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#1 Devilsfan118

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:32 AM

So I didn't know where to put this, figured a new thread would make sense with July rapidly approaching.  I'm sure we'll make new threads for any Devils signings anyway.

 

Ryan Callahan re-upped with Tampa, 6 years / 5.8m per.

 

At first glance it doesn't seem terrible (since he was asking 6-7m per from the Rangers wasn't he?) but then you remember he's good for 20-25 goals and maybe 50 points...and is probably closer to declining than not...

 

http://lightning.nhl...s.htm?id=723834


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:36 AM

So I didn't know where to put this, figured a new thread would make sense with July rapidly approaching. I'm sure we'll make new threads for any Devils signings anyway.

Ryan Callahan re-upped with Tampa, 6 years / 5.8m per.

At first glance it doesn't seem terrible (since he was asking 6-7m per from the Rangers wasn't he?) but then you remember he's good for 20-25 goals and maybe 50 points...and is probably closer to declining than not...

http://lightning.nhl...s.htm?id=723834



Welp. There goes that. Would have loved him on the team.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:37 AM

Welp. There goes that. Would have loved him on the team.

Do you like Clowe's contract? If not, then you would not have loved Callahan in NJ


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:43 AM

I'm in the minority, but I would have taken Callahan.  5.8/year is overpayment, but it's not 7/year and not crazy overpayment.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:48 AM

Crazy numbers, crazy GMs and crazy agents all over the NHL. Dave Bolland, a 3rd liner on his best day is apparently seeking 7-8 years at $5mill per according to Bobo. Leafs countering at 6 years and $4.25 million.

 

Dave fvcking Bolland!?!?!

 

Someone please sign him before Lou can.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:50 AM

Cally was gonna make that anywhere, maybe more if a team like Buffalo or Edmonton were involved. Hell, he was dealt out of New York originally because his demands were upwards of $6.5m/7. Granted, he must like the Florida lifestyle and taxes situation, not to mention Tampa Bay as an arena, fanbase, and organization seem top notch. Good for him. I know it would've looked bad in 3-4 years, but I would've taken him at $5.5-5.7/6. Contracts like this are a necessary evil nowadays to compete, unfortunately. As a fanbase, we like to pinch our pennies, but then wonder why we don't have "difference-maker" players.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:52 AM

Crazy numbers, crazy GMs and crazy agents all over the NHL. Dave Bolland, a 3rd liner on his best day is apparently seeking 7-8 years at $5mill per according to Bobo. Leafs countering at 6 years and $4.25 million.

 

Dave fvcking Bolland!?!?!

 

Someone please sign him before Lou can.

 

In retrospect, the Clowe deal wasn't bad at all compared to some of the deals we're gonna see from now until 2 weeks from now.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:56 AM

They're ripping Callahan for signing for less money than the Rags offered on Boomer and Carton, saying he's 'irrelevant' now that he's no longer in NY. This is the attitude that permeates from a$$holes from NY who are Ranger fans. And this is why that franchise doesn't deserve to win dick. I guess Marty St. Louis was completely irrelevant before he came to NY...

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:01 AM

WOW. can't believe callahan settled for 5.8.  i did not expect that.  he'll decline, yes, but i can't make fun of Tampa for that deal...

 

NOW if anyone even comes close to giving Bolland what it looks like he's asking for, than that is a travesty and any such GM should be fired


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:01 AM

The back end of that deal is risky. I know Callahan is a player that Triumph and I actually agree on from an analysis perspective. I wonder if he will play with Stamkos. TB has a decent bunch of forwards.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:03 AM

They're ripping Callahan for signing for less money than the Rags offered on Boomer and Carton, saying he's 'irrelevant' now that he's no longer in NY. This is the attitude that permeates from a$$holes from NY who are Ranger fans. And this is why that franchise doesn't deserve to win dick. I guess Marty St. Louis was completely irrelevant before he came to NY...

 

In a way, they aren't wrong. Callahan being the captain of the New York Rangers had to have inflated his value somehow. There is no way he is worth that much. He most likely will be irrelevant soon enough. Just another overpaid average player out there.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:05 AM

Another player that slipped through Lou's fingers....... :doh1:  :whistling:


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:06 AM

In a way, they aren't wrong. Callahan being the captain of the New York Rangers had to have inflated his value somehow. There is no way he is worth that much. He most likely will be irrelevant soon enough. Just another overpaid average player out there.

I agree that Callahan isn't worth that kind of coin, and I'm glad we didn't sign him to a deal like that. But if he helps TB win, he won't be irrelevant. Winning is all that matters. They have a good team down there.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:14 AM

I agree that Callahan isn't worth that kind of coin, and I'm glad we didn't sign him to a deal like that. But if he helps TB win, he won't be irrelevant. Winning is all that matters. They have a good team down there.

agreed, if im callahan i would love to play for them.  in my mind, southern california and some parts of florida have to be the nicest places to live.  that, plus the fact that the team tampa has compiled down there is extremely solid


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:20 AM

I agree that Callahan isn't worth that kind of coin, and I'm glad we didn't sign him to a deal like that. But if he helps TB win, he won't be irrelevant. Winning is all that matters. They have a good team down there.

 

Fair enough. If there point was that winning in Tampa is not the same as winning in NY, maybe they are right in some regard, but it's douchey as hell. I'm just not a big fan of him.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:22 AM

Tampa is in the position where they can sign a couple of bad deals, so it isn't that bad, but that Callahan deal could go Clarkson bad pretty darn fast.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:27 AM

Fair enough. If there point was that winning in Tampa is not the same as winning in NY, maybe they are right in some regard, but it's douchey as hell. I'm just not a big fan of him.

I think the 'winning in Tampa isn't the same as winning in NY' was certainly implied. The arrogance of Ranger fans is amazing with their 1 Cup in 74 years.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:40 AM

Fair enough. If there point was that winning in Tampa is not the same as winning in NY, maybe they are right in some regard, but it's douchey as hell. I'm just not a big fan of him.

 

Winning in Tampa is PHENOMENAL, considering they've actually done it in the past 10 years.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:58 AM

Winning in Tampa is PHENOMENAL, considering they've actually done it in the past 10 years.

 

nah bright lights of broadway brah!  New Yawk brah!  City that never sleeps brah!


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:02 AM

Am I the only one who thinks Clowe is pretty damn close to Callahan in terms of ability or am I out to lunch?


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