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Acadmus 07-01-2008 07:18 AM

Free Agency Has Begun
 
post your news here.

Shelley, Lilja, and Gaustad resigned with their current teams last night. That's the latest, and the only news so far.

Rattrick 07-01-2008 08:37 AM

Just to clarify, free agency doesn't actually begin until Noon today.

Georgia Panther 07-01-2008 08:37 AM

RFA Blueliner Mike Green re-ups with Washington for 4 years at $5.25 mil per. Well, at least one SE Division key RFA defensemen wants to stay with his team.:sarcasm:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=2421...=topStory_main

Rattrick 07-01-2008 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Georgia Panther (Post 14641301)
RFA Blueliner Mike Green re-ups with Washington for 4 years at $5.25 mil per. Well, at least one SE Division key RFA defensemen wants to stay with his team.:sarcasm:

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=2421...=topStory_main

$5.25 million for one good year... Better hope it wasn't a fluke.

Rattrick 07-01-2008 08:50 AM

Assuming the cap doesn't go up next year and even saying Bouwmeester is going to sign for 7 million, we will be 20 million under the cap next offseason!

FlaPanthers7 07-01-2008 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Rattrick (Post 14641539)
Assuming the cap doesn't go up next year and even saying Bouwmeester is going to sign for 7 million, we will be 20 million under the cap next offseason!

And we may just be in the running for Tavares! ;)

I saw Mike Green signed for 4 years, 5.25 per year - :amazed:! That's as much as Olli. Green had 18 goals, 38 assists last year just to show you the money these FAs get compared to production. It makes Olli's deal look pretty darn sweet...granted Green is a D man, but it still shows how good a deal we had with Jokinen.

Rattrick 07-01-2008 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by FlaPanthers7 (Post 14641588)
And we may just be in the running for Tavares! ;)

I saw Mike Green signed for 4 years, 5.25 per year - :amazed:! That's as much as Olli. Green had 18 goals, 38 assists last year just to show you the money these FAs get compared to production. It makes Olli's deal look pretty darn sweet...

That's fine. I'll take Tavares in 09/10 plus some sweet FAs.

Clint 07-01-2008 09:46 AM

The question about Green is: What does it mean for Bouwmeester? Does it inflate his price as he is more defense-oriented and more experienced, or does it lower his price as he doesn't put up the numbers that Green does?

FlaPanthers7 07-01-2008 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Clint (Post 14642591)
The question about Green is: What does it mean for Bouwmeester? Does it inflate his price as he is more defense-oriented and more experienced, or does it lower his price as he doesn't put up the numbers that Green does?

Good point. I think Baltimore (his agent) is still looking at Phaneuf's deal as the marker, but the Panthers look at Green's deal & the production numbers to try to meet somewhere in the middle. If anything, I think it could pave the way for some compromise...that is, if Jay is even willing to sign beyond 1 year.

Rolston turned down Tampa's 4 mill per year offer...that's good news. He is the best FA available for this team's needs. Face it, we're not signing Hossa, so let's replace Olli's salary with the best 2-way forward on the market in Rolston. I could def be okay with 4-5 mill per for him and you could put an A or a C on his jersey immediately too.

Rattrick 07-01-2008 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by FlaPanthers7 (Post 14642807)
Rolston turned down Tampa's 4 mill per year offer...that's good news. He is the best FA available for this team's needs. Face it, we're not signing Hossa, so let's replace Olli's salary with the best 2-way forward on the market in Rolston. I could def be okay with 4-5 mill per for him and you could put an A or a C on his jersey immediately too.

Honestly, out of desperation I would offer Rolston 5 million. I mean he scored more than Malone while not playing with Crosby/Malkin and would provide the much needed leadership for us. Plus, he would replace Olli's big slapper on the point for our powerplay.

Sadly, it won't happen. :(

FlaPanthers7 07-01-2008 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Rattrick (Post 14642916)
Honestly, out of desperation I would offer Rolston 5 million. I mean he scored more than Malone while not playing with Crosby/Malkin and would provide the much needed leadership for us. Plus, he would replace Olli's big slapper on the point for our powerplay.

Sadly, it won't happen. :(

Sadly, I agree. :cry: Brunette is my backup hope - he's like a poor man's Rolston, won't score as much but is a hard-working guy and can step up his play as he did during the Avs playoff run.

NJ_CATS_FAN 07-01-2008 10:27 AM

I would like to bring in either Rolston or Sundin. Both are proven, veteran leaders and this team really needs one of them. They are both older, but both still put up good numbers. I want to see us bring in either one, they would do wonders for this team.

FlaPanthers7 07-01-2008 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by NJ_CATS_FAN (Post 14643390)
I would like to bring in either Rolston or Sundin. Both are proven, veteran leaders and this team really needs one of them. They are both older, but both still put up good numbers. I want to see us bring in either one, they would do wonders for this team.

Sundin is going to a Cup contender, not a rebuilder like us. Niewy & Roberts had both won Cups when they came here & Sundin hasn't, so there's no reason for him to sign here when he can go for a Cup in his last years. He'll go to Detroit or one of the big market contenders.

Rattrick 07-01-2008 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by NJ_CATS_FAN (Post 14643390)
I would like to bring in either Rolston or Sundin. Both are proven, veteran leaders and this team really needs one of them. They are both older, but both still put up good numbers. I want to see us bring in either one, they would do wonders for this team.

Sadly, Sundin is going to get at least 6 million. I think everyone is going to be shocked how much money he gets.

Acadmus 07-01-2008 10:37 AM

Pandolfo and Salvador re-up with the Devils.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/signings_2008/

Montsy14 07-01-2008 10:52 AM

We won't be bringing in anyone, just deal with the disappointment now instead of later. Does this organization ever fail to disappoint? Think about last year when we actually expected free agent signings and look what we got. This year, Martin has hinted on many occasions that he will re-evaluate the roster and look at some free agents but always citing that the young kids are ready to step in. Face it, we won't be signing anyone.

Beezer 07-01-2008 10:53 AM

Raffi Torres was just traded to Columbus!!!

Desert Panther 07-01-2008 10:59 AM

Rolston has told the 'ning he intends to go past the noon deadline and field offers ...

zeroG 07-01-2008 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Montsy14 (Post 14644178)
We won't be bringing in anyone, just deal with the disappointment now instead of later. Does this organization ever fail to disappoint? Think about last year when we actually expected free agent signings and look what we got. This year, Martin has hinted on many occasions that he will re-evaluate the roster and look at some free agents but always citing that the young kids are ready to step in. Face it, we won't be signing anyone.

lol. preemptive depression. i'd wait until september before slipping into deep depression if i were you; not signing rolston or whoever doesn't mean we won't do anything to improve the roster this summer. and if we don't end doing anything, you still don't *know* what we're gonna have until the boys step on the ice in late september. not doing anything may be the smartest move right now. may be.

Montsy14 07-01-2008 11:07 AM

Wings re-sign Brad Stuart

Joni Pitkanen traded for Erik Cole

PanthersFanatic12 07-01-2008 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Montsy14 (Post 14644799)
Wings re-sign Brad Stuart

Joni Pitkanen traded for Erik Cole

YES , ERIC COLE is gone from the south east . He cant be a panther killer anymore.

Acadmus 07-01-2008 11:22 AM

Pascal Dupuis resigns with Pittsburgh
Corey Perry resigns with Anaheim.

Acadmus 07-01-2008 11:23 AM

Huet rewards the Caps' faith in him during the playoffs by testing the free agent waters...

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2008/07/01/huet_rolston/

wonder who the Caps will turn to now, since Kolzig's already left town?

Rattrick 07-01-2008 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by PanthersFanatic12 (Post 14645120)
YES , ERIC COLE is gone from the south east . He cant be a panther killer anymore.

Also, he can't -- you know -- do that thing that he does that we all hate so much...

NJ_CATS_FAN 07-01-2008 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PanthersFanatic12 (Post 14645120)
YES , ERIC COLE is gone from the south east . He cant be a panther killer anymore.

I wonder how long before he teaches the Oilers the Hurricanes diving ways.


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