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01-13-2013, 12:08 PM
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The Gomez saga gets more hilarious by the day.

But yeah... too bad it's tainted with the fact that NYR somehow scammed McDonagh off of the Habs on top of getting them to take that contract. Which was enough of a tooling, as is.

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01-13-2013, 12:12 PM
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The Gomez saga gets more hilarious by the day.

But yeah... too bad it's tainted with the fact that NYR somehow scammed McDonagh off of the Habs on top of getting them to take that contract. Which was enough of a tooling, as is.
ya just imagine them with both Gomez and Redden on the books the last few years.

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The Gomez contract was useful in NHL 12 when I was struggling mightily to get the Islanders to the cap floor (which was virtually impossible to do while signing worthwhile guys to the relatively reasonable contracts they tended to demand). Give Montreal a late pick for Gomez and sign someone like Ed Jovanovski or Bryan McCabe to a one year $7-8 million contract and you can cover a lot of ground.

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01-13-2013, 04:53 PM
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The Gomez saga gets more hilarious by the day.

But yeah... too bad it's tainted with the fact that NYR somehow scammed McDonagh off of the Habs on top of getting them to take that contract. Which was enough of a tooling, as is.
Everyone knew it would turn out like this even at the time of the trade. Sometimes I really wonder whether Sather pays other GMs under the table to make them take his horrible signings off his hands. Nobody can have that much luck.

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01-13-2013, 08:05 PM
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Anyone else surprised at how little movement there was today? Three minor trades. I kind of was led to believe that there were a lot of moves just lined up to be made when the players approved the new CBA.

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Anyone else surprised at how little movement there was today? Three minor trades. I kind of was led to believe that there were a lot of moves just lined up to be made when the players approved the new CBA.
ya I expected at least one exciting move

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Everyone knew it would turn out like this even at the time of the trade. Sometimes I really wonder whether Sather pays other GMs under the table to make them take his horrible signings off his hands. Nobody can have that much luck.
Some people are better salesmen than others.

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Anyone else surprised at how little movement there was today? Three minor trades. I kind of was led to believe that there were a lot of moves just lined up to be made when the players approved the new CBA.
Yeah, I agree.

You know it's a slow day when the only thing I've seen of interest is that Kevin Westgarth is Bill Cowher's son in law (married to one of Cowher's daughters). I didn't know that before today.

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ya just imagine them with both Gomez and Redden on the books the last few years.
Not to mention Drury and Roszival.

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I think the Rangers are the team to beat. The best goalie in the league IMO, a great top 4 defense, and now another scoring threat plus the maturation of Kreider.

That said, and maybe this is just my personal gut feeling, I'm less concerned about a playoff match-up against them than I am against the Flyers.
Part of me is fearful of the Pens getting embarrassed by the Flyers again (think Chicago & Vancouver); the other wants to see the Pens hand their lunch to them (ala Ottawa in '08).

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01-13-2013, 09:16 PM
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Part of me is fearful of the Pens getting embarrassed by the Flyers again (think Chicago & Vancouver); the other wants to see the Pens hand their lunch to them (ala Ottawa in '08).
I'd rather avoid them all together if possible. Even a series win over the Flyers is bound to take a toll.

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01-14-2013, 07:53 AM
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Yeah, I agree.

You know it's a slow day when the only thing I've seen of interest is that Kevin Westgarth is Bill Cowher's son in law (married to one of Cowher's daughters). I didn't know that before today.
Expect a lot more action today. Westgarth was the big domino. K5.

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01-14-2013, 10:44 AM
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Oh snap: you mean Kovachoo wasn't staying in Russia forever with Geno? I was so worried those guys would never come back.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=413467

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THought I'd post this here. Some sad news as Dominic Moore's wife died from cancer this week.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2...-liver-cancer/

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THought I'd post this here. Some sad news as Dominic Moore's wife died from cancer this week.

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2...-liver-cancer/
Puts things in perspective, especially right after the lockout.

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01-15-2013, 11:07 AM
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The Edmonton Oilers snag Mark Fistric from the Dallas Stars for a third-round pick. Jonathan Willis: “Obviously, Fistric was not acquired for his offense. He does, however, add some much needed NHL experience to a blue line that was already thin before the loss of Andy Sutton to injury.”
I would have loved him here.

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01-15-2013, 02:37 PM
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Any interest in Redden or Gomez?

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01-15-2013, 05:04 PM
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I would have loved him here.
We have enough no.6 defensemen to choose from.

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Has anyone seen Nick Petrecki over the last couple years? I liked him a lot in his draft year, and actually wanted the Pens to take him. I haven't followed him the last few years. I see he's an RFA now, and hasn't been qualified.

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01-15-2013, 06:18 PM
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Come again? His rights are with San Jose. You can't be an RFA and not be qualified.

He's not an NHL player in my view anyway. Even if he was, his upside is minimal to the point of being yet another 6/7 option, of which we have many like I said vis-a-vis Mark Fishstick.

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01-15-2013, 09:10 PM
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So Giroux has been named Captain KangGiroux.

I wonder if the Flyer fans who pissed themselves when Crosby was named Captain are moaning about the age of their new captain? Or if Mr. Greenjeans was hoping for the C for that matter.

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The Bruins just lost to their AHL team in a scrimmage. lol.

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01-15-2013, 10:07 PM
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The Bruins just lost to their AHL team in a scrimmage. lol.
lol, uh oh.

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I wasn't surprised that there wasn't a flurry of movement right after the gates opened...but I'm surprised by the lack of activity since then. I thought for sure there'd have been one major move...instead almost all of the RFAs remain unsigned and the biggest name to be traded was a 6th defenseman who's set to be a UFA in <6 months.

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