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07-01-2008, 09:11 PM
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best and worst deals of free agency day 1, 2008

What do you think are the best deals or the worst deals? (contract or trade)This is my opinion.

Best Deal: Colorado signing Darcy Tucker for 2.25/yr. (Got him at a good price)

Worst Deal:Jeff Finger to TOR for 3.5 mil/year (He is not worth 3.5 million)

I would also like to add that some of the contracts that some players have signed are ridiculous and the GM that signed them should take full responsibility if the player does not help the team for the long term.


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Best: Hagman to Toronto. Would have loved to see him here especailly for that amount. Brunette to Minnesota. Pretty cheap deal for what he brings to the team.

Worst: Finger to Toronto. Have a feeling they will be regretting this one. Campbell to Chicago. Very talented, but that is a lot of money invested to one of the most overrated d-man in my opinion.

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best deal:to me its was the cole trade for edmonton
worst deal:jeff finger was bad,huet got more than enough and washington overpaid for jose

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I'm amazed that former Flame, Mike Commodore got 3.5M per season.

Signings like this show that the system is failing.

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Best Deal: Brad Stuart staying in Detroit. When you can get a guy like Stuart signed for $3.75 million, you got a good deal.

Worst Deal: By far, Finger to Toronto. What the hell was Fletcher thinking on this one???? Makes absolutely no sense what so ever.

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Best deal: Stuart (3.75M/4yrs)

Good deal: Dupuis (1.4M/3yrs)

Bad deals: Redden (6.5M/6yrs), Campbell (7.1M/8yrs), Rolston (5.06M/4yrs), Streit (4.1M/5yrs)

Worst deals: Finger (3.5M/4yrs), Ryder (4M/3yrs), Commodore (3.75M/5yrs)


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After today, I have to give kudos to Sutter for locking up Iginla at $7.0, Phaneuf at $6.5, Kipper at $5.833, Langkow for a reported $4.5 and Regehr for $4.0.

Heck after the Commodore and Finger signings, Sarich is not a bad deal at $3.6.

What a ridiculous day, the contracts were stupid and these teams will be rueing these deals in the not so distant future.

$4 million a year for Ryder??? I am sure I see Julien sending him to the press box at some point this season. Streit for 5 years??? The Islanders organization may fold at some point if Wang keeps throwing the money around.

And Bob McKenzie had said we were in on the Redden sweepstakes. But I am sure Sutter shook his head at $6.5 million for 6 years. Redden I think has hit his max in talent and is on the downslide of his career. 3 years into this deal the Rangers will be trying to unload him.

Th great thing is if the Cap becomes stagnant (stays around $57-60 million) then there will be alot of great young players available 4-5 years from now as teams will still be stuck with bums in their thirties making $3 to $7 million.

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I also have to give props to the Coyotes for signing Kurt Sauer for what? $1.75 million? Great value for a guy like that. I was kind of hoping Sutter would go out and grab him.

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Best deal: Stuart (3.75M/4yrs)

Good deal: Dupuis (1.4M/3yrs)

Bad deals: Redden (6.5M/6yrs), Campbell (7.1M/8yrs), Rolston (5.06M/4yrs), Streit (4.1M/5yrs)

Worst deals: Finger (3.5M/4yrs), Ryder (4M/3yrs), Commodore (3.75M/5yrs)
Streit was a good value, considering what Hawks paid for Campbell. Also, Stuart signing is the best, you're right. He and Kronwall, along with Lidstrom/Rafalski give Detroit the best top 4 d-men in the league (this time for a whole season) -- hands down.

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Best: Andrew Brunette and it's not even close.

Worst: Wade Redden.

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I wanted the Flames to go after Ryder, but I'm glad we didn't win out there. Considering how many times he was in the pressbox last year, I'm shocked that there was that much of a market for him.

I wished we'd signed Tucker for that price though.

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Best = Brunette
Worst = Finger

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07-02-2008, 01:05 AM
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i agree that brunette is a damn good signing by minnesota. hagman was also a good deal. and after conklin's fill-in time in pittsburgh, bringing him in for under a million to back up osgood is not a bad deal, i think. detroit also did really well to hang on to brad stuart for a few nickels more than commodore is making.

commodore doesn't make a lot of sense to me. campbell, especially after his playoffs, is definitely not worth phaneuf money. and whatever sundin gets if he plays will be way too much.

anybody hear rumors about miettinen? i'd like him in calgary.
how bout rumors of where huselius will go? could kevin lowe be interested?

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So far, the Stuart signing has been the best IMO. If you compare it to the other D-men signings as of late, he is a real bargain at 3.75 mio. $.
Brunette's, Tucker's and Hall's deals receive HMs.
Campbell and Redden are largely overpaid, but what makes this deals ridiculous is the length of their contracts.

Judging the individual team's perfromances, I have to say, that Edmonton's moves have impressed me the most so far, so I hope, the Oilers will sign Hossa to a multi-year-contract worth 9 mio. $/year later this day to ruin their record.
Minnesota did also pretty well with acquiring Brunette for a legit amount of money and adding another PP-specialist in Zidlicky to their blueline.

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