- Oct 25, 2017
Dammit Red, I was too slow. Ah well, insert your own "Red posted that news like a lizard takes his tongue and retrieves a tweet" reference.
It (essentially, they would only pay $125/wk) was unfortunately this seems to be the way despite them needing you to treat it like a real job, limiting hours for part-time work in the process. "Experience" despite getting labour out of people, FOH.
At least he signed another aging player to an inflated contract before he was fired. That was an on-brand signing for the Wild, not sure why ownership took issue?
That's a strong possibility, especially considering that you have Holtby for instance becoming a free agent next summer, or could do a shorter deal for a Jimmy Howard. Or you can try to make a trade for an expiring contract like Tuuka Rask's, Devan Dubnyk's or Frederick Anderson's.
Why would they hope or expect that? Because he scored 50 goals once? You speak about Modano as if hiring him as GM would be a good idea!While they could obviously go the route of Hextall/Fitzgerald/whomever, I am honestly a bit curious if they might give the GM role to Modano. They just hired him in a sort of unspecified role a few weeks ago. They might hope he can step right in as a Yzerman-esque savant.
I am not saying I think it is a good idea at all. I just could see Leipold doing it because reasons.
Any return would assuredly be undervalue. He is older, has a bad contract, and is injured consistently. None of those bring back a good return, even if he is good for a projected 30+30 for the next few years.
Fenton's big boner for Kevin Fiala is gone now, so at least we'll avoid the 8 year 7m that he was probably going to give him.
Think about this. Him playing out six more years at a $7.5m cap hit while he deteriorates to the point of below replacement value (this is inevitable) is not necessarily superior to a cap recapture penalty.
I'm sure whatever GM takes over will still be more than happy to pay Fiala top dollar to pass the puck to the other team multiple times per gameFenton's big boner for Kevin Fiala is gone now, so at least we'll avoid the 8 year 7m that he was probably going to give him.
I fully expect whoever the new GM is (apparently Hextall is the front runner. New Jersey's Fitzgerald was a finalist last time, so he'll presumably get another crack at interviewing if he wants) will trade at least one of Fiala/Donato/Greenway before the season starts.
Below average impact for both offense and defense, averaged over the last three years. Apparently he slightly improved w/r/t shot impacts last season
He's very good at breaking up plays cleanly. He doesn't "battle hard" although if he did I don't think it would really help him defensively at all.Below average impact for both offense and defense, averaged over the last three years. Apparently he slightly improved w/r/t shot impacts last season
He skates well, is skilled and IIRC is very good at zone entries so there's a hope that the other pieces will come as his game matures.
Edit - also he's decent on the PP and is extremely disciplined (might be an indication that he doesn't battle hard enough but I dunno)
I'm not even talking about playing physically, if that's what you're thinking - more 'effort level'. Digging in along the boards, fishing for the puck, being desperate. There is a line to be walked where occasionally you'll accidentally trip a player or be called for holding/interference just by virtue of being tenacious, but for the most part you're making it difficult on the opposition.
Breaking: Rangers sign Amanda Kessel to a one year deal.Expect some activity from the Rangers today. Our buyout window ends this evening, and the team needs to shed a whole bunch of cap space. By all reports there's been no market for Namestnikov or Strome, so if that holds up the only recourses are either buyouts or trading Kreider (or both).
He's been injured for almost his entire time in NY, offers more savings than buying out Staal, no longer fits on a team that has Jacob Trouba and Tony DeAngelo leading the power play, and the team is already probably going to partially bury Brendan Smith in the AHL (again) unless the kids really can't perform.