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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:38 pm

NHL sends memo to all 30 teams reminding them that they cannot offer a contract or sign a FA until tomorrow. This "free" period is for interviews only. The exception of course as for players already bought out as they became a FA the instant they were bought out.

Penalties will apply to anyone circumventing this. One assumes that means tampering.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby ESQ » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:26 pm

Hank wrote:I'm sure Raymond will get a consistent offensive role to put up some points for the Flames. He'll be a useful player for them.

Just wondering if they'll end up with Matthew Lombardi 2.0?

I've said before I see Raymond as Tanguay potential - may get 70 points once or twice in his career, could be in the 60s as a first liner.

Though on a top line centred by Matt Stajan....
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby Blob Mckenzie » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:59 pm

If Raymond is on your top line your team is brutal..... 29th to 30th. If he is in your top 6 you are definitely not a playoff team. He is a decent player but to expect 60 - 70 points is laughable considering he has one 50 point year and his season avg is less than 40 points a year.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby donlever » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:16 pm

Briere to the Habs.

2 years 8 million.

This buyout get paid again thing is cool.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby Hank » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:20 pm

I agree with ya Blob. Raymond will be top 6 on this current Flames team but I think 60 - 70 points is a stretch.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby ORCA » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:30 pm

donlever wrote:Briere to the Habs.

2 years 8 million.

This buyout get paid again thing is cool.



Didn't he say he'd never play in Canada?

(I guess he's still not technically playing in Canada)
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby donlever » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:32 pm

ORCA wrote:
Didn't he say he'd never play in Canada?



I think you missed the "unless that's where I can make the most money" part he whispered thereafter....
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby ORCA » Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:32 pm

donlever wrote:
ORCA wrote:
Didn't he say he'd never play in Canada?



I think you missed the "unless that's where I can make the most money" part he whispered thereafter....

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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:04 pm

Hendricks and Blum would at least shore up the D and fourth line.

If we're sticking with Booth and Burrows (which is far from a bold decision :P ), that would leave a third-line centre to aquire and no cap space to aquire him with.

Which would mean pipsqueak gets the nod and we can look forward to an offensively impotent and physically soft forward group. Again.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby SKYO » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:20 pm

Ballard will be getting a 2 year $3M dollar deal with minny. :o

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Keith Ballard's two-year deal with MIN has an AAV of $1.5M.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby Rumsfeld » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:24 pm

Surprised Alberts wasn't re-upped. Played well at the end of the season, big, tough, presumably cheap.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby Jovocop » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:42 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Surprised Alberts wasn't re-upped. Played well at the end of the season, big, tough, presumably cheap.


Perhaps AA wants a top 6 role somewhere instead of being a 7th or 8th defenseman here.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby SKYO » Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:43 pm

Rumsfeld wrote:Surprised Alberts wasn't re-upped. Played well at the end of the season, big, tough, presumably cheap.


I bet Tampa will sign him as they love former Canuck players.

But yeah I thought he was a great 7th dman, playing 50 games or so a season, maybe if he doesn't sign anywhere fast he could come back but on a much cheaper contract, as he is/was making way too much for his role @$1.225M per.

Canucks are going to have to go bargain basement hunting this offseason, signing a lot of $750K - $800K per types to fill in the roster.
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby BCExpat » Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:06 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
BCExpat wrote:The rumor on Calpuck is that Mason Raymond will be signing a contract with the Flames tomorrow. Well, if nothing else, the Flames will be a fast team next year, especially if Poirier makes the team.

How do you people live with yourselves? Christ.


The Flames are at the beginning of a re-build. It's not going to happen over night. They will be at the bottom of the league in the standings for at least a few years, if not more. I am resigned to the fact that they will suck for a long time. I don't expect a lot from the Flames. I just want them to re-build through the draft. I can live with that 8-)
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Re: 2013 FA Thread

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:15 pm

Hearing some merit to Iginla rumours although Canucks have not talked cap or term, they can't until tomorrow, but there is mutual interest. But Canucks won't over more than 2 years I am hearing. Don't know about the cap. One friend told me only a slight chance he ends up here as he will get more elsewhere. Canucks won't offer up what he thinks he should get so it depends upon the other rumours that he wants to be closer to his family. One friend told me he still wants to chase a cup so I wouldn't be surprised to see him take less to go to LA or stay in Pittsburg.
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