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This off seasons UFA's and realistic possible trades

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Isn't Bolland looking for some nutjob deal for like 6 years and 5-6 mil a year or something?

 

He's looking for a lot, and there's probably a good number of teams looking at him...and just the very thought of Lou thinking this team badly needs Dave Bolland is scaring me. Any GM that really wants Dave Bolland should scare that team's fanbase.

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@renlavoietva: Talks between Rangers and Anton Stralman are not going as expected. We'll see if it's gona change in the next few days. #tvasports

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I don't think the Devils are interested in Bolland but who knows, that one is obviously going to be the worst contract of the off-season.

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He's looking for a lot, and there's probably a good number of teams looking at him...and just the very thought of Lou thinking this team badly needs Dave Bolland is scaring me. Any GM that really wants Dave Bolland should scare that team's fanbase.

Dave Bolland is a nice 3rd liner and I wouldn't mind having him on my team... For like 2-3 years and 3 mil per. Tops. But if a GM gives him anything more than that, I'd say that GM needs a thorough psychological examination.

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I don't think the Devils are interested in Bolland but who knows, that one is obviously going to be the worst contract of the off-season.

 

At the very least, the Bolland contract will be a gigantic win for the advanced stats community. Every GM and owner should be asking themselves "what happened?" when he is fvcking awful right away.

 

It was funny listening to Simmons and Dellow going at it on the radio today. If no one heard about it, they should search for it on twitter. As dumb as Simmons is, when you think about the buzz Bolland is creating and how little Gabrovski was getting last off-season, well more GMs are agreeing with Simmons and missing the point completely.

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At the very least, the Bolland contract will be a gigantic win for the advanced stats community. Every GM and owner should be asking themselves "what happened?" when he is fvcking awful right away.

 

It was funny listening to Simmons and Dellow going at it on the radio today. If no one heard about it, they should search for it on twitter. As dumb as Simmons is, when you think about the buzz Bolland is creating and how little Gabrovski was getting last off-season, well more GMs are agreeing with Simmons and missing the point completely.

 

Regardless what he says Simmons has brought hope to millions of fatties.

 

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At the very least, the Bolland contract will be a gigantic win for the advanced stats community. Every GM and owner should be asking themselves "what happened?" when he is fvcking awful right away.

 

It was funny listening to Simmons and Dellow going at it on the radio today. If no one heard about it, they should search for it on twitter. As dumb as Simmons is, when you think about the buzz Bolland is creating and how little Gabrovski was getting last off-season, well more GMs are agreeing with Simmons and missing the point completely.

 

You can hear it here:

http://iphone.tsn.ca/tsnpodcasts/Dellow.mp3

 

Real heated argument starts at 7:10 (about 3/4 of the way through) about Grabovski 

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Good god some of you really think the worst of Lou.  If he wasn't going to give Clarkson a nutball contract last year he sure as shooting isn't giving it to another role player in Bolland this year.

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At the very least, the Bolland contract will be a gigantic win for the advanced stats community. Every GM and owner should be asking themselves "what happened?" when he is fvcking awful right away.

It was funny listening to Simmons and Dellow going at it on the radio today. If no one heard about it, they should search for it on twitter. As dumb as Simmons is, when you think about the buzz Bolland is creating and how little Gabrovski was getting last off-season, well more GMs are agreeing with Simmons and missing the point completely.

I look at the fancy stats with a bit of skepticism, but this radio host is moronic to the point that it must be an act. The caller could have done himself a favor by saying how Clarkson's playoff success on 2012 paid off for the Leafs this year.

At the same time, is Bolland really creating a buzz, or is it just the Leafs being stupid again? I mean I've seen tweets that talk about a lot of interest from different teams in Mark Fayne, but nothing like that about Bolland.

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Good god some of you really think the worst of Lou.  If he wasn't going to give Clarkson a nutball contract last year he sure as shooting isn't giving it to another role player in Bolland this year.

 

All I am saying is we don't know. The past few seasons have been totally new for Lou. Reliance on free agency. Losing top players with no forward prospects to step in. How desperate does he get? He's never been someone to rely on the UFA market and so far not many have worked out. The Clowe contract still has the potential to be a disaster. What about trades? The Ruutu deal was a little desperate.

 

He is competitive to almost a fault. He will not let this team take a step back and sometimes pushing to go forward can hurt a team too. As for Clarkson, he probably had a nice number for him (way too much), but it wasn't what a few other teams were offering and definitely not in the years.

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if we end up losing fayne to free agency for nothing once again that would blow.. but oh well i guess. hate to see fayne go, but we cant throw a big deal at him either. is what it is

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if we end up losing fayne to free agency for nothing once again that would blow.. but oh well i guess. hate to see fayne go, but we cant throw a big deal at him either. is what it is

 

It won't be great but it won't sting as much as Parise, Clarkson etc. We're pretty solid on D.

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if we end up losing fayne to free agency for nothing once again that would blow.. but oh well i guess. hate to see fayne go, but we cant throw a big deal at him either. is what it is

Difficult situation, trading Fayne wouldn't have fetched much at all and as of now we don't have any room to re-sign him. It is what it is, we'll see what happens. Edited by Zubie#8

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Good god some of you really think the worst of Lou.  If he wasn't going to give Clarkson a nutball contract last year he sure as shooting isn't giving it to another role player in Bolland this year.

 

Clowe was also an awful contract from last year, less money but WAY more risky due to his injury/concussion history

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if we end up losing fayne to free agency for nothing once again that would blow.. but oh well i guess. hate to see fayne go, but we cant throw a big deal at him either. is what it is

 

heard he had meetings with the Oilers at least. I can't see how Fayne would want to re-sign here looking at the roster. He knows that no matter how well he plays he won't get past Volchenkov, Salvador, Greene and  Zids they are all ahead of him... then he's fighting for one of 2 spots with Larsson, Merril, Gelinas.

 

It's been said before but it's really a shame that we'd lose Fayne cause his spot was taken by a vet on his last leg that Lou's not willing to let go. It's like giving the last bag blood transfusion bag to an old lonely dying man instead of a young kid who has all his life in front of him.

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heard he had meetings with the Oilers at least. I can't see how Fayne would want to re-sign here looking at the roster. He knows that no matter how well he plays he won't get past Volchenkov, Salvador, Greene and  Zids they are all ahead of him... then he's fighting for one of 2 spots with Larsson, Merril, Gelinas.

 

It's been said before but it's really a shame that we'd lose Fayne cause his spot was taken by a vet on his last leg that Lou's not willing to let go. It's like giving the last bag blood transfusion bag to an old lonely dying man instead of a young kid who has all his life in front of him.

i know it blows.. its almost like priorities around here are screwed up sometimes with who is playing over who and such. volch and sal should both be sitting before fayne

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i know it blows.. its almost like priorities around here are screwed up sometimes with who is playing over who and such. volch and sal should both be sitting before fayne

 

well its no surprises to anyone that Lou and Deboer likes their vets. They just seems to like them wayyyyy more than they should. how often did we see it just last year... Brodeur over Schneider, Volch, Sal over all the young Ds, Gionta over yayo

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I think Fayne probably wants to leave and sees a chance to get chased after with a guaranteed top 4 role and a nice contract somewhere else.  He didn't seem happy earlier in the season about his playing time or with Deboer and I can't say I blame him.

 

I don't think it's much like the Paul Martin situation (Martin seemed to have a bug-a-boo more with Lou) , but there are some slight similarities one might see I suppose.  We can't afford to give him a 4-5 yr deal with the number of youngsters we have coming up over the next few years and the need to find out if Larsson can stake himself to a bigger role and overall spot.

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Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger:

Trade senses are on high alert. Starting to sound like Kesler deal is inching closer. Still working on destination, but next 24hrs, perhaps.

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Darren Dreger ‏@DarrenDreger:

Trade senses are on high alert. Starting to sound like Kesler deal is inching closer. Still working on destination, but next 24hrs, perhaps.

cmon Louuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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Honestly, not sure if I want any part of Kesler.  Seems like his best years are already behind him.

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Kesler will likely land in Chicago or Anaheim within the next 24 hrs apparently

 

Stastny seems to be interested by St-Louis too

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Kesler will likely land in Chicago or Anaheim within the next 24 hrs apparently

Stastny seems to be interested by St-Louis too

Kesler is so overated. I think he ends up in Florida.

I would bet Stastny end up in St. Louis. I am gonna guess that Spezza ends up in Anaheim.

The big question is what does Chicago do with their roster.

I hope Lou is in on Iginla, although I am not sure Iginla would consider us a contender.

This is gonna be an interesting few weeks for sure, especially if the cap is lower than originally expected.

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@TGfireandice: Lamoriello said Devils still have interest in and will still trying to re-sign Mark Fayne.

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@TGfireandice: Lamoriello said Devils still have interest in and will still trying to re-sign Mark Fayne.

 

What a bunch of BS. Maybe I'm still irritated because of Lou's pick, but Lou will sign Fayne and get us some garbage 3rd liner to play on the 2nd or 3rd line. I have very little faith remaining in LL.

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