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#21 Devils Pride 26

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

To see Hank walk would be amazing for them to experience. We've all been taking sh!t from Benny Goomba in our own damn state about how many players walk and don't want to play for the Devils. This would be the ultimate pay back.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

The only risk that comes with waiting for FA if your the Queen is an unforseen injury.  But the chances of getting injured where it would seriously impact his value or threaten his career are relatively low. 
 
Other than that, he has to know that he will be one of, if not the most coveted FA on the market in 2014.  Can you imagine the money the Flyers will throw at him on 7/1/14 if he still isn't signed? 

The Flyers may offer him a piece of the franchise lol.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:27 PM

To see Hank walk would be amazing for them to experience. We've all been taking sh!t from Benny Goomba in our own damn state about how many players walk and don't want to play for the Devils. This would be the ultimate pay back.

 

Unless he goes to Pittsburgh.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:29 PM

The Flyers may offer him a piece of the franchise lol.

 

They'd probably ruin even him.  But Lundqvist on the Pens is scary.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:38 PM

The Flyers may offer him a piece of the franchise lol.


 
They'd probably ruin even him.  But Lundqvist on the Pens is scary.

That would be scary, but I doubt the Queen of Manhattan would want to live in Pittsburgh. I don't think he'd go there, even with all their stars.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

Chicago has an expiring contract with Crawford and could make a play for Lundqvist. If Henrik left for the Windy City they could easily create a dynasty with that core.
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Posted 24 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

Unless he goes to Pittsburgh.

 

I considered this, but boy is that a lot of money tied up in 4 players.  I don't think Lundqvist is going anywhere, but that he's not signed yet suggests he's at least driving a harder bargain than I anticipated.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:13 AM

Chicago has an expiring contract with Crawford and could make a play for Lundqvist. If Henrik left for the Windy City they could easily create a dynasty with that core.

If Chicago lets go of Crawford, then that will be the 2nd tender they've let go after winning the Cup. I doubt at that point they'd be thinking Lundqvist is the way to go. I think they feel like goalie is a position they can afford to be a little weak in.


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:44 PM

I considered this, but boy is that a lot of money tied up in 4 players.  I don't think Lundqvist is going anywhere, but that he's not signed yet suggests he's at least driving a harder bargain than I anticipated.

Only thing I can think of if the team is as incompetent in front of him and rely on him so much to win 1-0 games he says "screw this" and isn't willing to sign a lifetime contract.


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:32 PM

I think with AV behind the Rags bench there will be A LOT less lying down on the ice blocking shots from the Rags. I never understood why torts just didn't ride Hank harder and just play more offense. If they drop the uber-defense first mindset he might be happier in NY than he evidently is, and that team might be better as well. Agreed on the Pens point though, they would be a nightmare with him in net.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:25 PM

I'm very surprised that the Rangers have yet to lock down Henrik Lundqvist.  I guess they need to know where Stepan comes in first, but still, I'm surprised.

 

How can they? They have 3+ million left for Step and are going to arbitration with Zuccarello. The Wheeler signing doesn't exactly help. They're probably waiting to see what happens. Next year both Girardi and Callahan are up. Richards gets bought out.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:30 PM

I considered this, but boy is that a lot of money tied up in 4 players.  I don't think Lundqvist is going anywhere, but that he's not signed yet suggests he's at least driving a harder bargain than I anticipated.

 

Pittsburgh, like most teams is banking on the cap boomeranging back up next year.  And they'll have cap space anyway since Fleury can be easily bought out this offseason with one year left on his deal.


If Chicago lets go of Crawford, then that will be the 2nd tender they've let go after winning the Cup. I doubt at that point they'd be thinking Lundqvist is the way to go. I think they feel like goalie is a position they can afford to be a little weak in.

 

Yeah not happening, not with all the other players the Hawks already have to let go and replace as is.  If they are paying for a goalie it'll be somewhat less for Crawford and they'll just have to get rid of someone else to fit him in at a higher salary.  They'd probably have to get rid of two or three players to bring in Lundqvist.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

I think with AV behind the Rags bench there will be A LOT less lying down on the ice blocking shots from the Rags. I never understood why torts just didn't ride Hank harder and just play more offense. If they drop the uber-defense first mindset he might be happier in NY than he evidently is, and that team might be better as well. Agreed on the Pens point though, they would be a nightmare with him in net.

 

Tort was the best coach they had since Keenan. He accomplished more squeezing every ounce out of the roster. Hank might learn a valuable lesson.


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