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#1 hoekster316

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:56 PM

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Nashville Predators have signed Anton Volchenkov to a 1 yr deal worth $1 million.

 

That's a damn steal, IMHO.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:58 PM

Glad for him, I'll be rooting for him and the Preds, I've always liked them (and Rinne).


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

Good for both and I hear Anton is a big country music fan


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

Wow great deal for them. They're in a rough division but volchenkov will be worth every penny of that deal and more. He's still a very good pker.

I'm surprised there wasn't a better deal to be had. Hopefully Volch has a chance to show off to some western teams and get a nicer contract next year.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

Hilarious. Brooks Orpik gets 5yr/$27.5. Besides being a bit healthier historically, is Orpik much better than Volchenkov at all?


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:00 PM

That deal shows he really wanted to stay in the nhl. I think he turned down a khl offer for more $$.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

Wow great deal for them. They're in a rough division but volchenkov will be worth every penny of that deal and more. He's still a very good pker.

I'm surprised there wasn't a better deal to be had. Hopefully Volch has a chance to show off to some western teams and get a nicer contract next year.

 

I'm surprised too. You'd think the Islanders would've scooped him up as soon as we bought him out. But I guess that's expecting the Islanders to not be the Islanders.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:09 PM

nobody offered more than 1 year other than khl.

 

surprised the isles didn't match that offer - pretty sure he'd have taken that instead.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:12 PM

nobody offered more than 1 year other than khl.

 

surprised the isles didn't match that offer - pretty sure he'd have taken that instead.

 

I think when some slower defenseman get bought out, it sends the wrong message to many GMs (obviously a former star forward is different) . This is a show me contract, but if anyone watched Volch, he can still play. Volchenkov wasn't bought because he couldn't play. The Devils wanted some cap space for a forward and had a logjam on defense.

 

GMs clearly aren't so sure. They see some healthy scratches, etc and they probably have no clue on him. Anyway the difference on Orpik's deal and the slightly younger Volchenkov is laughable.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

That's a great deal for Nashville. Good luck Volch.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

For 1 million an Anton Volchenkov is a great value. You have to be lacking enough D though where you need an Anton Volchenkov.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:26 PM

I wish him luck, always liked the guy.  i hope he's happy and does well there.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:30 PM

Volchenkov wasn't on Team Russia, Orpik was on Team USA.  Orpik also has been playing more minutes.  But yeah there isn't much evidence that Orpik is better.  Just sucks to be born in the wrong country, that's all.

 

As for Volchenkov, I'll be hoping he does well in Nashville, it seems like a good fit.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:32 PM

Volchenkov wasn't on Team Russia, Orpik was on Team USA.  Orpik also has been playing more minutes.  But yeah there isn't much evidence that Orpik is better.  Just sucks to be born in the wrong country, that's all.

 

Absolutely love that Shero and Bylsma being a champion for their own guy making team USA has overrated this guy so much. Thank goodness Andy Greene wasn't on Team USA.

 

I thought Volchenkov is the one defenseman that blurred the country lines. Everyone knows he plays like a rough and touch big North American defenseman.

 

It's going to be sad when the Devils sign Bryce Salvador for more money next season.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:40 PM

Wow. So glad he got another chance. I can't believe he couldn't get a better deal though.. 1 mil is a STEAL
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

Volchenkov wasn't on Team Russia, Orpik was on Team USA. Orpik also has been playing more minutes. But yeah there isn't much evidence that Orpik is better. Just sucks to be born in the wrong country, that's all.

As for Volchenkov, I'll be hoping he does well in Nashville, it seems like a good fit.


Pretty sure Laviolette had some input in this signing as well.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 05:39 PM

Absolutely love that Shero and Bylsma being a champion for their own guy making team USA has overrated this guy so much. Thank goodness Andy Greene wasn't on Team USA.

 

I thought Volchenkov is the one defenseman that blurred the country lines. Everyone knows he plays like a rough and touch big North American defenseman.

 

It's going to be sad when the Devils sign Bryce Salvador for more money next season.

Dude, what are you on?  The Salvador comment is laughable, false, and due to his body wearing down, he'll be lucky to finish this year out remaining healthy.  The guy has talked about how he can't skate anymore due to his foot and groin injuries.  As for the bolded, I'm sure Andy Greene would beg to differ.  Your negativity is far outweighing logic at this point.  

If Andy Greene or Keith Yandle were on the US Olympic team at Sochi, things could have been different.  

Nashville gets a serviceable bottom pairing guy who is good on the PK,  good move by Poile.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

Another great deal for Nashville. They are going to be much better this season for many reasons besides Rinne being healthy again.


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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:48 PM

Good for the Anton and good for Nash.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 06:50 PM

Dude, what are you on?  The Salvador comment is laughable, false, and due to his body wearing down, he'll be lucky to finish this year out remaining healthy.  The guy has talked about how he can't skate anymore due to his foot and groin injuries.  As for the bolded, I'm sure Andy Greene would beg to differ.  Your negativity is far outweighing logic at this point.  

If Andy Greene or Keith Yandle were on the US Olympic team at Sochi, things could have been different.  

Nashville gets a serviceable bottom pairing guy who is good on the PK,  good move by Poile.

 

What am I on? You need to take a few plays off with that response. Tri was saying how Orpik being on Team USA (a place he had no business being), probably bumped up his contract. I'm responding by saying that thankfully Andy Greene didn't make team USA because the secret would be out (and right now he is one of the best kept secrets in the NHL), and he'd cost the Devils a lot more, either from Greene's agent trying to get more out of the Devils or from him telling Andy to test free agency because he's an Olympian and Olympians get paid.

 

What negativity are you possibly talking about with regards to Greene?

 

Not sure what's so laughable about the Salvador comment. Lou loves him. Pete loves him. He's the Devils captain. If he wants to come back, I don't think it be at a salary that's over $2.2 million less than this season.  If Lou was comfortable giving him his contract after 2012, (a very bad contract), I don't think it's laughable to say he might want him back at $1.5 or so.


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