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07-09-2009, 01:15 PM
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Niittymaki to Tampa DONE! (1 year, just under 600k)

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we sure do love those Finnish goalies.

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I'd prefer Ellis, but this is cool too.

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This would be a solid signing, leaving just some player movement to possibly bring in another winger via trade.

This team is shaping up really fast. Good stuff!

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He is 12-0 lifetime vs Atlanta.

So he gets 8 guaranteed starts!

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I believe he could be a very good backup. I think this is a nice pickup if it indeed gets done.

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Best news of the day (when it get officially announced anyway)

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He is 12-0 lifetime vs Atlanta.

So he gets 8 guaranteed starts!
No doubt on that one.

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If true, then a great signing, he will be a useful back-up!

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http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/20...s-found-emery/

he went to the KHL

edit: maybe

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This says he is KHL bound
http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/20...s-found-emery/

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Just because he signed with the KHL doesn't mean he wont play for the Lightning. Chances are if his agent is half decent there is an out clause for playing in the NHL and if not then it doesn't matter too much because both leagues poach each others players.

Joel Kwiatkowski signed with the KHL and then signed with the Thrashers a few days later.

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I hope he doesn't jump ship...

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He is 12-0 lifetime vs Atlanta.

So he gets 8 guaranteed starts!
You mean 6

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You mean 6
It could be 10 with a sweep in the playoffs:

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It could be 10 with a sweep in the playoffs:
I like your optimism.

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You mean 6
Yeah, still haven't gotten used to 6 games instead of 8.

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Just because he signed with the KHL doesn't mean he wont play for the Lightning. Chances are if his agent is half decent there is an out clause for playing in the NHL and if not then it doesn't matter too much because both leagues poach each others players.

Joel Kwiatkowski signed with the KHL and then signed with the Thrashers a few days later.
Yes, but Waddell said that he didn't know Kwiatkowski was under contract. I think they are negotiating the compensation..

There is a verbal agreement between the KHL and the NHL not to sign players that are under the contracts.

I don't think the Bolts will do it if Niittymaki signed a contract without NHL release clause.

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Yes, but Waddell said that he didn't know Kwiatkowski was under contract. I think they are negotiating the compensation..

There is a verbal agreement between the KHL and the NHL not to sign players that are under the contracts.

I don't think the Bolts will do it if Niittymaki signed a contract without NHL release clause.
Really? That's pretty sad since it was announced on here that Kiwi signed with the KHL.

Perhaps Waddell needs to read HF.

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I like your optimism.
For both teams. lol Tampa and Atlanta in the playoffs?

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Really? That's pretty sad since it was announced on here that Kiwi signed with the KHL.

Perhaps Waddell needs to read HF.
Yup, Waddell sounds weird to say the least. Didn't his agent inform the Thrashers about the contract?

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Back on topic though. Niittymaki is a solid, very experienced NHL-level backup goalie. If we sign him, our goalie duo could be the best in the SE division.

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Yes, but Waddell said that he didn't know Kwiatkowski was under contract. I think they are negotiating the compensation..

There is a verbal agreement between the KHL and the NHL not to sign players that are under the contracts.

I don't think the Bolts will do it if Niittymaki signed a contract without NHL release clause.
Bettman has said the league would come down hard on any team that even talked to another team about compensation. It sets a horrible precident.

Russia didn't sign the IIHF transfer agreement, making them entitled to no compensation whatsoever. In the worst case scenario, Niittymaki would send his team his two-weeks notice, and then join the Lightning.

My message to the KHL:


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Bettman has said the league would come down hard on any team that even talked to another team about compensation. It sets a horrible precident.
Here's a translation of an article that stated that Waddell didn't know that Kwiatkowski had a contract and according to Waddel, they will deal with this situation, whatever he means by that.

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