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#2017865 Clarke MacArthur

Posted by Doggy on 21 July 2010 - 09:20 PM

No matter how much cap space you have,you don't want to be throwing money away by overpaying a guy like Clarke MacArthur $2.4 Million.I agree with their decision to let him go.They've got a few spots to fill with the departures of Slava Kozlov,Maxim Afinogenov,Colby Armstrong,and Pavel Kubina,not to mention Christoph Schubert.

Yeah. Sadly for Atlanta, the arbitrator was obviously unaware at the time that David Perron was about the sign a 2 year/$4.3m. A cap hit of $2.15m and clearly a much better RFA of a comparable age.

Perron's contract really highlights the ridiculousness of MacArthur award.

...and people were pissed at what the arbitrator gave Hudler.


#2017858 Clarke MacArthur

Posted by Doggy on 21 July 2010 - 09:05 PM

Good point.

Plus they have like $27m in cap space.

Although, it does make me curious about their decision to decline to sign MacArthur.


#2017855 Antti Niemi files for arbitration

Posted by Doggy on 21 July 2010 - 08:58 PM

Any chance they could lose Brent Seabrook?:o

It would be far from Bowman's first choice. If someone gives him an offer sheet next off-season, it could well be worth a first-, second- and third-round pick to the Hawks. Maybe even two first and the others.

Sharp is a bigger cap hit, for two seasons, after which he'll become a UFA and they'll get zero in lieu of his absence. Plus, Bowman being the son of his father, I'm sure he believes in building from defense.

With this in mind, IMO it makes much more sense to move Sharp than Seabrook.


#2017852 Clarke MacArthur

Posted by Doggy on 21 July 2010 - 08:52 PM

I just wonder if Ladd and Eager are awarded similar salaries through arbitration as was MacArthur,the Thrashers might let them go too?So pencil in Todd White and Dustin Byfuglien.If Ladd and/or Eager leave,Cormier could be a possibility.

Ladd would likely get $3m from an arbitrator when compared to MacArthur's. He'd probably be worth it to them. It'd be stupid to trade for them and not sign them though.


#2017846 Antti Niemi files for arbitration

Posted by Doggy on 21 July 2010 - 08:41 PM

I read that wrong and nearly posted, "The f*** is going on when Clark MacArthur gets $4.2 million?"

Would it be more beneficial for the Hawks to keep Niemi and lose Sharp, or the other way around and go with Huet?

If they go with Huet they'll have to lose Sharp anyway.


#2017841 Clarke MacArthur

Posted by Doggy on 21 July 2010 - 08:33 PM

Atlanta's situation is interesting.Its a little early to predict what their lineup may look like,but I'm thinking:

Peverley-Antropov-?
?-E.Kane-?
?-Slater-?
Boulton-Thorburn-?

Enstrom-Hainsey
Bogosian-?
Valabik-?

With Eager and Ladd set to file for arbitration,you never know what they will be awarded.I'm not sure what Todd White's status is.Anyone think Patrice Cormier (Yes,that guy) has a chance at cracking a roster spot?Is Byfuglien gonna be there next year.I think he's an RFA and I haven't heard much about him lately.

Byfuglien is contracted through 2010/2011 as is Todd White.

These guys are still without contracts, but I'm sure Little, Ladd, Eager and Bergfors are more likely to be regulars for Atlanta than Cormier. They're all RFA's. I would imagine their re-signing would be somewhat of a formality.


#2017619 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Doggy on 21 July 2010 - 06:38 AM

All signings today include a Little Caesar's pizza. Do it Mikey!

esteef

Would that count as cap circumvention? Gotta be careful.
:ph34r:


#2000629 Stanley Cup Ruined by Girlfriend

Posted by Doggy on 17 June 2010 - 09:06 AM

Honestly, the dude seems like a total douchebag meathead. I enjoyed every second of this video, and I'm completely surprised that he didn't throw something through the TV. Although, if he did, that would only reinforce my sentiment that douchebag, meathead, chin-strap-beard-wearing assholes like this don't deserve the cute and clever-arsed girls that they end up with.

Bitter.


#2000312 NHL Awards Show sounds like it is going to be horrible

Posted by Doggy on 16 June 2010 - 05:41 PM

Why are you posting about the MTV Video Music Awards here?

Oh wait... my bad.


#1997330 Toews: Most undeserving Conn Smyth winner in history?

Posted by Doggy on 10 June 2010 - 12:24 AM

Evgeni Malkin stole it from the officiating crew last year.

Gigure was a product of his pads and his defense in 06-07.

I always thought Sakic and Forsberg did more than Roy in 01.

Didn't Niedermayer win it in 07? You're thinking of '03 and he thoroughly deserved it then. Big pads or not.

On-topic: this thread is a joke.


#1995743 Why Holmstrom

Posted by Doggy on 07 June 2010 - 09:05 AM

I could mention thing likes Jason Chimera made $1.875m last season with his 15 goals and 34 points. Is that the kind of scorer you're looking for? What about Eric Belanger's 15 goals and 41 points for $1.75m? Hey what about Radek Dvorak's 14 goals and 32 points for his $1.7m cap hit? Better option than Holmstrom?

Okay, I see your point, but you have to remeber some players are a product of their environment, like Osgood, he was terrible in NY & below average in STL, but on the Wings he was better than average. This will be the same with Chimera, who is and will be much better on WAS. Also remember, if you are going to give stats from last year, you have to use salaries from last year also. Holmstrom made $2.25 last year. Radek Dvorak, really?????? He had one good season in NY on a decent team, he was horrible in EDM, and bad in FLA. In my opinion, they are over payed for him too. I think Belanger could be a decent player given a different roll, & maybe that will happen, he could be that diamond in the rough you speak of.

Okay. These are all free agents BTW (Although we know Modano has retired).

Mike Modano - 14 goals, 30 points @ $2.25m
Chris Higgins - 8 goals, 17 points @ $2.25m
Keith Tkuchuk - 13 goals, 32 points @ $2.15m
Marek Svatos - 7 goals, 11 points @ $2.35m

The only comparable players that had season's as good as Holmstrom were Selanne (27 goals, 48 points)and Guerin (21 goals, 45 points) both making $2m.

Do you still think the same way about this signing??


#1995728 Why Holmstrom

Posted by Doggy on 07 June 2010 - 08:25 AM

Never said he was a free agent, was just comparing salaries to what he made last year, I have no idea what his next contract will be & neither do you, it's all speculation at this point. Still does not debunk my point that money could be spent more wisely & better talent generated.

For all intents and purposes it does debunk your point because what you're suggesting is unrealistic. I do have an idea of what Jokinen will get -- apparently moreso than you because you've displayed zero knowledge of the value of a hockey player.

I could mention thing likes Jason Chimera made $1.875m last season with his 15 goals and 34 points. Is that the kind of scorer you're looking for? What about Eric Belanger's 15 goals and 41 points for $1.75m? Hey what about Radek Dvorak's 14 goals and 32 points for his $1.7m cap hit? Better option than Holmstrom?

You can complain about bargain deals everywhere. Young players on entry-level or second contracts are not accurate comparisons though. Otherwise everyone would be complaining about the value of Tampa's 50 goals from Stamkos.


#1993667 Blackhawks song (We love the Hawks?)

Posted by Doggy on 03 June 2010 - 08:49 AM

Funny, clever and true. I still don't get how the get Bufflin or Bucklin out of By-Fug-Li-En. Perhaps the Y, F, and E are silent and it's supposed to sound like Buglin? Or is there a way to silently move letters around? Maybe the U takes the place of the Y, and the G and E become silent...

No it sounds like Bufflin.


#1993631 Blackhawks song (We love the Hawks?)

Posted by Doggy on 03 June 2010 - 08:01 AM

Perfect.


#1993234 Boston entertaining offers for #2 pick overall

Posted by Doggy on 02 June 2010 - 04:50 PM

I added Maltby how can anyone say no to this?

I think if Kenny threw Chris Chelios' phone number it'd be a done deal.