Is it too forward to ask a girl to your apartment to catch a game(even if other people will be there?) There is this chick that seems like a big Canes fan and I've talked to her once or twice and done the whole facebook friends thing. I figured I'd ask her over tonight when I'm getting some people together to watch the game.
Someone make me some offers of goalies(team Rawr) in the pool. But anyways the Leafs are not going to get Taveres, they will finish like 10th or 11th. Too good to be bad, too bad to be good. Mediocre draft pick ftw
Draft tonight, it would be nice if we had more participation than last year. First preseason game is also tonight, has anyone heard any news on the free center ice online preview? They had a free week long preview last year so you could watch the whole preseason.
I didn't say Huet was consistent, I said he is more consistent than Theodore. I am not worried about Carolinas offense. Last year with all of those ridiculous injuries(Brindy,Williams,Cole,Whitney,Walker,Cullen,Eaves and almost everyone else) the Canes were still in the top 5 for goals for. I was worried about the god awful defense, which has at least been fixed a little bit. We dumped some dead weight and got younger
Washington is worse. Huet is a better and much more consistant Goalie than Theo, they should have signed him. Carolina has marked improvements on the defense and Tampa Bay improved all around and got a better goalie. Rangers have stayed steady enough, and Ottawa has gotten worse. That isn't to say they are bad, just worse than last year. Just some random thoughts, but I guess we will see. I CANT WAIT FOR THE SEASON TO START
Probably still pretty high, there are a bunch of offensively starved teams that would give up a lot to have such a prolific goal scorer. They did very well last year without Gagne for most of the time, if(big if) he can stay healthy they will be a great team
Absolute bombshell dropped by NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly on Bill Watters's radio show yesterday up on 640am in Toronto (audio): That Alexander Radulov, the former Nashville Predators winger at the center of a very contentious dispute between the NHL and the KHL, wants to leave to leave the new Russian league only a few games into his career there.
you also forgot to mention that he has only finished better than a ppg once in his career, has never had a season with a positive +/-...maybe he will justify this contract later in his career, maybe he wont. I sincerly doubt he will ever be worth 9.5 mill.
Maybe not to the Senators, but to smaller hockey markets players like this don't just grow on trees.To keep players here overpayment is needed. It's a reverse Vanek contract, good deal in the begining bad in the end. But he may get that much better, who knows.
Contract Breakdown: ERIC STAAL CONTRACT EXTENSION Sept. 11, 2008 2009-10 $6 million 2010-11 $7.5 million 2011-12 $7.75 million 2012-13 $8.5 million 2013-14 $9.25 million 2014-15 $9.25 million 2015-16 $9.5 million TOTAL $57.75 million TERM 7 years AVERAGE $8.25 million/season
Note: Staal will play the 2008-09 season under the terms of his previous contract, signed July 1, 2006. Under that deal, he will be paid $5 million this season.
Oh and BTW 9.5 million now won't sound NEAR as much in 5 years. Contracts are just going to go up/
Yeah I mean he's only the core of the Hurricanes, won us a cup by leading the playoff scoring race, and is growing his defensive game beside one the best defensive forwards in the game.I don't care how much the Hurricanes give him if we have his services. Oh and did I mention he has missed one single game in his entire 4 year nhl career? He might not be Ovechkin but sometimes teams need to lock up young players for a long time and this is the cost of doing it.
7 years starts with 6 million ends with 8/9.5 million(couldn't tell from sound problems) An Average of 8.25 mil. It's backloaded. Plus he's giving up a chunk of UFA time
Florida is just going to keep trading away offense for defense, and they are still going to get lit up and lose. Zednik is good for 15 goals(maybe more on a better team) I guess Horton is supposed to put up a 90 goal season or something, and I also heard that they were considering Stillman as a captain...lol. They think he is going to put up the same numbers as he has, except that he won't be playing beside Staal or Richards this time. Van Ryn and Zednik would be a decent return for someone that just want to get rid of /rant
All the rage is that the Rangers are going to sign Sundin and Trade Gomez...which makes oodles of sense, and aging centre who has a max of 2 years left in the league and dispose of your top point getter from last season....brilliant
Sundin ends up in Montreal, Toronto or Sweden banging his wife thats like 12 years younger than he is
sounds like the retirement i was looking for near 40 as well
Yeah everyone is just buying into the Sundin hype, and it's going to cost some teams big in the long run