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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:37 pm
by BigAl
Coming back to the Stars would be great for Honka, not so great for whoever his defensive partner is.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:40 pm
by Troy McClure
Benn with the strange vague tweet.


Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:51 pm
by Math
He has just learned that he was playing injured during the playoffs.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:52 pm
by slaps
Troy McClure wrote:Benn with the strange vague tweet.


Probably due to this:


Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:58 pm
by ScubaSteve
To be fair, vaguely confused is Benn’s default appearance.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:19 pm
by BigAl
So you’re saying the problem is above the shoulders.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:04 pm
by Troy McClure
Math wrote:He has just learned that he was playing injured during the playoffs.

I find it strange to think Benn is watching Nill’s press conference and tweeting about it.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:25 pm
by cdanew
Troy McClure wrote:
Math wrote:He has just learned that he was playing injured during the playoffs.

I find it strange to think Benn is watching Nill’s press conference and tweeting about it.

I'm betting someone texted him about having surgery and it went from there. :lol:

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:10 pm
by 5minmajor
BigAl wrote:Coming back to the Stars would be great for Honka, not so great for whoever his defensive partner is.

Did he grow the 6 inches needed to reach “short for his age”?

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:29 pm
by cdanew
One positive note from the Nill conference that we have overlooked here is Nill apparently being given the green light to spend to the salary cap. That's better than I was expecting.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:20 pm
by wonko80
cdanew wrote:One positive note from the Nill conference that we have overlooked here is Nill apparently being given the green light to spend to the salary cap. That's better than I was expecting.

Shapiro pointed out that it still means $78 or $79 or whatever because they have the bonus penalties they're eating next year.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:20 am
by cdanew
wonko80 wrote:
cdanew wrote:One positive note from the Nill conference that we have overlooked here is Nill apparently being given the green light to spend to the salary cap. That's better than I was expecting.

Shapiro pointed out that it still means $78 or $79 or whatever because they have the bonus penalties they're eating next year.

Okay Debbie Downer! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Yeah, I know they had the bonus penalties - I'm just glad Gaglardi didn't impose an even more limited budget!

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:24 am
by B Kat
Johns’ hit is 2.35 million, so if he can’t play, likely, we’ll have some of that to work with as well.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:57 am
by wonko80
I wonder if Johns will retire? Although from his standpoint, why retire when he could just be on LTIR and still get his salary (kinda like Hanzal did).

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:05 am
by Math
According to RDS it's official, Bowness will be back next season.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:42 am
by Jason


Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:51 am
by cdanew
Jason wrote:https://twitter.com/PierreVLeBrun/status/1314589549331451904

So does that mean Calgary overpays for Dobby and Dallas overpays for Talbot, instead of just signing your own damn players you like? :lol:

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:56 am
by wonko80
For me the only reason the Stars would want to sign an experienced goalie (if Dobby signs elsewhere) is because they're afraid of Bishop's health so want more experience to rely on than Oettinger.

However, I'd say to give Oettinger the backup job and if Bishop has health issues you could always trade for some sort of experienced backup.

Speaking of trading... wonder if, with a condensed regular season, they have the trade deadline be closer to the playoffs.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:14 pm
by Troy McClure
I also think not all of these veterans are finding homes. If you start the season with Oettinger and find he can't do it, there will be a couple of guys to choose from looking for work.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:17 pm
by Knives Out

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:27 pm
by slaps
I think Khudobin needs to see what's out there, and decide if the extra year is worth leaving what he knows is a really good situation.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:47 pm
by Knives Out
Welp :gulp ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:48 pm
by BigAl
I wonder if a large factor for the older guys is whether they have to uproot their kids and start over in a new city.
I was thinking when Niskanen retired that maybe he just didn’t want to live in Philly anymore. Go back to DC where his kids have friends.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:50 pm
by wonko80
Not a fan of three years on that deal.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:53 pm
by Knives Out
Khudobin confirmed at 3-years x 3.5 million ...

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:54 pm
by Jason
Hopefully Seattle takes him before this deal ends up like Niemi.
Also $8 million spent on two goalies both coming off surgery in the past few months, fantastic decision.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:56 pm
by Math
I like the signing.
I'm still "ok" with the value (understandable, given the circumstances).
I don't like the three years

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:56 pm
by Troy McClure
Jason wrote:Hopefully Seattle takes him before this deal ends up like Niemi's.

The final two years of Bishop Khudobin feel like they will be Kari-Niemi all over.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:02 pm
by wonko80
Troy McClure wrote:
Jason wrote:Hopefully Seattle takes him before this deal ends up like Niemi's.

The final two years of Bishop Khudobin feel like they will be Kari-Niemi all over.

No *poo poo*.

Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:03 pm
by B Kat
I'm a little worried about it. The extra year and that Khudobin may have used up all his juju. And juju is not easy to come by at 34 yo.