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05-10-2013, 10:36 AM
Son Oncle Jerry
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
Bad: Subban bridge contract. What the hell was he thinking. From lowballing, to not trusting his ability and not taking the discount for short-term gain was just ridiculous.

Rushing to re-sign Desharnais for 4 years.

Signing Boullion to an extension.
Subban's bridge contract will keep going through next season where the cap decreases, giving us the opportunity to add some much-needed elements to our roster. By the time his contract extension is effective, the cap will probably be back up to 70M, with guys like Markov and Gionta finishing their contract.

It gives Bergevin cap room and growth move on the short-term, he chose to do this even if he has to pay PK 2M more per season than he would have, which, when you think about it, is minor when it comes down to signing a franchise d-man.

Signing Desharnais looks like it was a mistake of him, no question.

Signing Bouillon, a depth d-man to an armless 1 year, 1.5M contract is neither good or bad.

To answer the OT:

(+) Trading Erik Cole for a more flexible contract/better player in Michael Ryder
(+) Hiring Michel Therrien, who brought back some emotion in this locker room that had none
(+) Signing Prust to a long-term deal
(+) Picking Halpern up, it was a great move
(+) Not making any move at the trade deadline, in retrospective, was the RIGHT move
(+) Signing Pacioretty to a good cap hit on a long-term deal was the good thing to do, no matter what people say here.
(+) Hiring a bunch of guys to surround him will prove to be very important
(+) The bridge contract to PK Subban was the right thing to do to insure some growth space in the next year for his team. In retrospective, it'll be more expensive to re-sign Subban, but the team will have benefited from it.
(+) Sending Gomez home. Enough said.

(-) Desharnais contract. More and more concerning.
(-) Price at 6.5M per season still looks like an awfully expensive contract if he doesn't step it up.
(-) Moen's contract.
(-) Taking way too long to add grit to his lineup, to help a guy like Prust who just got 4 years older in half a season in MTL.
(-) Lefebvre in Hamilton.
(-) Not adding enough veteran scoring depth in Hamilton.

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