Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by rats19 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:57 am

Mondi wrote:The day Mike "Bold Moves" Gillis gets out in front of other NHL GMs and proactively makes a huge deal to improve the team before his asset gets stale and untradeable is that day I...

...Anyways, Letang is a dream that won't come true for Vancouver.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by 5thhorseman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:59 am

It would be sweet to see Letang in a Vancouver uni, but GM MG needs to chase this deal, which is not in his character as a tough negotiator. There are times when you need to overpay and this may be one of them.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:14 pm

BurningBeard 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.
I think, if given the choice, I'd rather have Letang at 7 then Edler at 5...
Definitely.

I thought I had read somewhere that the issue was more personal than financial, thanks for the link *someone*.

Letang is the real deal and would add another dimension to our offense.

Kills penalties too. :drink:

RH shot.

Trouble on your PP? Get Letang!

If we could get him at $7mil/per on an extension....

If we could get him for Edler + Schroeder...

Well you just do it.

Bonus that he would actually come in at a lower cap-hit than Edler in this coming cap-crunch season.

No problem giving him that raise when the cap goes up in 2014-15.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by dbr » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:20 pm

You can thank hockey nerd Elliotte Friedman.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion ... talks.html
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion ... thing.html

If it's an Edler for Letang swap I would try to shoehorn Luongo in there.

Take MAF back and flip him or buy him out, maybe even retain some of Luongo's contract to get another asset somehow.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:26 pm

Strangelove wrote: Definitely.

I thought I had read somewhere that the issue was more personal than financial, thanks for the link *someone*.

Letang is the real deal and would add another dimension to our offense.

Kills penalties too. :drink:

RH shot.

Trouble on your PP? Get Letang!

If we could get him at $7mil/per on an extension....

If we could get him for Edler + Schroeder...

Well you just do it.

Bonus that he would actually come in at a lower cap-hit than Edler in this coming cap-crunch season.

No problem giving him that raise when the cap goes up in 2014-15.

My name is Strangelove and I love this trade fantasy.
And clearing that off the cap for one year would allow us to keep Ballard for one more year if we needed defensive depth. Ballard blocks shots. Torts loves shot blockers. Ballard brings depth on D for a long season. Just saying.

Throw in Luongo, let them buy out MAF, and get something else back.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by dbr » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:29 pm

Why the fuck did the Blackhawks organization have to go and do something this classy:

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/JMHDb ... khawks.jpg

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:34 pm

dbr wrote:Why the fuck did the Blackhawks organization have to go and do something this classy:

http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/JMHDb ... khawks.jpg

:scowl:

Man that sounds like a dig at Vancouver :mrgreen:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Eddy Punch Clock » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:38 pm

Jovocop wrote:OT, the Sabres seem to have issues re-signing Mr. Hodgson.
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#sabres having issues resigning Cody hodgson
I read from the same source he turned down a 4 year 3.25 offer.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Strangelove » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:42 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Jovocop wrote:OT, the Sabres seem to have issues re-signing Mr. Hodgson.
Sabres Front office ‏@SabresFront
#sabres having issues resigning Cody hodgson
I read from the same source he turned down a 4 year 3.25 offer.
Well we knew that was coming amirite? :mex:
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by dbr » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:44 pm

Eddy Punch Clock wrote:
Jovocop wrote:OT, the Sabres seem to have issues re-signing Mr. Hodgson.
Sabres Front office ‏@SabresFront
#sabres having issues resigning Cody hodgson
I read from the same source he turned down a 4 year 3.25 offer.
The bio for this account advertises that they repost ALL rumours relating to the Sabres, and with just 600 followers you can actually scroll through and note that nobody in the hockey world follows it.

edit: oh and they've also claimed that the Sabres turned down the Philadelphia Flyers offer of Braydon Coburn, Sean Couturier and the 11th overall pick for Ryan Miller :shock: so there's that too.

Pretty safe to say he has as many inside sources as @krufrank.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:38 pm

Richards not being bought out.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Aaronp18 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:09 pm

If Letang is available Gillis should be making a run for him.

He is exactly what the Canucks need on the back end. We can add some size and sandpaper somewhere else but he could help in a lot of ways.

$7M per doesn't worry me too much as the new cap hit wouldn't kick in till next year when the cap is likely to go up. Hell at that point the Sedin's contract are off the books!

We'd have to give up Edler ++ to get him so working him on to the roster this year isn't a big issue either as his cap hit is onl $3.5M. We would definitely need a conditional pick coming back in case he doesn't re-sign with us.

Edler, Luongo, Schroeder, 2nd - 2014

Letang, Vokoun, Conditional 1st - 2014 (becomes a 3-4 rounder if Letang re-signs)

They can keep MAF and get something for him.

Something along those lines anyways.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Rumsfeld » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:17 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:If Letang is available Gillis should be making a run for him.
Agreed. And if the rumours are to be believed, he is.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Reefer2 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:23 pm

Wishfull thinking, you can put this in the bank.

Canucks starting core will be identical with no big names added for the start of next season

The only differance will be Luongo gone.

Letang is a pipe dream.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Rumsfeld » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:01 pm

Reefer and Mondi being negative about the future?

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