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My Custom Lineup
Brandon Saad ($0.894m) / Jonathan Toews ($6.300m) / Marian Hossa ($5.275m)
Viktor Stalberg ($0.875m) / Patrick Sharp ($5.900m) / Patrick Kane ($6.300m)
Bryan Bickell ($0.542m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Michael Frolik ($2.333m)
Daniel Carcillo ($0.825m) / Marcus Kruger ($0.900m) / Andrew Shaw ($0.565m)
Jamal Mayers ($0.650m) /
Duncan Keith ($5.538m) / Brent Seabrook ($5.800m)
Niklas Hjalmarsson ($3.500m) / Johnny Oduya ($3.383m)
Nick Leddy ($1.117m) / Michal Rozsival ($2.000m)
Sheldon Brookbank ($1.250m) / Steve Montador ($2.750m)
Corey Crawford ($2.667m)
Ray Emery ($1.150m)
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(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,200,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,889,294; BONUSES: $682,500
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $6,993,206
Well the coach of Rockford agrees with me, Saad saw limited playing time yesterday, probably one of the lowest TOI in the game. (LeBlanc, Beach, and Paradis had more ice time)
I'm guessing he saw limited ice time because the organization knew that the lockout was coming to an end and didn't want him hurt for training camp/the Hawks season. Granlund got pulled out of his game with the Aero's yesterday too. Precautionary measure that if anything indicates the Hawks think highly of him and want to give him top-six minutes.
So great to be back and finally going to see me some Hawk games again. Bowman now has a short period of time to make some big decisions before the games actually start. At least one defense man must be moved due to the over crowding. I can easily see Hammy being traded within the next few days as other than Keith, Seabs and Leddy, the others basically would bring nothing in return.
I can't wait to read the rules for these buyouts, I think we're going to see some nasty stuff with these depending on how they're written.
Arbitration rules will be interesting as well, players should use arbitration more than they do, I think this is an improvement.
Cap floor, combined with buyouts, will take away from some of the parity I've grown fond of. I'm not too happy about that.
200 million sharing still way too low to fix long-term issues. Also, players going to have a tough time making up money they lost, most won't get it back, some will come out ahead over the next few seasons.
Cap variance doesn't do enough, probably should have just let contracts stay were they were since they added two buyouts. Contract lengths don't do much to protect smaller clubs and bigger clubs didn't need that much help there in my opinion. I don't think this does anything to improve the quality of the product and I don't think it will have more than a marginal positive impact on more than a few players and a few owners. I'll have to see the rest of the CBA to make a stronger opinion on that issue.
With so much focus on short term cash, I'm getting a little bothered by how little attention was paid to how the rules will impact actual play. Maybe they can clean some of the language up for the final document.
Too bad US jrs didn't get to enjoy a few days of press coverage and quality coverage from bigger outlets in the states. Would have been much better for hockey in the U.S. overall. After 113 days, I could have waited 2 or 3 more for it to end while the US program received some worthy recognition and U.S. media acquainted themselves with future players. Coverage is so bad in some many markets, as a fan of the sport that was the one thing I was really excited about with the U.S. junior win. Even the NHL soured that as almost all the media that bothers to cover hockey will jump right to the lockout story in the states.
I'm glad there's NHL hockey, but this agreement (as it's been reported so far) really leaves a bad taste in my mouth for all the fuss the last 4 months.
Hopefully US corporate support for the league or major sports in general, isn't damaged too much.
I am happy that we have at least 8 years before the next stoppage though.
Time to catchup and review on the unsigned players and injuries around the league again.
Great news, though I've already decided not to give the NHL any money (unless I visit my brother in North Carolina and we catch a Canes game) for at least a year after the lockout ends. Hope more people do the same to show the players and the owners that there are repercussions for holding the game hostage like this.
They didn't save a half a season, they flushed half a season down the toilet.
I'm actually too pissed to care. Great now their back to getting our money and still not caring about us. Can't wait till 8 years from now when one of them opts out and we go through this all over again.
If you are really that angry you need to reassess your overall lookout on things.
Originally Posted by Blackhawkswincup
Except the NHLPA refused contract limits , Had absurd variance and no real 50/50 splits
Also had guranteed raises and the players wanted a 5 yr CBA
Not close to deal just signed ,, The December NHLPA offer was just a altered version fo there original (And until this month) only offer
Blah, this deal was leaked by an NHL governor a month ago and posted on ESPN. It's always been there, the NHL has been trying to milk the PA. The two week break, storming out... all child antics.
Originally Posted by Illinihockey
@ChrisKuc: Every player I've talked to thus far has raved about the job Donald Fehr is doing with the NHLPA. #Blackhawks
Based on everything I think he got them the best possible deal and still saved a season. He did his job and a very difficult one.