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Chris    2

Hamonic went to the flames, didn't see for who.

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Chris    2

2 1st for Hamonic, that is crazy

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Chris    2

sorry, a first and 2 2nd's, misread that

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dlbalr    654

Marc Methot gets dealt to Dallas for a bit of an underwhelming return, a 2020 2nd and a goalie prospect that was just picked in the 7th round. 

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DON    24

Oh well, deep south USA is maybe what he really wanted...and he supposedly wanted no part of any Canadian city. So, out of spite and nationalism I hope Stars really suck for several more years! 

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I have nothing but contempt for NHLers who don't want to play in passionate hockey markets. BOOOO.

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4 hours ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:

I have nothing but contempt for NHLers who don't want to play in passionate hockey markets. BOOOO.

I get the feeling more he hates the Habs from playing in Ottawa and didn't want to go to Montreal. Similar to Gorges.

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DON    24
1 hour ago, Machine of Loving Grace said:

I get the feeling more he hates the Habs from playing in Ottawa and didn't want to go to Montreal. Similar to Gorges.

No, was noted (rumoured) he wanted to play with Dallas all along.

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Commandant    604
11 hours ago, The Chicoutimi Cucumber said:

I have nothing but contempt for NHLers who don't want to play in passionate hockey markets. BOOOO.

 

He just got a raise by going from Ottawa to Dallas... due to taxes. 

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dlbalr    654

My other site just released our top-50 free agents list for those who want to see what's out there.  (There are a few notable Montreal predictions in there too.  I didn't do the projections this year though.) https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2017/06/phrs-unrestricted-agents.html

 

I'll have a piece up on HW either tomorrow or Thursday taking a closer look at the defence market - not only the top players but mid-tier players as well as lesser-known pieces that could be options for two-way deals as Laval's left side is laughably pathetic at the moment (I don't think I've ever seen their depth as bad as it is there currently).

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DON    24
1 hour ago, Commandant said:

 

He just got a raise by going from Ottawa to Dallas... due to taxes. 

Do you really think this is a tax thing?:P

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Commandant    604
38 minutes ago, DON said:

Do you really think this is a tax thing?:P

 

Entirely?  No. 

 

There can be more than one reason someone makes a decision, and it could be PART of the issue. 

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nihilz    29
11 minutes ago, Commandant said:

 

Entirely?  No. 

 

There can be more than one reason someone makes a decision, and it could be PART of the issue. 

 

Imo, he started with CBJ and could probably go about his business with his family and never get noticed. So he could have a life outside of being a hockey player. In Ottawa Im sure it was the complete opposite. Not everyone is PK wanting attention and spot light every second. If he wanted out of Canada entirely. Its the culture difference in regards to hockey players in society. Just my 2 cents.

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Commandant    604
29 minutes ago, nihilz said:

 

Imo, he started with CBJ and could probably go about his business with his family and never get noticed. So he could have a life outside of being a hockey player. In Ottawa Im sure it was the complete opposite. Not everyone is PK wanting attention and spot light every second. If he wanted out of Canada entirely. Its the culture difference in regards to hockey players in society. Just my 2 cents.

 

I agree that the fan attention is part of the equation too. 

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hab29RETIRED    163

It's being reported that mcdavid is going to get a $13.25m/yr for 8 years.  If that is the true number, I think this an ideal time to swoop down on Draisaitl.  Offer him $9.5m.  I can't see the oilers being able to afford spending close to $23m on two players.  

 

Last week Friedman was saying that he expected the of them to be signed for a combined hit of $19m - an amount he felt would make it difficult to maintain a contender with.  

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Commandant    604

McDavid's cap hit is the exact same percentage of the current cap as Crosby's was in 2007. 

One year later the Penguins gave an identical contract to Malkin. 

 

They won the cup.  The guy who had to go with the cap squeeze? Jordan Staal when his deal was up. 

 

The guy who will be traded eventually (if not this summer, but eventually), so that McDavid and Draisaitl can man the top two lines at big money?  The third line centre... Ryan Nugent Hopkins. 

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Crosby and Malkin's "discounts" paid for Fleury and Kunitz to stick around despite now being overpaid.

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DON    24
22 hours ago, Commandant said:

 

Entirely?  No. 

 

There can be more than one reason someone makes a decision, and it could be PART of the issue. 

Was just a joke, I was simply teasing and quoting a certain poster from just a few posts ago.

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Habsfan1989    4

Why do I have this feeling of being scared of what Marc could do going into July 1st?

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hab29RETIRED    163
5 minutes ago, Habsfan1989 said:

Why do I have this feeling of being scared of what Marc could do going into July 1st?

After what he did last June 29th, who knows.  Trade galchenyuk for a 2nd pairing dman?

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20 minutes ago, hab29RETIRED said:

After what he did last June 29th, who knows.  Trade galchenyuk for a 2nd pairing dman?

 

Yeah, nothing would surprise me. That said, in addition to the stupid Subban trade, he also pulled a Radu out of a hat and arguably made a good move getting Drouin, so who knows. It could be something asinine like Galy for Giroulx, or some striking move none of us are expecting. It's like being managed by The Joker.

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Habsfan1989    4

I am thinking more along the line of over paying for a has been player.

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dlbalr    654

The goalie carousel begins as Eddie Lack was dealt to Calgary (along with Ryan Murphy and a 7th) for Keenan Kanzig and a 6th; the Hurricanes also are eating half of Lack's salary.  If that's all Carolina could do to avoid buying him out, I think they'd have been better off buying him out.  Nice pickup for Calgary, a decent goalie and a young d-man for an over hyped former 3rd round pick.

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DON    24
34 minutes ago, dlbalr said:

The goalie carousel begins as Eddie Lack was dealt to Calgary (along with Ryan Murphy and a 7th) for Keenan Kanzig and a 6th; the Hurricanes also are eating half of Lack's salary.  If that's all Carolina could do to avoid buying him out, I think they'd have been better off buying him out.  Nice pickup for Calgary, a decent goalie and a young d-man for an over hyped former 3rd round pick.

Kanzig was one huge junior kid, a Canadian version of Crankshaft.

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DON    24
1 hour ago, Habsfan1989 said:

Why do I have this feeling of being scared of what Marc could do going into July 1st?

Not sure.?:popcorn:

Was funny that somone bemused why Duchene hasn't moved when has been 'out there' since last year, but Sakic is still asking for too much and why a team that was one of worst ever hasn't made any deals. Then someone else noted "How did Sakic do in the O'Reily trade.", so may be a bit gun shy.

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