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#1 Tim.D

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:17 PM

And signed at $5.25/yr for 5 years

For Jordan Henry and a 5th rounder.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

Calgary just got a little better on the D.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:21 PM

Never been a fan of Calgary, but nice job on their part.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:25 PM

So if Wideman is worth $5.25m a year, what is Suter going to be worth?

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:38 PM

Not that I am mad Holland didn't make this deal...but I sure hope Holland has his two defensemen on Sunday because the plan B's are running slim... That being said, Suter/Schultz me please!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:38 PM

So if Wideman is worth $5.25m a year, what is Suter going to be worth?

$7.5m is my guess

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:42 PM

Besides being a right-handed shot, I never thought there was much appeal to signing Wideman for the Red Wings. He isn't very good at all in his own zone and that's certainly a glaring deficiency of the Wings defense now with the loss of Nick and Stuart.
 
 
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:46 PM

And signed at $5.25/yr for 5 years

For Jordan Henry and a 5th rounder.


Wideman is this summer's Wiz. Overpaid and overrated.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

...also, Calgary has 5 forwards to sign and have 7 D already signed..they have $12M in cap space. It was rumored that they were on Schultz's short list, does signing Wideman eliminate them? They have no spot for him to play...

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

...also, Calgary has 5 forwards to sign and have 7 D already signed..they have $12M in cap space. It was rumored that they were on Schultz's short list, does signing Wideman eliminate them? They have no spot for him to play...

That's where the rumors of them shopping Jay Bouwmeester come into play.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:50 PM

So if Wideman is worth $5.25m a year, what is Suter going to be worth?

That's what I was thinking. Suter 2 years younger, better defensively. Wideman has put up more points (marginally), not nearly as strong defensively. A career -39 for Wideman to Suter's +46. Despite looking at that bare statistical comparison, I think Suter's looking at more $7-million to start. $7.25-million I think is the sweet spot, just because he is the premiere defensive talent on the market this year and the options for other clubs just dwindled by 1.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:51 PM

Has there ever been an UFA who's rights have been traded that didn't immediately sign with that team? I can't think of any which makes me nervous to hear about anyone trying to acquire Parise or Suter's rights. I am aware that Poile said he would not trade Suter's rights but you never know.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:53 PM

I recall Mats Sundin's rights were traded by the Leafs to the Habs but he ended up signing with Vancouver.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:56 PM

I'm glad that Wideman is no longer an option for us. He just looks terrible in his own zone.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:57 PM

Has there ever been an UFA who's rights have been traded that didn't immediately sign with that team? I can't think of any which makes me nervous to hear about anyone trying to acquire Parise or Suter's rights. I am aware that Poile said he would not trade Suter's rights but you never know.

I can't think of the details specifically off the top of my head, but wasn't there someone who had their rights traded 2 times within a couple of days last June because he wouldn't sign with the first team that traded for them? Think one of the teams was Buffalo for some reason.

edit: Christian Ehrhoff to the Islanders & then to Buffalo maybe? Of course Garth Snow would have to be involved.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:57 PM

I recall Mats Sundin's rights were traded by the Leafs to the Habs but he ended up signing with Vancouver.


Bah! How could I forget that one? Good catch.
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:14 PM

Hahaha, Calgary get better each year. 5.25 mil a year for Wideman? Enjoy his 6 PP goals and -30 +/- rating.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:22 PM

Hahaha, Calgary get better each year. 5.25 mil a year for Wideman? Enjoy his 6 PP goals and -30 +/- rating.

And there's a valid reason why Calgary obviously wasn't concerned about his poor play in the playoffs this year.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:37 PM

Has there ever been an UFA who's rights have been traded that didn't immediately sign with that team? I can't think of any which makes me nervous to hear about anyone trying to acquire Parise or Suter's rights. I am aware that Poile said he would not trade Suter's rights but you never know.


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Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:40 PM

Wow Suter is going to be one happy camper, if Wideman is worth 26 for 5 years, Ryan will go through the roof.

Expect a caphit of like 8.5+

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