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MadDog2020    1,928

Time for a new thread for a new season. To start it off, Jonathan Huberdeau signed a six year extension with Florida worth $5.9 million per season: https://www.google.com/amp/www.litterboxcats.com/platform/amp/2016/9/6/12823198/jonathan-huberdeau-florida-panthers-sign-six-year-extension

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MadDog2020    1,928

Mods, feel free to edit my typo in the thread title.


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dmann422    108
6 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

Time for a new thread for a new season. To start it off, Jonathan Huberdeau signed a six year extension with Florida worth $5.9 million per season: https://www.google.com/amp/www.litterboxcats.com/platform/amp/2016/9/6/12823198/jonathan-huberdeau-florida-panthers-sign-six-year-extension

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Good deal overall, one of those that might be a slight overpay now but in 4 years could look like a steal. Florida had quite the offseason but for some reason i'm still not sold on them.

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DJ Eco    201

Yep, very good deal indeed. We'll never know the back-story, but I'm sure he took a slight pay-cut after seeing all the wheeling and dealing Florida has done this offseason. They're going for it.

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Sorry if someone posted this elsewhere but I haven't yet seen it...  Apologies if I'm jinxing anything but here goes: 

https://www.sny.tv/islanders/news/islanders-in-discussions-with-stephen-gionta/200369266

The Islanders have had discussions with Stephen Gionta about bringing him in for a training camp tryout, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday, who says both sides are confident a deal will get done.

The two sides are talking about a PTO.

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Devilsfan118    761

Sidebar: it brings me joy to see the ATL 2016-2017 thread pop up.. 

We're nearly there.  Another offseason survived.

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On 9/9/2016 at 9:21 PM, LittleBallofHate said:

Sorry if someone posted this elsewhere but I haven't yet seen it...  Apologies if I'm jinxing anything but here goes: 

https://www.sny.tv/islanders/news/islanders-in-discussions-with-stephen-gionta/200369266

The Islanders have had discussions with Stephen Gionta about bringing him in for a training camp tryout, reports Arthur Staple of Newsday, who says both sides are confident a deal will get done.

The two sides are talking about a PTO.

It's Official - Stevie Gio has agreed to a tryout with the Isles. 

http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=892561

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Devilsfan118    761

Is Brian Gionta still with Buffalo?  I'm surprised Gio didn't try and join him.

Or maybe he did and they said no.  Who knows.

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DJ Eco    201

Glad Gio's most likely gone, but he's a good guy and a warrior (albeit a small one), so I'm also glad he's being given another shot. I would've felt a little bad seeing him retire at his age or take a cheapo deal in the UK or KHL. Hope he makes it.

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Triumph    645

Gionta's role in the NHL, if he has one anymore, is as an extra forward or AHL captain/occasional callup.  It would've been hard to transition him to that role here.

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Ruutu is getting a PTO with the Canucks: 

Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed right wing Tuomo Ruutu, centre James Sheppard and goaltender Kevin Carr to professional try-out contracts.

From  http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=892593&utm_source=social&utm_medium=hootsuite&utm_campaign=&hootPostID=1512be8673b7e9cb2ef8d00ad356063c

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Speaking of PTOs, sounds like the Devils are on the fence as to whether they will extend any (excerpt from Fire & Ice):  

Shero said no decision has been made yet on whether to extend any professional tryout offers (PTOs) to any veterans for camp.

“There’s nothing imminent right now,” Shero said. “That’s not to say if there’s the right guy and the right fit…”

“We have pretty good depth and competition for jobs.”

 

 

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vadvlfan    36

Listening to XM yesterday, Josh Cooper interviewed Michel Therien at a golf tournament and he called Max Paciaretti (sp?) the worst Captain in Canadians history?

Apparently no love lost there. Mr. Therien is on short leash himself.  Wonder if Pac asks for a trade? How can you go into the season with that comment? 

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MadDog2020    1,928
Listening to XM yesterday, Josh Cooper interviewed Michel Therien at a golf tournament and he called Max Paciaretti (sp?) the worst Captain in Canadians history?

Apparently no love lost there. Mr. Therien is on short leash himself.  Wonder if Pac asks for a trade? How can you go into the season with that comment? 


If Therrien really did say that, there's just no way that's a tenable situation as is.


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vadvlfan    36
15 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:


If Therrien really did say that, there's just no way that's a tenable situation as is.


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The only reason it was brought up was because of what Torts.implied about Pac.  tearing to motivate him

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DJ Eco    201
On 9/14/2016 at 7:31 AM, vadvlfan said:

Listening to XM yesterday, Josh Cooper interviewed Michel Therien at a golf tournament and he called Max Paciaretti (sp?) the worst Captain in Canadians history?

Apparently no love lost there. Mr. Therien is on short leash himself.  Wonder if Pac asks for a trade? How can you go into the season with that comment? 

Therrien's an idiot, who should've been fired before they even thought about trading away Subban.

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DJ Eco    201

Igor then added that Valeri's agent added no comment other than that it is not final, and "all options remain open".

It sounds 100% like his agent is posturing to force Dallas to make a trade. Oh man, would he make a ton of sense on the Devils, if Shero could make another steal of a trade.

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Lateralous    163
5 minutes ago, DJ Eco said:

Igor then added that Valeri's agent added no comment other than that it is not final, and "all options remain open".

It sounds 100% like his agent is posturing to force Dallas to make a trade. Oh man, would he make a ton of sense on the Devils, if Shero could make another steal of a trade.

I'm embarrassed to say there were actually a few minutes there right after the Schneider deal where I didn't know how to feel about it.  I spent the whole draft hoping Nichushkin would fall to our pick and he did.   

At this point, who would you be willing to send to Dallas for him?   I think he was getting a decent amount of time with Spezza and was still pretty underwhelming.   

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CommonDreads    462

As far as I know Nichushkin was banished to the 4th line at some points, I'd love to get him here and give him a chance with Hall and Rico

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DJ Eco    201
12 minutes ago, Lateralous said:

I'm embarrassed to say there were actually a few minutes there right after the Schneider deal where I didn't know how to feel about it.  I spent the whole draft hoping Nichushkin would fall to our pick and he did.   

At this point, who would you be willing to send to Dallas for him?   I think he was getting a decent amount of time with Spezza and was still pretty underwhelming. 

I'd probably low-ball them with a Reid Boucher 1-for-1, if they're *really* scared of losing him for nothing (per his agent). But my max offer would probably be Reid Boucher + Keith Kinkaid, OR Reid Boucher + our 2017 3rd Round Pick (of which we have 2).

Doesn't sound *great* but if the Dallas GM is desperate, you never know.

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Devilsfan118    761

Stars fans are totally down on him at this point.

He's not going to be handed top-6 minutes here, either.  And if he's apparently as much of a flight-risk as his agent is indicating, I'd throw the Stars a 5th round pick and nothing more.

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