It's kinda like the opposite of what happens during salary arbitration between a player and a team. Teams will put down a player as much as possible to get the lowest salary judgement. I remember Lou's arbitration with Holik being pretty ugly.
His agent crying Lou is being cheap is one thing, making a douche comment like 'we didn't expect an offer cause of the team's financial issues' poisons the water for EVERY OTHER FA that might want to sign here too.
This is the MO for the caps franchise. I have no idea how it happens but it has persisted for decades. In the 80's, 90's, 2000's, 2010's. All they do is blow 2-0 and 3-1 series leads. I swear I think they've done it 3-4 times to Pittsburgh alone.
Yeah pretty much. I can't imagine what it would be to be a fan of that franchise. The Jets are the closest thing, but at least the Jets are sometimes numbingly bad. The Caps every single year take you to the brink and find some gut-wrenching way to rip your heart out.
lol if Zach had demanded to play meaningless games when he was coming off injury a couple years ago people would praise his moxie, but since it's Kovy it's only because he wants to play in the Worlds. I guess he didn't lead the team in scoring last year with a bad back during the playoffs.
Lou will deflect blame from himself as he always does and probably give PDB a one-year pass because of the injuries this year. He'll stick to the same recipe of acquiring cheap signings and utility players and nothing will change as far as that's concerned. Anyone expecting big changes this offseason will be extremely disappointed and i'm not being smug in saying that.
They have to add offensive talent. There's no way in hell they're going into next season with this lineup, it just is not good enough.
He was in like four shootouts in a row this year. Did the same move every single time. It worked the first time, by the fourth time goalies were leaning on the post cause they knew that move was coming.
Posted by NJDevs4978
on 15 January 2013 - 05:03 PM
What I don't get is where is the Habs' motivation to even do this? They don't save a dime by buying him out early.
I think the Rangers would buy out Redden anyway just because he's been the good soldier there for two years playing in the minors, but I don't see the motivation for the Habs to let Gomez go free unless there's something in this amendment I'm missing.
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The winner will face #2 New Jersey Swamps (8-5, 1426.08 points) in the next round with Wack MC's owning a Week 3 win over the higher seed 76.22-70.12 in one of the lowest-scoring games of the season, while Waiver Wire Whining lost two close regular season games to the Swamps in higher-scoring contests by totals of 105.24-96.44 and 134.22-129.82 in Weeks 2 and 13.
#4 Sworn Defenders (7-6, 1296.6 points) vs. #5 DR (7-6, 1287.44 points)
Sworn Defenders enters the postseason as arguably the hottest team, rallying from a 2-5 start to win five of their last six games, including a narrow 88.4-85.3 victory over Big Blue in what amounted to a play-in game for both teams during the final week of the regular season. One of the earlier losses was to DR by a score of 133.7-98.2 in Week 3, the teams' only matchup this season. Currently Sworn Defenders is listed as a 16.18 point favorite by current starting lineups and the #4 seed is led by a dynamic RB duo of Arian Foster (213.9 FP on the season) and Doug Martin (208 FP), as well as early-season MVP candidate QB Matt Ryan (251.9 FP). While Sworn Defenders is on an uptick, DR comes into the playoffs struggling with losses in three of their last four after a 6-3 start, scoring below 90 points in each the last six games of the season. DR's key players are QB Drew Brees (291.56 FP) and WR A.J.Green (176.5 FP), though his RB core is still reeling from the injury to starter Willis McGahee (113.2 FP), lost for the season three weeks ago.
The winner will face top-seeded Dynamo Nation (9-4, 1383.86) in the next round. If Sworn Defenders win this week, they'll be looking to avenge a 172.68-91.1 beatdown in Week 5 at the hands of the top seed. DR also lost their only game to Dynamo Nation in Week 7, but the score was much closer in a 94.52-92.38 decision.