General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by tim1_2 on Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:20 pm

    DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:In hindsight the Anderson deal isn't bad. The problem is he's well past his prime and they signed him too early in the season. That said, had they waited until the end of the season he may have walked to free agency given his trade request.

    It's very hard to tell what a goalie's "prime" is. I think it's varies from player to player. You can't say Anderson is "well past his prime" given that just over a year ago he was fantastic. This past season was an absolute disaster for the entire team.

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    Post by wprager on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:30 am

    It depends a lot on the goalie's style. Lundqvist plays deep in his crease and banks on his athleticism and quick reaction times. I think we've seen the best of King Henrik. Anderson plays best with he is aggressive and uses proper positioning to cut the angles. He will slow down but, perhaps, not as quickly.

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    Post by tim1_2 on Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:48 am

    wprager wrote:It depends a lot on the goalie's style. Lundqvist plays deep in his crease and banks on his athleticism and quick reaction times. I think we've seen the best of King Henrik. Anderson plays best with he is aggressive and uses proper positioning to cut the angles. He will slow down but, perhaps, not as quickly.

    Like I said, it varies from goalie to goalie. Hasek was a pretty athletic goalie, and he was great into his 40s in the NHL.

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    Post by DefenceWinsChampionships on Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:36 am

    Did he ever come out and ask for a trade to the media? Perhaps it was all speculation or he stated he didn't want to play for a non contender or a certain owner?
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    Post by Flo The Action on Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:51 pm

    You know its the dead of summer when TSN pulls its Gretzky trade story... put that thing to bed!
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    Post by wprager on Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:20 pm

    Flo The Action wrote:You know its the dead of summer when TSN pulls its Gretzky trade story... put that thing to bed!

    A Canadian team contemplating trading its Captain who is a generational talent in his prime (28) because the owner is tight on money?

    Sounds familiar, doesn't it?


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    Post by Flo The Action on Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:11 pm

    wprager wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:You know its the dead of summer when TSN pulls its Gretzky trade story... put that thing to bed!

    A Canadian team contemplating trading its Captain who is a generational talent in his prime (28) because the owner is tight on money?

    Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
    I dont want to watch for the next 25-30years the kalrsson trade
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:06 am

    I would pay a lot of money to watch a behind-the-scenes documentary of the Sens' wheelings and dealings from the past year. A LOT of money.
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    tim1_2 wrote:I would pay a lot of money to watch a behind-the-scenes documentary of the Sens' wheelings and dealings from the past year. A LOT of money.
    A lot of fans would. With all of Melnyks money troubles maybe thats something he could bank on... mmmmhhhh 🤔
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:16 pm

    Interesting to see the Dvorak and Larkin deals. 6 and 5 years. Nice to see teams not going for the max lengths.
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    Post by tim1_2 on Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:26 pm

    Flo The Action wrote:Interesting to see the Dvorak and Larkin deals. 6 and 5 years. Nice to see teams not going for the max lengths.

    I wouldn't be surprised if contract length is a contentious issue in the next CBA.

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    Post by DefenceWinsChampionships on Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:47 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:Interesting to see the Dvorak and Larkin deals. 6 and 5 years. Nice to see teams not going for the max lengths.

    I wouldn't be surprised if contract length is a contentious issue in the next CBA.

    I hope taxation issues are somehow discussed. Unfair that Canadian teams have to deal with both higher taxes and exchange rates. Wish there was an offset.
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    Flo The Action wrote:
    wprager wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:You know its the dead of summer when TSN pulls its Gretzky trade story... put that thing to bed!

    A Canadian team contemplating trading its Captain who is a generational talent in his prime (28) because the owner is tight on money?

    Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
    I dont want to watch for the next 25-30years the kalrsson trade

    Thank heavens he's not Canadian.


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    Re: General Hockey Talk - Injuries, signings, factoids + other news from around the league

    Post by Ev on Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:03 pm

    Given a karlsson trade would have not even 1/10th the impact of a Gretzky trade , you will never hear about the trade in 20 years
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:06 pm

    tim1_2 wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:Interesting to see the Dvorak and Larkin deals. 6 and 5 years. Nice to see teams not going for the max lengths.

    I wouldn't be surprised if contract length is a contentious issue in the next CBA.
    I thought so too but they wont. They want to be able to lock up the big stars for long. And its not players that will argue those.

    Even if they were allowed to have a couple of contracts per teams that exceeded 5 years GM would shoot themselves in the foot and give them in FA in bidding wars for 2nd liners or top 4 dmen on the wrong side of 30. Nope, can see this going anywhere.
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    Post by Flo The Action on Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:09 pm

    DefenceWinsChampionships wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:
    Flo The Action wrote:Interesting to see the Dvorak and Larkin deals. 6 and 5 years. Nice to see teams not going for the max lengths.

    I wouldn't be surprised if contract length is a contentious issue in the next CBA.

    I hope taxation issues are somehow discussed. Unfair that Canadian teams have to deal with both higher taxes and exchange rates. Wish there was an offset.
    But then how do you factor giving out contracts that hedge Canadian markets and then trade these players after? The other team gets stuck with a bigger contract. That would make it harder to trade contracts out of Canada.

    Or would you simply calculate the caps of team post taxes? That would have a big impact on Floridian and Texan teams. Id like that!
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    Post by Flo The Action on Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:30 pm

    Kind of surprising to see Mark Hunter go back to the OHL to GM. I figured hed get at least an assistant GM for an NHL job. Maybe its temporary. I wouldnt mind him replacing Dorion when all the dust settles in Ottawa if there is ever a sale.

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