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07-08-2008, 02:16 PM
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Halak's agent is an idiot.
Why? He don't have much choices in front of him, and he don't have the experience to justify a big contract...

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Why? He don't have much choices in front of him, and he don't have the experience to justify a big contract...
If I was his agent I would have gotten him an offer sheet.

Great deal for the Habs though.

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If I was his agent I would have gotten him an offer sheet.
Maybe there were none coming? Or maybe Halak wanted to stay in Montreal? Crazy thoughts, I know.

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If I was his agent I would have gotten him an offer sheet.
....and since you aren't an agent......

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Maybe there were none coming? Or maybe Halak wanted to stay in Montreal? Crazy thoughts, I know.
I don't see how a player with Halak's potential wouldn't have recieved an offer sheet. 2.5 million and a 2nd in compensation is peanuts for a player with Halak's upside.

I can only assume that Halak wanted to be in Montreal.

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I know it shouldn't be in this thread but the canucks just signed Demitra...u think that means the habs are the only ones left in the Sundin sweepstakes?

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great news! look forward to seeing him get some games this season. i was diddspointed he missed out last yr. i think he can be a good goalie!

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I know it shouldn't be in this thread but the canucks just signed Demitra...u think that means the habs are the only ones left in the Sundin sweepstakes?
Sadly they still have enough room...

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If I was his agent I would have gotten him an offer sheet.
1- You can't actually call other GMs when your player is a RFA. It's the GM from the other team that has to call you.

2- Halak doesn't even have 30 games of experience in this league

3- He was a 6th round draft pick

4- Bryzgalov was waived last year, it gives you a good idea of what the market for goalies is like. Unexperienced goalies don't get much until they show a lot of consistency (and it happened to Bryz after he moved to Phoenix)

Are you actually pissed because you predicted Halak would get over a mil???

It's been weeks that I've been saying that Halak would get around 700-800 mil per.

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Great to see Halak get signed. Hopefully Gorges & O'Byrne signings aren't too far off.

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07-08-2008, 02:28 PM
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Halak's agent is an idiot.
Not really. Price is unproven in the NHL no matter what anyone says and to date his NHL playoff stats are screamming CHOKER.

Lets say price flops next year and they keep him in the net with the old "he's a big player so it will take longer" "he looks like Dryden out there" Lattentresse logic while Halak plays his game and does "OK". In 2009 Price will have to deliver and Halak will be looking like gold in this situation while having the option to test the free market next year.

Not to mention Halak will have the "loyal player" stamp too.

If price does well Hallak will still have an out with great stats because Price will face the better teams while having the skills to be an NHL starter IMO.

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1- You can't actually call other GMs when your player is a RFA. It's the GM from the other team that has to call you.

2- Halak doesn't even have 30 games of experience in this league

3- He was a 6th round draft pick

4- Bryzgalov was waived last year, it gives you a good idea of what the market for goalies is like. Unexperienced goalies don't get much until they show a lot of consistency (and it happened to Bryz after he moved to Phoenix)

Are you actually pissed because you predicted Halak would get over a mil???

It's been weeks that I've been saying that Halak would get around 700-800 mil per.
1 is not true... but the rest are....

You are RFA you can call whoever you want.... Thats why the words Free Agent are in there....

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Great deal.

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Not really. Price is unproven in the NHL no matter what anyone says and to date his NHL playoff stats are screamming CHOKER.
Wait... Price would not be a choker IF he would've won the cup...? was Marty Brodeur also a choker for losing in his first playoffs (in the ECF, in 4 games nonetheless)? Sure you might point that he had an GAA of 1,95, yet he was part of a very defensive team, whereas Price with his 2,78 GAA was part of an offensive team that got shutdown.

He was 20 years old for Prissakes.

His regular season numbers tend to show that he has a LOT of upside (very similar to Brodeur's rookie season numbers). Brodeur turned 22 the week after they were eliminated.

One playoff run at the age of 20 and he's already labeled a choker... altho he made 2 shutouts in the first round...

I can understand why players are afraid to play here.

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1 is not true... but the rest are....

You are RFA you can call whoever you want.... Thats why the words Free Agent are in there....
My bad, I thought there was a rule against RFA's looking for offer sheets, especially if they have recieved a qualifying offer.


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07-08-2008, 02:42 PM
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Wait... Price would not be a choker IF he would've won the cup...? was Marty Brodeur also a choker for losing in his first playoffs (in the ECF, in 4 games nonetheless)? Sure you might point that he had an GAA of 1,95, yet he was part of a very defensive team, whereas Price with his 2,78 GAA was part of an offensive team that got shutdown.

He was 20 years old for Prissakes.

His regular season numbers tend to show that he has a LOT of upside (very similar to Brodeur's rookie season numbers). Brodeur turned 22 the week after they were eliminated.

One playoff run at the age of 20 and he's already labeled a choker... altho he made 2 shutouts in the first round...

I can understand why players are afraid to play here.
Do yourself a favor, click "all posts made by Le Slow Poke". You will then suddenly realize the guy is the biggest idiot ever spawned.

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nice
lol...what did you all think he'd get?

Halak didn't really have any leverage...

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Yep! 2 year 1.55

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/feature/?id=11...topRelated_nhl

More info

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=2428...s=topStory_nhl

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Wait... Price would not be a choker IF he would've won the cup...? was Marty Brodeur also a choker for losing in his first playoffs (in the ECF, in 4 games nonetheless)? Sure you might point that he had an GAA of 1,95, yet he was part of a very defensive team, whereas Price with his 2,78 GAA was part of an offensive team that got shutdown.

He was 20 years old for Prissakes.

His regular season numbers tend to show that he has a LOT of upside (very similar to Brodeur's rookie season numbers). Brodeur turned 22 the week after they were eliminated.

One playoff run at the age of 20 and he's already labeled a choker... altho he made 2 shutouts in the first round...
I can understand why players are afraid to play here.
I don't get it either...he's 20yrs old and was in his first ever NHL season

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Nice !

Pretty much what we were all hoping for. Now O' Byrne should get around the same a mount and Gorges could see about 1 mill comming his way too.

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Good deal.Hopefully Gorges and O'Byrne will be done quickly too

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There is no point in signing a two-way deal, he would have to clear waivers to play in AHL...


Yes, and AHL guys Degon and Locke.
I don't think Halak needs to clear waivers to play in the AHL. 1-way simply means he gets paid his full salary anyway, even if sent down.

Degon was not tendered a qualifying offer, and I heard that the club expects him to play in Europe.

Locke will probably accept the QO, IMO.

I expect O'Byrne to sign at around Lapierre money, and Gorges at just under $1M, the latter on a one-way deal.

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Oh man, I just went to tsn.ca and all I saw was his pic (the headline was cut off by my screen) and my heart was in my throat haha. I was scared he got signed by someone else. Great deal. Now just waiting for Gorges and Sundin.

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Do yourself a favor, click "all posts made by Le Slow Poke". You will then suddenly realize the guy is the biggest idiot ever spawned.
I thought that was TheDamned???

Guess they come in bunches.

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I don't see how a player with Halak's potential wouldn't have recieved an offer sheet. 2.5 million and a 2nd in compensation is peanuts for a player with Halak's upside.

I can only assume that Halak wanted to be in Montreal.
An NHL team doesn't spend 2.5 mil on a player that hasn't proven anything at this level. Kostistyn scored 27 goals and he only got 3.25, Halak is nowhere near that range.

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