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Derek21    49

Some food for thought on the Confusion that is Free Agency. From Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert. He's all over the map especially with the possession craze. But that's not the point.

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vadvlfan    33

hockey news saying that ottawa signed him to trade him later

Why would any GM sign any player with the intention of trading him? This is so Esposito like. I don't believe any GM would do this. Trading an asset (of course) but the concept of signing a player just to trade him.  You might get stuck with him.

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MadDog2020    1,806

The part about Clowe in the Schneider article is encouraging: 'Lamoriello said winger Ryane Clowe, who missed the final seven games of last season with a concussion, has recovered. It was Clowe's second concussion of the season and came when he hit his head on the boards after a check from Florida's Quinton Howden Mar. 31.

"He's doing extremely well," Lamoriello said. "No concerns."

Clowe, who signed a five-year, $24.25 million contract with the Devils last season, suffered a concussion on Oct. 13 when he was elbowed in the head by Wnnipeg's Jacob Trouba.'

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2ELIAS6    71

The part about Clowe in the Schneider article is encouraging: 'Lamoriello said winger Ryane Clowe, who missed the final seven games of last season with a concussion, has recovered. It was Clowe's second concussion of the season and came when he hit his head on the boards after a check from Florida's Quinton Howden Mar. 31.

"He's doing extremely well," Lamoriello said. "No concerns."

Clowe, who signed a five-year, $24.25 million contract with the Devils last season, suffered a concussion on Oct. 13 when he was elbowed in the head by Wnnipeg's Jacob Trouba.'

the real concern is the guy is fragil now.. i just hope he can stay healthy so he can contribute

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devilsrule33    189

The part about Clowe in the Schneider article is encouraging: 'Lamoriello said winger Ryane Clowe, who missed the final seven games of last season with a concussion, has recovered. It was Clowe's second concussion of the season and came when he hit his head on the boards after a check from Florida's Quinton Howden Mar. 31.

"He's doing extremely well," Lamoriello said. "No concerns."

Clowe, who signed a five-year, $24.25 million contract with the Devils last season, suffered a concussion on Oct. 13 when he was elbowed in the head by Wnnipeg's Jacob Trouba.'

 

Don't buy it. He probably does feel good from his last concussion, but maybe the same way he felt at the start of last season after the two in 2013. Or the same way he felt when he came back last year before getting his 2nd concussion with the Devils.

 

From everything we have read about many of the NFL players and some NHL players, I am pretty worried about Clowe's long-term health. Going to be very hard for him to be concussion free for the rest of his career. Not sure what another concussion will do to him. If there is one next season, I hope he retires and just hopes for the best. He's at 4 or 5 concussions in a 14 month period. That's devastating.

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Daniel    349

Why would any GM sign any player with the intention of trading him? This is so Esposito like. I don't believe any GM would do this. Trading an asset (of course) but the concept of signing a player just to trade him. You might get stuck with him.

My guess is that it might be something like what the deal has been when teams sign Jagr, that there's an understanding that the team will trade you if the team is out of contention. Meanwhile it's good for the player in that he got the money he was looking for.

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Jerzey    185

That article says kinkaid's nhl contract is for 600k and his AHL salary is for 105k, but Clermonts nhl contract is for 605k and his AHL contract is 50k.

Why is Clermonts nhl contact worth more than kinkys when there's little to no chance he plays in nj? Meanwhile if he even plays in Albany he only gets 50k while kinky will be making the 105k.

And does anyone know the details of wedgewoods contract? Does he even have an nhl contract yet?

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dmann422    97

That article says kinkaid's nhl contract is for 600k and his AHL salary is for 105k, but Clermonts nhl contract is for 605k and his AHL contract is 50k.

Why is Clermonts nhl contact worth more than kinkys when there's little to no chance he plays in nj? Meanwhile if he even plays in Albany he only gets 50k while kinky will be making the 105k.

And does anyone know the details of wedgewoods contract? Does he even have an nhl contract yet?

I'm assuming Kinkaid feels there is a possibility that he will be returned to the ahl at some point, so he would be willing to sacrifice a few dollars from his nhl salary to boost his ahl wage (he's willing to take a bit less in the nhl to guarantee a higher ahl wage.) That would be my guess.

Although it does sound like Lou feels the backup spot is kinkaid's to lose, anything can happen.

Wedgewood is on the final year of a 3 year deal that was very similar to the one clermont just signed.

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Satans Hockey    621

Don't buy it. He probably does feel good from his last concussion, but maybe the same way he felt at the start of last season after the two in 2013. Or the same way he felt when he came back last year before getting his 2nd concussion with the Devils.

From everything we have read about many of the NFL players and some NHL players, I am pretty worried about Clowe's long-term health. Going to be very hard for him to be concussion free for the rest of his career. Not sure what another concussion will do to him. If there is one next season, I hope he retires and just hopes for the best. He's at 4 or 5 concussions in 14 month period. That's devastating.

It doesn't help that he's not the brightest when it comes to protecting himself against another one. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure in his first game back this season he had a fight. There's no reason for him to ever drop the gloves again with his history.

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Neb00rs    153

"He's doing extremely well," Lamoriello said. "No concerns."

 

= Clowe is dead. RIP.

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RizzMB30    67

It doesn't help that he's not the brightest when it comes to protecting himself against another one. I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure in his first game back this season he had a fight. There's no reason for him to ever drop the gloves again with his history.

This is true.  He needs to change his game, but I don't think he wants to or is capable.  He may feel he needs to play a certain way to fit a role.  Hopefully he doesn't go the way of Boogard, Rypien, or Belak,  Those were real tragedies.  I like his game and he can remain effective if he tones down the grittiness. 

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MadDog2020    1,806

Hey, a Matt Corrente sighting: Brennan Klak ‏@nhlupdate:

Per @capgeek, Lightning sign Matt Corrente to a one year deal

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devilsrule33    189

Hey, a Matt Corrente sighting: Brennan Klak ‏@nhlupdate:

Per @capgeek, Lightning sign Matt Corrente to a one year deal

 

Former Devils RW!

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Neb00rs    153

Former Devils RW!

 

Tough situation around the league for guys like that. He might be the type of player that would only see NHL ice time on the Devils.

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RizzMB30    67

Hey, a Matt Corrente sighting: Brennan Klak ‏@nhlupdate:

Per @capgeek, Lightning sign Matt Corrente to a one year deal

As a defenseman? Or a winger? Lol  Good for him.  If he was able to impress Yzerman into giving him a deal, good for him.  Honestly I've always liked his game but if I remember right, 1) Our blueline was always really crowded and he never impressed enough.  2) His defensive awareness was pretty horrendous IIRC, but don't quote me on that, I can't remember.  

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Guadana    2

Jacob Markstrom has asked for a trade out of Vancouver.

 

interesting - where he can be a part of game and who can give him a place for regular playing

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RizzMB30    67

Jacob Markstrom has asked for a trade out of Vancouver.

 

interesting - where he can be a part of game and who can give him a place for regular playing

Source please?  To answer your question, he's not anywhere close to being an established starting goalie.  He doesn't get to demand things, sorry.  If he thinks he's going to get a starting job somewhere, have fun in Europe buddy.  

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Guadana    2

i think with miller and lack he may be not regular beckup

 

link will be after (ask them)

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mfitz804    1,326

How many of Clowe's concussions were from fighting? I know neither of the two this season were.

Probably a much smaller chance of one from a punch that you are prepared to receive than from an elbow you don't see coming.

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Satans Hockey    621

How many of Clowe's concussions were from fighting? I know neither of the two this season were.

Probably a much smaller chance of one from a punch that you are prepared to receive than from an elbow you don't see coming.

I don't think any but a guy who has a history of concussions shouldn't be fighting in the first place.

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Neb00rs    153

I don't think any but a guy who has a history of concussions shouldn't be fighting in the first place.

 

Yea this. The guy needs to do whatever he can to stay the fvck on the ice. If he was brought in to be a goon it'd be one thing, but he wasn't.

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vadvlfan    33

wonder who'll win Steve Ott sweep-steaks?  As it stands now, the Devils will be waiving 3-4 regular guys (fw's).  I would've loved to see him here, But he'll get 3 mil from someone.

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