I'm surprised there aren't more people crying,"Why didn't Ken Holland make the trade for Hamilton?!" Or "We could have offered more!!"
As if the Bruins would have any interest in sending one of their guys to a division rival.
I'm certain he'll sign on July 1st for $6 million (as is the case with many UFA's - overpaid)...Me thinks there's a good chance that he'll stay in Nashville, but hopefully Holland will be in touch with his agent.
I don't think Franson fits in Nashville's plan. With the depth they have at D: Weber, Josi, Ellis, Elkholm, Jones, etc. -- they don't need Franson.
That's the only way I see us getting rid of Weiss, honestly.
Swapping Weiss with semin at the tdl doesn't seem like a horrible option, assuming were still competing(I expect us to be) then maybe moving to a competitive team could spark semin to put in more of an effort.
They both have 3 years left, and If we sent them something appealing along with Weiss, I'd imagine they'd be fine with retaining enough salary to where the buyout would be similar if he still sucks at years end.
I appreciate the fact that you want to bring someone to the team that fans would hate more than Franzen... it's so nice of you to want to deflect the hate away from the Mule. Semin is the current model of inconsistency in player performance.
Honestly, I'd rather keep or buyout Weiss at 4.9 than be agonizing over buying out Semin at 7 million next year... and I don't wanna hear anything about how awesome it would be for him to be on Datsyuk's wing. No. No. No.
e_prime, being a non fighter doesn't necessarily mean that player is also non physical. A player can hit everything in sight and never drop the gloves, there is no direct correlation between the two. For me, I don't want a top 4 defenseman that fights and leaves his team short benched for 5+ minutes. I do however want some physical defenseman, that aren't afraid to lay the body when the opportunity presents itself. That is Cody Franson.
You stated that Franson was big but doesn't use his size to be physical. That's just not right at all.
Did you read my previous responses to your initial response?
I don't even believe that what I typed in my initial response.
Also, do you really think that I want a top four guy that fights? I'm in favor of signing Green for chrissakes.
I do not disagree with your assessment of Franson AT ALL.
I would take Franson in a heartbeat. The guy is totally the physical presence we need. I understand.
Franson seems like one of those guys that is big, but not one to use his size to be "physical."
So for Frank, Phaneuf is the best option...
I'm not disagreeing with you. I just don't think you can find Cody Franson on hockeyfights.com. I'm just trying to round out Frank's argument for Phaneuf for him.
Personally, I don't think Phaneuf gets moved now that Babs is coach.
I would very much like to have Franson on this team and if not, the very non-physical, Mike Green would be okay with me.
If both of those guys get signed by other teams and we're looking to make a trade for an upgrade, I'd say Wisniewski would be a cheaper option than Phaneuf.
...have you not noticed that I'm a complete smartass around here? Veiled shots at Frank, dude. Not you.
Yandle's so affordable I don't know why you wouldn't let him play out his contract. Assuming, of course, you think you'll still be in the hunt later on. Hang on to him, and trade him at the deadline for a fortune if you don't want him later, but throw the baby out with the bathwater? You're not going to get a more talented defenseman for 2.75 million dollars.
Because Sather is still the GM. Other than that... who knows why?!?!?
Is this Carl Soderberg any good? Hes 6'3 and a swede and detroit has plenty of manlove for swedes...
Carl Soderberg's agent, J.P. Barry, has told the Boston Globe his client will not be brought back by the Bruins this off-season.
Barry informed the Globe that the Bruins to not plan on pitching a contract offer to his client.
The Bruins are battling salary cap issues and GM Don Sweeney appears to be moving in a different direction with Soderberg.
Barry told the Globe the Bruins "can't make an offer at this juncture."
Soderberg, 29, will become an unrestricted free agent July 1 after his three-year, $3.25 million contract expires.
In 82 games with the Bruins this season, Soderberg registered 13 goals and 31 assists for 44 points.
Sheahan is our Soderberg. Developing player that has fulltime 2C written in their future.
There are other teams with depth at Center issues that will ****** him up before we'd be able to make the requisite moves of off-loading Weiss and at least one other forward to make room for him. Not saying I wouldn't take him, I just don't think we NEED him.
Bob McKenzie: The haven’t been any substantive talks between the Avalanche and Ryan O’Reilly’s camp about a contract extension. He will be a UFA after next season. The Avalanche love him as a player, but they may not be able to or may not want to pay him market value. They need defensemen and McKenzie has always assumed they would trade him.
More of a feeling than a fact.
Reilly is a defenseman. Avs need D. ....hmmm. lol.
SoaW has it right. UFAs and RFAs are not the same thing. The thing to remember is that even though an offer sheet can be made to the player, the team that has a player under the restricted tag of free agency has ultimate bargaining power. Just because Hamilton's agents think he's worth 7 million doesn't mean Boston is going to make him a 7 million dollar man-child.
If Boston doesn't offer Hamilton 7 million and no team is willing to offer-sheet him...
7 million is just a dream number in some agents head... and lets be honest they're not going to offer him anywhere NEAR 7 million.
Subban didn't get a big pay day in his first RFA years... didn't get an offer sheet.
Hamilton is going to be exactly the same.
Offer sheets get brought up EVERY year and EVERY year they don't happen. They're too risky.
GMs can't afford to lose draft picks, most can't afford to offer big cap numbers to ensure a player will accept an offer sheet, and they can't afford to back another GM into cap hell without losing the ability to negotiate/trade with them at a later date or without the possibility of getting screwed over themselves with a retaliatory offer-sheet.
After all this offer-sheet talk is said and done, in the end, Hamilton will get a 2 or 3 year bridge deal, at $3.5-4 million. Watch it happen.