on a team.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Postby BladesofSteel » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:08 am

Letang is not as defensively loose as Ehrhoff, nor is he afraid of the rough going. While he is a tremendous puck mover and PP QB, he's more than adequate as a defender as well.

While he's no Chris Pronger in physical toughness, he's not as soft and poor defensively as many suggest.

Letang would be an ideal replacement for Edler should Gillis opt to move him out. The fact he's only 26 is encouraging as well.
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