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03-25-2013, 05:32 PM
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set up for life, he will coast.
He's had the opposite response to new contracts throughout his career, but okay.

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03-25-2013, 05:35 PM
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He tended to do better in non contract years early on, so maybe that's it.

Really just a question of how he and Staal continue to fit together. Even his down years were very good possession-wise, just no finish. But that's a big commitment and that team is getting rather top-heavy.

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03-25-2013, 05:36 PM
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It's overpayment. Shows what they think of him, though.
It's kind of like meeting a girl online who's amazing for a few months and taking her to Vegas to marry her.

Soon enough you'll find out that she's got two kids and a meth problem.

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It's kind of like meeting a girl online who's amazing for a few months and taking her to Vegas to marry her.

Soon enough you'll find out that she's got two kids and a meth problem.
True; two kids and a meth problem are pretty easy to hide for months at a time.

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True; two kids and a meth problem are pretty easy to hide for months at a time.
The kids are with their grandmother and she only did meth when she wasn't with you. The point is: you don't know her and you aren't familiar with her shortcomings.

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03-25-2013, 05:47 PM
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Mhm.

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Semin would hardly be the first to get fat cat disease

In fact, I expect it from anyone inking a big contract.

The contract is based on the previous body of work and that alone.

For the overall good of the game, I had hoped incentives would be more common.

Lets see if we are all wrong on Semin. I have a hunch if he is happy, you know, playing with a good center all to himself, he may have more incentive than he had here largely going it alone his entire career.


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And this girl having two kids and a meth problem turns out to be nothing more than gossip from a clique of ***** from her high school.

I'm sure Rutherford had no stat sheets and no video available of Semin's last 7 years before signing him.

I wonder if Detroit fans threw everything at discrediting Hossa once he signed with Chicago.

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03-25-2013, 05:50 PM
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Regardless of his merits as a player, he's got so much baggage that that seems like that contract would be well above market price. I mean I think the Canes are justified in wanting to lock him up (there's some chemistry with Staal, the baggage and narratives are overblown and/or you can deal with them) but you'd think they could at least get a better deal out of it.

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I wonder if Detroit fans threw everything at discrediting Hossa once he signed with Chicago.
Yeah, that has anything to do with why people here dislike Semin. Doesn't apply at all.

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Regardless of his merits as a player, he's got so much baggage that that seems like that contract would be well above market price. I mean I think the Canes are justified in wanting to lock him up (there's some chemistry with Staal, the baggage and narratives are overblown and/or you can deal with them) but you'd think they could at least get a better deal out of it.
What deals are you comparing it to?

Because all those retirement contracts with super deflated cap hits look a lot different over a 5-7 year span.

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03-25-2013, 05:53 PM
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Yeah, that has anything to do with why people here dislike Semin. Doesn't apply at all.
Well they are comparable players.

And Hossa did poop the bed for them more than Semin had here.

Once you get selective enough nothing applies to anything.

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03-25-2013, 06:08 PM
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Shero gets way too much credit. The Penguins are strong because they got two generational players and drafted in the top 5 for five straight seasons. They have been a major disappointment the last three years in the playoffs. There goaltending and defence are still huge question marks and I wouldn't be surprised to see them bounced in the first or second round. Boston is a much better team overall and has the playoff identity to win it all.

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03-25-2013, 06:11 PM
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Shero did a good job at finishing of that cup team and deserves credit for that, but I'd agree that his moves since then leave a lot to be desired.

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That's interesting. Right now Semin's shooting percentage is in the dumps and his line mates are higher than they usually are.

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03-25-2013, 06:16 PM
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That's interesting. Right now Semin's shooting percentage is in the dumps and his line mates are higher than they usually are.
Staal is a shoot first player and Tlusty is extremely shoot first player, so I'm guessing he morphed into a full on playmaker for that line who isn't looking to snipe as much. If he's a defensively solid 25G 45-50A player from now on I doubt the Canes complain.

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03-25-2013, 06:21 PM
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On Pens' trades. Overreaction. I would not think about it until we play them in playoffs. Who cares?

OV said he's friends with Ribs. That's The Force. Don't fear the penguin.

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Staal is a shoot first player and Tlusty is extremely shoot first player, so I'm guessing he morphed into a full on playmaker for that line who isn't looking to snipe as much. If he's a defensively solid 25G 45-50A player from now on I doubt the Canes complain.
Until the playoffs and he becomes a 2A in 7GP player.

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Until the playoffs and he becomes a 2A in 7GP player.
They are 9th at the moment. And if Caps are to pass them they could miss the playoffs entirely.

He is a future tourist in Turkey.

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03-25-2013, 06:26 PM
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Until the playoffs and he becomes a 2A in 7GP player.
I'm sure he'll shoot 0-for-44 again. Definitely.

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Until the playoffs and he becomes a 2A in 7GP player.
Is that when Backstrom becomes a 2A in 9GP player?

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If they look "cured" by the deadline and we're set on making a run, I'd try to see what Buffalo would want for an Ott + Regehr package deal. Maybe be a bit rich but damn if that wouldn't be nice to have for the playoffs. 1st would have to be involved at the minimum. If Glencross is available absolutely dive on that, he'd be a mid-long term solution too. Talbot too if Philly is selling and the price is reasonable

Glencross Backstrom Fehr
Laich Ribeiro Brouwer
Talbot Ott Ovechkin
Hendricks Beagle Ward
Chimera Perreault

Alzner Carlson
Regehr Green
Erskine Orlov
Hillen Olesky

that would be a hell of a lineup and even if it doesn't beat the pens it could grind them down for the next team to finish them off. That's what this year is really about.
As I have stated in my earlier posts, I basically agree 100% here. I may not have those forwards together (Ovechkin sticks with Bakcstrom.....healthy Fehr would be tremendous with Ott and Talbot), but I digress.

However, this is fantasy land, as we all know our GM wont do something like this. Lightning onmly struck in 2007-08

That said,

Fire George

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03-25-2013, 06:30 PM
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As I have stated in my earlier posts, I basically agree 100% here. I may not have those forwards together (Ovechkin sticks with Bakcstrom.....healthy Fehr would be tremendous with Ott and Talbot), but I digress.

However, this is fantasy land, as we all know our GM wont do something like this. Lightning onmly struck in 2007-08

That said,

Fire George
You'd really like to give up the assets it would take to get those players for a run this year? After what we've seen over these last 30 games, and the prices we're seeing for rentals?

That'd be worse than anything GMGM has done his entire tenure.

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Is that when Backstrom becomes a 2A in 9GP player?
Backstrom is a much better player than Semin. Makes less now too.

Hey maybe will sign Kovalev now like you wanted? Hahahahahjahahhah

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Most of you guys are so down. Cheer up a tiny bit. Yeah they had a rough start to the season but are 13-8 since then. And they've also missed 2 top 4 Dman, and 2 top 6 wingers for lengthy amounts due to injuries. Add to that the fact that we finally have good depth (Ribeiro, Laich, Johansson, Brouwer), Ovechkin and Backstrom are turning it around, Holtby has been awesome since his 1st 4 starts, the PP is amazing, and they're finally getting the hang of Oates system, and I think they could go decently far.

Realistically we could finish in 3rd by winning the division. That means facing either Toronto or NJ most likely (maybe Ottawa if they falter or Carolina or NYR if they get hot). None of those teams are unbeatable. In fact, if the Caps finished well enough to win the division (they must be playing pretty good hockey) I think they could definitely get to the 2nd round at least. And honestly, the only 2 teams in the East that anyone should be scared of playing in the playoffs is Boston and Pittsburgh. But we obviously beat Boston last year with a worse roster than this, and Fleury is questionable at best.

All I'm saying is idk why so many of you are rooting for the Caps to lose. What I've been doing this year is rooting for them to win, but not being upset if they lose since that also benefits the team draft wise.

So many of you guys just seem like you don't even like the organization. If that's the case, just stop watching the games and posting on here and get on with your lives!

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