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I know he has some holes in his game but 8 million seems way too reasonable for us to land him as a UFA, no?   
 

edit: I see it was too good to be true 

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8 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

 

I feel like that’s exactly what Carolina needs to offer for us to swoop in and offer him more. 

Yes, they can offer the 8th year, but if we are offering $1.5m more per year, that more than makes up the dollar difference of the extra year. 

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5 minutes ago, Lateralous said:

I know he has some holes in his game but 8 million seems way too reasonable for us to land him as a UFA, no?   
 

edit: I see it was too good to be true 

He was signed? Source?

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If im Hamilton i'd really wonder what to do myself...

The pros of staying in Carolina is that he knows he's a good fit there. He knows Slavin is a great partner for him which enables him to be more effective. He knows the team already, wouldnt have to move and all. They are a playoffs team and still pretty young, should have a few years left at a chance for the cup

The cons is that there seem to be red flags when it comes to the owners willingness to pay at times. Multiple times he dropped young guys that would cost too much in the future. He JUST did it again with Bean and their goalie. Also Dougie's comments about Tampa after they lost were likely a jab at the league or tampa. But maybe there was a bit of that towards his own management for not being willing to spend as much. Im obviously just guessing here.

The pros of NJ is mostly more money, and potentially a longer future. We're certainly trending up. And Carolina should trend down without him and god knows who would be in net.

The cons would be joining a team currently not in the playoffs at the moment but with a few moves this summer and some luck i don't think it's impossible.

 

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5 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

The pros of NJ is mostly more money, and potentially a longer future. We're certainly trending up. And Carolina should trend down without him and god knows who would be in net.

I feel like if I’m him, I would be wondering what the heck they were thinking with that goalie trade, and whether they have even an inkling of a direction they are moving in. 

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

I feel like if I’m him, I would be wondering what the heck they were thinking with that goalie trade, and whether they have even an inkling of a direction they are moving in. 

the real question is, what do you think Coleman should do?

 

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5 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

the real question is, what do you think Coleman should do?

Obviously, Coleman should come here also. 

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13 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

The cons would be joining a team currently not in the playoffs at the moment but with a few moves this summer and some luck i don't think it's impossible.

I’m calling it now, if they add Hamilton, and if the most important guy’s stay healthy (Jack, Nico, Mac, Ty, Hamilton) they’re a playoff team. 

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Just now, Nicomo said:

I’m calling it now, if they add Hamilton, and if the most important guy’s stay healthy (Jack, Nico, Mac, Ty, Hamilton) they’re a playoff team. 

I mean, it would seem that is correct. And, If we could add a solid 3C (Coleman) and maybe a lesser but still good D-man as a complement to Hamilton, even the better. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I’m calling it now, if they add Hamilton, and if the most important guy’s stay healthy (Jack, Nico, Mac, Ty, Hamilton) they’re a playoff team. 

DON'T DO THIS TO ME. MY HEART CAN'T TAKE  IT!!!

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12 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I’m calling it now, if they add Hamilton, and if the most important guy’s stay healthy (Jack, Nico, Mac, Ty, Hamilton) they’re a playoff team. 

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2 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I’m calling it now, if they add Hamilton, and if the most important guy’s stay healthy (Jack, Nico, Mac, Ty, Hamilton) they’re a playoff team. 

Maybe not next year but it should naturally happen very soon. We're still in a very very good division so it's hard. Our best years are obviously ahead literally ALL our guys are not in their prime yet but getting close. While other teams have their core getting older and doesn't have that much young talent coming up.

Pittsburgh is currently trending down. Capitals are currently down. Philly has been trending down. The Bruins are now stable but will trend down as Bergeron and Marchand's production should start dropping. Islanders are most likely at the top of their ceiling at the moment with everyone in their prime mostly. The Rangers have a really good prospect pool so they should stay the same or get a little better. The Sabres... lol.

So by other teams naturally falling while we're getting better we should soon be a staple in the playoffs.

I'm actually quite okay with "losing" now in the sense that you can really learn through that. You learn early how hard it is to win and what it takes. We don't have a really gritty or big team so we should learn from teams like Tampa or the leafs who plowed through the season easily based on skills but couldn't get it in second gear for awhile (or ever when it comes to Toronto). So that our young group is going through it early and staying positive IMO is a good thing. 

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We move onto the Flyers, who continually think they can solve their goaltending problems by finding more sh!tty defensemen. They gave up Robert Hagg and a first-rounder to acquire Rasmus Ristolainen from Buffalo. Ristolainen has been a punchline for most of his career, and the league should have learned through Tyler Myers that anytime Buffalo calls offering one of their blue liners, you have to hang up the phone immediately, if not throw it against the wall. Ristolainen has a relationship with positioning and angles that could be best described as “estranged,” and Flyers fans will have the batteries out by Thanksgiving for this dope.   And again, might not be the most bewildering trade of the weekend. The New York Rangers, in a quest to prove they can be the most knuckle-dragging organization after seemingly “getting it” during their rebuild, launched genuine top-six winger Pavel Buchnevich to St. Louis for plow-horse Sammy Blais (“TO BLAIS! Which we all know means to bluff, so you two were playing cards….”). The Rangers are going through that phase that every team gets afflicted with seemingly where they think the answer to their problems is being more “grind-y” because some palooka in the blue seats kept screaming about it on WFAN once (do the blue seats at MSG exist anymore? You get it). This decidedly makes the Rangers worse, but you can’t really count on a GM like Chris Drury, who retired due to head injuries, to notice that the Rangers’ problem was having just one line and that Kaapo Kakko might not be any damn good.https://deadspin.com/the-flat-cap-has-caused-nhl-gms-to-get-even-dumber-1847358494?rev=1627233106955&utm_campaign=Deadspin&utm_content=1627233289&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1vryO-QJ5VS4wcHDgeBXOFzzIvtPvcvey-l16uCyFmjAjNt2MN9cAHIS0

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12 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I mean, it would seem that is correct. And, If we could add a solid 3C (Coleman) and maybe a lesser but still good D-man as a complement to Hamilton, even the better. 

 

I still say we should overpay slightly for a guy like Danault who's a beast defensively and can effectively shut down top lines. That'd help our "so-so" defense. You sign Coleman for the RW and match a Wood-Danault-Coleman against the top lines and they'd kill out there

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24 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

the real question is, what do you think Coleman should do?

 

Fridge also said in his 31 thoughts that at some point a team was asking VGK about Lehner and he thinks, but doesn't know, that it was NJ.

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Just now, jagknife said:

@SterioDesign don’t forget, the divisions go back to normal next year. Buffalo and Boston won’t be in ours.

if we make the moves we hope we do, I see us being competitive with both NY teams, better than Philly & CBJ

oh thats right! Well that's unfortunate cause we were Boston's kryptonite last year haha

Well IF we land Hamilton. Carolina will definitely won't be as good and Colombus are also trending down

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