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Postby Troy McClure » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:44 pm

Marleau goes to the Leafs. 3 years at $6.25 million per.

Didn't see that coming.
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Postby Jason » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:44 pm

Way too long for Marleau who will be 38.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:03 pm

Knives Out wrote:"Also, could be nothing, could be something, but Radulov is now following Seguin on Instagram."


Players following other players on Instagram is news and the president of the United States tweets out WWE memes. What a time to be alive.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:07 pm

Maybe Radulov wants to see the quality of our underage puck bunnies.
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Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:11 pm

It's very weird that Marleau didn't stay considering Thornton re-signed.
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Postby B Kat » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:38 pm

Wow, Marleau a is good fit for the Toronto youngsters, but that's a lotta cash and term for a 38 year old.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:37 pm

I like Marleau and would have wanted him with the Stars on a short-term deal. But, definitely not 3 years.

I agree about ponying up for Radulov. Do what it takes to get him. We need him for sure.
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Something tells me that we will be seeing #47 in victory green next year. And not the shitty defenseman.
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Postby ToddM » Mon Jul 03, 2017 12:55 am

I'm not sold on Radulov. He's been a disaster for far more of his career than he was actually good. There's always some regression to the mean with guys coming off of contract years, and his "great" season in Montreal wasn't all that and a bag of *poo poo* to begin with.

He's got skill, but he doesn't play much of a team game. He's basically the Russian Hemsky.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:35 am

Yeah. But, he fills a need better than anyone else out there right?
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Postby B Kat » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:06 am

I'm not that interested in Radulov, especially if he takes up a lot of years and dollars of our cap. We do need another top six forward, however.

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Postby ToddM » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:23 am

SaintAngerBH wrote:Yeah. But, he fills a need better than anyone else out there right?


Alex Chiasson is currently available.

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Postby Troy McClure » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:18 am

SaintAngerBH wrote:Yeah. But, he fills a need better than anyone else out there right?


He does. There are only two options this off-season: overpay for someone you want or get a really old guy.
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Postby ToddM » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:28 am

Troy McClure wrote:
SaintAngerBH wrote:Yeah. But, he fills a need better than anyone else out there right?


He does. There are only two options this off-season: overpay for someone you want or get a really old guy.


There's a third option, for a GM with actual balls:

RFA RWs:
Tomas Tatar (25 goals last year, 26 years old)
Nino Neidereiter (25 goals, 24 years old)
David Pastrnak (34 goals, 21 years old)
Victor Arrvidsson (31 goals, 24 years old)

An offer sheet on Arvidsson would make the most sense, since you're either crippling or stealing from a division opponent. But we all know no GM ever does this, ever.

But it's still technically an option...

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:33 am

ToddM wrote:
SaintAngerBH wrote:Yeah. But, he fills a need better than anyone else out there right?


Alex Chiasson is currently available.


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Postby B Kat » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:36 am

Oh those players would be beautiful, but I doubt Nill would go the offer sheet route. The list for UFAs is light at this point. Perhaps too optimistic to hope for a trade of one of our spare dmen for a better LW, to nip two birds with one stone. There are a few LW nhlers still left, but none solid top six.

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Postby Troy McClure » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:03 am

ToddM wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:
SaintAngerBH wrote:Yeah. But, he fills a need better than anyone else out there right?


He does. There are only two options this off-season: overpay for someone you want or get a really old guy.


There's a third option, for a GM with actual balls:

RFA RWs:
Tomas Tatar (25 goals last year, 26 years old)
Nino Neidereiter (25 goals, 24 years old)
David Pastrnak (34 goals, 21 years old)
Victor Arrvidsson (31 goals, 24 years old)

An offer sheet on Arvidsson would make the most sense, since you're either crippling or stealing from a division opponent. But we all know no GM ever does this, ever.

But it's still technically an option...


No GM does it because the CBA makes the draft pick compensation too much to stomach. First, you have to pay more salary than the other team would match, then you have to give up several first round picks.

Back when there was no cap, it made more sense because you could buy free agents to cover up for the lost draft picks. Today, you need those picks to be your cheap labor source.

$1,295,571 or less No compensation
$1,295,571 to $1,962,968 Third-round pick
$1,962,968 to $3,925,975 Second-round pick
$3,925,975 to $5,888,960 First and third-round picks
$5,888,960 to $7,851,948 First, second and third-round picks
$7,851,948 to $9,814,935 Two firsts, a second and third-round picks
Over $9,814,935 Four first-round picks

To get one of those guys, Nill would have to make an offer in either of the last two categories.
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Postby ToddM » Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:30 am

I would say Pastrnak or Arvidsson is well-worth a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Put either of those guys with Benn-Seguin and that's instantly the top line in the NHL, both in points (a shitload) and age (all in early-to-mid 20s).

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Postby Troy McClure » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:07 am

The Habs just signed Hemsky to a one season deal. Looks like they may be passing on Radulov.
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Postby Troy McClure » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:09 am

Oh, and Stars Twitter is breaking the Stars getting Radulov in the best way ever.

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Postby ToddM » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:12 am

Troy McClure wrote:The Habs just signed Hemsky to a one season deal. Looks like they may be passing on Radulov.


Can't imagine why. He's basically just the Czech Radulov.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:15 am

Troy McClure wrote:The Habs just signed Hemsky to a one season deal.


We paid the iron price for Radulov.
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Postby Knives Out » Mon Jul 03, 2017 1:26 pm

First post updated. Should be essentially complete now.

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Postby Knives Out » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:23 pm

Kovalchuk is staying in the KHL for one more season LOL.

Avalanche sign Nail Yakupov.
Rangers sign David Desharnais.

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Postby SaintAngerBH » Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:24 pm

3 of Radulov's 18 goals last year were empty netters.

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Postby Dat1guy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:49 pm

That's like half of a third.

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Postby ToddM » Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:08 pm

Eakin's like half a turd.

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Postby Knives Out » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:33 pm

Juicy Jussi to the Oilers on a one year deal.

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Postby Troy McClure » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:42 pm

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?
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