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Ryane Clowe signs with the Devils. 5 years. 4.85 per.


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A little too much and a little too long, so that's normal for an UFA. Clowe may fit in nicely for the Devils so we will see how it goes.

Summary of his interview:   NJ pushed hardest right from the start.   Wanted to play in the East.   NJ stepped up, other teams may have had concerns with injuries.  5 year term sealed it.

I think Clowe is less of a question mark than Clarkson. He has been pretty consistent with his goal production over the last 5 years until last year. Clarkson is banking off one great year and a good

My guess is Clarkson said he definitely wasn't signing in jersey, so Lou went to Clowe. I don't like the 5 years, but I guess the money makes sense considering its free agency.

 

Yeah, seems like this is Clarkson's replacement. 

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Lou has apparently liked Clowe for a long time.

 

I like this signing more and more.

 

Yes, the term is long, the $ could be a little less. But you gotta pay to play on UFA Day.

 

As long as he's healthy, Clowe can be a beast.

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Clarkson replacement.....but to much bucks. (i thought about 4mio / 3y).

so we have 8 mio. left in cap space  are broke :giggle:  and still need to resign rfa's josefson and henrique. and i think henrique will not play under 2 mio.

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Clowe got crazy unlucky last year. 0 goals on 65 shots. He's better than Clarkson and got less coin

This. We got better while spending less. Just wish it was 4m instead of close to 5m. That's what is going to irk me about this signing
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does this pretty much mean Clarkson isn't coming back? I mean there's still room financially for Clarkson to come back isn't there?

 

Clarkson is gone. There is room, but we still have to sign Henrique, Josefson, and may make another signing for all we know. Clowe is his replacement.

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A bit more than I was expecting but I still like the move. He definitely fills the gap left by Clarkson. I'm not too worried about the length although any 5 year deal is risky. He can hit, put up some points, and he's even pretty good in the shootout. Welcome to the team Ryane.

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I like Clowe alot, 5 yrs at almost 5mil is crazy, but thats what the market is, most of us complain that LL never dips into free agancy, and then when he does we get annoyed at the contracts, we cannot have our cake and eat it to. 

 

I think he can be a productive player for the Devils, lets wait and see... 

I'm starting to get excited about this year, if LL would only waive Vol & Tal i"d be thrilled!

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does this pretty much mean Clarkson isn't coming back? I mean there's still room financially for Clarkson to come back isn't there?

 

I think Lou closed the page on that chapter 2 days ago :/

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Any news on whether there's a NTC/NMC involved?

 

The deal is on Capgeek (as is Elias and Zubrus') and there is no NTC/NMC on Clowe, but there is on both Elias and Zubrus. Have to wait and see is my guess. Ive not seen anyone mention one.

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Don't like it, but don't fully hate it.  The idea is right, and Clowe has been a part of some real good Sharks teams, but I don't like the idea of paying guys who play with great teams who don't seem like great players themselves.  Plus you'd think you'd get a discount on a guy who pissed off the shooting gods last year.

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I like Clowe alot, 5 yrs at almost 5mil is crazy, but thats what the market is, most of us complain that LL never dips into free agancy, and then when he does we get annoyed at the contracts, we cannot have our cake and eat it to. 

 

I think he can be a productive player for the Devils, lets wait and see... 

I'm starting to get excited about this year, if LL would only waive Vol & Tal i"d be thrilled!

 

Exactamundo

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Have a feeling Lou offered this same contract to Clarkson. Once turned down it was easy to use white out and change the name.

Strong player, over paid but hopefully he stays healthy. He'll be good in corners and creating space for players with speed, if we are able to find some of them. If he keeps up the concussion streak, ltir and we have space again.

Not really what I was hoping for when Lou said we needed scoring but has to work within reason. Prefer to not sacrifice future with stupid signings just for same of it.

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Going to miss Clarky. Always loved the tougness he bought to the team day in and day out.

 

I hope Clowe stays healthy and shows he can still score.

 

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Clowe is a 45-70 point guy in a healthy season, and 45 points is a bare minimum, hes a guy that can hit and play well without the puck thus like clarkson. Clowe is one of the guys that tons of team want. Now with clarkson signing 7 year near 6 million per season from what I'm hearing, clowe is better bang for the buck. Throw clowe with kovalchuk and he could get some more points and also bump up his productions by creating him some more place. I just wonder how many people bashing him actually know his style of play / previous seasons. 

 

 

Edit: Now that I see Clarky is 5.25m for 7 years. Thats overpaid more then clowe IMO

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Don't like it, but don't fully hate it.  The idea is right, and Clowe has been a part of some real good Sharks teams, but I don't like the idea of paying guys who play with great teams who don't seem like great players themselves.  Plus you'd think you'd get a discount on a guy who pissed off the shooting gods last year.

Well he should fit in perfectly with the way the Devils pissed off the shooting gods last year.

 

In all seriousness, I agree with your mixed reaction to it. I get the overpayment because it's free agency so I won't complain. I like him as a 3rd line guy who could cover in a top 6 role from time to time but his health going forward is worrisome. If healthy I think he will be a nice fit on this team.

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