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#2624208 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Mckinley25 on Yesterday, 09:58 PM

He said he expected a contract to be done by now, but teams are'nt offering as much, and he needs a good opportunity to get an extension. The guy should take what he can get and be happy. He'll still make more in a season than alot of people will in a lifetime. I just hate hearing pro athletes complain about money. He's saying he did'nt take the opportunity to "cash in" when he could have. He made plenty of money either way. How many millions does one guy need?

He didn't say he "needed" anything. He's just comparing the situations and how a third liner with most teams up against the cap are no longer a commodity.

You must be upset at every NHLer because they all negotiate for more money than they need.

As far as complaining about it, it's an interview! It's not like he's spouting off on his blog. This is how journalism works, the reporter asks a series of questions and writes up a summary sans questions. He is literally just describing a situation about his employment based on questions asked to him, I don't understand why people are criticizing him.

#2624079 Free agents this off season

Posted by haroldsnepsts on 29 August 2015 - 10:51 AM

I forgot Matt Cooke was bought out by the Wild. 


I'm guessing some team will pick him up for cheap, but I hold out hope this will be the year that POS is finally out of the league. 



#2624157 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on Yesterday, 10:45 AM

Free agent Glencross regrets last deal with Flames: 'You can't take a hometown discount' 





If he could do it all over again, Curtis Glencross would take the opportunity to cash in.


With NHL training camps set to begin in a matter of weeks, the unrestricted free-agent forward remains without a contract, and Glencross is lamenting the now-expired four-year, $10.2-million deal he signed with the Calgary Flames back in 2011.


Instead of exploring his options and seeking the best possible deal at that point in his career, he re-upped with the Flames at below market value. The 32-year-old believes he set himself back, based on how his time in Calgary ended.


"If I could do it again ... as much as I love (Calgary) and call it home and met great people, at the same time, when it's time for you to cash in, you have to take advantage and cash in," he told Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun. "You can't take a pay cut or hometown discount because things change."


"I loved my time in Calgary and the organization," Glencross added, "but you learn that eventually it's a business and you're just a number."


Glencross scored a career-high 26 goals during the first season of that four-year extension, but his production dropped as his ice time diminished under head coach Bob Hartley.

Dealt to the Washington Capitals prior to the trade deadline this past season, teams aren't offering anything close to what he could have made in 2011, and he may have to accept a pro tryout should he fail to sign a contract before camp.


"I thought something would be done by now, but obviously, the market is not there, and everyone is against the cap," he said. "Teams are paying the top two lines so much money that all they can do is fill with entry-level guys who are going to not cost much.


"We've talked to a few teams. They want to do a trade before camp, but it seems like no team wants to make the first move. So I'm just waiting. There's still got to be something out there. I still want to play. I'm only 32 and thinking I have a few more years left in me. "


"I have a young family, and it's tough to bounce around on a PTO - it has to be a good opportunity, too, so I can do well and get an extension," Glencross added.


In 507 career games, Glencross has scored 134 goals, four of which came in 18 games with the Capitals, for whom he added one in ten playoff games.

#2624037 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Krayzie_Bone on 28 August 2015 - 07:21 PM

I suspect Jimmy comes back better than ever and we will be moving Mrazek.

#2565517 Stadium series Wings vs Avs 2016!

Posted by vladdy16 on 22 January 2015 - 08:17 AM

I don't care if it's the Wings and every rival they've ever had, the Stadium Series needs to die.  

#2623833 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by Hockeymom1960 on 25 August 2015 - 05:47 AM

Pretty soon rivalries will be based on the actually game being played. How lame. I can't think of a single good rivalry that doesn't involve punching. Except the Yankees vs. The Red Sox, Michigan vs. Ohio State, North Carolina vs. Duke, or Liverpool vs. Manchester United.

Yep, obviously can't have bitter rivalries without fighting. You betcha.


We get it.  You don't like fighting, but some of us do.  

#2623708 Adidas Gets NHL Jersey Deal

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 22 August 2015 - 09:56 AM

What part of Adidas owns CCM did you not understand?


I think what frank might be getting at is that even tho CCM is owned by Adidas, you can damn sure bet that CCM won't be left to work on these jerseys alone. It'll be hugely influenced by the parent company and we all know they're just not a hockey brand. 


It really would be nice for once if the NHL could be left to be run by people and companies that truly care about hockey first, but we all know theres no money in that....

#2623691 Grantland: The Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries

Posted by F.Michael on 21 August 2015 - 05:59 PM

That's definitely the point YOU are making. But several other people here have insinuated that the amount of punching is directly proportionate to the intensity or bitterness of the rivalry and lamented the future of rivalries because fighting is down. Which is crap. There are tons of REALLY intense rivalries that exist because of the game, and not because of the penalties.

Just like a-holes - everyone has an opinion.


And for the record - as a fan - it's been years since I 'felt' the intensity of past rivalries...IMHO - there isn't a rivalry today that can  match-up to what we saw 15 plus years ago.


Yes - the fighting - the cheapshots - the hard nosed play are all key, and it lends a helping hand in hating a rival.

#2622914 Best American forward in the nhl?

Posted by WingsallTheway on 11 August 2015 - 06:34 PM

what about Pavelski? He put up 70 points this year, I was really shocked to see that


True enough but I'd still take the other 3 over him. I must say though i loathe the game Kessel plays.


I know the topic is best american forward, but best player for me is Suter. Top 2 D in the NHL IMO


To think that two of these players we are discussing nearly signed here...... still bugs me all the time haha

#2622535 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by wings4thecup06 on 08 August 2015 - 02:15 PM

Ive been against this idea from the beginning, and now it's one step closer I still find it totally abhorrent. There'll be no real fan base there, and there could be constant links to gambling. And what about the team that lives there? Can you imagine some of the more shadier characters in the league being able to stay out of trouble? It's another desperate attempt by Gary to try and force hockey onto markets it doesn't belong for the sake of expansion fees to fill the pockets of those paying his salary. 

#2622151 Who is the better player Zetterberg or Toews. Prime vs. Present

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 03 August 2015 - 11:56 AM

Some people are watching the games, instead of looking at spreadsheets and notebooks. If tires Toews were an ufa today 28 teams would be lining up with even more money than his 10,5 he is that valuable. Most people that think he isn't a top 10 player should watch the games.

Just like Keith he always gets into best mode come playoff time. People honestly wouldn't take him over Z right now? Hard to believe also their peak can't be compared because nobody knows if Toews has peaked already or might get even better.

Toews at 27 has won everything in his young career and could very well end up with half a dozen cups when all is said and done. I don't care about regular season stats if a player disappears when it matters the most, Toews is the opposite. So yeah till Giroux, OV and done other ppg players can do the same I'd take captain serious over everyone not named Crosby or Stamkos and I don't need spreadsheets to know that, his accomplishments, work ethic, leadership qualities and the praise people in the NHL is more than enough.

Z's peak had him playing unreal hockey.


Agree with most of what you said, however, Ovechkin does not disappear in the playoffs.  He's scored 70 points in 72 playoff games.  He just plays for a team that has a terrible playoff history and he hasn't gotten much help there.  


:w00t:  sums up this post. Keep believing that your eyes tell you everything.


As I said before, you can't argue what you don't understand. Hockey Reference tells me everything I need to know about a player, then you can dig into the advanced stats to know more. Toews is not a top 10 player.


So who are the 10 you'd rank ahead of him for sure?  


I can only think of three or four I'd rank ahead for sure.  After that, I can make arguments for and against him over someone else.  

#2622074 Free agents this off season

Posted by kickazz on 02 August 2015 - 11:18 AM



They settled before the arbitrator award but I do have to wonder how ugly it got. The Leafs first counter offer was below what he made last season.  Not a great way to treat your starter. 

Bernier - : "How many times do I need to bail out our s**** defense? Exactly" - Walks away. 

Reimer's confidence is under the gutter unfortunately. Toronto ruined him. 

#2621587 Free agents this off season

Posted by WingsAlways on 25 July 2015 - 07:00 PM

this is desrespek for the sport. Lol. If only Habs would have gotten Lucic. Would have been a pure comedy.


Yes we could watch him skate around punching himself and hooking himself in the cup.

#2621575 Free agents this off season

Posted by arag on 25 July 2015 - 05:10 PM

Therrien's line will be something like this. "I am very disapoint. All the guys on the team are very very disapoint."

#2621572 Free agents this off season

Posted by arag on 25 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

Iam sure Habs fans responded to Semin signing by screaming " merde ". Want to give you coach migraine headaches ? Sign Semin. Habs did a favor to other 29 teams by taking him of market.