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07-05-2011, 06:30 PM
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All I've heard is that they were "close."
Is that a hard 's' or a soft 's'?

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i wouldnt mind them throwing a million bucks at say chris drury to come in and provide some veteran leadership as well as making schenn compete for a roster spot.

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i wouldnt mind them throwing a million bucks at say chris drury to come in and provide some veteran leadership as well as making schenn compete for a roster spot.
From what I hear, Drury's knee is pretty much shot.

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It is possible they have an agreement with Simmonds, but are leaving him unsigned to maintain some flexibility with the cap.

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From what I hear, Drury's knee is pretty much shot.
even more ammo in the "character guy" portfolio. tryout contract coming off of surgery could put the right mojo over the room

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even more ammo in the "character guy" portfolio. tryout contract coming off of surgery could put the right mojo over the room
I don't know that surgery is the answer.

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Kaberle to Carolina for 4.25 x 3 years. A good deal for both of them, I like it.
That seems a bit steep for what he brought to Boston. I was thinking he should be no more than 3 mil.

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That seems a bit steep for what he brought to Boston. I was thinking he should be no more than 3 mil.
He played fairly well for Boston. He was invisible at times, but not a bad invisible.

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He played fairly well for Boston. He was invisible at times, but not a bad invisible.
He was completely invisible and when your cap hit is $4.25 million, that's a very bad thing

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He was completely invisible and when your cap hit is $4.25 million, that's a very bad thing
Not always, if you're invisible as a d-man you're probably getting the job done, albeit in unspectacular fashion.

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He played fairly well for Boston. He was invisible at times, but not a bad invisible.
When you are an offensive defensemen brought in purely to help a starving powerplay, invisible is always bad thing.

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Not always, if you're invisible as a d-man you're probably getting the job done, albeit in unspectacular fashion.
Exactly, and led BOS in Powerplay points and was a +8 in the playoffs. and 25 pts in 49 total games in BOS isn't bad at all

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After hearing of when Homer started the Jagr signing, does anyone else wonder if his offseasons are a complete crap shoot? I mean how do you text an agent the day before FA opens to see if his client is interested in playing for you? What kind of plan is there, if any, that makes you shoot a random text out of the blue?

I don't know, it just makes me wonder if Homer is just flying by the seat of his pants with no real gameplan thought out before he does anything.

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After hearing of when Homer started the Jagr signing, does anyone else wonder if his offseasons are a complete crap shoot? I mean how do you text an agent the day before FA opens to see if his client is interested in playing for you? What kind of plan is there, if any, that makes you shoot a random text out of the blue?

I don't know, it just makes me wonder if Homer is just flying by the seat of his pants with no real gameplan thought out before he does anything.

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Wouldn't shock me at all. Sometimes he has a plan and follows through with it (getting another top-4 defenseman last year) and sometimes he seems to not know what he's doing (stating that Lappy could play on the third line and help the team on face-offs).

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There is no plan. I thought we established this.

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After hearing of when Homer started the Jagr signing, does anyone else wonder if his offseasons are a complete crap shoot? I mean how do you text an agent the day before FA opens to see if his client is interested in playing for you? What kind of plan is there, if any, that makes you shoot a random text out of the blue?

I don't know, it just makes me wonder if Homer is just flying by the seat of his pants with no real gameplan thought out before he does anything.

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Plan? We don't need no stinkin' plan!

Seriously, I think the Jagr deal was one of those occurrences that fell into Holmgren's lap, and that no matter how detailed your plan, there will be the occasional surprise. I'd wager that Holmgren scarcely considered Jagr and was surprised when his casual inquiry returned interest.

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Is that a hard 's' or a soft 's'?
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After hearing of when Homer started the Jagr signing, does anyone else wonder if his offseasons are a complete crap shoot? I mean how do you text an agent the day before FA opens to see if his client is interested in playing for you? What kind of plan is there, if any, that makes you shoot a random text out of the blue?

I don't know, it just makes me wonder if Homer is just flying by the seat of his pants with no real gameplan thought out before he does anything.

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I think the plan was trade Richards and Carter for the best returns you could get, and bring in a legit goaltender. That plan was accomplished before the start of free agency. Anything after that is just gravy.

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There is no plan. I thought we established this.
It sure seems that way. I am still baffled by the Versteeg trade. Trade a 20 goal player for picks? That no big deal, except that we acquired no one to fill his roster spot. That just seems bizarre.

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Arnott goes to St. Louis for pretty cheap (Langenbrunner too). That means we officially got no one I was hoping for this off season.

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Arnott goes to St. Louis for pretty cheap (Langenbrunner too). That means we officially got no one I was hoping for this off season.
They each signed for 1 yr at 2.5 mil with bonuses that could reach 2.8 million. Those seem like reasonable signings.

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Plan? We don't need no stinkin' plan!

Seriously, I think the Jagr deal was one of those occurrences that fell into Holmgren's lap, and that no matter how detailed your plan, there will be the occasional surprise. I'd wager that Holmgren scarcely considered Jagr and was surprised when his casual inquiry returned interest.
I agree.

Hopefully the signing isn't a horrible backfire.

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Well, that was a dramatic two weeks. But now I think I just want the season to start already!!!

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Not always, if you're invisible as a d-man you're probably getting the job done, albeit in unspectacular fashion.
That's true, for a guy who gets paid to be a shutdown d-man, but Kaberle was supposed to be an offensive dynamo.

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