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#21 Diluvian04

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:19 PM

I still like Harding.


I have a feeling Harding is going to go to Tampa.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:25 PM

I have a feeling Harding is going to go to Tampa.


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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:45 PM

Awwwwww....Poop! Guess that part of my "roster" won't happen now... I didn't think he would get $2M per year anyhow...too expensive for my "roster." Guess I will jump on the Harding bus until he is either here or gone... Vokoun well worth the 7th round pick, but $2M is pushing the limit...I was thinking more like $1M since he signed in WAS for $1.5M and lost his starting job to a rookie on an EL contract, that doesn't sound like he deserves too much of a raise, but this is probably why the CBA is gonna be a doozy again this year! I hope this doesn't mean the "top" UFA's will be getting $9M & $10M offers....


EDIT: Didn't know this, but I just saw that Nabokov re-signed a year with the Ilses...$2.750M. So much for not wanting to be there and so goes his chance at a Cup! I guess I'd rather see him stay there, than go to a rival!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:54 PM

Why would Washington trade him to a rival for such a low pick?

I didn't think Vokoun played all that badly for the Caps.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:00 PM

Pittsburgh grabbing another trash goalie.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:01 PM

Why would Washington trade him to a rival for such a low pick?

I didn't think Vokoun played all that badly for the Caps.

Good question...maybe Shero was the only one to answer the phone...I just wonder if Holland is gonna stay with Mac or upgrade....

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:02 PM

Good trade for Pitt. The Red Wings shouldn't be so precious with their picks and look for deals like this. It is the good little parts of a team that make a winning team, not just the big splash free agents. Turn over a few rocks, Kenny.


I don't know if it was the picks, they may not have wanted sign the guy for 2 years and pay him $2M. Jimmy is only at $2.25 and will be a UFA after this year. He would likely get a more substantial raise if his backup is signed for that year at $2M.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:14 PM

Good question...maybe Shero was the only one to answer the phone...I just wonder if Holland is gonna stay with Mac or upgrade....


I thought Kenny already said JMac was starting in GR, but I could be wrong.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:15 PM

I don't know if it was the picks, they may not have wanted sign the guy for 2 years and pay him $2M. Jimmy is only at $2.25 and will be a UFA after this year. He would likely get a more substantial raise if his backup is signed for that year at $2M.

Exactly...I think Holland wants to stay around the $800-$1.2M range for a backup...I am glad he didn't trade and sign him for $2M...

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:35 PM

Exactly...I think Holland wants to stay around the $800-$1.2M range for a backup...I am glad he didn't trade and sign him for $2M...


Yep a lot of people are saying great for Pitt but they now have $7M locked up in their two goalies for the next two years. That two year contract for Vokoun seems dumb to me what with their looming cap problems i.e. Crosby and Staal both being UFA's next year and not a lot of cap space. The only way it makes sense to me is if they intend to unload Fluery, which seem plausible because I would rather lose him than Crosby or Staal, but unlikely to happen.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:51 PM

Why would Washington trade him to a rival for such a low pick?

I didn't think Vokoun played all that badly for the Caps.

They just traded away his rights for the pick. I get that it was to a rival, but he was set to be a UFA July 1 and I'm guessing the Caps knew he wasn't staying. Maybe they figured better to get something out of it before he walks.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:03 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't think this is that great of a signing? The Pens now have 7,000,000 locked up on goalies alone.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

Its good trade and it will also help them to light a fire under Fleurys ass. The caphit while high for a backup could turn out great if Vokoun rebounds.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

Pittsburgh grabbing another trash goalie.


If you are referring to Vokoun, what makes him so "trashy".

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:40 PM

Wow, good move for Pittsburgh. I mean, if this was 2010.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:38 PM



Every time I hear anything about Vokoun, this comes to mind :hehe:

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:06 AM

Quite suprised that the Caps did this deal but their decision.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:31 AM

I still like Harding.

Same here

I have a feeling Harding is going to go to Tampa.

Same here


I'm not upset about the Vokoun deal. I wouldnt want the Wings to pay him that much nor sign him for 2 years. I want an established, but younger-ish goaltender to push Howard. The issue, to me, is that when you have a back up pushing the starter it's always possible that the back up ends up winning the job. Would any one here be happy if someone as old as Vokoun pushed and stole the starting job from Howard? No, but if it was someone like Harding who did that and then could be a viable option moving forward we'd all be more OK with that. I think a younger established guy like Harding would be perfect.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 11:41 PM

Didn't see this coming.

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 06:39 AM

Same here


Same here



Same here.


Not sure what we'll end up doing for a back up.. Especially with Mac's back. But too many people will want Harding for us to get him IMO

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