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SixthSens 07-03-2012 06:11 PM

Free Agency & General Offseason Discussion Thread: Part II
 
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McFist 07-03-2012 06:17 PM

Proud to get the last post on the old thread...and a worthy post at that.

Anyway, I'm still curious to know how we're gonna reach the cap floor, if that is going to be an issue...?

Dick Grayson 07-03-2012 06:17 PM

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OmniSens 07-03-2012 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Dick Grayson (Post 52050563)

This never gets old :laugh:

RedWhiteBlackGold 07-03-2012 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Dick Grayson (Post 52050563)

Turtleneck Boyles better watch out if he signs with us. ;)

Ouroboros 07-03-2012 06:19 PM

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Originally Posted by McFist (Post 52050541)
Proud to get the last post on the old thread...and a worthy post at that.

Anyway, I'm still curious to know how we're gonna reach the cap floor, if that is going to be an issue...?

If we absolutley had to add a contract to reach the floor the easiest way to do it would be to sign a seventh defenseman and let Boro play another year in Bingo.

Add a guy like Kent Huskins or Brett Clark, re-sign Daugavins and O'Brien and carry a full 23 man roster and we're there. Melnyk is happy because the payroll is low, management is happy because they can bring their prized prospects along at a comfortable pace and the fans are disappointed because it isn't sexy.

Lyndon Slewidge 07-03-2012 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Dick Grayson (Post 52050563)

"He slapped him silly!!!"

Joe Pesky 07-03-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by McFist (Post 52050541)
Proud to get the last post on the old thread...and a worthy post at that.

Anyway, I'm still curious to know how we're gonna reach the cap floor, if that is going to be an issue...?

If the cap floor doesn't go down in the new CBA, we can easily get to the floor by buying out Alfie and giving him a new contract.

FolignoQuantumLeap 07-03-2012 06:54 PM

Yeah, Murray will have to wait and see what happens with the CBA then decide how to get to the cap floor.

I would recommend signing Dom Moore to a 1 year contract so we can claim our free 2nd round pick at the trade deadline.

McFist 07-03-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by House That Rod Built (Post 52051479)
If the cap floor doesn't go down in the new CBA, we can easily get to the floor by buying out Alfie and giving him a new contract.

Actually that's very interesting, I wouldn't have considered that. If he felt he may have more than a year left in him I could see that happening quite easily. I was liking the idea that we have to add another big piece just to get there. Way to burst my bubble! :cry:

Minister of Offence 07-03-2012 06:58 PM

From Friedman's 30 Thoughts from 2010-11 season.

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9. A few other Capitals pointed out Alexander Ovechkin really pays attention to Arnott, but that's not what surprised them. "Even Semin listens," one said.

So the unsurprising action would have been for Semin to not listen to him, because that is typical of Semin.

2Cowen 07-03-2012 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Dick Grayson (Post 52050563)

Perfect addition for our lack of team toughness

McFist 07-03-2012 07:21 PM

The last two posts should be enough to give him a definite pass.

RedWhiteBlackGold 07-03-2012 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by 11Alfredsson (Post 52053385)
Perfect addition for our lack of team toughness

You see how Staal goes down and covers his head? That will be Dion Phaneuf next season, book it.

operasen 07-03-2012 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by RedWhiteBlackGold (Post 52054409)
You see how Staal goes down and covers his head? That will be Dion Phaneuf next season, book it.

Not from one of our guys. Konopka and Carknet are gone.

McFist 07-03-2012 07:37 PM

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Originally Posted by RedWhiteBlackGold (Post 52054409)
You see how Staal goes down and covers his head? That will be Dion Phaneuf next season, book it.

:laugh: :laugh:
Look at him turtle at that fearsome flurry of Semin slippity slaps!

alpine4life 07-03-2012 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by 11Alfredsson (Post 52053385)
Perfect addition for our lack of team toughness

We have sign Lundin one of the UFA I was wishing for, Prust is gone, now I hope for Winnick + Jurcina (hitters). Please nothing related to Semin ;)

Like you said, He wont help to find the grit we need

Karl Cowensson 07-03-2012 08:36 PM

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Originally Posted by alpine4life (Post 52055399)
We have sign Lundin one of the UFA I was wishing for, Prust is gone, now I hope for Winnick + Jurcina (hitters). Please nothing related to Semin ;)

Like you said, He wont help to find the grit we need

I don't think grit is something we lack, despite what a lot of posters believe. We aren't the toughest team physically, but we certainly aren't push overs either. NY tried to push the team around, and the whole team pushed back. Carkner was obviously the stand out, but I can think of a few guys still on the team that would and could have done the same.

What is the biggest key I think going forward is adding offense to the top 6 and the back end. Karlsson and Spezza will be targeted big time this season, and the more offensive options the team has the better. Semin would help a lot, he's got the talent, and could thrive with Spezza, but the character issues are something that you have to gamble on. If there isn't a better option and we do have the cap space, we have nothing to lose, other than Melnyk's money.

Marty Straka 07-03-2012 09:13 PM

Looks like the Sens won't play second fiddle to Nash.. Melnyk basically saying a Big F U to him (without naming him lol)

http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/07/03/...hs-list-expand

Cujomi 07-03-2012 09:16 PM

God it would be awesome to get Semin.

JustinYS 07-03-2012 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty Straka (Post 52059791)
Looks like the Sens won't play second fiddle to Nash.. Melnyk basically saying a Big F U to him (without naming him lol)

http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/07/03/...hs-list-expand

Good. Nobody wants to finish 2nd.

Gil Gunderson 07-03-2012 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Marty Straka (Post 52059791)
Looks like the Sens won't play second fiddle to Nash.. Melnyk basically saying a Big F U to him (without naming him lol)

http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/07/03/...hs-list-expand

lol He sounds pretty bitter. Why is he offended if Nash doesn't want to come here? There are 25 teams that he doesn't want to play for.

Gil Gunderson 07-03-2012 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by McFist (Post 52050541)
Proud to get the last post on the old thread...and a worthy post at that.

Anyway, I'm still curious to know how we're gonna reach the cap floor, if that is going to be an issue...?

If Silfverberg and Zib make the team, that's $2,644,167 on the cap. Plus, JOB should sign for about 800-900k. That leaves us with around a couple million I think.

BonkTastic 07-03-2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by McFist (Post 52050541)
Anyway, I'm still curious to know how we're gonna reach the cap floor, if that is going to be an issue...?

I imagine negotiating a lower cap floor is going to be a big priority for the owners in the CBA talks... maybe it won't be an issue?

McFist 07-03-2012 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by BonkTastic (Post 52060723)
I imagine negotiating a lower cap floor is going to be a big priority for the owners in the CBA talks... maybe it won't be an issue?

That's my thinking too. There's gotta be a lot of teams in the same situation as us right now. That was my way of hoping for one more big signing, but I've kinda changed my mind since then, since a few different things could play out before the season starts.


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