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    Which Goalie Will Have The Better Season?

    As for Coreau, good riddance. I’m surprised he even got a contract anywhere, but the stipulations of it are all you really need to see to show that no team really has any expectations of him becoming a regular NHL goalie. He got a two way deal and a drop in last season’s salary to 550k in the NHL and 450k in the AHL, which is where Anaheim should keep him.
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    Which Goalie Will Have The Better Season?

    Nope. After he started stinking it up in Philly when he was playing great before and a bit after the trade, that was the end for me. I knew he’d get a contract somewhere for this season, but I figure it’s his last chance in the NHL. I’ll take Bernier. Just because he’s signed for three years and i’d like to see the Wings get their moneys worth out of him. This is his fifth NHL team, so he hasn’t actually been a shining example of consistency, but he has talent. I hope Howard and Bernier split games pretty evenly this season. Solid 1a/1b tandems like Hasek/Osgood are always better than a definite starter/backup deal.
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    Favorite Ken Holland Catchphrase / Quote

    Probably something about playoffs being the goal when he should have been rebuilding two years earlier.
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    Andreas Athanasiou Officially Signed 2 yrs. $3M AAV

    Dig it.
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    Vanek Signs 1yr. $3M

    Play them with Vanek. Yeah. He even got another 1-200k over a year after he left Detroit. I thought he'd come in at around 2.5, but he probaly had other offers around 3 million.
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    Jonathan Bernier Signs 3yr. $3M AAV

    I wasn't disagreeing with the Bernier thing. He'll be alright splitting time. Wasn't comparing him to Grubauer either. I just said I would have liked Grubauer as a Wing. If he did keep putting up the numbers he did, he'd be our starter for a long time. Goalies are often a crapshoot, even some veteran ones. All good.
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    Jonathan Bernier Signs 3yr. $3M AAV

    He is a stopgap, but he hasn't had a starter's workload since he left Toronto, and even there I think he was under 50 games each season. He's better in a tandem, which is why it will work with Howard.
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    Jonathan Bernier Signs 3yr. $3M AAV

    I was hoping for Grubauer but the Avs killed that one. Hutton would have been my second choice, but he was set on Buffalo. He was the Wings first choice apparently, Bernier was the backup plan. He should be fine if he's not in a starting role full time. Split with Howard this season, then if Howard is let walk or traded at the deadline, gonna have to sign someone else in the summer. I can't see any of the prospects being ready for full time backup duty by then.
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    Vanek Signs 1yr. $3M

    Yup. If Vanek contributes like he did here before, i'll be happy. Guy still has a dangerous shot.
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    2018 Off-Season Trades / Signings / News

    Tavares contract will complicate things when Matthews, Nylander, Marner, etc are due for new deals. Plus, i think having JT around might not make Matthews very happy. He was supposed to be the franchise player for years to come. All of a sudden he's got Tavares to compete with. Didn't know about Anaheim signing Coreau. Is it a depth move? For their sake, I hope so. NM, it is a two way deal. 650k NHL, 450k AHL. lol
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    Mike Green Officially Signed 2 yrs. $5.375M AAV

    Bernier is good as a stopgap if he'll be splitting games with someone. At $3 million for 3 though it could be worse I guess. Isles have Griess locked up at $3.3 for 3 starting this season.
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    Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    Yeah, at least one million too much, and one year too long. Bernier isn’t horrible, but he’s not great. He’s a UFA after bouncing around from 4-5 teams. I asked my friend who is a Leafs fan about him. He said while the team sucked as a whole with him as their starter, he didn’t offer much help. Flip and Vanek are trademark Holland moves. Bringing back ex-Wings. Id rather not trade AA, the team needs him. there’s a few useless forwards who can go, but then again, they’re probably untradeable due to contracts.
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    Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    Rumoured Bernier deal to be signed July 1. 3 seasons at $3 million per. Whyyyyyy? They wanted Hutton, but he’s rumoured to be set on signing in Buffalo. Wings met with Lehner, no go.
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    Mike Green Officially Signed 2 yrs. $5.375M AAV

    Meh. Don’t like it, don’t hate it. The rumoured Bernier deal though, overpayment for a journeyman. $9 million for three years. Why would you even sign him for more than one, two MOST?
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    Official 2018 Off Season *Rebuild* Thread

    Can't believe the Avs got Grubauer and Orpik for a 2nd rounder. The goalie i wanted in Detroit is now a ******* Av. Oh well, theres still options.