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In Topic: Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Yesterday, 06:03 PM

So, saving about $3.8M in cap space just to re-activate Franzen's $3.9M and sign Cleary to $1.5M with a $1M bonus. Save $3.8M to spend $6.4M on broken players.  This off season is beginning to smell like rotten eggs.

There will be NO extra roster space.  Not with Holland giving Cleary a contract and Franzen a spot. Say goodbye to some good young kids via waivers.

If Franzen is healthy there's no choice but re-activating him.


If Cleary is signed (which I doubt) it would maybe cost us Andersson or Ferraro. Not "some", and not particularly "good" either. Not saying I'd like it, and it would kind of defeat the purpose of dumping Weiss, but it wouldn't be nearly as bad as you and most of the board would make it out to be.

In Topic: Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Yesterday, 05:46 PM

...Nyquist will get a contract similar to Tatar


I really hope so.  I am not saying he is bad or not an important part of our future, just needs to make it easier for us to keep our players together and be able to grow together.  Sign a 2-3 year at $2.75M each and then if he scores 25-30 in each of those season's, give him a big deal.

When Tatar signed he'd played one season and scored 19g, 39p. Nyquist has played 2 seasons, scoring 28g, 48p and 27g, 54p. He should and almost certainly will get more than Tatar. ~$4.5 range I would guess, around 5 years. I would much rather have that than a 2 yr cheap deal (when we don't need to be cheap) after which he'd be unrestricted.

In Topic: Weiss bought out (confirmed)

Yesterday, 05:37 PM

Dumb move. We're not hurting for cap space next season and now Weiss is on the books for 6 seasons. If Weiss still didn't improve under Blashill, we could have done the same thing next year for a more reasonable penalty over 4 seasons rather than 6.

An extra roster spot this year is probably worth more than the ~$1.7M in cap space in in 20-21. The next four years are about the same caphit-wise. So I think it's still a good move even if we don't use any of the cap savings this year (and I doubt we will). This puts us at about $15M in cap space, and I doubt our remaining RFAs will take more than half of that. 

In Topic: Holland doesn't expect to be busy this offseason

29 June 2015 - 10:55 PM

I think if holland signed anyone people on here would be complaining about it. There's nobody in this UFA class that is worth overpaying for. I would love to have green but he's going to get paid way too much and that kind of overpayment wouldn't be worth throwing a wrench in the development of our prospects. At least one of those guys (ouellette, marchenko, sproul, Jensen) needs to get significant playing time next year

There's maybe not even anyone worth underpaying. Just adds to the logjam and depending on how Datsyuk and Zetterberg go, we could still be a worse team next year.


I'm all for some trades, and if we were to move a few people out it could make room for a UFA or two. But I hope Holland isn't feeling any pressure to sign someone just to appease the fans or upper management. 

In Topic: Pronger (contract) and Grossman to for Sam Gagner and conditional pick

29 June 2015 - 10:13 PM

I still don't understand how Pronger can be inducted to the HOF before being technically retired. He could still play hockey this season and be in the HOF at the same time.

Technically Lidstrom could un-retire and play this year.

Technicalities aside, Pronger is retired. Has been since the injury. The problem should not be with his HHOF eligibility, but with the ongoing circumvention of the 35+ clause.