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07-05-2013, 01:45 PM
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If you take him off first pairing pp (which I hope Yeo does this year) he becomes an overpaid undersized number 6/7 dman IMO.
#3 ES TOI on our D last year. #1 in 11-12 before his injury.

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That's a lot for three years. Leddy's deal was a good benchmark. Spurgeon should have been lower.
It is lower though. Or are we looking at an extra year as a bad thing? I'm sure Chicago would've preferred another year on Leddy's deal.

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07-05-2013, 01:48 PM
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About a half mil too much but we had to keep him.

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So the best option is to ***** and moan and potentially want to rid ourselves of a player who keeps lesser options where they belong for what amounts to be ~600k per? Makes sense.
No, I want a new right-handed top 4 dman when Heaters money comes off the books. I'm not against signing him for this year, but beyond that is not wise IMO with Dumba potentially coming to the Wild in a year or two.

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07-05-2013, 01:49 PM
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It does cement Dumba staying in Red Deer this year and likely a year in Iowa as well.

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This still leaves two big issues with the Wild defense corps:

- Nobody can shoot the puck really well
- Nobody can punish opposing forwards in the crease
This is why losing our 1st round pick hurt so much this year. Nurse, Ristolainen, Morin, Zadorov, McCoshen all appear guys who can make the crease a tough place to hang out in. And all could have been available if the Wild had a 1st and the willingness to trade up when needed.

I'm really hoping that maybe our 2012 pick Gunnarsson can come over and show something.

With Falk traded away, Stoner is the only guy left who clears the crease.

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07-05-2013, 01:56 PM
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This still leaves two big issues with the Wild defense corps:

- Nobody can shoot the puck really well
- Nobody can punish opposing forwards in the crease
Other then that no problem right.

Amazing even with Suter just how big an issue our blueline really is if this truly the blueline we are going with into next year.

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07-05-2013, 01:59 PM
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Was hoping for around $2M, but I can live with this. If he can repeat (or better) his 11-12 season, he'll be a bargain at $2.66M

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This is why losing our 1st round pick hurt so much this year. Nurse, Ristolainen, Morin, Zadorov, McCoshen all appear guys who can make the crease a tough place to hang out in. And all could have been available if the Wild had a 1st and the willingness to trade up when needed.

I'm really hoping that maybe our 2012 pick Gunnarsson can come over and show something.

With Falk traded away, Stoner is the only guy left who clears the crease.
Ballard says hello

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At this price/term I in all honesty would have rather we kept Gilbert bought out Stoner and traded Spurgeon for a pick or if we couldn't get anything for him let him walk.

IMO:

Suter Brodin
Ballard Gilbert
Scandella (Prosser/Dumba)
(Kampfer/Prosser)

Is better than:

Suter Brodin
Scandella Spurgeon
Stoner Ballard
Prosser

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Wild essentially signed Spurgeon and Ballard with Gilbert's buyout cap room. Solid move by gmcf

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Too much money and one year too long.

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07-05-2013, 02:24 PM
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It was, just an extra year.
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It is lower though. Or are we looking at an extra year as a bad thing? I'm sure Chicago would've preferred another year on Leddy's deal.
Be real here. For all intents and purposes, they're making the same money. You're picking at straws with 40k.

Plus Spurgeon got an extra year. For a guy with potential like Leddy that's not good for the player, but with a guy topped out like Spurgy it is.

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Potential is always fun to speculate. Especially when you propose it as fact.

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Ugh. Awful deal. Fletcher had no bargaining power. He really backed himself in the corner.

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07-05-2013, 02:43 PM
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The way I figure it, he got $2MM for his play, and about $0.67MM because he is so smart! If I were GM, I would have given him $2MM for his play, and subtracted $0.67MM for his size and lack of defensive prowess. For as good a price tag the Ballard signing was, this was horrible. Seems like Chucky may be trying to break the bank to lose his job. That is a lot of money for someone who will end up being a third pairing defensemen.

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07-05-2013, 02:49 PM
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That is a lot of money for someone who will end up being a third pairing defensemen.
No he won't.

That's pretty much the plan.

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07-05-2013, 02:51 PM
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My concern is how Spurgeon will respond. He got paid and we're now in a much tough division.

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I'm okay with the numbers. He's only 24 and moveable if he doesn't pan out the way we want.

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No he won't.

That's pretty much the plan.
The plan is for him to be a third pairing defenseman? Then it is a lot of money. If the plan if for him to be a second pairing, he may start out training camp as such, but as the year progresses he may be headed lower.

I would say CF is a genius if this signing is part of some sort of sign, package and trade, for a defensive upgrade.

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Meh,

Had to get it done, perhaps half a million too much; there is just extra fuss around it because of how close we are to the cap. Unless he completely bombs, this will be forgot about next year when we open up more cap space.

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The plan is for him to be a third pairing defenseman? Then it is a lot of money. If the plan if for him to be a second pairing, he may start out training camp as such, but as the year progresses he may be headed lower.

I would say CF is a genius if this signing is part of some sort of sign, package and trade, for a defensive upgrade.
Sigh.

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07-05-2013, 03:00 PM
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You guys need to realize that Spurgeon last year was the only D Sans out first pairing that could actually start the rush. He may not be big but I'd much rather have him...a guy who can start the rush than a Stoner or Falk who throw it up the boards and then get to defend again while the other team regroups and attacks again. Good deal.

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07-05-2013, 03:02 PM
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Sigh.
I sigh everytime the guy steps on the ice. Particularly during the national anthem last year, when the munchkin was looking-up to PMB!

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crap. well, what else could you do but trade for one. damn man. he had all the power though. gave him more for known quantity quotient; we know how he's going to play in this system.

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