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Shaman

Member Since 06 May 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 29 2016 07:21 PM
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In Topic: Who should get A?

04 July 2016 - 03:14 AM

Abdelkader is too much of a brainless banger to get it. Give it to Danny D.


In Topic: Other than Stamkos, which FA forward do you want?

30 June 2016 - 03:41 AM

To those who want Okposo: He's looking at a contract of at least 7 million according to sources and there are rumors that with Stamkos gone that could balloon to near 8, as a lot of teams need to answer scoring concerns. He's got a skill set that has been shown to potentially age like milk and wants a massive contract, well beyond his worth. This could be David Clarkson level bad contract before it's over.


In Topic: Stamkos to... Tampa

29 June 2016 - 05:28 PM

 

Clarkson had career highs before he signed a massive contract. And as far as Clowe goes, he had 26 points in 43 games in the shortened season then got a concussion early in the next season which he couldn't come back from. 

 

As I said, they both had major red flags. One season of good production shouldn't lead to a long term high dollar contract. And with new league rules on concussion protocol, signing anyone coming off of a head injury isn't a smart idea. Especially one that declined right before they went FA.


In Topic: Stamkos to... Tampa

29 June 2016 - 05:20 PM

Stam who?

Stamjesus the one who was supposed to resurrect this team from the dead. 


In Topic: Stamkos to... Tampa

29 June 2016 - 05:17 PM

Keep bringing up this examples from multiple years ago. Last year is a better example of how things will play out. Canadian economy in the s***s, cap barely rose. Teams don't spend wrecklessly like they used to.

 

The American economy, where a lot of these signings occurred, though, is doing wonderfully. I could see your argument if Stamkos was on the board, but with Stamkos off the board Staal becomes one of the top centers available. This was a win-fall for him.