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(TSN)   Rick Nash traded to New York Rangers. Ohio: the place where your star players don't want to be   (tsn.ca) divider line 118
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2012-07-24 04:35:34 PM

Flappyhead: soopey: Flappyhead: soopey: Flappyhead: Preds have matched. This is gonna be interesting....

Holy sheeeeeeeeet. Good for them?

I got a mental image of Holmgren spitting his soda out when he got the phone call saying they matched.

And like I said in the original thread about this, Holmgren has some key players approaching RFA in the next 1-2 years and he has essentially set a market price for franchise players. Girouxs agent is probably creaming his pants.

Nashville ain't exactly all locked up either. As of right now, they have 12 players that will be UFA or RFA and about $35M to play with assuming the cap stays the same.

/hehe. Cap geek already updated Weber's cap hit.

Oh I never said the Preds were out of the woods, if anything they'll always be a team that is constantly gambling at the trade deadline as to whether or not certain players will stick around. I'm just laughing at the Flyers jacking up the offer sheet rate when a key player(and likely top 10 scorer for the next decade) is going to be an RFA in two years.


it wont matter, the next CBA will almost definitely stop these long contracts with nominal payments the last few years to soften the cap hit.
 
2012-07-24 04:37:39 PM

drworm: .

it wont matter, the next CBA will almost definitely stop these long contracts with nominal payments the last few years to soften the cap hit.


If the last two CBAs have taught me anything it's that owners will always find a way to fark up the system they created.
 
2012-07-24 04:43:22 PM

Flappyhead: drworm: .

it wont matter, the next CBA will almost definitely stop these long contracts with nominal payments the last few years to soften the cap hit.

If the last two CBAs have taught me anything it's that owners will always find a way to fark up the system they created.


Especially with Fehr leading the NHLPA; this could be a bloodbath in the making.

Are there 2 years remaining on the CBA? If so, you'll start hearing the word "strike" by the end of the playoffs.
 
2012-07-24 04:44:30 PM

Rwa2play:

Are there 2 years remaining on the CBA? If so, you'll start hearing the word "strike" by the end of the playoffs.


It's expiring this summer and they're already negotiating a new one.
 
2012-07-24 04:46:28 PM

Flappyhead: If the last two CBAs have taught me anything it's that owners will always find a way to fark up the system they created.


Don't be crazy, it was totally the players who invented the concept of the 17-year contract that basically shiats on the existing CBA the owners fought so hard for.
 
2012-07-24 04:47:26 PM

jekostas: Rwa2play:

Are there 2 years remaining on the CBA? If so, you'll start hearing the word "strike" by the end of the playoffs.

It's expiring this summer and they're already negotiating a new one.


Hmmmm...this has been discussed during the NBA playoffs a couple of seasons previously so I might as well bring it up here:

Despite the massive PR hit both the NHLPA and the NHL would take, what would stop Fehr from calling a strike before the playoffs next spring if the owners continued to play hardball?
 
2012-07-24 04:51:59 PM

Rwa2play: jekostas: Rwa2play:

Are there 2 years remaining on the CBA? If so, you'll start hearing the word "strike" by the end of the playoffs.

It's expiring this summer and they're already negotiating a new one.

Hmmmm...this has been discussed during the NBA playoffs a couple of seasons previously so I might as well bring it up here:

Despite the massive PR hit both the NHLPA and the NHL would take, what would stop Fehr from calling a strike before the playoffs next spring if the owners continued to play hardball?



Riots. Riots everywhere.

/Well, maybe not Miami
 
2012-07-24 04:53:11 PM

Rwa2play: Despite the massive PR hit both the NHLPA and the NHL would take, what would stop Fehr from calling a strike before the playoffs next spring if the owners continued to play hardball?


My fist followed by a swift kick to his ass.
 
2012-07-24 05:34:03 PM
Is this the thread that was supposed to be more importrant than anything on Penn State?
 
2012-07-24 05:34:30 PM

professorkowalski: WhiskeySticks: So does this mean the Blue Jackets will move to Quebec City, all Winter Classics are to be played in Canada and Sidney Crosby is President, er Prime Minister?

Or they'll move to Toronto and become the second Toronto team.


This only applies is Bettman gets his way.


I keep telling ya, Mississagua should have a team!
 
2012-07-24 06:20:00 PM

killershark: I think the point is that if someone like Lidstrom retires, you better bring a good defenseman in to take his place, but the Wings have lost out on a few great free agents this offseason.


We didn't have a realistic shot at most of them anyway. We couldn't compete with Suter wanting to play at home, and we didn't even get a chance to offer Weber. I'm not too torn up about either of those.
 
2012-07-24 08:03:55 PM
Nash sucks at Hockey
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2012-07-24 08:04:48 PM

Dear Jerk: Is this the thread that was supposed to be more importrant than anything on Penn State?


Lol...yeah, that one guy yesterday thought so.

I'm glad the Preds got to keep Weber. It wouldn't be interesting to see another mid/small market team get raped of their star(s), especially after the momentum gained with last season

/yeah yeah, Southern hockey apologist.
//I want you hard-headed 'Nucks to give it a chance with successful teams
///Ehh, that won't happen
 
2012-07-24 09:13:18 PM

Yanks_RSJ: Rwa2play: Also: Why can Dolan fark the Knicks up but the Rangers actually make sound moves?*

Let's not ask questions we don't want to find the answers to. If Dolan has to fark up a team at MSG, I'm glad it's the Knicks.


Because Isiah doesn't watch Hockey.
 
2012-07-24 11:21:04 PM

sigdiamond2000: Rick Nash is an excellent power forward, no question about it. But he was a #1 overall pick, has a cap hit of $7.8 million, has averaged just over 60 points a season in his career, and isn't very good defensively.



Rangers don't get most of his cap hit, and that point total is with the worst team in the league
 
2012-07-25 12:49:41 AM
Submitter here,

Nice to see this thread go green. Also happy to see that a hockey related thread has gotten so much commenter contributions.

To the haters The Singing Bush and CavalierEternal - I'm a Leafs fan, your snark has no effect on me. I've been getting it for years due to my team of choice and their lack of stars.
 
2012-07-25 04:22:33 AM

intelligent comment below: Rangers don't get most of his cap hit, and that point total is with the worst team in the league


His hit is $7.8 million until 2018, from an 8-year contract of which the BJ's covered 2. Furthermore, his salary actually increases as the contract goes on. Though that's not much of an issue for the Rangers, assuming he doesn't falter and they need to trade him.
 
2012-07-25 10:06:03 AM
I'm a CBJ fan, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies. Allow me to retort:

1) xtragrind: Columbus is an awesome town, with a beautiful arena and a great entertainment district that surrounds it. We have tons of very passionate hockey fans, and are generally pretty knowledgable about the game. Columbus should absolutely have a hockey team.

2) Unfortunately, the hockey team just flat-out SUCKS. And people have a threshold of supporting teams that have always sucked, and never, ever been good. It seems like that threshold is 10 years. Of course we're losing money.

2.5) SIDE-RANT: Watching the fans in OKC during the NBA finals made me so damn jealous. As the saying goes, they were born on third base and thought they hit a triple. They have not had any of these lean years. They are still in their honeymoon period, and they are in the NBA Finals, with the second best player on the planet to boot. When the honeymoon period in Columbus wore off, we were still terrible. TERRIBLE

3) So much so that myself and some like-minded FANS organized a protest rally to get the President and GM shiat canned.

4) Rick Nash is totally overrated, and the more I see this deal, the more I'm OK with it. Let's turn this thing around and get an entirely new team. It literally can't be worse than the team we had last year.
 
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