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#2532687 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 21 July 2014 - 10:30 AM

James Mirtle @mirtle 1m

Was told early in weekend that Leafs would settle in $3.25-million range. Same source said Franson would then be dealt, so we'll see.




#2532672 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 21 July 2014 - 08:38 AM

According to @THNKenCampbell, Ryan O'Reilly asking for $6.75 million in arbitration. Avs offering $5.525 million. One year award.

 

$5.525 Avs offering O'Reilly represents 15% pay cut from '13-14 salary of $6.5 million, maximum pay cut allowed under CBA.

 

Adam Proteau @Proteautype 3m

Ryan O'Reilly scored nearly 30 goals last season, and the Avs are offering him the maximum pay cut allowed under the CBA? #gong




#2530970 Red Wings Target Mike Green

Posted by e_prime on 10 July 2014 - 07:03 AM

 

I don't think anybody is saying that all the young guys are untouchable.  But rather that they shouldn't be traded for peanuts.  Which should be obvious, except that it isn't to some folks. 

What a lot of arguing about trades and such comes down to is that:

Everyone has different ideas about what young guys are untouchable and which ones are.

On top of that, each of them are valued in different ways by different fans. Sometimes they are very over-valued and sometimes very under-valued. 

Additionally, sample size of performance with younger guys makes the valuing of these guys even more difficult, especially by armchair GMs like ourselves.

 

As for peanuts, I prefer lightly salted, dry roasted.  Yum.




#2530734 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 09 July 2014 - 08:16 AM

A guy who is arguably better than Quincey just signed for less than 1/4 the price.

Process that for a moment.

Yes, it's definitely arguable. 

 

He's certainly has been a good stay at home guy... when he's healthy... but we don't need a stay at home guy whose durability is questionable at best. I don't care how little he signed for... we need a puck mover.




#2530077 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by e_prime on 05 July 2014 - 07:36 AM

 

According to reporters the Wings are always in on someone, their offer is always "competitive" (although no details are shared), so like you I take it with a grain of salt.

 

As for Vanek I firmly believe the guy played himself out of a bigger and better contract with his playoff performance and the olympics.

 

btw. Niskanen at 5,75 will turn out to be a bargain very soon, the cap keeps rising and the guy had an unreal season.

Details were shared.  On all deals that the Wings were in on.  They offered Boyle more money and more term than the Rangers.  Just slightly less money, but same term for Niskanen.  Were not given the opportunity to make a pitch to Ehrhoff.  Did not want to give Stralman five years. It was all made pretty clear.




#2529668 Next Seasons Needs/Team Future

Posted by e_prime on 02 July 2014 - 10:55 PM

 

If Detroit (or anyone for that matter) gives up future top six talent for Mike Green, I'd be very surprised. Washington has been trying to move him around injuries for three years and they haven't had a sniff. An offer sheet to Subban would be a smarter move...

 

Cody Franson might be an interesting idea. Don't know that Shanny's going to do us any favors, but he's another one that hasn't been the most popular guy in town.

As kip said: Who in their right mind is paying future top six forwards for broken down offensive defensemen? I'd take Green at a very low price-point because at this point WASH has got to be looking at that $6million cap-hit and thinking.  "Hmmm. How do I free up some cash to bolster my forward corps? Oh, I'll get rid of Mike Green for a pick and I can do whatever I'd like!!"

 

Nobody's offer sheeting Subban.

We're certainly not.  Even if we did MTL would immediately match whatever offer we made to Subban. 

They've got more cap space than we do to sign the guy. 

If you want to offer sheet any team at this point it should be Boston.  They're going to have a hard time getting all their RFAs re-signed.  Especially if someone was to jam up the works with an offer-sheet.

 

Franson wouldn't be bad, but we'd somehow have to rid ourselves of Kindl and/or Quincey for that to happen. I'm doubting Toronto wants either of them seeing how they each have a higher cap hit than Cody.




#2528927 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 06:35 PM

The bottom pairing was the issue. Not Q. Quincey and Dekeyser were actually very solid together. Sure he is overpaid, but it's free agency. Everyone is. People really need to chill. Other UFA's didn't want to come here. Get over it. 

Except isn't Q headed for the 3rd pairing? 

 

Kronwall - Ericsson

Dekeyser - Smith

Kindl + Quincey

Lash

 

oof. 

 

If you don't see the second bolded part as an issue... something to worry or fret or freakout over... Well, then I don't know what to say.




#2528906 Quincey re-signed by DET. 2 yr s $4.25 mill AAV

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 06:29 PM

 

So re-signing one player (whom, while he had a shocking first half, had a very very solid second) means we are doomed to the annals of hell for a while? Seriously? This team was injury depleted and still made the playoffs. The emergence of the kids nullifies the signing of a solid stay at home defensemen. All I can say is meh. So we struck out in free agency today. Big deal. This team has more than enough to be optimistic about right now. Getting a known commodity won't hurt us. And yes I know, everyone here will say the Q sucks. And they'd be right about his first half performance, wrong about the second, in which he was one of our better blue liners

I must disagree. While I don't think he's dooming us to hell. Holland didn't just bring him back... He gave him a raise!! 

 

...and I don't care if he had a better second half.  It still wasn't enough.




#2528834 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 06:10 PM

Why are some here so surprised?

Not surprised.  Just truly disappointed.  Truly, truly, truly




#2528717 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 04:45 PM

 

Good point, but I still believe (hope?) that young players would flourish under the tutelage of Dats and Z more so than under Smyth.

 

On a side note, did you see the way that guy cried skating around the ice for a bazillion minutes after his last game? I thought I was watching John Boehner.

Smyth is a known crier.




#2528617 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 04:08 PM

I can't believe Kenny didn't offer more

I can... and actually I am happy he didn't.




#2528595 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 04:03 PM

Mike Halford @HalfordPHT 59s

Nill just announced Dallas signed Patrick Eaves to a one-year deal.

 

Now he's just trolling us!!




#2528356 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 02:26 PM

 

Deryk Engelland to CGY. 3 year deal worth $2.9M.

 

 

 

That's per year...wow.

Adam Proteau @Proteautype 34s

Deryk Engelland signs three-year, $8.7-million contract with Flames. I feel like he should be getting it on a comically oversized check.




#2528158 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 01:28 PM

The Production Line @TPLhockey 4m

None of the Wings free agents have landed elsewhere, either, meaning no one even wants something that TOUCHED the Wings.




#2528066 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 01:08 PM

Larry Brooks @NYP_Brooksie 1m

Might have missed it having been reported but told that Havlat has deal wirh Devils for one year $1.5M

 

Good.  No Hvsplat in a Wings jersey.


Good deal on Moulson.  Very cap friendly. 

Didn't work in Minny.  Worked well in Buffalo. 

 

Vanek to MTL. Didn't work.  Probably will do okay in Minny.

 

Isles, as usual, lose out all around.  Snow is the WORST!