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#1 Opie

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

 

 

It's back to business as Stan Bowman's summer of Stanley Cup celebrating is over. The Chicago Blackhawks general manager has been busy this week preparing for training camp by inking goaltender Corey Crawford to a six-year extension and now handing defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson a five-year, $20.5 million deal,according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

 

Stan is handing out extension like they are Tootsie Rolls!

 

Edit: Link maybe???

 

http://sports.yahoo....52886--nhl.html


Edited by Opie, 04 September 2013 - 12:34 PM.

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:50 PM

Hate to say it, but 4,1 aav is a pretty good deal for them :(


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:22 PM

I wonder how quickly people will flood this thread with "Hawks are screwed" comments like they did the summer after they won their last Cup. I don't know, but I'd say the model's working pretty well so far. They might have a rougher year or two (relative to a Cup win), but they seem to be doing a good job of getting things aligned for a run when the opportunity strikes. I'm honestly impressed with what their management has been doing.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

This is a steal for him!


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"A wise man once told me, ‘Don’t argue with fools. Cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who'." Jay Z, Takeover

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“Told him if he wasn't ultra-competitive he couldn't come here. If he didn't bring it every day he couldn't come here, because he was going to hate it if he didn't, dislike the coach and dislike playing here.
“It's real straightforward. If you don't do it right, you're not happy here." Babcock

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

I think it's market value for a top contending team. Especially when comparing to a contract like that of Kronwall, Vlasic or Edler.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:06 PM

This sort of thing happens when you win a Stanley Cup.



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Posted 04 September 2013 - 05:55 PM

pretty good value TBH. I bet Ericsson gets close to/ around 5 mil 


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

Well, he did score a huge goal for them in game 7...........................whoops, nevermind.  


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

Kronwalls deal looks unbelievable now. It's a good price for Hjalmarsson based on the market, but only 650k more for Kronners deal is stellar.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:47 PM

Kronwalls deal looks unbelievable now. It's a good price for Hjalmarsson based on the market, but only 650k more for Kronners deal is stellar.

 

Agreed. Kronwall's a great value. Hjalmarsson's contract would have been terrible a few years ago, but it's a solid deal given the market today.

 

I mean, Quincey has a $3.8 million hit for another year. I doubt Quincey takes a paycut (though it'd be fair)--so I think he's as good as gone after this season. Surely Holland wouldn't extend him for $4M plus...right!?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

Speaking of defensemen and extensions/contracts wonder if STL and Pietrangelo will come to common ground.

 

http://www.sbnation....-st-louis-blues

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's been reported that the two sides have been discussing an eight-year, maximum term contract but have failed to find common ground on the annual compensation of such an agreement. TSN's Bob McKenzie indicates that Pietrangelo's camp is looking for a $7 million annual average value, while the Blues are looking for something closer to $6 million.

 

 

(Did I just hijack my own thread??)

 

 

EDIT: To Hijack even further, Mac (Dang it, it is Mac and Andy strickland reporting it) is also reporting that they may bring in Ryan Whitney in case they are unable to reach a deal with Alex:

 

http://prohockeytalk...partner=ya5nbcs

 

EDIT2: been a long few days, I can't even read the articles I am posting apparently!


Edited by Opie, 05 September 2013 - 11:48 AM.

"The more I know about people - the better I like my dog." - Mark Twain

"A wise man once told me, ‘Don’t argue with fools. Cause people from a distance can’t tell who is who'." Jay Z, Takeover

"When I was looking for a captain, I wanted a guy with the Red Wings crest tattooed on his chest," said former Detroit coach Jacques Demers, who named Yzerman captain in 1986. "Steve Yzerman was that guy."

“Told him if he wasn't ultra-competitive he couldn't come here. If he didn't bring it every day he couldn't come here, because he was going to hate it if he didn't, dislike the coach and dislike playing here.
“It's real straightforward. If you don't do it right, you're not happy here." Babcock

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:16 PM

Pretty fair deal for a top 4 Dman.  Their biggest setback will be losing their 3rd line shutdown C Bolland.  That will put some extra pressure on Toews and their D, so he'll earn that 4.1 mil.


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