Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by UWSaint » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:19 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:I see the Pens have picked up Douglas Murray from SJS...they're going all in this year
They are definitely all in.

2 second rounders is a lot of pay for Murray. He isn't nearly as good as some think he is, but he will be okay as a #4/5 -- and adding a 5th defensemen is a very important depth piece for a team looking to make a run. They are in much better position if there is an injury. It is a deal that makes sense for Pittsburgh given the potential they have to make a run and what their last pairing looked like before the trade, but few others would (or should) pay such a high price for a #4/5 one-dimesional soon-to-be-UFA. Moving now instead of waiting for the deadline is also a great move. More time to adjust.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Meds » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:28 pm

UWSaint wrote:
Uncle dans leg wrote:I see the Pens have picked up Douglas Murray from SJS...they're going all in this year
They are definitely all in.

2 second rounders is a lot of pay for Murray. He isn't nearly as good as some think he is, but he will be okay as a #4/5 -- and adding a 5th defensemen is a very important depth piece for a team looking to make a run. They are in much better position if there is an injury. It is a deal that makes sense for Pittsburgh given the potential they have to make a run and what their last pairing looked like before the trade, but few others would (or should) pay such a high price for a #4/5 one-dimesional soon-to-be-UFA. Moving now instead of waiting for the deadline is also a great move. More time to adjust.
Regardless of whether or not he is overrated by some, he immediately upgrades the physical presence in front of Fleury and Vokoun. I don't think any team is touch either Penguins goaltender in a trade this year, even if they were inclined to shop them.....so strengthening the defenders in front of the crease is the next best thing, especially with the rebound control Fleury seems to be having.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:47 pm

Semin re-ups in Carolina. 5 years, $7M per.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Lancer » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:37 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:Semin re-ups in Carolina. 5 years, $7M per.
Provided they make the playoffs, I wonder if Rutherford will have the same enthusiasm for Semin when the guy vanishes. I guess they don't have to worry about the slary cap floor...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by RoyalDude » Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:59 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:Semin re-ups in Carolina. 5 years, $7M per.
But signing a good young centre in O'Reilly for $5 million per is bad.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:09 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
Island Nucklehead wrote:Semin re-ups in Carolina. 5 years, $7M per.
But signing a good young centre in O'Reilly for $5 million per is bad.
Not a fan of either deal. O'Reilly is doing well this year. Semin is a PPG guy.

I'm not a fan of lazy players making big bucks (Semin), or young guys getting big deals on potential future production (O'Reilly).

Mason Raymond had a 25 goal season and earned half the contract O'Reilly signed (for 18 goals).

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:09 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:Semin re-ups in Carolina
Somewhere there's a joke like that with a turkey baster in the punchline
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by herb » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:36 pm

Carolina has been fully inSeminated....

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Island Nucklehead » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:43 pm

Carolina blows huge wad for productive Semin.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:17 pm

Chara sticks out a leg and splatters Semin in Carolinas crease
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by dbr » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:48 am

After getting a taste of Semin in Carolina, Jim Rutherford has swallowed hard.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hank » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:42 am

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:15 pm

And they have placed Juicy Jokinen on waivers. A decent third line centre but with term.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by herb » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:27 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:And they have placed Juicy Jokinen on waivers. A decent third line centre but with term.
Juicy has one more year at $3M after this one. A bit of a gamble, but he's a versatile player who can play centre and wing. He has put up 65 and 52 points in the past and 42 points last year. He has won 58% of faceoffs this season.

Could be a decent low risk gamble. We need help down the middle, and especially on the faceoff dot. $3M for Jokinen may mean bye bye to Higgens or Raymond though.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by herb » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:33 pm

Kaspars Daugavins is on waivers as well (no thanks).

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