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2018 Offseason

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Since there's no thread about the offseason, I figured we'd have one now since this is around the time that things start really happening. Including today, 5 days left before free agent signings begin!

 

Where will the big name FAs sign? Who'll be traded? And there's a few days left for buyouts as well.

 

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11 hours ago, Morrison7 said:

Evident salary dump by Pittsburgh.

Pens are so lucky they signed Crosby/Malkin when they did and that the cap has gone up as much as it has. 2 of the top players in the league with a combined cap hit around 18M. Meanwhile we see guys like McDavid, Eichel, likely Tavares with 10M+ cap hits.

 

For all the examples of how a long term deal can hurt a team, Pens are showing how a team can benefit from a big long term deal, especially if the cap does go up alot. A Tavares/McDavid style contract might seem big, but if the cap ends up being 90M halfway into their deal, then it looks like a way better deal by then.

Edited by majingir

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Sounds like we could see some trades happening July 2nd, after guys July 1st bonuses happen.

 

Latest rumors I've seen are Doughty staying in LA, likely being their highest paid player(meaning over 10M a year). And now seems like Mike Green also gonna be saying in Detroit. Not that Mike Green would've solved Leafs problems, but he might have helped. The best RHD in free agency now is probably Greg Pateryn or Kevin Bieksa lol. Obviously trade route is the only way to go at this point. There's no RHD free agent I'd want to sign, even for a 3rd line spot.

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Habs and Jets make deal.

But who gives a fuck. Nothing noteworthy.

The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goalie Steve Mason, winger Joel Armia, a 2019 seventh-round draft pick and a 2020 fourth-round draft pick from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for defenceman Simon Bourque.

 

https://www.tsn.ca/canadiens-acquire-f-armia-g-mason-from-jets-place-mason-on-waivers-1.1127601

Edited by tbnl

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Bozak getting a raise? He was getting 4.2M already, and that was when he was the Leafs 1st or 2nd best C in his late 20s. What is a team gonna offer him now that he's 32 and probably their 2nd or 3rd best C?

 

Not that the Flyers need to clear cap space, but with the rumors of them possibly dealing Simmons, maybe it ties in with getting JVR?

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