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#2527738 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

Ok, I give.  It was pre-ordained that Ehrhoff was going to Pittsburgh because despite the fact that not a single source reported him being interested in Pittsburgh, he "obviously" wanted to go there. 

He's on TSN now.  "I did not entertain other long term deals. Pitts been there right there from the start.  I want to be there. "




#2527732 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Dominator2005 on 01 July 2014 - 11:31 AM

Ehrhoff is a smart guy. Signed 1 year deal with the high scoring team which made Niskanen look like an All Star Def... Next season, Ehrhoff will score 55-60 pts and then he will sign a new longer deal with a team of his choice...




#2527705 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

 

And 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million couldn't have convinced him otherwise? 

 

Don't start making excuses yet.  My least favorite part about FA day is that in the end, when we're left holding a bag of s***, everyone tries to explain why it wouldn't have happened any other way. 


 

That team has had no more success the last five years than our team has had.  I'm not sure why you think so. 

Obviously, it couldn't.  Also, I think Holland really is focusing on a righty.

 

My least favorite part is that when we're left holding this supposed bag of s***, some people continue to complain that it should have happened any other way.  And it maybe could have, but it didn't... and we harp on and on and on and on about what should have been.

 

The Pens have been killer in the regular season for the last five seasons, cruising to the top of their division.  Detroit while continuing to make the playoffs, in the the last five seasons has found themselves just sliding in.




#2527706 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Hairy Lime on 01 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

How dare you people imply that Ehrhoff did not want to sign with Detroit. We are the premier landing destination for free agents!!! Shame on you! 
 
Just waiting for Niskanen to sign with Washington or Toronto... 



#2527709 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 July 2014 - 11:21 AM

 

The point was, that just because we didn't get a guy doesn't mean that we COULDN'T get a guy.  I don't know what Ehrhoff was thinking.  But I know it's a little premature to say "he obviously wanted to go to Pittsburgh", which is speculative.  One day ago he "obviously" wanted 5 years and 5 million too.  Nothing is definite, least of all Christian Ehrhoff's "obvious" intentions. 

 

Sure, no one can prove anything and it is technically speculation.  But, it seems pretty obvious and certainly a lot more likely than what you were suggesting.




#2527691 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Tr!PoD#19 on 01 July 2014 - 11:16 AM

 
And 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million couldn't have convinced him otherwise? 
 
Don't start making excuses yet.  My least favorite part about FA day is that in the end, when we're left holding a bag of s***, everyone tries to explain why it wouldn't have happened any other way. 

 
That team has had no more success the last five years than our team has had.  I'm not sure why you think so. 


Oh look, we have an expert


#2527688 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by barabbas16 on 01 July 2014 - 11:15 AM

 

And 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million couldn't have convinced him otherwise? 

 

Don't start making excuses yet.  My least favorite part about FA day is that in the end, when we're left holding a bag of s***, everyone tries to explain why it wouldn't have happened any other way. 


 

That team has had no more success the last five years than our team has had.  I'm not sure why you think so. 

 

No, I don't think it could have convinced him otherwise.  Why?  Because I think he could have gotten 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million from a large number of teams.  He clearly wanted to sign with Pittsburgh, in my opinion, so that's what he did.




#2527678 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Mckinley25 on 01 July 2014 - 11:11 AM

Don't worry guys, I'm sure Holland kicked the tires on Erhoff. And that's all that counts.


He may just not have wanted to come here.


#2527628 UFA day looking up

Posted by Datsyukian-Deke on 01 July 2014 - 10:37 AM

Any combination of two: Niskanen, Boyle, Iglinla.... And I'm happy.


#2527616 UFA day looking up

Posted by Dabura on 01 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

The Boyle hate is hilarious. Our blue line generates no offense, can't break out of its zone, can't run an effective power play - but yeah, there's absolutely no reason why we should be interested in Rafalski-esque Dan Boyle. At the very least, he'd give as an actual power play. You know what would've helped our cause against the Bruins? An actual power play. You know what would've helped our cause against the Bruins? Better puck management, a stronger possession game. Boyle would help on those fronts.

 

Niskanen - he's worth overpaying, because the need is that great, because our blue line is that bad. You may overpay by a couple million, but you're getting what you need, which is a right-shooting power play quarterback in his prime who weighs 200 lbs and isn't afraid to throw his weight around. And with the cap going up every year, there's a good chance that it looks like a great deal in a couple years. We can't be too picky here.

 

If we don't add a high-end top-four defenseman, we have absolutely no shot at competing for the Cup. None whatsoever. We have Kronwall, two pretty good defensive defensemen, and Brendan Smith (who's 50/50 in re: whether he's going to put it together before he becomes a reclamation project). That's it. We'll be incredibly fortunate if any one of the kids ever becomes as good as Niskanen is now or even as good as Boyle is now. Talk about risk - going with the kids would be the ultimate risk, if money alone could get us a big name who could really help (and that happens to be the case here).

 

Get Niskanen or Boyle and we'll be a much better team.




#2527555 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by kipwinger on 01 July 2014 - 08:47 AM

Columbus will match any offer sheet on Johansen and be pleased as punch that someone else did their negotiating for them.  Nobody is getting offer sheeted.  I cannot stress enough how massively unlikely it is that Ryan Johansen (or anybody else) gets moved as a result of an offer sheet.




#2527521 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by krsmith17 on 01 July 2014 - 07:31 AM

Euro_Twins, you live in Windsor and you have to work TODAY? The biggest day in ALL of Canada... Oh yeah, and it's also Canada Day... :tounge:




#2527516 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by Euro_Twins on 01 July 2014 - 06:45 AM

Oh god. Why does free agency feel like forever from now? Why do I have to work? This is all terrible


#2527093 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by number9 on 29 June 2014 - 11:04 PM

Yzerman created 6 million in capspace unbelievable

 

and basically gave away assets to do it. It's a strategic move, but certainly not "unbelievable" lol




#2526863 BUF to buy out Christian Ehrhoff

Posted by Playmaker on 29 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

*hoping his wife isn't from Minnesota*