Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by 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)

Post by 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)

Post by 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)

Post by 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.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by 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- ... weepstakes
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by 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)

Post by 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)

Post by 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)

Post by 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)

Post by 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)

Post by 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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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by BurningBeard » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:21 am

BladesofSteel wrote: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.
I think, if given the choice, I'd rather have Letang at 7 then Edler at 5...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by ESQ » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:21 am

BladesofSteel wrote: 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.
That's a great way to look at it - +$3million in cap space to keep him, but he is absolutely ideal to replace Edler.

Howabout throwing in Luongo for MAF buyout?

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Jovocop » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:38 am

ESQ wrote:
BladesofSteel wrote: 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.
That's a great way to look at it - +$3million in cap space to keep him, but he is absolutely ideal to replace Edler.

Howabout throwing in Luongo for MAF buyout?
That would work. The Pens get an upgrade in net + a Letang replacement.

OT, the Sabres seem to have issues re-signing Mr. Hodgson.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by herb » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:47 am

Jovocop wrote: OT, the Sabres seem to have issues re-signing Mr. Hodgson.
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Garrison / Letang
Hamhuis / Bieksa
Alberts / Corrado

Hmmm…

As far as Letang goes, for $7M I think I’d be interested. $8M is definitely pushing it.

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