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#41 MantaRay

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:22 PM

Too bad. Rolston was a good player whose role unfortunately was sacrificed.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:29 PM

We might as well just leave Rolston in Albany for the year then try to trade him in the offseason when someone might need his salary to hit the floor.

But at least if we do expose him to re-entry the dead cap space won't be an issue this year since Zach's pretty much done anyway and who knows about Salvador, so combine that with Rolston's $2.5 million coming off and cap problem solved for this year. Next year, who knows but the cap is supposed to be going up and we have a little money coming off it (or at least available for a Parise extension).
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:31 PM

It seems like this is mostly for budget reasons. I think the team is hurting this year with the poor performance/attendance, and injuries leading to higher payroll for players.

Sure, Rolston has not lived up to his contract, and that's why he was chosen over other players to dump salary, but I think the root of this is the need to shed dollars from the payroll. I also think this will be the main reason why we see some players traded at the deadline. Of course it makes sense to get picks for them, but again I think they will want to get out of paying their salary for the remainder of the season (IE, get rid of Arnott at the deadline and save $1 million dollars on the year end budget)
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:32 PM

Id say he's gone. At least, I hope so.

Why wasn't this done years ago?
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:32 PM

Langs is a UFA as well this coming off season. We'll have enough money to resign Parise and maybe even get Ken Klee.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:35 PM

oh no, you mentioned HIM. countdown to you know what.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:38 PM

oh no, you mentioned HIM. countdown to you know what.



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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:38 PM

It seems like this is mostly for budget reasons. I think the team is hurting this year with the poor performance/attendance, and injuries leading to higher payroll for players.

Sure, Rolston has not lived up to his contract, and that's why he was chosen over other players to dump salary, but I think the root of this is the need to shed dollars from the payroll. I also think this will be the main reason why we see some players traded at the deadline. Of course it makes sense to get picks for them, but again I think they will want to get out of paying their salary for the remainder of the season (IE, get rid of Arnott at the deadline and save $1 million dollars on the year end budget)


You think iys mostly for budget reasons.....?
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:40 PM

Budget reasons? I think it was done because he played like crap.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:44 PM

Budget reasons? I think it was done because he played like crap.

Well, JVB usually has no problem spending to the cap (and he didn't hesitate to sign Kovy to a monster contract). But when the team is performing like sh!t, I'd imagine he doesn't fancy paying the same amount of money for the rest of the year when he knows it's over anyway. That's why I wouldn't be surprised to see Langenbrunner and Arnott go soon, instead of Lou waiting until the deadline or even July (when they go UFA).
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:46 PM

A pair of interesting tweets:

TGfireandice Lamoriello said Rolston and his agent have been given permission to talk to other teams to seek a trade if they wish.

DarrenDreger Will be interesting to see if Rolston is claimed at half price. A couple of teams said they would consider it when he was orig waived.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:49 PM

You think iys mostly for budget reasons.....?


Yes.


The need to shed salary gets the ball rolling, and like I said, he is the first on the chopping block because of his sub-par play.

We're not competing for anything anymore this season, so it doesn't really matter if Rolston does well or not. What matters to the team at this point is trying to balance out the budget as much as possible, since there will be no playoff game revenue.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 12:50 PM

Too bad. Rolston was a good player whose role unfortunately was sacrificed.

I'm so glad you post here. You really do bring humor to the boards.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:00 PM

Too bad. Rolston was a good player whose role unfortunately was sacrificed.


You are so out to lunch it is comical. Add this to another thing that Kovy ruined. Ilya Kovalchuk ruined Brian Rolston's career. That jackass.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:02 PM

You are so out to lunch it is comical. Add this to another thing that Kovy ruined. Ilya Kovalchuk ruined Brian Rolston's career. That jackass.


Kovalchuk didn't ruin Rolston. It was that devious Lemaire and his dastardly head games.

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Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:05 PM

nice stache....
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:08 PM

Looks like I may be making it to an albany for a game to Rolston play....
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:11 PM

Looks like I may be making it to an albany for a game to Rolston play....


He probably will never suit up for them.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:14 PM

You are so out to lunch it is comical. Add this to another thing that Kovy ruined. Ilya Kovalchuk ruined Brian Rolston's career. That jackass.


LMAO. 9-24 must be a blissful place for you.
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:19 PM

It's pretty obvious that Kovy has ruined Rolston's career. I mean every time Rolston goes to shoot Kovy yells "you suck" and Rolston shoots it at the glass. How can any player be good under those conditions? :rolleyes:
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