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Niskanen still has a year left on his two-year contract, which begs the question of why he decided to walk away now, before hitting the 1,000-game milestone. He should be fine financially with $40M+ in career earnings, but for some reason he decided to hang up his skates now -- maybe to move home to Minnesota?

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25 minutes ago, tomh009 said:

Niskanen still has a year left on his two-year contract, which begs the question of why he decided to walk away now, before hitting the 1,000-game milestone. He should be fine financially with $40M+ in career earnings, but for some reason he decided to hang up his skates now -- maybe to move home to Minnesota?

I think it had a lot to do with playing in the bubble and covid19. Being away from family for that long takes it toll on you. Now could you imagine next year playing a full season plus playoffs in a bubble. 

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And Jack Johnson's contract has been bought out by the Penguins.

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Leafs sign Spezza for another year, again at the NHL minimum.

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Wonder which goaltender Minnesota is going to get in free agency since they just traded Dubnyk 

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2 hours ago, Habsfan89 said:

Wonder which goaltender Minnesota is going to get in free agency since they just traded Dubnyk 

 

I've hear rumours that Kinkaid is available, cheap!

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Domi and Lindgren for Dumba

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8 hours ago, Commandant said:

Domi and Lindgren for Dumba

Does Minnesota need an AHL goalie?

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2 hours ago, GHT120 said:

Does Minnesota need an AHL goalie?

 

It depends on what they plan to do with the goalie spot vacated by Dubnyk.  If they add another veteran, Kaapo Kakhonen is their clear-cut AHL starter but if they decide to promote him, then there may be an opening for someone like Lindgren.

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2 minutes ago, dlbalr said:

 

It depends on what they plan to do with the goalie spot vacated by Dubnyk.  If they add another veteran, Kaapo Kakhonen is their clear-cut AHL starter but if they decide to promote him, then there may be an opening for someone like Lindgren.

The intended (sarcastic) subtext was that Lindgren adds minimal (if any) value to the trade proposal.

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10 minutes ago, GHT120 said:

The intended (sarcastic) subtext was that Lindgren adds minimal (if any) value to the trade proposal.

 

That's a given at this point.  His trade value is basically another player who will clear waivers, just at a different position.

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On 10/4/2020 at 9:29 PM, GHT120 said:

Of course they are predicting what it takes to get a player to sign an offer sheet ... not what a fair contract would be ... not every player wants to sign an offer sheet and then have to stay if it is matched.

 

Even at that those are outrageous figures. Take Cirelli for instance... There's no way he can be considered to be within a million a year of the Aho offer from last year. The kid has potential, but he was on pace for just over 50 points this year, whereas Aho was already a point-per-game player with multiple 60+ point seasons. Cirelli is nowhere near the same ballpark as Aho.

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8 minutes ago, Fanpuck33 said:

Even at that those are outrageous figures. Take Cirelli for instance... There's no way he can be considered to be within a million a year of the Aho offer from last year. The kid has potential, but he was on pace for just over 50 points this year, whereas Aho was already a point-per-game player with multiple 60+ point seasons. Cirelli is nowhere near the same ballpark as Aho.

 

Wasn't disagreeing ... just suggesting that the estimates were what it would take to get a player to sign an offer sheet and the team not to match ... not what they are worth ... numbers (if anywhere near correct) suggest to me that not many RFA offer sheets will be made

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19 minutes ago, GHT120 said:

Wasn't disagreeing ... just suggesting that the estimates were what it would take to get a player to sign an offer sheet and the team not to match ... not what they are worth ... numbers (if anywhere near correct) suggest to me that not many RFA offer sheets will be made

 

I would have thought that a comparables-based contract for Hintz, for example, would likely be closer to $2M than to the proposed $4.36M. But some people think it would be far higher, based on Hirschier's contract. Mind you, this was pre-COVID. I can't really see this as being realistic today, though.

https://lastwordonsports.com/hockey/2019/11/01/looking-at-a-roope-hintz-deal-for-the-stars/

 

This site guesses at $3.25M, but for how long?

https://www.defendingbigd.com/2020/4/23/21231353/dallas-stars-nhl-salary-cap-ceiling-floor-flat-increase-projections-cap-friendly

 

These guys are looking at Strome, who would be fairly similar, and are guessing maybe $3M for a bridge deal or $4M for six years. That is actually fairly close to the $4.36M in the original article.

https://www.secondcityhockey.com/2020/9/9/21410249/chicago-blackhawks-dylan-strome-restricted-free-agent-comparable-contracts-nhl-free-agency-2020

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15 hours ago, Commandant said:

Domi and Lindgren for Dumba

Too late for  dumba, dumb dumb already moved Doni in another overpay.

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9 minutes ago, tomh009 said:

 

I would have thought that a comparables-based contract for Hintz, for example, would likely be closer to $2M than to the proposed $4.36M. But some people think it would be far higher, based on Hirschier's contract. Mind you, this was pre-COVID. I can't really see this as being realistic today, though.

https://lastwordonsports.com/hockey/2019/11/01/looking-at-a-roope-hintz-deal-for-the-stars/

 

This site guesses at $3.25M, but for how long?

https://www.defendingbigd.com/2020/4/23/21231353/dallas-stars-nhl-salary-cap-ceiling-floor-flat-increase-projections-cap-friendly

 

These guys are looking at Strome, who would be fairly similar, and are guessing maybe $3M for a bridge deal or $4M for six years. That is actually fairly close to the $4.36M in the original article.

https://www.secondcityhockey.com/2020/9/9/21410249/chicago-blackhawks-dylan-strome-restricted-free-agent-comparable-contracts-nhl-free-agency-2020

 

Hintz and Gurianov are that rare breed ... BIG, young snipers ... add in the possibility that teams think they can poach a player because of internal cap restraints on another team  and prices can get driven up ... Dallas ***may*** be a good target for an offer sheet ... 

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17 minutes ago, hab29RETIRED said:

Too late for  dumba, dumb dumb already moved Doni in another overpay.

 

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Nick Bonino plus a 2nd and a 3rd to Minnesota for Luke Kunin and a 4th.  Nice move for Nashville.

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10 minutes ago, Habsfan89 said:

Wow Ottawa just picked up Murray. They're going to be a good young team.

 

He was great his first two seasons (Pittsburgh wins Cup, MM .930 and .923) but in the next three his Sv% has yo-yoed ... .907, .919, .899 ... time will tell if he is as good as he looked early ... 

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Nashville clearing a ton of money ahead of free agency. Internal cap, or preparing to make a splash?

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1 hour ago, Trizzak said:

Nashville clearing a ton of money ahead of free agency. Internal cap, or preparing to make a splash?

That tire is buyout is going to be expensive.  Doesn’t he still have 4 or 5 years left?

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3 minutes ago, hab29RETIRED said:

That tire is buyout is going to be expensive.  Doesn’t he still have 4 or 5 years left?

$2 million for 8 seasons for Turris ... he had a flat contract so no recapture penalty to up the cap-hit in any of the buyout years

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