I bet Ladd and Kes would be the best of pals if that were to ever happen. NHL players do a lot of posturing in front of cameras and microphones but they can also go out for beers after punching each other in the face.
Jovocop wrote:Besides, I don't know how many times I have read or heard about him not wanting to leave Phoenix
tantalum wrote:various people seem to be suggesting that Tanev will be up for good this time. I somehow doubt it but you never know.
In other news, the Sharks traded a second round pick to the bolts for Moore and a 7th round pick.
No word on whether they picked up Moore to be a heart donor for big Joe.
Blob Mckenzie wrote:Not sure about that. A friend of mine is neighbours with Ladd's parents and very tight with the family as Ladd's mom and buddy's wife teach at the same school. Andrew Ladd hates Kesler and says he talks absolute crap on the ice. Says he's a real good player but he doesn't seem to respect his opponents at all and is a real condescending prick on the ice. He apparently was furious when they fought after he nailed Kesler with a punch Kesler grabbed his leg and tried to piledrive his bare head into the ice. I responded with "I guess Ladd's shot to Kesler's beak was clean too eh" ?
You're probably right Hank, they would eventually learn to get along but i just thought I would pass that little tidbit along as there are a lot of people who think the sun shines out of Kesler's ass. Ladd also told my friend that there are quite a few guys throughout the NHL who are a little put off with Kesler's mouth and general arrogance. Ladd heard that Luongo was furious with RK after his comments in the Olympics.
Choose to believe it or not I don't care. This guy I'm getting this info from is tight with the Ladds and is as honest as anyone I know.I have never been one to engage in rumors but I did think this was kind of interesting.
Reefer2 wrote:Southern_Canuck wrote:
Consider this - the cap will continue to rise, and by the end of Nash's contract, players like Leino and Upshall will be getting $7.8M...! OK, an exaggeration, but if not now when the Canucks have a legitimate window to challenge for the Stanley Cup - when will the Canucks ever get a chance at a player like Nash?
I am hearing that the cap will not continue to go up and teams have to look at seeing a decrease. This is based upon the calculation they use to determine cap hit. The owners want a lower % of money to go to the players. I am not sure what it is now but they have used the NBA and NFL as examples where owners were able to better manage cap and $$ going toward the the players.
In the last cap they reduced all players salaries by a certain %, this time around I don't think that will happen and teams who are now over the cap will just have to make trades to get under.
http://espn.go.com/blog/nhl/post/_/id/1 ... -to-happen
Temporary salary cap
In what has been a vastly under-the-radar story, a buzz item among NHL GMs these days is how they’re going to approach this summer with what will be a higher but temporary salary cap number.
The collective bargaining agreement doesn’t expire until Sept. 15 at midnight ET.
But NHL teams have to conduct business under this current CBA until then. As per the current system, the salary cap is once again expected to rise as of June 30 from the current $64.3 million upper limit to as high as $68 million to $69 million, according to guesstimates from some team executives.
That new cap number will exist only from June 30 to whenever a new CBA comes into effect.
The obvious issue is that most teams believe the cap will go down in the new CBA as owners try to scale back the players’ percentage of revenues (the players will have a mighty say in that, however).
So, you could have a situation where the cap is around $69 million for the summer and then much lower come the fall with a new CBA (again, the players will have a say in that).
This will force teams to come up with their own internal cap number based solely on guesswork this summer, because the last thing a team wants is to have a $69 million payroll on Aug. 30 and then be told it needs to shed a chunk of it come the new CBA in the fall.
Either way, just another wrinkle for this summer’s free-agent market.
wienerdog wrote:mr perfect wrote:...if I'm Columbus GM and Vancouver comes a-calling, I wouldn't settle for than less Schneider, Hodgson, Edler and a first rounder.
okcanuck wrote:wienerdog wrote:mr perfect wrote:...if I'm Columbus GM and Vancouver comes a-calling, I wouldn't settle for than less Schneider, Hodgson, Edler and a first rounder.
I wouldn't trade Edler straight up for Nash
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