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#2624848 Kings Insider: Kopitar contract-extension not even close

Posted by Jesusberg on 07 September 2015 - 11:43 AM

One of my favorite non-Wings in the league. I'd absolutely love to have him here, but considering how much he'll command...

Los Angeles absolutely has to get this done. With all of the off-ice issues recently, they need a positive. Little to no depth down the middle for the Kings, either.




#2624729 Cleary re-signs... 1 year deal

Posted by Jedi on 04 September 2015 - 09:46 PM

Everything old is old again.


#2624243 Hall of Fame Coach Al Arbour Dies at 82

Posted by cusimano_brothers on 31 August 2015 - 11:39 AM

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Alger Joseph "Radar" Arbour.

 

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After distinguishing himself as an

amateur hockey star, Arbour was

signed by the Detroit Red Wings

and played his first professional

game in the NHL in 1953.

  




#2624208 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Mckinley25 on 30 August 2015 - 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.


#2624185 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by PavelValerievichDatsyuk on 30 August 2015 - 04:28 PM

If he didn't realize the NHL is a business a long time ago, that's his fault. His career is on a downward progression. He will not be getting the home run deal he seeks. Guys without contracts now will have to accept tryouts with teams to get back into the league. He'll be no different. If a team does want him, he'll have to likely accept a 1 year deal. He needs to know his value and stay in his lane. He's Curtis Glencross not Johnny Gaudreau.

Well, he's essentially saying the same thing you are. He thinks he made a mistake and regrets it 

 

He point totals are actually not on a straight "downward progression":

10-11: 43 pts.

11-12: 48 pts.

12-13: 26 pts. (38 GP) lockout shortened

13-14: 24 pts. (40 GP)

14-15: 35 pts

 

He's been pretty steady for points even though he's played for some pretty awful Flames teams and was injured half of 13-14. He's 32. A guy like him should be able to get a 2-3 year deal. This year teams just seem to up against the cap this year and have been hugging the check book a little tighter.

 

Edit: I just hope Helm and Abdelkader don't read these articles.




#2624164 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by Nevermind on 30 August 2015 - 12:18 PM

That being said, it's hard to feel sorry for someone who wasn't responsible enough with his spending when he makes that amount of money.


The article never said he's broke or was reckless with his money. Just his sentiment that he could have cashed in on his last big contract instead of taking a discount.


#2624165 Curtis Glencross regrets taking hometown discount

Posted by wings87 on 30 August 2015 - 12:37 PM

Athletes should cash in when they get a chance, since injuries can strike at any moment. Which is the reason I'm never offended when a player leaves for another team. On the flip side if Glencross played better he wouldn't have a problem finding a decent deal, the guy's only 32.


#2624058 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by kliq on 29 August 2015 - 02:36 AM

Unless someone offered us something we cant refuse, keep Howard. His value is low right now and we wont get alot for him. Best case for us is both play great this year and then in the offseason someone needs a goalie and we have some leverage. Plus, Mrazek without a safety net scares me a bit.




#2624064 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Rivalred on 29 August 2015 - 07:43 AM

1st time we have a somewhat solid tandem right in a while right? Why would anyone break that up?


#2624082 Moving Jimmy Howard

Posted by Helmethead on 29 August 2015 - 11:05 AM

The goalie market might be flooded next summer. Allen is likely going to replace Elliot in St.Louis. Gibson will likely be succeeding Andersson in Anaheim. Those,goalies are already splitting starts. Trading Jimmy might be harder than we think.


#2622140 Free agents this off season

Posted by rick zombo on 03 August 2015 - 09:59 AM

I'm guessing they'll both get a shot at the starting job.  

 

This is in no way a criticism of Mrazek.  Just that the team would be foolish to hand over the reigns completely to a guy with something like 41 NHL starts and who hasn't started more than 50 games since the OHL.  

 

They may start Mrazek right out of the gate, but he will have to play very well to hang onto the spot with Howard on the bench behind him.  My guess is they play them as a tandem and keep them fighting for the #1 spot.  

 

Exactly. And seriously, why wouldn't they? I have no horse in this race, so I don't care who the #1 guy is as long as he plays like a #1 goalie. Best case, both goalies are lights out but one is more lights out. How awesome would that be? Worst case, both goalies are bad with one being slightly less bad.

 

I don't want to start a goalie flame war here, but it seems that the members insisting that Mrazek has "already stolen Howard's job" are simply pro Mrazek, anti Howard, and are hoping one succeeds while the other fails. Almost like they'd rather have one great goalie on this team than have two.  Which is completely crazy.




#2622139 Free agents this off season

Posted by Echolalia on 03 August 2015 - 09:58 AM

 
Started 330 NHL games with a .916 save percentage.  Plus he played extremely well the first half of the season before his injury.  A much larger sample than 7 games. 
 
 
I'm guessing they'll both get a shot at the starting job.  
 
This is in no way a criticism of Mrazek.  Just that the team would be foolish to hand over the reigns completely to a guy with something like 41 NHL starts and who hasn't started more than 50 games since the OHL.  
 
They may start Mrazek right out of the gate, but he will have to play very well to hang onto the spot with Howard on the bench behind him.  My guess is they play them as a tandem and keep them fighting for the #1 spot.  

A lot of folks were quick to ignore Mrazek's inconsistency from game to game last year as well. One game he would post a shutout, then follow it up with getting pulled. Those kind of growing pains are expected in a rookie goalie which is fine, but it's not a characteristic you want to see in a number 1. The only problem was Jimmy wasn't any better in that second half of the season.
Anyway I agree with your assessment that the job is up from grabs right now, and I could easily see either goalie walking away with it. Both are quite talented and capable goalies when they're in the zone (see: Howard's first half of the season, Mrazek in the playoffs). I can also see Blashill giving them each 41.


#2622119 Free agents this off season

Posted by amato on 03 August 2015 - 05:33 AM

1a/1b until management determines Howard is expendable. He'll be traded before his contracts up but it won't be until next off-season at the very earliest.. even that seems like a stretch.


#2621909 Voracek gets rich! over 8mil per

Posted by kipwinger on 31 July 2015 - 11:44 AM

 

So you think the contract is bad or no? More examples: Tarasenko at 7.5 or Stepan at 6.5. 

 

Voracek was 5th in the entire league in scoring this last season. And he's big and he's young. I'm saying he pretty much got market value.

 

I think he probably got paid a little too much.  But not terribly so.  I guess my overall point is that for negotiation purposes, contracts for guys like Kane, Toews, and ROR matter.  But in determining a players actual value they don't say much.  All three of those guys got paid the way they did because of externalities.  I guess what I'm saying is, there's a tendency to think "Well if O'Reilly got 7.5 then Voracek is worth 8.5".  Which is how contract negotiations work, I understand, but it's flawed because O'Reilly isn't actually worth 7.5.  He's just worth that to a desperate team. 




#2621880 Free agents this off season

Posted by jimmyemeryhunter on 30 July 2015 - 05:08 PM

I think Franson looked at a Boychuck like contract but he isn't as good.

If I'm Holland I'd offer 5x5 or 4,2x6 Franson adds size and physicality.

I've been watching quite a bit of franson tape lately because I expected us to sign him, and from what I've seen Franson is way too slow..,
He's somewhat physical in that he hits a lot, but he puts himself out of position with his hits and doesn't have the foot speed to recover...

If we ended up getting rid of Quincey and kindl(not going to happen) I dont even think ehroff would be worth the risk for the bottom pair, he's shown he can put up points, but he can't stay healthy, and he isn't the pmd he once was. Imagine how awful it would have looked had he accepted our contract offer last year.

He'd be a huge question mark for the next few years.