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Vasilevskiy 07-01-2012 04:12 PM

Sami Salo signs with Lightning (2 years, $3.75 million cap hit)
 
Eklund links us with Salo, he's an awesome d-man when healthy

TheDaysOf 04 07-01-2012 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vasilevski (Post 51876871)
Eklund links us with Salo, he's an awesome d-man when healthy

He'll be 38 before the season starts and he's never stayed healthy a whole season. Not someone I really want.

2 Weekes Notice 07-01-2012 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vasilevski (Post 51876871)
Eklund links us with Salo, he's an awesome d-man when healthy

What a relief that Eklund linked him to us. Now we don't have to worry that he might end up here.

EDIT: Welp, I guess I'm an idiot (e5)

Vasilevskiy 07-01-2012 04:20 PM

Gord Miller says we signed SALO

TheDaysOf 04 07-01-2012 04:20 PM

Ah poop. Everybody on twitter is saying Salo.

LightningStrikes 07-01-2012 04:22 PM

Please don't be true.

IdealisticSniper 07-01-2012 04:22 PM

:facepalm:

Luuuongo 07-01-2012 04:23 PM

FUUUUU.

Salo is a rock when healthy.

Reverend Mayhem 07-01-2012 04:23 PM

Salo is a good defenseman. He's super slow now of days, but he oozes hockey sense everywhere on the ice. His slapshot naturally isn't what it used to be, but still above average. If you slot him as a top 4 d-man, you're gonna have a bad time.

Yeah, he gets injured a lot but usually good for 60+ games. Good player when healthy. One of the best bottom pairing defenders in the league.

I Am Beat You 07-01-2012 04:24 PM

Salo is great, when healthy of course. Hopefully since he got a 2 year deal the money won't be too bad.

Reverend Mayhem 07-01-2012 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by The Alaskan Assassin (Post 51878537)
Salo is great, when healthy of course. Hopefully since he got a 2 year deal the money won't be too bad.

Shouldn't be higher than 3-3.5 per. But like I said, Salo good for 60+ games a season usually.

2 Weekes Notice 07-01-2012 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reverend Mayhem (Post 51878409)
Salo is a good defenseman. He's super slow now of days, but he oozes hockey sense everywhere on the ice. His slapshot naturally isn't what it used to be, but still above average. If you slot him as a top 4 d-man, you're gonna have a bad time.

Yeah, he gets injured a lot but usually good for 60+ games. Good player when healthy. One of the best bottom pairing defenders in the league.

I think if we slot anyone outside of Brewer and Hedman on our current roster as a top 4 d-man, we're gonna have a bad time.

stryfe604 07-01-2012 04:26 PM

Sami Salo signs with Lightning (2 years, $3.75 million cap hit)
 
Quote:

Farhan Lalji ‏@FarhanLaljiTSN
He got his 2 years RT @GMillerTSN: Sounds like Sammy Salo is heading to Tampa. #canucks
I don't like this move at all.

Vasilevskiy 07-01-2012 04:26 PM

3.75 per year

holy crap that's expensive, just like kubina... I don't like the signing at that price

LightningStrikes 07-01-2012 04:27 PM

Quote:

Gord Miller ‏@GMillerTSN

Sammy Salo signed a two year deal with Tampa for $3.75m per year.
https://twitter.com/#!/GMillerTSN

Luuuongo 07-01-2012 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reverend Mayhem (Post 51878769)
Shouldn't be higher than 3-3.5 per. But like I said, Salo good for 60+ games a season usually.

3.75M Gord Miller.

PG Canuck 07-01-2012 04:28 PM

Sami's a good guy, but Yzerman grossly overpaid.

Reverend Mayhem 07-01-2012 04:28 PM

Well that's a lot of quid.

Seriously though, Salo's no bum. Good for at least 60 games a season and good powerplay presence. Great defender as well. His raw skills aren't too great and he's pretty slow these days but hockey sense is through the roof.

I Am Beat You 07-01-2012 04:28 PM

Not a huge fan of that salary, but given the market it's not too bad. My guess is we're done with FA defensemen.

Vasilevskiy 07-01-2012 04:29 PM

Overpayment, good player but at that price a bit too much... only 2 years, not that bad I guess

roach9 07-01-2012 04:29 PM

You'll enjoy him when he's not injured. He's not very mobile but he's positionally sound. Will never make a hit. Decent breakout pass.

About 2 million dollar per year overpayment but I guess it's not a big deal if you have the money to spend.

roach9 07-01-2012 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Reverend Mayhem (Post 51879365)
Well that's a lot of quid.

Seriously though, Salo's no bum. Good for at least 60 on-ice sessions a season and good powerplay presence. Great defender as well. His raw skills aren't too great and he's pretty slow these days but hockey sense is through the roof.

ftfy

Maelmoor 07-01-2012 04:29 PM

Im not suprised that he paid so much, we have seen some ridiculous sums been paid, also remember the cap has gone up.

If he can stay health it's a great move, I really wanted Salo so im happy, just hope he can stay healthy!

TBLbrian 07-01-2012 04:31 PM

Veteran, short deal, if he stays healthy I'm okay with it.

Vasilevskiy 07-01-2012 04:31 PM

We need something more than Salo though, hoping for another bigger move...


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