2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby BigAl » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:37 pm

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:40 pm

Benn with the strange vague tweet.

I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Math » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:51 pm

He has just learned that he was playing injured during the playoffs.

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Postby slaps » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:52 pm

Troy McClure wrote:Benn with the strange vague tweet.


Probably due to this:

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby ScubaSteve » Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:58 pm

To be fair, vaguely confused is Benn’s default appearance.
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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby BigAl » Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:19 pm

So you’re saying the problem is above the shoulders.
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Postby Troy McClure » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:04 pm

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 got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby cdanew » Thu Oct 08, 2020 4:25 pm

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:

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby 5minmajor » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:10 pm

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”?
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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby cdanew » Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:29 pm

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.

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Postby wonko80 » Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:20 pm

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.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby cdanew » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:20 am

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!

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby B Kat » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:24 am

Johns’ hit is 2.35 million, so if he can’t play, likely, we’ll have some of that to work with as well.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby wonko80 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:57 am

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).

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Math » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:05 am

According to RDS it's official, Bowness will be back next season.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby cdanew » Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:51 am

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:

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby wonko80 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:56 am

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.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:14 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:17 pm

That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby slaps » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:27 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:47 pm

Welp :gulp ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby BigAl » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:48 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby wonko80 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:50 pm

Not a fan of three years on that deal.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Knives Out » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:53 pm

Khudobin confirmed at 3-years x 3.5 million ...
That Hanzal's so hurt right now.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Jason » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:54 pm

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.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Math » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:56 pm

I like the signing.
I'm still "ok" with the value (understandable, given the circumstances).
I don't like the three years

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby Troy McClure » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:56 pm

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.
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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby wonko80 » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:02 pm

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*.

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Re: 2020 Stars Off-Season Thread

Postby B Kat » Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:03 pm

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.

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