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In Topic: RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Today, 11:58 AM

Not just free agents, but friends, teammates. it's not a great look in the locker room, and could hurt the chance of re-signing players before July 1st. 


I mean, if it's a deal you have to make, I think you worry about what potential free agents might think about it for another time.  With team morale, the team stinks as it is, and without Schneider would be absolutely dreadful.  By the time the rebuild (which is what trading someone like Schneider would mean) is even close to coming to fruition, it would be a distant memory. 

In Topic: RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Today, 11:01 AM

Regarding the whole "dick move" when it comes to NTCs. 


99% of the time, I have no issue with a player invoking it.  The only exception is for a player on a crappy team with a few months left in the last year of his deal saying he won't accept a trade, like Sundin.  (In Sundin's case it was worse, since he ended up signing with another team a few months later anyway).  It was kind of borderline with Zidlicky.


From the reverse standpoint, I would say it would be borderline dickish to trade Schneider to a supposedly undesirable location like Edmonton right before his NTC kicks in. 

In Topic: RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Today, 09:57 AM

Sure, I get that. But if you're Edmonton, do you really want to take another risk on a goalie. 


Tri, does Cory's deal with the NTC kick in July 1? Did we have confirmation he got one (I assume he did)


I believe you're correct about his NTC. 

In Topic: Pietila and Kujawinski signed.

Yesterday, 07:08 PM

So chere wrote that pietela got a 2 yr deal. Thought all entry level deals were three years.

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The good news here is that they didn't sign Brodeur, which hopefully that's a policy they continue. Don't have much hope for either guy but they'll contribute okay to Albany.

I doubt he would have been signed even if Lou was calling the shots still.

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In Topic: NFL Off Season 2015 - Coaches, Caps, and Combines OH MY!

26 May 2015 - 08:43 AM

A little noticed rule change that I found kind of interesting.


NFL owners in a major change to ownership rules, last week voted to allow irrevocable trusts to own teams, will greatly ease estate planning



Basically, as I understand it, large stakes of teams often have to be sold upon an owner's death to be able to satisfy estate tax obligations.  (Unless you were the Steinbrenner brothers whose father died in the year that the federal estate tax went down to 0).