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#21 Bartholomew Hunt

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:07 AM

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


Not the same at all. They're both power forwards, that's about all you can say.

I'd gladly give Cally 6 mil. But that's a moot point now.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:35 AM

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie:
Jason Spezza trade talk heating up. OTT in conversation with 4 teams, three in the West and one in the East.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:44 AM

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.

 

Well, technically they are right because when you win in New York IT WILL LAST A LIFETIME, BABAY!!! That being said, I wonder when Tampa's 10 year cup anniversary box set comes out.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie:
Jason Spezza trade talk heating up. OTT in conversation with 4 teams, three in the West and one in the East.


Ducks, Blues, Stars and Panthers is my guess.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:14 PM

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...

 

That's part of our fan base. Idiotic. Anyone who complains about what Callahan got obviously never appreciated him. The trade resulted in their first SCF in 20 years. You can't have it both ways. Cally's contract is tax free. I wouldn't have given him the sixth year. But he's a perfect fit for that team. Tampa will be heard from.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:24 PM

Tampa's going to be good for a long while, as long as Bishop keeps giving them solid seasons in goal. Their forward group looks mighty nice right now: Stamkos, Callahan, Drouin, Filppula, Purcell, Palat, Killorn, Johnson, Kucherov


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:46 PM

Jon Rosen ‏@lakingsinsider:
Kings, Gaborik agree on a seven-year contract extension.
Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun:

I believe that Gaborik's 7-yr deal is worth around $4.9 M or $5 M a year. I am working to confirm.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:50 PM

Jon Rosen ‏@lakingsinsider:
Kings, Gaborik agree on a seven-year contract extension.
Pierre LeBrun ‏@Real_ESPNLeBrun:

I believe that Gaborik's 7-yr deal is worth around $4.9 M or $5 M a year. I am working to confirm.

Gaborik for 5M a year?!?!?!? are you kidding me? no way


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:53 PM

Wow, Dean Lombardi....


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:55 PM

Gaborik for 5M a year?!?!?!? are you kidding me? no way

 

 

The trade off was the length for a guy whose best years are behind him and has had a lot of injuries.  I like it though, their window for them to win more cups still has several more years to it and they are locking up all the important pieces.  Besides, in 7 years the average 3rd liner will probably make 5 million anyway.     


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 12:59 PM

Kings are a win now team. They will eventually have a lot of dead cap at some point with some of these deals as these guys fade a big but that won't happen for a few more years from now at least.

I wonder if they lock Justin Williams up to an extension. He won't be cheap.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:15 PM

The trade off was the length for a guy whose best years are behind him and has had a lot of injuries. I like it though, their window for them to win more cups still has several more years to it and they are locking up all the important pieces. Besides, in 7 years the average 3rd liner will probably make 5 million anyway.


That and he gets enough security where they appreciate him and won't throw him out like trash the way the Rangers AND Columbus did.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:16 PM

No way Vanek gets anywhere near the deal the Isles offered him with Gaborik signing for under $5M per.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:32 PM

No way Vanek gets anywhere near the deal the Isles offered him with Gaborik signing for under $5M per.

 

The two have nothing at all to do with one another.  All the Gaborik deal has done is taken one potential Vanek suitor off the market.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:50 PM

They gave Gabby more years and he in turn took less money.  That's what a lot of players do after winning a Cup somewhere and have a loyalty and a dedication to one team.  I think its a fair trade off.  With that low of a hit, it gives the Kings options if his play goes to sh!t.  They can buy him out, he can retire, or they could even trade him if he still has value there.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:23 PM

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To all GM’s.. Am told by league that commenting publicly on ufa players will not be considered tampering during this period. So no dodging.
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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:41 PM

@NYP_Brooksie: Informed source reports that Rangers have NOT inquired about impending UFA Stastny. Don't have the cap space to be bidder in auction. #NYR


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:43 PM

@NYP_Brooksie: Informed source reports that Rangers have NOT inquired about impending UFA Stastny. Don't have the cap space to be bidder in auction. #NYR


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:44 PM

@NYP_Brooksie: Informed source reports that Rangers have NOT inquired about impending UFA Stastny. Don't have the cap space to be bidder in auction. #NYR


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Haha basically the other previous reporters only reported that the Rags inquired about Stastny because everyone expected them too.

 

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Signer Sather is a predictable idiot.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:21 PM

Haha basically the other previous reporters only reported that the Rags inquired about Stastny because everyone expected them too.

 

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Signer Sather is a predictable idiot.

 

Well it's always Pitt, NYR, CHI, LAK in the mix during these periods. Notice that DET has been replaced by MIN. It's all patterns, Man


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