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In Topic: NJ/Albany Minor Transactions Thread (was Thomson/Johnson thread)

23 July 2014 - 04:33 AM

Didn't see this posted yet but Mike Hoeffel appears to have signed with the Columbus organization (source). Nice to make room for the new forwards coming into Albany next year (Johnson, Thomson, Black, Bell).


Also, Burlon was re-signed to a 2 year NHL deal according to CapGeek. Gets a nice AHL salary raise and his NHL cap hit is peanuts. Though I suppose he's pretty far down the depth chart for D now.

In Topic: Coyotes in trouble again?

23 July 2014 - 03:51 AM

Given how dysfunctional the City of Glendale has been, I'm not surprised at all. With that said I doubt anything of substance comes out of this.



Violations of the Open Meeting Law can rescind actions taken by elected officials, which could potentially void Glendale's deal with the team, which was then called the Phoenix Coyotes.

From that selection above, it really seems that the mayor is desperate to get out of the horrible deal CoG signed. I think he knows it's wishful thinking and is really just trying to distance himself for when sh!t hits the fan to cover himself.

I still wonder how much money the Coyotes lost this year and how much they have to go to reach that out clause in 4 years.

In Topic: 2014 Yankees Thread

22 July 2014 - 04:16 PM

I love this trade just like I loved the McCarthy deal. Cashman gave up spare parts and got half seasons of McCarthy and Headley, pretty solid. Solarte is nothing more than a career minor leaguer that had a hot start and the Yankees won the lottery on. DePaula is an interesting prospect but has struggled in parts of 2 years at A+ and projects as a reliever. I don't mind giving him up.

Headley is having a down year but has a .285 BABIP despite a career high 26.7 LD%. Moving away from a pitcher's park to a hitter's park should help him rebound a bit. Both ZiPS and Steamer project him to hit above average the rest of the way which is a big improvement for the Yankees at 3B. Plus all the metrics like his defense at 3rd.

With all that said, I don't think it makes them a playoff team but they gave up nothing and these moves help them stay competitive and have a chance.

In Topic: Jacob Josefson signed to a one-year deal

17 July 2014 - 04:34 AM

I think he will get a chance with better linemates this year, but still, the offense has to come around.

I'm still not sure where Josefson will fit in. They have 14 forwards signed with what seems like Carter likely to make it 15. Move out 2 forwards via trade and Josefson still seems out of the starting 12, waiting for an injury to happen to get him into the line up. Then the possibility that if/when injuries occur guys like Boucher or Sislo could get the call up to play over him. I just don't see anyway he gets consistent minutes next year.


I still wonder if he'd make it through waivers. I think he probably would but I don't know how the new owners would feel about paying him a NHL salary to play in the AHL.


amazed the salary hasn't leaked yet.

I may have missed a post that reported this but CapGeek has him on a 1 way deal, $800k/year for 2014-15 and 2015-16.

In Topic: Jacob Josefson signed to a one-year deal

15 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

I'm not saying he has a lot of untapped offensive potential but I still think with a consistent role and better linemates his numbers would improve a decent amount. He played a lot with guys like Zubrus, Carter, Bernier, Barch, and Janssen the past 2 years and his On-Ice SH% is low (5.88) and some regression would help him. He does a lot of other things well (exiting the zone with possession, great pass accuracy, hardly commits turnovers) that would make him a solid bottom 6 guy even if his offense never comes around.


With that said I don't see a spot for him in NJ with the roster constructed the way it is. I'd hate to see him get "stuck" another year of not playing much. I wonder if they think he'd pass through waivers? Or if they would even care if someone picked him up? It doesn't seem like DeBoer thinks that much of him.

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