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#1 Gnredwing

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:12 PM

The Rangers signed Derek Boogard, who scored not one goal last year, to a 4 year deal paying him 1.65 million a year. Does anyone else think this is perhaps the worst deal of the year. Sure Boogard can fight, but thats not going to help win any games. I hate the Rangers!

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:19 PM

Pretty nice overpayment if you ask me.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:26 PM

The guys on xm, were like wtf, about that deal.

They were also saying the same thing about the Malhotra deal, but not to extremes like the Boogard deal.
lighten up people, it's the internet!

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:28 PM

It's never a suprise with the Rangers.

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:29 PM

I also view the Marty Biron signing as a bit odd. For some reason, I don't see him liking being a backup.

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#6 Original-Six

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:33 PM

umm this is the Rangers we are talking about here. Is anyone really surprised?

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:34 PM

NOpe.

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#8 Wingsfan4life19

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 11:36 PM

I agree it's an overpayment, and I also think players that are one-dimensional with regards to fighting don't belong in hockey. However, I think he is the best fighter in the game, and that people will pay to go see him play and get in a scrap.

The Rangers are realistically in no position for a cup run, so signing him brings a different level of excitement to the waning Rangers faithful. An overpayment, for sure; Completely without merit, I don't think so.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 04:48 AM

every year i want the wings to make a big splash in free agency like they did in the pre-cap NHL, but then a team goes and does something like this and it makes me appreciate Mr. Holland even more

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 05:28 AM

I would have LOVED to see the Boogyman in Detroit, but @ 1.6 mil? He's great an all but... :unsure:

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:17 AM

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:25 AM

First they make one HELL of a signing, but adding Biron to lighten Lundqvist's work load and add a LEGIT NHL netminder as a backup and at a VERY reasonable price at that... and then they follow it up by WAY overpaying for a one-dimensional player and at WAY too long of a term to boot... odd to say the least...

They also re-signed Prospal who was very good for them, as well as Christensen and added some good depth (AHL) guys in Newbury and Byers...

All and all, they would have got about a B for their off season thus far, but that Boogard signing drops it WAY down to a C- so far for them in my book...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

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Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#13 Valas19

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:53 AM

This may be the biggest shocker since the Leafs signed Jeff Finger for a ridiculous amount of money...or the T-Wolves signing Darko Milicic for $40 million if we want to cross sports.

LOL...had to look this up about Finger:

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1. Being paid an amount that is not commensurate with one's value.
2. $14 million dollars over 4 years.
ex. I wanted the team to sign him, but then I found out he wanted Finger Money.

Following his first full season in the NHL, Finger was signed to a 4 year, 14 million dollar contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1st, 2008, on which day the term "Finger Money" was added to the public lexicon of Leaf bashing."

Edited by Valas19, 02 July 2010 - 07:55 AM.

Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:58 AM

This may be the biggest shocker since the Leafs signed Jeff Finger for a ridiculous amount of money...or the T-Wolves signing Darko Milicic for $40 million if we want to cross sports.

LOL...had to look this up about Finger:

"Finger Money
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1. Being paid an amount that is not commensurate with one's value.
2. $14 million dollars over 4 years.
ex. I wanted the team to sign him, but then I found out he wanted Finger Money.

Following his first full season in the NHL, Finger was signed to a 4 year, 14 million dollar contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1st, 2008, on which day the term "Finger Money" was added to the public lexicon of Leaf bashing."

I can't believe I'm talking a sport I couldn't care less about here on LGW, but the Darko signing actually makes more sense... he was actually an 11pt, 6rb a game player last year on a HORRIBLE team that is going to have a hard time just making the salary floor and they had to give SOMEONE their money (when no one wants it) and there is still SOME potential there...

The Boogard signing was HORRIBLE

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#15 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 08:23 AM

Maybe they had to outbid the Islanders, who probably wanted to sign him to a 20 year $30 million deal??

I guess the good news is, his lost salary will be a nice contribution to the Player's Emergency Fund when he get suspended.

I'm just thankful he didn't end up on the Wings at any price.

#16 dropkickshanahans

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 09:36 AM

Well when you play in the East, you can afford to do things like these.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 09:37 AM

Maybe they had to outbid the Islanders, who probably wanted to sign him to a 20 year $30 million deal??

I guess the good news is, his lost salary will be a nice contribution to the Player's Emergency Fund when he get suspended.

I'm just thankful he didn't end up on the Wings at any price.

Agreed - as much fun as he is to watch fight, you simply can't waste a roster spot on a one-dimensional goon in today's NHL

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#18 WorkingOvertime

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:02 AM

Agreed - as much fun as he is to watch fight, you simply can't waste a roster spot on a one-dimensional goon in today's NHL

A lot of NHL GM's would disagree with you. In addition to all of the enforcers currently under contract, Boogaard, Shelley, Ivanans, Scott (debatable if he's an enforcer, but he'll be Chicago's heavy), and Fritz were all signed yesterday.

The Boogaard signing is a bit ridiculous. It was reported that the Rangers offered ~850k to Shelley, which he turned down. I don't see how they went from that price, to almost double for Boogaard.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:16 AM

A lot of NHL GM's would disagree with you. In addition to all of the enforcers currently under contract, Boogaard, Shelley, Ivanans, Scott (debatable if he's an enforcer, but he'll be Chicago's heavy), and Fritz were all signed yesterday.

The Boogaard signing is a bit ridiculous. It was reported that the Rangers offered ~850k to Shelley, which he turned down. I don't see how they went from that price, to almost double for Boogaard.

Scott is a filler for a min contract, because they just need bodies at this point with the turnover there and he can play both D or forward and fill a role...

As for the rest of them, short of Philadelphia (which barely made the playoffs, mind you), what have any of those teams won, or even made the playoffs???? Even going back to last year, looking at teams that overpaid for enforcers (Rangers - AGAIN, Toronto, Minnesota) - what have ANY of those teams won?

These types of players are wastes of roster spots and cap space in today's NHL... period.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's an important role, but you can get a guy for cheap if he's one dimensional, if not - then he gets PAID

Also, there are guys who will fight anyone and do it well, that can still at least play decent D and are fast skaters - Boll, Konopka, Rypien, etc... I'd rather spend on these guys if anything...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#20 dragonballgtz

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 10:29 AM

This was a ridiculous overpayment. All other enforcers better not get it in their head that they are worth this amount.





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