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07-05-2010, 04:45 PM
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It is 2 yrs 1.5 mil cap hit. Good deal

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What did I do?
Used logic and statistics to make a valid point (i.e. Clark doesn't suck rocks). It won't work for the majority of HF boards, but it makes me feel better

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Aha! 1.5 per year is much much better. I officially like this deal now. Especially if it means Walker is gone.

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DC says it's 2 years 2.6 million. Even better.

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Very good deal IMO. Hope he does well in Tampa.

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DC says it's 2 years 2.6 million. Even better.
In a few more hours he will be paying us to play here.

I'm starting to love this signing the cheaper he becomes. Like I said I like Clark.

Get rid of Walker, sign a 3/4th line guy and we are good to go.

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DC says it's 2 years 2.6 million. Even better.
That sounds better Walker leaves?

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DC says it's 2 years 2.6 million. Even better.
Now confirmed by EE:

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Sounds like correct salary numbers on Clark contract is $2.6 million total, or $1.3 million per year/cap hit sorry for mix up

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My giddiness can barely be contained.

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My giddiness is overwhelming.

Can anyone guess why?
He once played for a certain team that had a polar bear wearing sunglasses for it's logo?

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That's a great deal for Clark. He's had a rough couple of years (and he was actually decent this past season) but it wasn't long ago that he was a top pairing defender. Some big upside at that price.

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EE needs to get a better translator, jeez.

Depth of the defense is pretty good now, though this is still a decent at best unit going off last year's performances. Clark is going to block a ton of shots which will make Ellis and Smith happy. Ideally he's going to play 17-18 minutes including PK time.

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With the signing, Tampa Bay has eight defensemen under contract -- Clark, Pavel Kubina, Mattias Ohlund, Victor Hedman, Matt Walker, Matt Lashoff and Matt Smaby -- and still could sign Mike Lundin and Paul Ranger. With that in mind, Yzerman said it is time to start rounding out the offensive lines, so his concentration will be more focused in that direction

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Sign Lundin and Ranger. Trade/buyout Walker. Wishart/Lashoff make team out of camp. Good D core IMO. Could be very good if people progress and the system works.

Now that Yzerman is focusing on offense, hopefully we see one or two bottom line guys brought in.


Anyone else find it funny that Thompson is going to arbitration? Really? lol

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07-05-2010, 10:46 PM
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I think this is a good signing. No way could anyone realistically paint this signing as a bad thing. Clark is a great shot blocker and decent in all other areas of the game, and for the leadership and experience he brings $3 million is not a bad price tag.

I also would not say this is the end of the so called Matt Walker era of the Lightning. While he is terribly overpriced, its not a necessity to move him before the season begins. Furthermore, I don't see the fate of Walker having an impact on our season in any way, shape or form. I could however see him being waived before the season begins and when no one claims him, he spend the season in Norfolk.

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Great signing. I would have been happy to have Clark in Montreal, if we weren't full, for $2.5M, so getting him at $1.3M is awesome for you guys. Good, solid player with a lot of heart.

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I'm happy with this deal. No more Matt Walker at a discount, huzah for Y!

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07-06-2010, 03:19 AM
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Great signing.what makes it even better is the price tag.good work so far mr. yzerman.now lets go for a winger, frolov anyone?

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"In Brett Clark, we are adding an experienced, intelligent defenseman who plays the game efficiently," Yzerman said in a statement. "He'll not only help steady and stabilize our defense, we expect him to help mentor our younger defensemen as they grow and develop. We are pleased he elected to join the Lightning today."
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=326680

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07-06-2010, 10:35 AM
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Steve ****ing Yzerman strikes again. Great signing IMO. Didn't have much of a veteran presence last season.

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Wow even better, only 1.3 million or 1.6 million either way, great signing by Yzerman.

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I can honestly say Ive NEVER heard of Clark until yesterday, and I have no idea how thats possible after seeing that comparison to Volchenkov... damn. I hope it turns out to be a great signing and I look forward to seeing my share of blocked shots next season!

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Can't be worse than Walker
Agreed.

Great money on the signing! No doubt Clark fills that bottom pair and nothing higher.

Now let's get some forwards!

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07-07-2010, 07:29 PM
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Not to harp on what a good signing this is but considering all of the "OMG CLARK SUXX" from Avs fans I felt like making another comparison...

Brett Clark signs for 2 years 1.3M a year, Brett Lebda signs for 2 years 1.45M a year.

Clark:
64 GP, 20 PTS, 28 PIM, +6, 28 Giveaways, 20 Takeaways, 162 blocked shots, 55 hits

Lebda:
63 GP 8 PTS, 24 PIM, -2, 18 Giveaways, 5 Takeaways, 41 blocked shots, 39 hits.

Once again, I'm not saying Clark is an amazing player but all things considered Yzerman got a great deal.

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