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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 10:20 AM

The NHL's free agent season is about to kick off and I'll be stuck at a lunch for work. I'll be tracking on my phone as best as I can but feel free to post anything that happens while I'm gone.

#2 Mathieu_Datsyuk132351

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 11:51 AM

I would do it, but I get overwhelmed in the complications. XD + I'm lazy. I just came to post because the DH.N logo with the maple leaf is super cute! :)

Happy Canada Day!

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 12:44 PM

Erik Cole went to the Oilers... Funny, I though Cole would be an East Coast Lifer. They also drop Torres for Brule. I think that was kind of a mistake...Torres is getting better each season. With Visnovsky in the mix, you have to wonder if the Oilers are trying to build something huge...following suit with the Lightning.

No word on Stuart yet.
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Posted July 01, 2008 - 12:56 PM

Stuart back to Detroit. More than I (and Ken Holland, I'm sure) would have liked to pay but I don't think too much.

Zidlicky traded to Minnesota. Odd that there have been more trades than signings so far.

Very quiet day. I expected Hossa to be gone by now and Campbell too.

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 12:57 PM

I just came to post because the DH.N logo with the maple leaf is super cute! :)


I'm working on a new one, I'm not really happy with either of my "national" versions of the logo.

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 01:20 PM

From the Freep:

Strike Flint native Brian Rolston off the list of potential Wings - he's getting offers starting at $4 million and going north, and for far more term, too, than the Wings are willing to consider


I'd rather they get Sundin for one year anyway if they go for a UFA forward. I still like Bertuzzi if it's for a million or less and only a year. He can always be benched.

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 02:15 PM

TSN reports that the Red Wings have signed Ty Conklin to a one-year, $750,000 deal.

The 32-year-old netminder spent last season with the Penguins.

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 05:51 PM

A sign of how good the signing of Stuart was... The Rangers just paid Michal Rosival $5 million per season.

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 07:21 PM

How about those leafs giving Jeff Finger 3.5M a yr.... What are they thinking?

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 07:25 PM

Excellent news...

If we can steal Mats Sundin now we're set, however, I won't be surprised if we do not make the pick up.

I like Conklin. I think he's a sturdy player that if Osgood has a slump or a bad start or even if this post season was a fluke (which I hope it wasn't a fluke and assume that it wasn't) Ty will be able to take over the #1. He did well with the Pens when Fleury wasn't doing all that well.
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Posted July 01, 2008 - 07:28 PM

How about those leafs giving Jeff Finger 3.5M a yr.... What are they thinking?


I'd say $3.5 m is a bit steep for a player that is just starting to look good. You have to keep in mind, though, good D-men are hard to come by as of late. Anybody playing that position that even looks like they might have a decent year are going to go for more than they're worth.
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Posted July 01, 2008 - 07:34 PM

How about those leafs giving Jeff Finger 3.5M a yr.... What are they thinking?


I'd say $3.5 m is a bit steep for a player that is just starting to look good. You have to keep in mind, though, good D-men are hard to come by as of late. Anybody playing that position that even looks like they might have a decent year are going to go for more than they're worth.



While D-men may be in short supply I think they grossly overpaid. As for Sundin, I think the Canucks are in the drivers seat offering him a 2yr 20M deal. I don't think any other team in their right mind will offer that much for Sundin. We will see if money talks though.

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 09:26 PM

How about those leafs giving Jeff Finger 3.5M a yr.... What are they thinking?

Spending that recently-freed-up cap space so very wisely.

Remember deals like this when the owners cry poor next time they lock the players out.

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Posted July 01, 2008 - 11:03 PM

The Leafs went out and brought Cujo back home. He's not the same Cujo that played for the Leafs in the 90's!

The Blackhawks are looking to make sure they don't miss by 3 points again adding Campbell and Huet.

That's huge. We had a hard time beating them for some reason. If they play as well next year, adding those two will make it harder to win.
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Posted July 01, 2008 - 11:45 PM

So anyone have any idea why the 'Hawks went out and spent so much on Huet when they're still paying so much to Khabibulin?

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Posted July 02, 2008 - 12:57 PM

Huet > the bulin wall

That's why.
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Posted July 02, 2008 - 01:30 PM

Then Khabibulin is making a ton of money to be a backup.

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Posted July 02, 2008 - 01:52 PM

Yeah--but so was Curtis Joseph--but then I guess we weren't expecting to have Hasek back.

But still--I get your point. The Hawks are paying way too much for goaltenders.
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Posted July 02, 2008 - 09:57 PM

I actually have more faith in the Bulin Wall than I do Huet. Now that Habby has a suitable supporting cast i envision a large increase in his personal stats. Also, when Khabibulin gets hot, its hard to put pucks past him. This could be a huge season for Chi Town.
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Posted July 03, 2008 - 06:28 PM

I agree...my girlfriend's from Chicago and I keep tellin her--oh man...your Blackhawks are going to make the playoffs this year!
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