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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:14 AM

It also was because 'both' goalies got two-year offers elsewhere in FA and Lou had to match. Marty wanted lockout protection and Moose wanted the extra year to relocate his family. Other teams were willing to give it to them.

If Lou didn't, the goalie FA market was BAD last year. Montoya, Chris Mason and Gustavsson were the top goalies period that moved in FA. Bobrovsky wasn't available to 'us' in trade and they would have had to pay a pretty penny to trade for other unproven guys like Lindback.

I don't really see anything else Lou 'could' have done this offseason. Especially given how well both played last year.

 

Marty was a no-brainer...even if the second year had the potential to blow up (which we won't know until the '13-'14 season is well underway).  Everyone involved likely knew the Devils would be getting a diminished version of Marty, but one they could live with, especially to see him retire a Devil.  Like I said, a risk, but one I think Lou had to take, especially considering the player, and I think he did so willingly.

 

I think if Lou felt someone in the system was close, he probably would've let Hedberg walk.  But yeah, between there not being being great options out there and uncertainty about what the Devils had in house, I think Lou probably gritted his teeth a little with the Hedberg re-signing.  He probably didn't love giving him that second year.     


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:19 AM

It wouldn't kill this team to carry 3 goalies next year if Lou did bring in the next guy.  Hedberg's money isn't going to strap the team.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:22 AM

Marty was a no-brainer...even if the second year had the potential to blow up (which we won't know until the '13-'14 season is well underway).  Everyone involved likely knew the Devils would be getting a diminished version of Marty, but one they could live with, especially to see him retire a Devil.  Like I said, a risk, but one I think Lou had to take, especially considering the player, and I think he did so willingly.

 

I think if Lou felt someone in the system was close, he probably would've let Hedberg walk.  But yeah, between there not being being great options out there and uncertainty about what the Devils had in house, I think Lou probably gritted his teeth a little with the Hedberg re-signing.  He probably didn't love giving him that second year.     

 

I think you're right.  I don't think he really wanted to give Marty the 2nd year either, which is why Brodeur had to hire the agent.   However, the 2nd year to Hedberg isn't killer by any stretch.  They can easily amnesty him at season's end, buy him out, or send him down (nobody is picking him up off waivers) and eat his cap hit because it's only $1.4 million.  


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:25 AM

I think you're right.  I don't think he really wanted to give Marty the 2nd year either, which is why Brodeur had to hire the agent.   However, the 2nd year to Hedberg isn't killer by any stretch.  They can easily amnesty him at season's end, buy him out, or send him down (nobody is picking him up off waivers) and eat his cap hit because it's only $1.4 million.  

The $3M in salary thing was just for the expedited buyouts, right? Or does that rule apply to the other amnesty buyouts too?

Also, I doubt we'd amnesty Moose, too little money, just buy him out. Use the amnesty buyout on Volch.


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:27 AM

Columbus is going to look good in a few years..and good for them.

They look pretty good right now
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:16 PM

 

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:51 PM

Hey guys just a quick question..
Why the hell did this team not pick up Jussi Jokinen when he was on wavers?
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

Hey guys just a quick question..
Why the hell did this team not pick up Jussi Jokinen when he was on wavers?

Salary reasons, nobody wanted to take his $3 million cap next season since the cap is going down. Part of the trade between CAR and PIT was Carolina taking a part of his salary.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:01 PM

Salary reasons, nobody wanted to take his $3 million cap next season since the cap is going down. Part of the trade between CAR and PIT was Carolina taking a part of his salary.

 

This. Same reasons 28 other teams passed.


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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:04 PM

Salary reasons, nobody wanted to take his $3 million cap next season since the cap is going down. Part of the trade between CAR and PIT was Carolina taking a part of his salary.


Got it.
Just don't get how the Pens are able to sign EVERYONE.
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Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:09 PM

Got it.
Just don't get how the Pens are able to sign EVERYONE.

 

They are more willing to mortgage the future. Lou also has to forfeit one of those first rounders, so thats one less bargaining chip.


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