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zombi 10-01-2013 09:42 AM

PHI Signs Hal Gill - 1 year / $700k
 
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Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 9m

PHI signs Hal Gill to 1 year deal with an AAV of $700K.
Discuss?

BigDaddyLurch 10-01-2013 09:44 AM

Homer, you crazy bugger, you...:laugh:

therealkoho 10-01-2013 09:45 AM

bobo says so thereby making it true....but I digress;)

nice depth signing for Philly Hal Gill adds some intangibles and can probably still play 10mins a night if called on to do so

IBLEAF 10-01-2013 09:45 AM

wasnt phily over the cap as is?????

flyersfan018 10-01-2013 09:46 AM

Hopefully he gets no playing time. Guy is a pylon.

djdub 10-01-2013 09:46 AM

Always liked Hal Gill. I'm not sure how much he's got left in the tank but I think this is a good pickup.

Dirty Kari 10-01-2013 09:46 AM

D-man trade incoming?

ayshplaysh 10-01-2013 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by IBLEAF (Post 71788813)
wasnt phily over the cap as is?????

Pronger was placed on IR.

Freudian 10-01-2013 09:47 AM

I guess Flyers want to have 8 defenders, given the injury history of their players.

BernieParent 10-01-2013 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by IBLEAF (Post 71788813)
wasnt phily over the cap as is?????

Ha ha! Cap space is for mere mortals! Paul Holmgren laughs at the concept of salary restrictions. Almost as much as he laughs and in more of a confused giggle at the concept of asset management.

Hopefully, this is just a semi-reasonable salary for a professional pressbox hot dog eater.

Drury_Sakic 10-01-2013 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by IBLEAF (Post 71788813)
wasnt phily over the cap as is?????

They are, but once they put Pronger on LTIR, I think they will be just at or a hair under.

What I don't know is if they have enough guys that are waiver exempt still that they can demote to get under the cap on paper, and then bring back onto the roster. Pronger counts towards the cap for a split second as they set their rosters, so at some brief moment they have to have his hit fit with the rest of the roster prior to the season starting.

Ezpz 10-01-2013 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by djdub (Post 71788861)
Always liked Hal Gill. I'm not sure how much he's got left in the tank but I think this is a good pickup.

His tank was damn near empty when the Habs traded him two years ago.

BigDaddyLurch 10-01-2013 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Ezpz (Post 71788997)
His tank was damn near empty when the Habs traded him two years ago.

Agreed, we squeezed pretty much every little bit of use out of him before dumping him on Smashville, where he was underwhelming to say the least...if Philly has to use him, they're up ***** creek without a paddle.

hototogisu 10-01-2013 09:55 AM

Keep him on the bench until you're down 5-on-3 and then let him go out and do his thing.

Seriously though, I was a big fan of Gill on the Habs - great teammate, great shotblocker, great PKer. But man, if he was slow then (and he was tremendously slow) I can't imagine what he's like now.

BillDineen 10-01-2013 09:55 AM

So this year, it will be the forwards filling up the IR.

BigDaddyLurch 10-01-2013 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by hototogisu (Post 71789181)
Keep him on the bench until you're down 5-on-3 and then let him go out and do his thing.

Seriously though, I was a big fan of Gill on the Habs - great teammate, great shotblocker, great PKer. But man, if he was slow then (and he was tremendously slow) I can't imagine what he's like now.

"Hal Gill is soo slow..."

"How slow is he?"

"He's soo slow that, whenever he hits the ice, the game clock goes backwards..."

~cue applause~

:laugh:

Curufinwe 10-01-2013 10:02 AM

He looked slow as hell in preseason but I don't mind him being the eigth defensemen.

MayonnaiseOreo 10-01-2013 10:03 AM

We're winning the Cup this year! WOOOO!

RJ8812* 10-01-2013 10:05 AM

As the 7th/8th defenseman, I have no problem

Drouin2Stamkos 10-01-2013 10:22 AM

The way Philly handles their cap is going to come back to bite them. Unless they win the cup they are wasting lots of cap room on nothing.

Four Boilermakers 10-01-2013 10:23 AM

I like Gill. He's a decent depth guy who can provide some leadership and fill in when we have injuries. Fine with this as a Flyers fan.

I still think we end up trading Meszaros and then bringing Gervais back up.

AtlantaWhaler 10-01-2013 10:26 AM

Great locker room guy. Needs to stay healthy as he's had some troubles with that lately. Good/steady overall #6/#7.

Bad Will Hunting 10-01-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by BigDaddyLurch (Post 71789331)
"Hal Gill is soo slow..."

"How slow is he?"


He's so slow that the first check he delivers in 2013 will be a check that he lined a guy up for in 2008.

Curufinwe 10-01-2013 10:38 AM

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Originally Posted by EvanOberg (Post 71790289)
The way Philly handles their cap is going to come back to bite them. Unless they win the cup they are wasting lots of cap room on nothing.

Explain how it's going to come back to bite them. A few hundred thousand dollars of bonus overages is not going to be a problem next season.

There are six other teams also using LTIR and only Boston have a similar situation to the one the Flyers face with Pronger - a great player with a large cap hit knocked out of the league by concussions.

Roo Mad Bro 10-01-2013 10:43 AM

After what happened last year with the blue line getting decimated with injuries, I'm glad Homer is acquiring depth at the position.


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