Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Tciso » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:51 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:52 pm
For sure need to be mindful of Markstrom's age. He has in all likelihood, 3-5 years left at peak. Barring injuries of course. But we also know that the expansion draft is coming up. We all know this.

I could live with a three year deal around 6.5-7.5. A 5 year deal at 5.5-6. The shorter the deal the more he is going to want to capitalize. We really need to get Demko inmate but with us being in the playoff hunt wisdom is you go with your proven starter more often than not.
I see a 3 year deal at $5.5 - $6. Looking at the goalie market, there are a lot of good goalies going to UFA this year. And unless they all get big bumps in salary, I don't see Marky getting bumped into "elite" compensation levels. He's good, but we have a pretty damned good home town bias in the group here. I hope JB doesn't give in to that bias and over-pay Marky.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Micky » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:47 pm

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IF we are lucky, Demko will develop to be as good as Markstrom is over the next 3 years....so why would we bank on that happening, instead of taking the sure-thing?
Well, there's the thing. I guess I'm not quite as convinced in Marky being a sure thing for three years. Hopefully; seems a wee bit more traditional.
I said that to avoid calling Demko quirky. :oops:
None the less, I hope Thatcher develops more expeditiously because if he does, we'll be in a better spot; one way or another.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Micky » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:36 am

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by The Brown Wizard » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 am

Vegas shit cans Gallant.

Doesnt that seem a little strange?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:44 am

The Brown Wizard wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 am
Vegas shit cans Gallant.

Doesnt that seem a little strange?
wtf eh.
BREAKING: The Golden Knights have fired Gerard Gallant and Mike Kelly, and have immediately named Peter DeBoer head coach of the Golden Knights.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Doyle Hargraves » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:53 am

The Brown Wizard wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 am
Vegas shit cans Gallant.

Doesnt that seem a little strange?
Yes. I never used to like him but he seems like a decent coach
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Chef Boi RD » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:04 am

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Micky » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:11 am

Doyle Hargraves wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:53 am
The Brown Wizard wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 am
Vegas shit cans Gallant.

Doesnt that seem a little strange?
Yes. I never used to like him but he seems like a decent coach
He'll find a new home as fast as he wants one. Freaking short leash in sin city. 24 and 19. Pretty bad.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by The Brown Wizard » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:17 am

Micky wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:11 am
Doyle Hargraves wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:53 am
The Brown Wizard wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 am
Vegas shit cans Gallant.

Doesnt that seem a little strange?
Yes. I never used to like him but he seems like a decent coach
He'll find a new home as fast as he wants one. Freaking short leash in sin city. 24 and 19. Pretty bad.
Their window is closing. They bought high on some expensive pieces and probably think they wont have long after this year to win
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by SKYO » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:17 am

Doyle Hargraves wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:53 am
The Brown Wizard wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 am
Vegas shit cans Gallant.

Doesnt that seem a little strange?
Yes. I never used to like him but he seems like a decent coach
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Gerard Gallant is the master of wrongful dismissals. His clubs totally over-achieve, have a slight drop but nothing dramatic, OUT.
Seriously, the recent management of Mcphee-McCrimmon is really worse than that of Gallant. Really grotesque as a decision.
Should make him our defense coach, Baumer can join Cull.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Micky » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:55 am

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There is some talk that Travis is now a candidate for the Pacific in the allstar. :shock: Really?
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I’m told NHL hockey operations is working through options for the replacement Pacific Division coach at the ASG. Expect that availability and team identification will play a role at this late juncture.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by UWSaint » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:13 am

The Brown Wizard wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:43 am
Vegas shit cans Gallant.

Doesnt that seem a little strange?
There are a handful of coaches that are superior to other NHL coaches at getting more wins from their personnel than an average NHL coach. Gallant is probably one of them. Like canning Laviolette (who is at least average), this is a move that suggests either (1) NHL GM's believe that you can Berubeize a team into action or (2) there is something else going on here that we don't see (e.g., Montgomery -- not that I am trying to suggest Gallant or Laviolette has the same issue). As for the former (the most likely explanation), recent experience plays a larger-than-merited weight in our thinking. Also, we forget the many many many times this move is tried with no success.

Most likely, this is the move of a GM that prefers action to patience and doesn't have the cap or contract situation to make a meaningful personnel move.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Micky » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:05 pm

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For the record,
Gallant was fired
for team performance only...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Madcombinepilot » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:29 am

or because Vegas didn't figure the guy they wanted would be available in the summer... so they made a long term move now.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Chef Boi RD » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:39 am

The Vegas Honeymoon is nearing its end. McPhee got gift wrapped with a generous expansion draft. If I’m running a hedge fund on Wall Street I’d be telling day traders like Topper to start shorting his Golden Knights stock
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