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07-06-2012, 08:53 PM
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Good deal, I was way off.

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on a 2 year deal, i could care less how much of a "steal" this is. Cap hit and space only matters when you think you can win a cup. Don't think the habs can contend for the cup within 2 years. A 3 year deal would have been better for me. just sayin'
I agree but contract needs to make sense for the player too. He wants to prove himself during 2 year span to get more.

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Good deal, I was way off.
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07-06-2012, 08:57 PM
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Wow! What a steal...

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Hopefully there's a move or two over the Summer. I would like to see them find out who of Plekanec, Cole, and Gionta has the best trade value and trade them. Even though it'd be risky, maybe some young guys would surprise us all.
If they trade Cole at this moment, I think I'll become a Leafs fan...
I don't remember the last guy in Montreal with so much heart and playing through pain like he did. Plus, he really enjoy being here and he's a model for our young players. I don't think MaxPac would have done what he did without Cole besides him.

I don't mind if we trade Gionta or Plekanec, but trading Cole would be really stupid.

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07-06-2012, 08:58 PM
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Fantastic cap hit, I was expecting at least 2.25m. Really ecstatic to have my favourite player here for two more years on a really great contract!

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If they trade Cole at this moment, I think I'll become a Leafs fan...
I don't remember the last guy in Montreal with so much heart and playing through pain like he did. Plus, he really enjoy being here and he's a model for our young players. I don't think MaxPac would have done what he did without Cole besides him.

I don't mind if we trade Gionta or Plekanec, but trading Cole would be really stupid.
Love Cole but he's got a year too much on that contract. Trading him within 2 years would be ideal, if possible. If he maintains at least a 20-20 pace, I can live with him for 4 years. I just find it hard to believe a guy with an injury history can play that style of game till 36-37.

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I agree but contract needs to make sense for the player too. He wants to prove himself during 2 year span to get more.
oh for sure the player takes these cheap deals to hit a homerun. But sometimes i feel our gms should take a chance and try to take a chance on a player with skill and make alex burrows contract out of it...know what i mean?

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07-06-2012, 09:00 PM
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Lars the boss. That's why we need to keep this guy. He honestly could've got his agent to milk another 500k-1mil based on his production per ice time and promising 2 years. Good man.

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07-06-2012, 09:01 PM
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oh for sure the player takes these cheap deals to hit a homerun. But sometimes i feel our gms should take a chance and try to take a chance on a player with skill and make alex burrows contract out of it...know what i mean?
Absolutely, but in fairness, 2 years at this price is a great deal just the same. I would've called 1.8 per for 3 years a steal too, but what can you do. In any case, management probably felt the premium contract he'd get, or at least the bigger raise, is better off left when gomez, gionta, markov, kaberle all come off the books in 2 years.

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07-06-2012, 09:02 PM
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Love Cole but he's got a year too much on that contract. Trading him within 2 years would be ideal, if possible. If he maintains at least a 20-20 pace, I can live with him for 4 years. I just find it hard to believe a guy with an injury history can play that style of game till 36-37.
His big injuries weren't things that really impacted his play now.

He's been pretty durable over the last few years.

I can't think of a reason to ever trade Cole, if anything those long stretches of games missed will in a few years make Cole be quite a bit younger in "games played age" than he might otherwise be.

I see no reason why he can't maintain somewhere along a 25+/25+ player who brings his A game most nights and always provides footspeed, size, hitting, a forecheck and veteran stability.

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07-06-2012, 09:05 PM
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There it is.

It's not a Habs deal without someone whining.

Just sayin'
I'm not complaining, i'm just saying there's nothing to get excited about. It's like complaining about the Scott Gomez contract, unless you think you can replace him with someone who can help you win a cup...there's no point to it.


I like the Price contract because it was long term and forward thinking on the belief that he'll become a top 5 goalie.

I love Lars Eller, but i just like the idea of when our team becomes really competitive and Eller starts putting things together he's going to demand a ton of money and we won't be able to keep him or sign ufas to put us over the top. KNow what i mean?

I'm a forward minded person, i don't think in the now. We're a 13th place team that signed a young player to a SHORT cheap contract, and we're supposed to celebrate? Not me.

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Good stuff, I was way off, I was sure he was getting at least 2M.

I can RFA vs UFA really makes a difference .

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07-06-2012, 09:06 PM
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1.325M is a total steal.

Bergevin just made up the marginal value lost by the Prust deal IMO.
People really don't understand how all this works.

Eller came off his Entry Level Contract with no arbitration rights. No leverage!

Of course he is signed cheap and Prust is signed dearly.

Think - did we have to give up Halak to get Prust??? No.

We gave up Halak at the time because Eller had SIX YEARS to go before Free Agency.

That is how it works.

Team gets 7 years of value, more or less, especially the first 4 years, the player gets the value afterwards.

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07-06-2012, 09:07 PM
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Awesome deal, well done Bergevin and company

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A thought he'd get around 1.5 at minimum, maybe 1.8 max, so I'm pretty damn happy with this deal.

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07-06-2012, 09:09 PM
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Funny, some people still complaining...

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Funny, some people still complaining...
Probably because now they have no sense of salary obligation to give Eller any icetime. Such a cheap contract might mean another season of no PP time and fringe linemates.

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hope he won't bolt after the 2 years if he has some success.

We will need to reward him.

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People really don't understand how all this works.

Eller came off his Entry Level Contract with no arbitration rights. No leverage!

Of course he is signed cheap and Prust is signed dearly.

Think - did we have to give up Halak to get Prust??? No.

We gave up Halak at the time because Eller had SIX YEARS to go before Free Agency.

That is how it works.

Team gets 7 years of value, more or less, especially the first 4 years, the player gets the value afterwards.
1.325M is in the single 3rd round pick compensation for an offer sheet. That's a steal for Eller. He has some leverage.

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07-06-2012, 09:25 PM
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People really don't understand how all this works.

Eller came off his Entry Level Contract with no arbitration rights. No leverage!

Of course he is signed cheap and Prust is signed dearly.

Think - did we have to give up Halak to get Prust??? No.

We gave up Halak at the time because Eller had SIX YEARS to go before Free Agency.

That is how it works.

Team gets 7 years of value, more or less, especially the first 4 years, the player gets the value afterwards.
It's still a fantastic value for Eller. He's already a good 3rd line center, he's easily worth north of 2m per.

Let's take a look at Subban and what he gets, unless it's a one year deal we aren't getting a steal on him I can assure you.

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Could not agree more, well except the lauf fan part! Haha
Cole, is just what we need, someone that wants to be in Montreal not Gomez type that could care less!


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If they trade Cole at this moment, I think I'll become a Leafs fan...
I don't remember the last guy in Montreal with so much heart and playing through pain like he did. Plus, he really enjoy being here and he's a model for our young players. I don't think MaxPac would have done what he did without Cole besides him.

I don't mind if we trade Gionta or Plekanec, but trading Cole would be really stupid.

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Wow what a ****ing steal. Underpaid.

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07-06-2012, 09:31 PM
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And in 2 years there will be plenty of money with Gomez, gio and kaberle coming off the books

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and we're supposed to celebrate? Not me.
Fair enough, although we aren't exactly throwing a parade or anything.

It's a good contract, fair deal for both sides.

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