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#2012901 Shea Weber named Nashville Captain

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 08 July 2010 - 11:26 PM

Obvious choice for them.


#2012399 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 11:41 PM

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#2012084 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 02:34 PM

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#2011945 Eaves signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

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#2011769 Antti Niemi files for arbitration

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 06:29 AM

Who is the Biggest Winner With Jaroslav Halak's New Contract? Antti Niemi.

Earlier today, new St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, formerly of the Montreal Canadiens, signed a four-year contract with the Blues worth $15 million. While the Blues are likely ecstatic they got a budding young superstar locked up for a cap hit of $3.75 million a year, there's another team out there that's probably terrified by Halak's deal: The Chicago Blackhawks.

The Blackhawks have to be scared because they've got a restricted free agent goaltender of their own in Antti Niemi. The Blackhawks also have some salary cap issues of their own to work with and around as well. In other words, a semi-reasonable deal for Jaroslav Halak becomes Antti Niemi's "Exhibit A" to use in a potential arbitration hearing with the Hawks. Ken Campbell of The Hockey News examines the situation a little bit himself.

That doesn't necessarily mean Niemi will get a contract worth $3.75 per season in arbitration. Niemi's award would be only a one- or two-year award and it's difficult to compare that to a four-year deal, particularly since one of those seasons Halak would have been an unrestricted free agent. Generally speaking, more of a premium is put on longer contracts and every year a team can avoid unrestricted free agency comes at a cost.

The fun part of this analysis here is that Niemi can become an unrestricted free agent after next season since he'll be 27. If the Blackhawks are looking to keep Niemi on the long term, they'll have to negotiate that out with him themselves and deal with Halak's numbers. If they go to arbitration, Niemi's case is made for him already with Halak setting the precedent. Niemi can then say something along the lines of, "Sure, Halak's season and post season were nice and all but he still got pulled three times and finished 9-9. I won the Stanley Cup. Pay me."

Only problem there is that Niemi wasn't exactly playing the part of Patrick Roy on his way to helping the Blackhawks win the Cup, he looked a bit more like Grant Fuhr in that he wasn't exactly stellar in goal but he didn't cost his team any series and certainly wasn't quite as poor as Michael Leighton was in the finals.




#2011765 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 06:22 AM

Good to have you around again :thumbup:


#2011721 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 07 July 2010 - 02:02 AM

I'll stick with the opinions of the Hall of Fame management. kthanxbi



You know, you'd sound pretty retarded there if Modano had a Cup ring.


...oh wait.


You're not allowed to use logic around here.


#2011427 How much production do you expect from Hudler?

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 July 2010 - 06:45 PM

No less than 50 points.


#2011294 Antti Niemi files for arbitration

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 July 2010 - 03:30 PM

We did, and no they did not. :)


#2011222 Miller signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 July 2010 - 02:09 PM

Not only that, they could likely sign all their roster RFA's as well as Modano and still be under the cap.


I like the sound of that.


#2011186 Miller signs 1 year deal

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 July 2010 - 01:43 PM

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Good news.


#2011092 Getflaf for Zetter

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 July 2010 - 11:43 AM

one of the worst trade ideas ive seen.


This.


#2010954 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 06 July 2010 - 01:43 AM






#2010898 Bob Probert passes away at 45

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 05 July 2010 - 11:27 PM

He's more of a Wing than a Hawk, hands down.


#2010868 Red Wings Making Play for Modano

Posted by Hockeytown0001 on 05 July 2010 - 10:46 PM

Yeah but were talking about Hudler here! He can be a ghost when he's not doing thatf****** chicken dance with Ozzie : :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3zI0AUQvRs


It's baaaack