2017 Free Agency Thread [FIRST POST UPDATED LIST]

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Postby slaps » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:09 pm

Troy McClure wrote:
Knives Out wrote:Kovalchuk is staying in the KHL for one more season LOL.


Has there been any insight into this? Did no NHL team want to pay what he wanted? Did the Devils want too much in trade?


https://sports.yahoo.com/behind-scenes- ... 58967.html

Kovalchuk wanted to return to the NHL for the 2017-18 season, but there was one giant obstacle to overcome: Since he was on the NHL’s voluntary retirement list, the Devils were the gatekeepers for that comeback, retaining his rights for another year. They would either sign him and trade him, or Kovalchuk would return to the KHL for one more season and then become an unrestricted NHL free agent in Summer 2018, per the collective bargaining agreement.

In other words, the Devils would get something for him, or lose him for nothing.

Shero glanced down at the text message. Someone was inquiring about a rumor they had heard: That Shero, the Devils’ general manager, had been offered a first-round draft pick from the New York Rangers in exchange for Kovalchuk, and that Shero turned them down.

“That was a lie,” said Shero on Thursday.

“I never turned down a first-round pick. I never turned down a seventh-round pick. I never turned down anything. Why? It’s really simple: There was nothing to turn down.”

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Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:43 pm

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:53 pm

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Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:30 pm

Vegas should sign them all and play them on a line. I would actually watch them.

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Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:43 pm

The Frugal Gourmet wrote:Vegas should sign them all and play them on a line. I would actually watch them.


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Postby ScubaSteve » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:45 pm

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Postby ToddM » Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:33 pm

...and then retire their jerseys.

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Postby Knives Out » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:44 pm

Jason wrote:
Knives Out wrote:No Justin Williams for Dallas.

He signed to go back to the friggin' Hurricanes ...

I guess after two cups it's all about the money now for this "character" guy.

I get it. But I seriously judge players who choose to sign with bottom feeders like Carolina or Florida or Phoenix when there are other options available.


If Carolina would get consistent goaltending they'd be a playoff team.

Hurricanes attendance down 32 percent over 10 years.
Well played, Justin.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:01 pm

Would Carolina really be that good with better goaltending? Nobody really stands out to me on that team. They remind me of the Wild pre-Parise. Generic.
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Postby Jason » Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:08 am

SaintAngerBH wrote:Would Carolina really be that good with better goaltending? Nobody really stands out to me on that team. They remind me of the Wild pre-Parise. Generic.


Most of the Carolina roster is young, the lack of playoff games, so they're very under the radar. Slavin is a outstanding defenseman, Pesce, Faulk are really good. They have a very deep and good defense core. The issue with them is the goaltending. If Carolina had average goaltending they make the playoffs last season.

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Re: 2017 Free Agency Thread [FIRST POST UPDATED LIST]

Postby Knives Out » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:21 am

It's cool that they added Darling but *Dang ol'* good luck in the Metro.

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