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#2527822 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 11:53 AM

 

Apparently so was the Boyle signing.  Only I'm not sure who he's romatically linked to. 

Marty St. Louis.




#2527754 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 11:36 AM

 

Well boy was I ever wrong.  Good thing I'm not an NHL GM eh?

If I was an owner. I'd hire you.




#2527738 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 11:33 AM

Ok, I give.  It was pre-ordained that Ehrhoff was going to Pittsburgh because despite the fact that not a single source reported him being interested in Pittsburgh, he "obviously" wanted to go there. 

He's on TSN now.  "I did not entertain other long term deals. Pitts been there right there from the start.  I want to be there. "




#2527705 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

 

And 3 years at 4.5 or 5 million couldn't have convinced him otherwise? 

 

Don't start making excuses yet.  My least favorite part about FA day is that in the end, when we're left holding a bag of s***, everyone tries to explain why it wouldn't have happened any other way. 


 

That team has had no more success the last five years than our team has had.  I'm not sure why you think so. 

Obviously, it couldn't.  Also, I think Holland really is focusing on a righty.

 

My least favorite part is that when we're left holding this supposed bag of s***, some people continue to complain that it should have happened any other way.  And it maybe could have, but it didn't... and we harp on and on and on and on about what should have been.

 

The Pens have been killer in the regular season for the last five seasons, cruising to the top of their division.  Detroit while continuing to make the playoffs, in the the last five seasons has found themselves just sliding in.




#2527682 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 01 July 2014 - 11:13 AM

I am disappointed about Ehrhoff not being a Wing, but I will live... he obviously wanted to go to Pittsburgh.




#2527424 It's too bad about us having Weiss...

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 09:32 PM

Yes,   Agreed.    zero   p e r    cent.

 

and yes    a horrible   thing   having  a  second  line  center thats   already    signed.




#2527419 UFA day looking up

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 09:25 PM

 

Of course I'm disappointed when the Wings don't get the exact players I want.  I'm convinced of my own good judgement in these matters lol.  But I'm fully capable of settling for others, provided they're not 92 years old and clearly declining. 

 

As for Malik...I loathe the guy.  He's the absolute definition of a company man.  I might put more stock in what he had to say if I hadn't spent the last 5 years reading him agree with every misstep Holland made, and then make excuses afterward as if Holland were a victim of fate and not a man who is clearly petrified by uncertainty.

Wasn't Malik's tweet... but a Malik follower.  Malik is an apologist through and through. He's fan that wants to be a "reporter" but ultimately is a re-poster/re-tweeter.  I go there for the facts and summaries, not for his opinion.

He finds no fault in Cleary.  That's enough for me to know that he can't be trusted.




#2527270 UFA day looking up

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 03:43 PM

So as to not be too disappointed, I'm going to say that I'd be happy with Ehrhoff and Radim Vrbata.  I wouldn't be thrilled, but I could live with it. 

 

Chances are that's asking too much as well. 

 

We'll get Boyle and Alfie.  I don't know why I bother pretending otherwise. 

George Malik @georgemalik 21m

.@Mjurgh I call July 1st the "great disappointment" because even if KH signed everybody, Wings fans would still be upset.




#2527212 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 12:59 PM

I'm a guy that mentioned Niskanen months ago but honestly the more I think about a 7 year deal the more I think it could backfire. What if he just a good year and doesn't end up being what we thought and we're stuck with this guy and a big contract. If the Wings sign him I hope it's not over 5 mil per. 5 year/25 million would be a great contract but that's not going to cut it.

With EVERY CONTRACT, there are always risks. ...and yes while 5/25 would be much easier to swallow, as you said:  "that's not going to cut it."

 

So either Kenny steps up, makes his best offer... or he doesn't.

 

EDIT: I'm glad that there are more options than just Niskanen. So if KH does step up and make an offer and someone beats us out for his services it won't be the end of the world.

(see: not landing Suter)




#2527178 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 11:58 AM

Bruins are in cap trouble. Next year they have UFA that would take around 20 mil to resign. They should trade Smith and Boychuk to Detroit foe Kindl and Andersson now.

I know this is tongue in cheek... but the Smith Bros. on the team together would be awesome.  ...and Boychuk. 

Yes, please.




#2527160 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 10:49 AM

Per Ansar: Wings made qualifying offers to Danny DeKeyser, Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, Adam Almquist, Landon Ferraro, Mitch Callahan and A. Nestrasil.

 

To piggy-back

 

Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive 1m

Wings did not qualify Cory Emmerton, Gleason Fournier, Max Nicastro, Trevor Parkes and Willie Coetzee, relinquishing their rights.

 

 

NO MORE EMDOG!!!




#2527155 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 10:40 AM

So they wanted cap space and yet they retained a 1.15 million cap for Gagner. Why was that a good move? I think he could have at least gotten someone to take gagner's full salary.

Tampa retained salary (real monies) not cap (cba monies)  Also, limited time... Gagner has a NTC that kicks in on July 1.




#2527147 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 10:13 AM

 

Ah didn't know that, guess I should start looking more at capgeek - sorry for the advertisement - again. I think the Bruins are really screwed salarywise, they have 1,7 million to sign for 4 key players. How are they going to bring back Iggy now?

 

They're not, Frank.   Which means he's ripe for the picking!!  *drools*

 

ps: CapGeek is THE BEST!!  I waste so much time on that site.




#2527137 Wings to have face to face with Matt Niskanen

Posted by e_prime on 30 June 2014 - 09:53 AM

Still can't believe that Pittsburgh is letting one of their best defenders walk without even offering him a contract *lol*

They don't have a choice.  They're so screwed cap-wise.

 

Edit:  The only way the Pens could even entertain the thought of making Niskanen an offer is if they first traded one Kris(topher) Letang. 




#2525997 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by e_prime on 26 June 2014 - 10:07 PM

It seems to me that all the talk of Brian Cambell wanting to be traded disappeared. Was that not true or is his contract unmoveable? 

He didn't say he wanted out nor did he ask to be traded... he told Tallon that he'd be willing to waive his no movement (or no trade... whichever it is.) if anyone asked and he felt it was a good fit.