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So the forwards are pretty much gone and done.  No news on Mrazek or Bob.  Every other team had their deal in place and ready and here we are at 1:00 with nothing done.  Shoo, better get some good news today.

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Just now, slapshot02 said:

Curtis McElhinney two year deal with Tampa Bay, $1.3 M AAV per season

Happy for him yet irked we couldn’t re up him for the same term and money 

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Kind of funny reading all the sky is falling comments. 

 

This is a business.  We have made our team better with the moves so far.  There are more people on this board who have no perspective, or just completely unrealistic expectations than I would have thought.  I have no hard metrics, but my gut tells me many of these RFA's are being over paid for the value they will bring to their new teams.  We will be fine.  As long as we have one or two in net who can match what we got last year, then this team will be fun to watch, and going deep in the playoffs will be the expectation.

 

Here are my predictions.....admittedly not really out there.

1.  We will sign a number one goalie.  It will most likely be PM.  Lehner is an option, but would be more surprised to see that.

2.  We will sign Aho to a deal.  What will it look like?  I don't know.  In the end it may be a bridge, but my guess is more likely somewhere around 8 years for $8.5M.  We would match an offer sheet before taking 2 firsts, a second, and a third.  Having said that, no offer sheet coming because everyone knows we would match (although I might take the 4 firsts before paying more than $10.5M  that is over payment).

3.  We will find another middle 6 forward.

 

If we do all of this combined with the moves already made, then I will be very happy.  They will have taken a very good young team, and made it better.

 

Oh....and one other prediction.  Saku Maenalanen will have somewhat of a breakout year with the Canes.  He has good size, plays a hard game, and this year will score 15 goals as a key member of a strong 4th line.

 

Sorry for the long post.

 

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1 minute ago, AWACSooner said:

Happy for him yet irked we couldn’t re up him for the same term and money 

I'm fine with giving Ned the shot at the No. 2 goalie.

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4 minutes ago, LakeLivin said:

 

Bo, I have no insider knowledge so obviously I'm only speculating.  But I believe it has less to do with the actual cash outlay and more to do with team salary structure, both past and future.  Slavin, Pesce, and Turbo all recently signed long term sweetheart deals, which I'm sure were heavily negotiated.  What impact on their moral might it have if the Canes hand Aho a contract without doing the same?  And what impact would it have on future negotiations when Svech, Necas, and Bean come due? 

 

I've got to believe that:

  1. there's no way the Canes do not sign Aho
  2. they're looking at a much bigger picture as they negotiate    

 

1 minute ago, BoDarville said:

Hope so, buddy

 

Me too, lol. 

 

A comparable situation was Tampa Bay and Stamkos when he was clearly the face of the franchise and needed to be re-signed.  Consider how much better off the Bolts are today given the contract they negotiated instead of just giving him Tavares money. 

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2 minutes ago, AWACSooner said:

Happy for him yet irked we couldn’t re up him for the same term and money 

Yeah for 450K more a year we should of made it happen.

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2 minutes ago, slapshot02 said:

Panarin states he wants to play near a body of water.....well there is Falls Lake.

Jordan lake, and Lake wheeler.

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6 minutes ago, slapshot02 said:

Curtis McElhinney two year deal with Tampa Bay, $1.3 M AAV per season

 

5 minutes ago, AWACSooner said:

Happy for him yet irked we couldn’t re up him for the same term and money 

 

1 minute ago, slapshot02 said:

Yeah for 450K more a year we should of made it happen.

 

I'd have also liked to see Mac back this season.  But I wonder if was less the $ and more that we didn't want to give him 2 years given our projections for Ned? 

 

Also, TB still has Domingue, who I thought was a good backup?  Wonder what they are going to do with him?

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4 minutes ago, LakeLivin said:

 

 

 

I'd have also liked to see Mac back this season.  But I wonder if was less the $ and more that we didn't want to give him 2 years given our projections for Ned? 

 

Also, TB still has Domingue, who I thought was a good backup?  Wonder what they are going to do with him?

Agreed the two year deal was a no go.

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40 minutes ago, caniac6 said:

Hey, they still have to work out a deal with John and Tripp.

Donezo

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7 minutes ago, caniac6 said:

Jordan lake, and Lake wheeler.

He better take another look at the Hudson River before going to NY.

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Looks like the Chex are going to have some open slots next season

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Just now, OBXer said:

Looks like the Chex are going to have some open slots next season

Win the cup and clear the bench.

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50 minutes ago, super_dave_1 said:

On to the Grass Growing Channel or Paint Drying Network.

 

 

I'm actually painting the foyer and stairway today so i'm taking this literally.

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1 minute ago, realmdrakkar said:

 

 

I'm actually painting the foyer and stairway today so i'm taking this literally.

Tortured myself this week with painting two decks. 

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