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Which of this summers UFA deals are mostly likely to blow up?

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08-21-2008, 02:00 PM
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Which of this summers UFA deals are mostly likely to blow up?

Which of this summer's UFA signings do you think is mostly likely to backfire on the team (i.e., become an albatross contract)?

Sadly, I'll nominate the Isles signing of Streit. Streit may have more jam than I've seen, but to me he looks like a one-dimensional player who got his points as part of a high octane PP. Signing a guy like that to a five year deal seems like a major risk to me.

That said, I'm open to being proved wrong.

I also think ChiHawks signing of Campbell, who seems really overrated to me, could explode.

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Chicago paid 7+mill for a D-man who is a 2nd pairing on most teams.

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Streit definately, his numbers were severely skewed by Montreal's PP and his time on forward.

Campbell could turn into another Aucoin for Chicago.

Theodore could turn out to be utter crap again, for Washington this time.

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I think letting Huet go and signing Theodore was a big mistake by the Caps.

Redden could obviously come back and haunt us for a while, but I'm remaining optimistic.

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Streit's going to need a set-up man and half the year playing forward again to even come close to 60 points, but I don't think he'll be an albatross. His defensive deficiencies are wayyy overstated and he's a very likeable player. He'll be one of those guys that'll be overpaid, but not unmoveable because of it.

As much as I like him, I'd have to say Huet in Chicago. Paying that much money for a goalie who has never gotten out of the first round of the playoffs is a recipe for disaster.

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Wade Redden.
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or then Campbell to ChiTown

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Redden, and then maybe Campbell.

Theo might be a bust again, but it's only 2 years so his contract could never be as bad as these two could (potentially of course).

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Cambell getting way overpaid should be 2nd pairing but #1 on Kings
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As much as I like him, I'd have to say Huet in Chicago. Paying that much money for a goalie who has never gotten out of the first round of the playoffs is a recipe for disaster.
Yeah but Chicago is desperate to get into the playoffs, he should help them greatly in that regard. I think he's great goalie, not worth quite that much but he'll win them a lot of games.

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Even though hes likely going to be a backup, Andrew Raycroft will suck again

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Which of this summer's UFA signings do you think is mostly likely to backfire on the team (i.e., become an albatross contract)?

Sadly, I'll nominate the Isles signing of Streit. Streit may have more jam than I've seen, but to me he looks like a one-dimensional player who got his points as part of a high octane PP. Signing a guy like that to a five year deal seems like a major risk to me.

That said, I'm open to being proved wrong.

I also think ChiHawks signing of Campbell, who seems really overrated to me, could explode.
I see Streit as a better version of Bergeron. The right player, at the right place and the right time for the Habs this past season, but in reality he's nowhere as good as his numbers make it seem. I like the guy and hope he does well, but IMO it's one of the worst contracts handed out this summer.

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Either Redden or Ron Hainsey.

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Commodore at $3.75 is pretty brutal.

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Yeah but Chicago is desperate to get into the playoffs, he should help them greatly in that regard. I think he's great goalie, not worth quite that much but he'll win them a lot of games.
Weren't they on pace to make the playoffs before Toews got hurt last year?

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Hossa might have huge year because of he's playing for another contract and if he plays on Datsyuk's line, he might end up being the best center he's ever played with.

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Redden and Campbell are the worst IMO. When your own team offers you 3.5M (ottawa to redden), you know there's a big problem. Campbell is slightly better than redden offensively, worse defensively, and makes more. Take your pick.

Theodore could be a huge mistake for washington, but i can see the gamble paying off very well.

Huet will not be a problem. Splitting time with khabby will be good for him (the swiss dont seem to be stamina goalies from what i've seen) and he himself should prove to be worth that amount of money. Chicago's problem is having huet, khabby, campbell, and havlat all on the same team.

for the opposite, my pick is Kurt Sauer. 1 year from now, people will be going: "How the hell did phoenix get him for 1.75M????"

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While I don't believe Campbell will live up to the contract, I don't think he will be the deal everyone harps on. Chicago's system should help him to produce similiar numbers to those he had in Buffalo.

My vote goes to Redden.

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Redden.

Chicago has a slew of good defensemen, and Campbell should fit in well with them to make a formidable unit.

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Redden and Roszival.

Not that I think Roszival isn't going to be more or less worth his salary..

But the Rangers will have to sign Staal, Girardi, Zherdev, Dawes, Fritsche, Prucha and Dubinsky to new contracts (not to mention bringing in UFAs etc), all while they are committed to paying almost $32.8m to Redden, Roszival, Gomez, Drury and Lundqvist.

They're almost going to have to hope their young players don't develop into key contributors for them if they're going to have any hope of retaining them.

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Huet will not be a problem. Splitting time with khabby will be good for him (the swiss dont seem to be stamina goalies from what i've seen) and he himself should prove to be worth that amount of money. Chicago's problem is having huet, khabby, campbell, and havlat all on the same team.
Au contraire. Huet is French, not Swiss.

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Redden → Could be the worst signing of the summer.
Finger → Top 4? No.
Sundin if he signs for two years. Depending on his teams other contracts.
Campbell → Doesn't done enough to deserve that money or term.
Huet → No way he's worth it.
Streit → Pretty darn overrated and overpaid for too long a term. But this is the 15yr contract team, so whatever...
Rolston → He'll be great in yr 1. So-so in year 2. And then fade out by year 3 of the 4yr deal.
Morrison → He'll play around half a season or less.
Naslund → He'll retire. But still suit up for the Rangers to alleviate boredom.
Avery → The will is there. The skill is somewhat there. But the cap hit is just too high.
Nolan → Borderline retirement. Not 2yr deal.
Malone → Good playoff, but sorry, but he's not worth 4.5mil.
Hainsey → Huh?
Stillman → There's not that much gas left in the tank.
Bertuzzi → He would've retired if it weren't for Iron Mike.
Hagman → Career year was last year.
Holik → He's not the same player, Lou.
Theodore → Not sure if weak SE defenses are exactly what he needs to turn around his career. But who knows...
Miettinen → Too much for a bottom 6.
Brunnstrom → Wow is he overrated.
Brunnette → He just might fade away during that last contract.
R. Blake → Is he really still worth 5mil? This might just prevent SJ from improving at the deadline.

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Bryce Salvador, Mike Commodore and Jeff Finger. This is 11 million dollars worth of defensmen.

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