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In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

07 August 2014 - 06:20 PM

Kevin Klein is not a solid defenseman - he's a 3rd pairing guy at best - and him not getting a QO was always a possibility - he had to be qualified at 2.9M (or at least 2.61M - not entirely sure of the rule).  A bit pricey for a guy who had played himself out of the lineup.


You sound like Anthony from our section. He hates Klein. When they made the deal, I hated it. But it was out of necessity. Klein performed admirably. He didn't really do anything to stand out which is essentially why they acquired him. He's a 3rd pair guy. I hope Del Zotto does well. With him, it's mental. He has ability and tools. But is Philadelphia the right environment? They can be downright nasty. On a one-year contract, it gives MDZ a chance to prove himself. The Rangers see the Flyers 3 times between November 19-29. That includes Del Zotto's return on Rivalry Night 11/19. That should be a treat.

In Topic: Stadium Series

07 August 2014 - 06:11 PM

It's hard to support these games when they insist on sticking the same teams in them. I know it has to do with NBC and ratings. I hope in 2016 the Wild get the Winter Classic and host the Avalanche.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

03 August 2014 - 02:39 PM

No, that just isn't true.  The Rangers signed McDonagh for 6 years.  The Rangers got 3 years of UFA.  When McDonagh is eligible for UFA, he is going to be due an AAV of at least $9M, and he is not as good as PK Subban.  The Habs got 2 years at 2.9M, now they will get 8 years at 9M.  They are paying more now, but they are saving later, as Subban would be eligible for at least an $11M AAV if he were signed to a $6M/6 year type deal like you are proposing.


The lockout is coming because the owners can.  A player like PK Subban is worth considerably more than Montreal is paying him.


They're the same age. Each drafted in 2007. Subban is better offensively. Mac has the edge defensively. It's close. I get your point about buying up UFA years. Eventually, McDonagh will be making similar money. Doughty has another 5 at 7. I consider him better than either. He'll be worth 11-12. In two years, Seabrook hits the market at 31. He's on a 5-year deal at AAV 5.8.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

02 August 2014 - 03:12 PM

That contract is not a bargain. It's market value. In a few years, it sadly will be. Subban got paid. If the Habs were smart, they would've just signed him earlier and saved. The Slats did it with McDonagh. The biggest bargain in the league. Hawks also did it with Keith. Two time Norris winner. The sooner you lock up a player, the more you save. The lockout is coming because the market is out of control. It will only become worse.

In Topic: Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

31 July 2014 - 01:27 AM

Bingo. Detroit would've forked that over for sure, along with a bunch of other teams. I'm fine with 5/25.


The Red Wings were so desperate they wound up giving Quincey $4.25 mill just to retain him after striking out on Niskanen and Stralman.

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