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2021 offseason talks thread

Jul 28 at 9:31
#7126
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Grading the Canes free agent signing from today:

Antti Raanta: A- (Good backup. Steal if he stays healthy)
Tony DeAngelo: FFFFFFFF- (I'd rather not start about this)
Josh Leivo: B (Good 4th liner. I like how he plays and it's a good AAV)
Ian Cole: C+ (Love the addition, but a bit too much $ for my liking)
CJ Smith: C (Not a super talented player by any means, but he's still a solid depth option and an AHL All-Star)
Frederik Andersen: D+ (Something feels weird in my gut about this signing. He has a chance to bounce back, but I have a hard time seeing it. Regardless it's an overpayment and all I can hope is that he regains his .900+ SV%)

Pretty much the good signings were Raanta, Leivo, and Cole, while the bad signings were Andersen and TDA. Smith will likely just play in the AHL, so it doesn't change the team much anyways, though I do like it for depth.

Overall: C

We took some major steps back letting Hamilton, Mrazek, Nedeljkovic, Reimer, and McGinn all walk for these guys, but there is still hope that we can maybe make one more add for our forward group in the coming days. Fingers crossed for Saad.
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Jul 28 at 9:31
#7127
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Quoting: justaBoss
Watch this escalate to NHL seperating into two leagues - US and Canadian ones, with the SC winner being decided between the top team in Canada and top team in US.

That would probably require more small market NHL teams migrating to Canada, starting from ARI, CAR, FLA and maybe BUF too.


Honestly if the Nordiques returned and Saskatchewan got a team could argue for it. The battle of Canada vs USA every Stanley cup final would be very entertaining wink

2030 make it happen
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Jul 28 at 9:32
#7128
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Quoting: Dzinger18
Grading the Canes free agent signing from today:

Antti Raanta: A- (Good backup. Steal if he stays healthy)
Tony DeAngelo: FFFFFFFF- (I'd rather not start about this)
Josh Leivo: B (Good 4th liner. I like how he plays and it's a good AAV)
Ian Cole: C+ (Love the addition, but a bit too much $ for my liking)
CJ Smith: C (Not a super talented player by any means, but he's still a solid depth option and an AHL All-Star)
Frederik Andersen: D+ (Something feels weird in my gut about this signing. He has a chance to bounce back, but I have a hard time seeing it. Regardless it's an overpayment and all I can hope is that he regains his .900+ SV%)

Pretty much the good signings were Raanta, Leivo, and Cole, while the bad signings were Andersen and TDA. Smith will likely just play in the AHL, so it doesn't change the team much anyways, though I do like it for depth.

Overall: C

We took some major steps back letting Hamilton, Mrazek, Nedeljkovic, Reimer, and McGinn all walk for these guys, but there is still hope that we can maybe make one more add for our forward group in the coming days. Fingers crossed for Saad.


I think you guys will be fine. If freddies confidence is high he will be amazing. If not the D should bail him out like ours did many times this year
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Jul 28 at 9:33
#7129
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Quoting: justaBoss
Watch this escalate to NHL seperating into two leagues - US and Canadian ones, with the SC winner being decided between the top team in Canada and top team in US.

That would probably require more small market NHL teams migrating to Canada, starting from ARI, CAR, FLA and maybe BUF too.


To add this one - more realistic way is to make salary cap from a flat one into a prorated one with taking such things as taxed into consideration. Like the teams in cities with higher tax can spend to the $81.5M while the lower ones can spend only $79.5M for example. Tax differential would be what dictates the prorated cap limit.
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Jul 28 at 9:34
#7130
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Quoting: EsoYeezus69
Add CBJ to that last list.


Ofc. Saskatchewan Blue Jackets are the future.
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Jul 28 at 9:34
#7131
JARVIS SZN
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So the Canes have 15 million in cap space right now and the only notable left to sign in Svechnikov which will be a 6-8 milllion deal I'm guessing. It's time to make a good move. We should go after Saad or Tatar.
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Jul 28 at 9:35
#7132
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Quoting: justaBoss
Ofc. Saskatchewan Blue Jackets are the future.


Saskatchewan Yellow Jackets wink
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Jul 28 at 9:37
#7133
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Quoting: justaBoss
To add this one - more realistic way is to make salary cap from a flat one into a prorated one with taking such things as taxed into consideration. Like the teams in cities with higher tax can spend to the $81.5M while the lower ones can spend only $79.5M for example. Tax differential would be what dictates the prorated cap limit.


Yep, that could work nicely. Ironically some people said why not implement a luxary and super luxary tax to teams who spend over like in Basketball/Football. That would mean you want 5-7 teams to dominate and everyone else to suffer. I get enough of that watching basketball dont want it in hockey
Jul 28 at 9:39
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Quoting: justaBoss
To add this one - more realistic way is to make salary cap from a flat one into a prorated one with taking such things as taxed into consideration. Like the teams in cities with higher tax can spend to the $81.5M while the lower ones can spend only $79.5M for example. Tax differential would be what dictates the prorated cap limit.

Salaries would have to switch to percentage of the salary cap to facilitate trades. Can’t wait to argue that 3.4% of the salary cap is 0.2% too high lmao
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Jul 28 at 9:42
#7135
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Quoting: Alfie11
Salaries would have to switch to percentage of the salary cap to facilitate trades. Can’t wait to argue that 3.4% of the salary cap is 0.2% too high lmao


Kids today would get a perfectly valid reason to learn some advanced maths
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Jul 28 at 9:42
#7136
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Quoting: Alfie11
Salaries would have to switch to percentage of the salary cap to facilitate trades. Can’t wait to argue that 3.4% of the salary cap is 0.2% too high lmao


Its something that will need to be addressed but rn things are semi-fine but once it becomes a problem I got a feeling all the Canadian teams will band together to demand change. But probs wont see it till either 2025-2030
Jul 28 at 9:46
#7137
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Quoting: Devil1122




Predictions?


My Predictions

Georgiev to Edmonton
Koskinen to Houston
Khudobin to Chicago (after MAF doesn't want to play for Chicago)
Lundqvist to NYR
Rask to Boston but LTIR to start the year
Korpisalo to Buffalo
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Jul 28 at 9:53
#7138
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Quoting: Devil1122
My Predictions

Georgiev to Edmonton
Koskinen to Houston
Khudobin to Chicago (after MAF doesn't want to play for Chicago)
Lundqvist to NYR
Rask to Boston but LTIR to start the year
Korpisalo to Buffalo


Hutton-Koskinen what a tandem for the cap dumps
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Jul 28 at 9:53
#7139
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Quoting: Devil1122
My Predictions

Georgiev to Edmonton
Koskinen to Houston
Khudobin to Chicago (after MAF doesn't want to play for Chicago)
Lundqvist to NYR
Rask to Boston but LTIR to start the year
Korpisalo to Buffalo


My guess is instead of Khudobin to Chicago

A deal is worked out where MAF (50% retained) goes to Pittsburgh for Jarry and a 4th or something

Khudobin then goes to the NYR
Jul 28 at 9:55
#7140
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Quoting: justaBoss
Hutton-Koskinen what a tandem for the cap dumps


I think Rask is either gone or brought back on a very cheap deal before the deadline
Jul 28 at 10:03
#7141
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Devils free agency grades

Dougie Hamilton: A+ Top 5/10 defensemen that wanted to come to NJ. Fits the defense well and fills our void of a #1 defenseman.
Jonathan Bernier: B+ We overpaid here a bit here but Bernier would be a great pairing with Mac
Chase de Leo: A- Cool name, was almost a point per game in the AHL last year and is still relatively young
Brian Flynn: C+ Was solid in the Swiss league but is pretty old. I guess he's there for leadership

Overall: A
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Jul 28 at 10:04
#7142
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I'm guessing 8 million for 6 years.
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Jul 28 at 10:07
#7143
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Quoting: EsoYeezus69




I'm guessing 8 million for 6 years.


It's Nill. He's giving him a Jones contract.
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Jul 28 at 10:08
#7144
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Very much off topic but FINALLY WE HAVE AN OLYMPIC MEDAL WOOOOOO

Thank you Mattson applaud
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Jul 28 at 10:09
#7145
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Quoting: justaBoss
It's Nill. He's giving him a Jones contract.


Yes he'll 100% percent do that, no chance he doesn't.

PS: read my flair.
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Jul 28 at 10:09
#7146
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Jul 28 at 10:09
#7147
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Quoting: EsoYeezus69
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tears of joy
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Jul 28 at 10:11
#7148
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Quoting: justaBoss
Very much off topic but FINALLY WE HAVE AN OLYMPIC MEDAL WOOOOOO

Thank you Mattson applaud


Congrats

We only have 32 frown

What sport did you get a medal in?
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Jul 28 at 10:11
#7149
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Buffalo now has Anderson-Dell as their projected goaltending tandem tears of joy

Talk about tanking.
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Jul 28 at 10:13
#7150
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Quoting: Devil1122
Congrats

We only have 32 frown

What sport did you get a medal in?


We have 10 smile.

If it wasn't for our swimming woman's we'd be toast.

We're also way better during winter because that's our natural habitat.
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