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  1. What is crazy to me is:


    A. Pittsburgh has gotten worse.

    B. NJ still has bad goaltending and Hughes isn’t worth that much in terms of standings.

    C.Rangers can’t afford everyone they have now

    D. The flyers, really?  Their goaltending continues to be awful.

    E. The panthers who have to compete with the the other 3 have a better chance than anyone in the Metro? Please.

    F. We have the same odds as Montreal who has remained neutral this offseason? 


    Will enjoy being 2-3 points off the Metro lead this season.

  2. 8 minutes ago, top-shelf-1 said:

    I could totally see us moving Faulk to free some room for Willy and McKeown, a right shot.


    I only see Pesce and Slavin becoming more offensively minded. With the two of them, Dougie and TVR and Fleury, only Roland would have less than 80 NHL games, so why keep trotting Justin out there? He makes every defensive play an adventure, and with suspect goaltending, that's the last thing this team needs, let alone can afford. Move him for a Skinner-like return to dump salary and move on.


    There are not many guys left in the league who would do this, but I could totally see Willy telling the Committee in exits that they should do what they have to do and he'll take whatever's left. He will turn 38 just as the season starts, after all. And if it's a choice between keeping his leadership and signing a young stay-at-home RHD who has won at every level, or losing them both to keep Faulk, that's an easy call in my book.


    I could see us moving Faulk later if Fleury, Bean, or another LHD looks top 4 ready and another looks starter ready this season. As much as I would like it to happen, Rod really likes Faulk and his leadership. 

  3. 14 minutes ago, LakeLivin said:


    That would make life a lot easier.  Sign McKeown (best example), assign him to Charlotte, and no need to worry about losing him unless he gets a non-injury related call up.  But I've searched high and low for confirmation that that's the rule (given that it seems to run counter to it's purpose) and haven't been able to find anything specific.  I don't suppose you can point me to anything? 

    Waiver rules


    Well I learned something today, that I was right about the date but not the time frame.  Waivers starts 12 days before the season starts, midnight of October 1st turns over into the 2nd which is the official start of the season.  Waivers will start on the 20th of September.  All players can go through camp and play in the 1st three pre-season games.  After the 3rd game they must be sent down or have to go through waivers to be sent to Charlotte.


    We could manage with emergency call ups of Mck and/or Forsling.  that would only work if we only carry 6 defenders or we now need an 8th defender.   We carried 6 for most of the season except for travel.  Fluery or Bean traveling but not playing.  I would like to see us roll with 7 because Rod doesnt use a guy that hasnt practiced with the team.  

  4. 1 hour ago, LakeLivin said:

    A couple years ago Top and I went round and round about waivers coming out of camp, lol.  As I recall, we never found anything in writing that was definitive (everything was open to some interpretation), but my take is similar to Bebo's.  Given that the intent of the waiver clause is to "protect" good players from being hidden in the minors by deep teams, I'd bet that everyone is subject to waivers out of camp.  


    If Williams decides to play I could see him taking a big discount in order to keep the roster as strong as possible (with perhaps a wink-wink agreement regarding a role with the team after he retires).  If we didn't have to worry about losing players to waivers (McKeown, Wallmark, Forsling?, maybe Bishop?) I could see the team possibly squeezing all of the players we want to sign under the cap.  But it still comes down to too many players we can't protect for too few spots.



    As long as they are not on the NHL roster when teams must meet cap restrictions, midnight October 1st, then they don’t have to pass through waivers.

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  5. 1 hour ago, KJUNKANE said:

    Okay gocanes, like OBXer was asking I guess, does this include JWilly's present salary or not? And if it doesn't, and we anticipate that he will require what, $4mil to sign, would that then exceed the Cap? Course, in the short term, I believe I'm correct to say that we can operate over cap until the season start, correct? And if that's correct than there's still space to maneuver, right? In other words, a trade could then put us back into compliance?


    One additional question, how many contracts are we carrying now and are we close there?

    Our best option is to sign him a 1 million salary with 3 million worth of performance bonuses.  The performance bonuses can be deferred to the 2020-21 cap (which may take the place of Marleau’s cap hit to some degree).


    signing him, McGinn, and Maenalenan would give us about 3 million of cap space which allows for a decent deadline acquisition or space to absorb some of the performance bonuses.

  6. Early Eastern Conference standings to end next season



    1 TB

    2 BOS

    3 Toronto

    4 Florida

    5 Montreal

    6 Buffalo

    7 Red Wings

    8 Ottawa 



    1 Washington

    2 Carolina

    3 Islanders

    4 Rangers

    5 Pittsburgh

    6 Philly

    7 NJ

    8 Columbus


    I think Florida and Montreal can flip. We can finish as high as 2nd and as low as 5th. I think 1st-6th is gonna be tight.  10 points might separate 1-6.  NJ will have 80 and Columbus will be 75-78.


  7. 4 minutes ago, remkin said:

    I agree, but didn't we have to ask permission to use the reds as our away jersey's? Do we have to do a light color or even white for away? 

    Yes. Probably have to carry our whites against the Devils, Canadiens, red wings, panthers, etc.


    i wonder if Red Wings & Canadiens would gladly wear their whites at home. They did it for so long.

  8. 7 minutes ago, ChuckBurns said:

    I think the Checkers will be just fine next year despite the turnover. If you remember, the Checkers lost their top four scorers from the 2017-2018 season (Zykov, Wallmark, Foegele, and Miller), but they then went on to win the Calder Cup. 


    In in addition to Kuokkanen returning, the team will also get Spencer Smallman back. So, even if Necas makes the Canes, those two plus Geekie, Gauthier, perhaps Gibbons, Bishop, Matteos, Lorentz, Luostarinen, and Pritchard will create a solid core to build around. 


    Defense may may be more problematic as I don’t see either Fleury nor McKeown with the Checkers next season. However, with Bean, Carrick, Sellgren, Liustinari (sp?), and possibly Forsling, I think they will be alright.


    Goaltending with two of Nedeljkovic, Forsberg, Booth, or Helvig should be good. If Reimer can’t beat out Nedeljkovic in camp, I don’t know whether he clears waivers but if so, the Checkers will benefit. 



    I don’t think Sellgren is in Charlotte until his European season is over.  

  9. 14 minutes ago, snuffy72 said:

    This is a curiosity question.   Why did a player like Andrew Poturalski  get away from us?  I am copying the following from the Ducks website.  " Poturalski, 25 (1/14/94), helped lead the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) to the 2019 Calder Cup Championship after collecting 12-11=23 points with a +15 rating in 18 AHL playoff games. Poturalski was named the MVP of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs after leading all skaters in points and goals, co-leading in game-winning goals (3) and plus/minus, and ranking tied for fourth in assists."  If anyone can explain why we would let a player like this get away I would appreciate it.   I watched all of the Checkers playoff games and Poturalski was very visible.   He was easily one of the best players on the ice.  And to top it all off he shoots right handed. 

    He is a fantastic player. He would be the 16th forward to make the roster.


    he probably wanted a better shot at getting on NHL ice.

  10. 2 hours ago, LakeLivin said:


    Gotcha.  But it's either 160 games or 3 years from signing his contract, whichever comes first.  He hit 3 years this past May.  I'd love it if I'm wrong on this and he's still exempt.  That would relieve some pressure on what to do with all our desirable d-men.  

    If true, I don’t see how we carry two non-waiver left handers past TVR coming back full strength.  Unless Bean is destined to stay in Charlotte all next season.

  11. 16 minutes ago, remkin said:

    OK capologists, would you predict can we get everyone signed and still sign Williams with $7 million? Who can be hidden in the AHL? Would we have to trade one of the names on the list of guys not signed? Who'd have thought we'd be a cap team? The main names I'm seeing are:











    Saku and Forsling are waivers exempt still.  Forsberg isnt.

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