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Being reported that Alex Kokhlachev might be heading back to the KHL or at least is threatening to do it.  Apparently he doesn't like Julien and thinks the Bruins were unreasonable in turning down trade requests.  I wonder if Boston would take back next year's second rounder that they dealt to us for Stempniak for Koko's rights.  Might even be possible that the Devils were among the teams that wanted to trade for him already. 

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Being reported that Alex Kokhlachev might be heading back to the KHL or at least is threatening to do it.  Apparently he doesn't like Julien and thinks the Bruins were unreasonable in turning down trade requests.  I wonder if Boston would take back next year's second rounder that they dealt to us for Stempniak for Koko's rights.  Might even be possible that the Devils were among the teams that wanted to trade for him already. 

Boston is just a complete mess. I hope we can somehow land Koko, would help our lack of center depth.

What's his upside Daniel?

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Lou wraps up two of his younger guys: 

25-year-old Nazem Kadri signed to six years, $4.5 million AAV.

22-year-old Morgan Rielly also gets six years, $5.0 million AAV.

http://thehockeywriters.com/nazem-kadri-morgan-rielly-get-6-year-contract-extensions/

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11 hours ago, Zubie#8 said:

 

 

Boston is just a complete mess. I hope we can somehow land Koko, would help our lack of center depth.

What's his upside Daniel?

I have no idea, other than he's 22 year old who was more than a point per game player in the AHL this year, and very close to a point per game AHLer over the course of three years.  He's gotten a few games in Boston over the years and hasn't made much of it, so perhaps he's not really that good.  But generally, someone who puts up numbers like that at that age in the AHL turns into a pretty good NHLer. 

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11 hours ago, Zubie#8 said:

Boston is just a complete mess. I hope we can somehow land Koko, would help our lack of center depth.

What's his upside Daniel?

I thought they were a huge mess at the start of the season. Then they completely surprised me by lingering around a playoff spot for so long in the second half of the season. Then I was not surprised when they missed the playoffs last game of the season. I'm pretty confident it's even further downhill from here.

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On 4/14/2016 at 8:09 AM, Lateralous said:

Admittedly I'm not much of a fan of his but I'm not sure I would have tied up Kadri for that long.  The Rielly deal is going to be a steal.   

I completely agree

On 4/14/2016 at 10:57 AM, Daniel said:

I have no idea, other than he's 22 year old who was more than a point per game player in the AHL this year, and very close to a point per game AHLer over the course of three years.  He's gotten a few games in Boston over the years and hasn't made much of it, so perhaps he's not really that good.  But generally, someone who puts up numbers like that at that age in the AHL turns into a pretty good NHLer. 

That's a great reason to give something up for him I think.  Let's give him a look if we have some space on our roster.  He could be 3C and bump jajo down to 4c.  

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17 hours ago, Devilsfan118 said:

For some reason Vegas makes me feel like the league loses some credibility.

I mean, is there even a local fanbase in Vegas? Or will the team essentially be playing in front of 75% tourists looking for something to do on any given night?

 

 

For what it's worth, I've read that the NHL is going to great lengths to make sure that it's not just an arena full of comped tickets from the casinos, only half of which would probably get used.   At this point Vegas is a pretty big city and the hockey team will be their first pro sports team, so they may find a nice following of the locals.  The city seemed to support UNLV pretty well back in the day.  Can't say I've watched their b'ball or football team in years though.     

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4 hours ago, Lateralous said:

For what it's worth, I've read that the NHL is going to great lengths to make sure that it's not just an arena full of comped tickets from the casinos, only half of which would probably get used.   At this point Vegas is a pretty big city and the hockey team will be their first pro sports team, so they may find a nice following of the locals.  The city seemed to support UNLV pretty well back in the day.  Can't say I've watched their b'ball or football team in years though.     

From my understanding, the local population is actually very pro-hockey, and again thats the locals and not tourists.

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The way things usually shake out for the Rangers in the offseason, they'll somehow find someone to take Girardi's and M. Staal's salaries off their hands, and sign Stamkos and Yandle to 7 year deals.

Not only would it not surprise me, I'm almost expecting some degree of this to go down.

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The way things usually shake out for the Rangers in the offseason, they'll somehow find someone to take Girardi's and M. Staal's salaries off their hands, and sign Stamkos and Yandle to 7 year deals.

Not only would it not surprise me, I'm almost expecting some degree of this to go down.

Yep. It's almost too predictable.

Sadly, it seems there's always a GM willing to help them erase their mistakes.

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Listening to Game day on XM, there was brief discussion on horrendous contracts.

obviously these guys have been good in their careers so far, but: ever wonder if their GM would love someone to trade with

Vorichek (sp)? 10 mil starting next year until 2024   8.2 cap hit annually "horrible year

Rick Nash? not sure how long he's signed for

Giroux? PK Subban, 

who else has a regrettable contract

 

 

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9 minutes ago, vadvlfan said:

Listening to Game day on XM, there was brief discussion on horrendous contracts.

obviously these guys have been good in their careers so far, but: ever wonder if their GM would love someone to trade with

Vorichek (sp)? 10 mil starting next year until 2024   8.2 cap hit annually "horrible year

Rick Nash? not sure how long he's signed for

Giroux? PK Subban, 

who else has a regrettable contract

 

http://www.generalfanager.com/leagueleaders

 

 

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13 hours ago, vadvlfan said:

Listening to Game day on XM, there was brief discussion on horrendous contracts.

obviously these guys have been good in their careers so far, but: ever wonder if their GM would love someone to trade with

Vorichek (sp)? 10 mil starting next year until 2024   8.2 cap hit annually "horrible year

Rick Nash? not sure how long he's signed for

Giroux? PK Subban, 

who else has a regrettable contract

Eh, I think Voracek and Giroux contracts are decent. They're like the players 4-5 years ago who were signed for $6-7, that everyone thought would be considered massively overpaid; and then that just kind of became the norm? The Voracek and Giroux deals were a necessary evil to keep probably your two biggest players on the team. Despite a very slow start, their numbers were pretty damn good anyway.

Sure, we're biased, but once you cross the river and start looking at the Rangers, you really see a team that is plagued and will be further plagued by bad contracts. Sure, there are no players making $10m, but Girardi and Marc Staal together are til 2020 and 2021 respectively. Rick Nash is hitting almost $8m for two more years. I'll not pass any judgment on the Lundqvist deal. He deserved it, he's the backbone of the team, and is still tradeable for another maybe 14 months from now.

If Girardi and Staal weren't signed for so much and for so long, I don't think we're having the talk of "windows closing" the way we have been the last year (and more now). If they could re-sign Yandle and revamp their defense a little bit, I think their window's still open for a few years. But that is not the case. Rangers are royally screwed for the long term unless they trade Lundqvist for a hefty return, or manage to pull a Gomez-type trade out of their ass for Girardi, Nash, and/or Staal.

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Listening to Game day on XM, there was brief discussion on horrendous contracts.

obviously these guys have been good in their careers so far, but: ever wonder if their GM would love someone to trade with

Vorichek (sp)? 10 mil starting next year until 2024   8.2 cap hit annually "horrible year

Rick Nash? not sure how long he's signed for

Giroux? PK Subban, 

who else has a regrettable contract

Eh, I think Voracek and Giroux contracts are decent. They're like the players 4-5 years ago who were signed for $6-7, that everyone thought would be considered massively overpaid; and then that just kind of became the norm? The Voracek and Giroux deals were a necessary evil to keep probably your two biggest players on the team. Despite a very slow start, their numbers were pretty damn good anyway.

Sure, we're biased, but once you cross the river and start looking at the Rangers, you really see a team that is plagued and will be further plagued by bad contracts. Sure, there are no players making $10m, but Girardi and Marc Staal together are til 2020 and 2021 respectively. Rick Nash is hitting almost $8m for two more years. I'll not pass any judgment on the Lundqvist deal. He deserved it, he's the backbone of the team, and is still tradeable for another maybe 14 months from now.

If Girardi and Staal weren't signed for so much and for so long, I don't think we're having the talk of "windows closing" the way we have been the last year (and more now). If they could re-sign Yandle and revamp their defense a little bit, I think their window's still open for a few years. But that is not the case. Rangers are royally screwed for the long term unless they trade Lundqvist for a hefty return, or manage to pull a Gomez-type trade out of their ass for Girardi, Nash, and/or Staal.

Yeah but watch- some dumbass GM(s) will help those morons out by taking Staal and/or Girardi and/or Nash off their hands this summer, freeing up cap room for them to chase Stamkos and resign Yandle. It's as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. As much as I hope to see the Rags in cap hell for the foreseeable future, you just know there's some idiot out there who will happily help them out. It happens almost every time they look like they're in long-term cap trouble. It's maddening.

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2 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

Yeah but watch- some dumbass GM(s) will help those morons out by taking Staal and/or Girardi and/or Nash off their hands this summer, freeing up cap room for them to chase Stamkos and resign Yandle. It's as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. As much as I hope to see the Rags in cap hell for the foreseeable future, you just know there's some idiot out there who will happily help them out. It happens almost every time they look like they're in long-term cap trouble. It's maddening.

Yep haha It's almost inevitable. Some young superstar forward out West with a NTC will demand a trade to New York and New York only, and that team will take on Girardi's contract and a 2nd.

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Just now, DJ Eco said:

Yep haha It's almost inevitable. Some young superstar forward out West with a NTC will demand a trade to New York and New York only, and that team will take on Girardi's contract and a 2nd.

The rate the rags have been handing out picks it would probably have to be a 2nd in 2036. 

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