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07-01-2012, 10:49 AM
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Free Agency Thread

Despite it not being a great crop of players this year, no doubt the main board is going to be chaos. So I'll try and keep this post updated with everything that is going on.

Hopes for today? Sign Garrison, Suter to the Eastern Conference and the Red Wings to give Parise a huge contract. Don't expect Tarasenko to sign for another few days.

Trades
OTT Nick Foligno for CBJ Marc Methot

Signings
TBL - LW - Benoît Pouliot (1y/$1.8m caphit)
DET - G - Jonas Gustavsson (2y/$1.5m caphit)
PHX - RW - David Moss (2y/$2.1m caphit)
COL - C - John Mitchell (2y/$1.1m caphit)
COL - D - Matt Carkner (?y/? caphit)
NYR - D - Stu Bickel (2y/$750k caphit)
CAR - D - Joe Corvo (1y/$2m caphit)
OTT - D - Mike Lundin (1y/$1.15m caphit)
MIN - C - Torrey Mitchell (3y/$1.9m caphit)
MIN - C - Zenon Konopka (2y/$925k caphit)
OTT - RW - Guillaume Latendresse (1y/$1.2m+ caphit)
MON - RW - Colby Armstong (1y/$1m caphit)
DAL - LW - Ray Whitney (2y/$4.5m caphit w/NMC)
ANA - RW - Brad Staubitz (2y/? caphit)
OTT - D - Andre Benoit (1y/$650k caphit)
SJS - C - Adam Burish (4y/$1.8m caphit)
NYI - RW - Brad Boyes (1y/$1m caphit)
PIT - C - Riley Holzapfel (1y/$525k caphit)
NYI - D - Matt Carkner (3y/$1.5m caphit)
PIT - LW - Tanner Glass (2y/$1.1m caphit)
FLA - D - Filip Kuba (2y/$4m caphit)
NYR - RW - Arron Asham (2y/$1m caphit)
LAK - LW - Dustin Penner (1y/~$3m caphit)
MTL - D - Francis Bouillon (1y/$1.5m caphit)
NYR - LW - Micheal Haley (2y/$? caphit)
MTL - LW - Brandon Prust (4y/$2.5m caphit)
COL - D - Greg Zanon (2y/$2.25m caphit)
WPG - LW - Alexei Ponikarovsky (1y/$1.8m caphit)
FLA - RW - George Parros (2y/$925k caphit)
NYI - LW - Eric Boulton (1y/$? caphit)
EDM - LW - Darcy Hordichuk (1y/$? caphit)
CHI - D - Sheldon Brookbank (2y/$? caphit)
COL - RW - P.A. Parenteau (4y/$4m caphit)
NSH - G - Chris Mason (1y/$1.25m+ caphit)
CBJ - D - Adrian Aucoin (1y/$2m+ caphit)
TOR - C - Jay McClement (2y/$1.5m caphit)
TAM - D - Sami Salo (2y/$3.75m caphit)
ANA - D - Bryan Allen (3y/$3.5m caphit)
DET - RW - Mikael Samuelsson (2y/$3m caphit w/ NTC)
DET - RW - Jordin Tootoo (3y/$1.9m caphit)
DAL - D - Aaron Rome (3y/$1.5m caphit)
ANA - D - Sheldon Souray (3y/$3.66m caphit)
VAN - D - Jason Garrison (6y/$4.6m caphit)
NJD - G - Martin Brodeur (2y/$4.5m caphit)

CSKA Moskva - C - Alexander Radulov (4y)


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07-01-2012, 10:50 AM
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Its a shame we don't need a winger rather than a center and defenseman, because the winger class of FAs is much better.

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If Detroit misses out on Suter and gives Semin a stupid contract, I will jump for joy.

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Its a shame we don't need a winger rather than a center and defenseman, because the winger class of FAs is much better.
That's good point, but they said they may get creative so they could sign a winger and trade one or two of the younger wingers for the third center.

But this isn't that realistic because they still have to keep their payroll down.

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Its a shame we don't need a winger rather than a center and defenseman, because the winger class of FAs is much better.
I`m not a fan of trading away our depth at wing but if we really have a shot at, lets say, Doan I`d have no problem in signing him and trade away one of our guys for help on another position

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That's good point, but they said they may get creative so they could sign a winger and trade one or two of the younger wingers for the third center.

But this isn't that realistic because they still have to keep their payroll down.
The problem with the prospect of trading one of our wingers, who can we really say that we would be trading high on? Oshie is probably the only one that is a peak value. McDonald's injuries limits his value, Steen is just the type of player that will always be worth more to the team than in trade, Perron doesn't have that one really strong season that I think is needed to get good value and we all know the issues with Stewart.

I think it will be a years time before we start to see some major movement with the team.

At the same time, we can't exactly be looking for stop-gaps this summer when you see the likes of Souray and Kuba are looking for 3 year deals!

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I`m not a fan of trading away our depth at wing but if we really have a shot at, lets say, Doan I`d have no problem in signing him and trade away one of our guys for help on another position
Agreed on bringing a gritty talented winger like Doan here. It's being said that Doan won't sign for another week however.


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Unsurprisingly the Wild have made contract offers to both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.

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If Detroit misses out on Suter and gives Semin a stupid contract, I will jump for joy.
You're preaching to the Choir!

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I actually fear the Red Wings signing Semin more than Parise.

If whoever signs Semin can get him playing with his head in the game every night, then he will be an outstanding addition and likely at a far more reasonable rate than Parise. I think the Wings might actually be able to get the best out of him.

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Detroit have signed Jonas Gustavsson, 2 years $1.5m cap hit.

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Detroit got Gustavsson. Doubt he plays against us much though.

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Haha, Strickland reported Calgary signed Moss, and then McKenzie tweeted that Phoenix signed him.

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Like I said in the main thread, good for both sides. He should have went to San Jose in the first place. Toronto screwed him up quite a bit.

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If Detroit misses out on Suter and gives Semin a stupid contract, I will jump for joy.
I actually think Semin would be a good fit for Detroit. He started to round out his game last year. Plus, he would have the right type of players that complement his deficiencies.

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I actually think Semin would be a good fit for Detroit. He started to round out his game last year. Plus, he would have the right type of players that complement his deficiencies.
I'd just rather them get Semin instead of Parise. I think it is safe to assume they will get one of them.

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If Garrison and Carle are both waiting for Suter to sign, this could be a really boring day for us.

Strickland said we are one of the teams to contact Carle.

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If Garrison and Carle are both waiting for Suter to sign, this could be a really boring day for us.

Strickland said we are one of the teams to contact Carle.
it's off to a boring start that's for sure *yawns*

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it's off to a boring start that's for sure *yawns*
Reports are that Suter won't sign till tomorrow at the earliest. I just hope that other players aren't waiting for him for him to sign first.

It could be good for us to make a serious to pitch to Garrison or Carle today before the losers of the Suter sweepstakes join in.

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If Garrison and Carle are both waiting for Suter to sign, this could be a really boring day for us.

Strickland said we are one of the teams to contact Carle.
I totally believe that we are interested in Carle, wouldn't be my first choice though.

Leafs have contacted Brodeur's agent.

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McKenzie is expecting Suter to get 10+ years, AAV at $7M+, and $28M in first 2 years.

I think Suter is really good, but I wouldn't give him that.

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I forgot what last year was like, but things are slowly starting to pick up. I think we just have to wait for one biggish move, and then things will start to really pickup.

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I forgot what last year was like, but things are slowly starting to pick up. I think we just have to wait for one biggish move, and then things will start to really pickup.
It does take a while to negotiate contracts, so its probably to be expected.

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McKenzie is expecting Suter to get 10+ years, AAV at $7M+, and $28M in first 2 years.

I think Suter is really good, but I wouldn't give him that.
He's saying the same thing about Parise. I didn't really consider that their contracts would be so heavily front-loaded, which pretty much guarantees that we won't be signing either of them.

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McKenzie is expecting Suter to get 10+ years, AAV at $7M+, and $28M in first 2 years.

I think Suter is really good, but I wouldn't give him that.
I'd happily see us give him his career contract of 13 years, but not at $7m+ average. If he follows the money, then I expect someone will likely offer him a 12 year/$90m deal.

Minnesota have already made him an offer and the rumor was that their offer to Parise was going to be in the $90m+/10y range!

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