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Free Agency & General Offseason Thread Part IV: Will there be NHL hockey this year?

Part III: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...228495&page=40

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I'm leaning towards 'we'll wait until the CBA negotiations are closer to finished before we make any significant moves toward the cap floor'

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I don't really understand people's general resentment towards the league in these circumstances.

One thing I keep seeing from people and the media is:
If the league wants to lower pay rolls why are they offering up giant contracts?

If a set of rules is in place at the moment then a smart GM will do everything they can within their power to make the best possible team. Obviously if you have to pay a guy 100mil for 14 years to get him to play, and you can, then you will. If you don't then some other GM will, so of course you are going to do it, but that doesn't mean it is the best thing for the game. The entire point behind the owner's push for new rules is to eliminate the ability to do this which creates a level playing field between the teams.

Another thing I don't really understand is when people get all upset because the owner's demands will "anger" the players.

The owner's proposed a plan would see:
Long-term deals eliminated; lowering the potential to handcuff a team
Longer entry-level deals; meaning if you draft well you have better kids for a longer time
Restricted free agency moved up; meaning players can't up and leave early on

All of those things mean that the "TEAM" we cheer for is going to be in a better position, so who really cares about the players?

We might buy jerseys with the name of a certain player on the back, but usually we only like them because they play for the team on the front.

Sure players are the reason that the game is exciting, but the only reason they get paid huge amounts of money to play a kid's game is because the owners have the money to do so. I'm pretty sure a lot of the owners lose money on their teams and make their actual money through other business ventures. The players are the only ones that are solely dependent on the sport itself, so I'm not sure why I should side with the weaker side of the argument when by right they have the lower position to argue from.

In these circumstances I'm fully behind the league and ownership to do whatever they feel is best to support stable and profitable teams. Of course this should be taken within reason as I'm not saying the players should play for pennies.

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PEOPLE FROM THE OTTAWA SENATORS WHO READ HF READ THIS:

Gonchar + Michalek for Boyle + Clowe.

Do it.


I feel like some ''scientist'' sending radio waves into space trying to contact aliens.

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PEOPLE FROM THE OTTAWA SENATORS WHO READ HF READ THIS:

Gonchar + Michalek for Boyle + Clowe.

Do it.


I feel like some ''scientist'' sending radio waves into space trying to contact aliens.
Pass... Boyle isn't going to be significantly better the Gonchar and they are relatively the same age so it isn't like we are trading an aging vet for a younger dman.. we are just doing a lateral swap for a little bit of an upgrade. I also like Michalek > Clowe.

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PEOPLE FROM THE OTTAWA SENATORS WHO READ HF READ THIS:

Gonchar + Michalek for Boyle + Clowe.

Do it.


I feel like some ''scientist'' sending radio waves into space trying to contact aliens.
For the 2nd time. No

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Pass... Boyle isn't going to be significantly better the Gonchar and they are relatively the same age so it isn't like we are trading an aging vet for a younger dman.. we are just doing a lateral swap for a little bit of an upgrade. I also like Michalek > Clowe.
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For the 2nd time. No
Well some people agreed in the other thread...

Boyle > Gonchar. Boyle >>> Gonchar.

People who read the polls section brace yourselves lol

Dan Boyle
Relative Quality of Competition = 1.199 (1st on his team)
Relative Corsi = 1.7
+/- On the ice/60 min = 0.38; Team +/- Off the ice/60 min = 0.12; Difference = 0.26

Sergei Gonchar
Relative Quality of Competition = 0.268 (3rd on his team)
Relative Corsi = -4.1
+/- On the ice/60 min = 0.00; Team +/- Off the ice/60 min = 0.50; Difference = -0.50

Boyle also puts up more points as you know.

Michalek > Clowe but it doesn't make up the difference. Arguably.

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Cam Macintyre might be worth a camp invite. He still has some potential and might be able to find a niche as a physical energy line fighter type either with Ottawa or down in Bingo.

Also, it might be worthwhile to give Matt Foy an invite to Bingo's training camp. It looks like he is finally healthy again and he has proven in the past that he is a capable AHL player.

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Cam Macintyre might be worth a camp invite. He still has some potential and might be able to find a niche as a physical energy line fighter type either with Ottawa or down in Bingo.

Also, it might be worthwhile to give Matt Foy an invite to Bingo's training camp. It looks like he is finally healthy again and he has proven in the past that he is a capable AHL player.
No to both. Ottawa has enough AHL bodies, they don't need AHL 4th liners

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No to both. Ottawa has enough AHL bodies, they don't need AHL 4th liners
Foy put up 50 points in the AHL, if he can stay healthy, then he is more than a 4th liner in the AHL. What is there to lose by offering him a tryout? He isn't guaranteed a contract.

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Foy put up 50 points in the AHL, if he can stay healthy, then he is more than a 4th liner in the AHL. What is there to lose by offering him a tryout? He isn't guaranteed a contract.
6 years ago. Even if he can play in the AHL, the Sens don't need him at all.

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6 years ago. Even if he can play in the AHL, the Sens don't need him at all.
Bingo was terrible last year. I don't see the big deal with giving him a tryout. If he pans out, he could put up 40-50 points. If he doesn't, then he goes sign somewhere else. Bingo will have a few AHL and ECHL guys trying out for the team, so Foy might as well be one of them.

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Well some people agreed in the other thread...

Boyle > Gonchar. Boyle >>> Gonchar.

People who read the polls section brace yourselves lol

Dan Boyle
Relative Quality of Competition = 1.199 (1st on his team)
+/- On the ice/60 min = 0.38; Team +/- Off the ice/60 min = 0.12; Difference = 0.26

Sergei Gonchar
Relative Quality of Competition = 0.268 (3rd on his team)
+/- On the ice/60 min = 0.00; Team +/- Off the ice/60 min = 0.50; Difference = -0.50

Boyle also puts up more points as you know.

Michalek > Clowe but it doesn't make up the difference. Arguably.


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Bingo was terrible last year. I don't see the big deal with giving him a tryout. If he pans out, he could put up 40-50 points. If he doesn't, then he goes sign somewhere else. Bingo will have a few AHL and ECHL guys trying out for the team, so Foy might as well be one of them.
Many many prospects are making the jump this year. Zib, Stone, Prince, Culek. They signed Jessiman already

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Many many prospects are making the jump this year. Zib, Stone, Prince, Culek. They signed Jessiman already
You need vets to teach the young players. Relying on young players only isn't a good thing.

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You need vets to teach the young players. Relying on young players only isn't a good thing.
Nathan Lawson
Huge Jessiman
Tyler Eckford
André Benoît

That's 4 vets and there's a 5 vet limit. + there's always 'Ancient' Cannone

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Nathan Lawson 28
Huge Jessiman 28
Tyler Eckford 26
André Benoît 28

That's 4 vets and there's a 5 vet limit. + there's always 'Ancient' Cannone
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Nathan Lawson
Huge Jessiman
Tyler Eckford
André Benoît

That's 4 vets and there's a 5 vet limit. + there's always 'Ancient' Cannone
I don't think you know what the 5 vet limit means

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**** off with the ******** corsi stats.
This. Seems every blogger around is making these a mainstay in every blog and I hate it. I like to read Sens blogs for headline analysis, rumors (meh), game day and post game notes, and opinionated subjects...I don't want to have to do math reading a Sens blog

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