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Rams Fan
06-30-2011, 10:47 PM
Free Agency starts in about 12 hours.

I think Vokoun goes to the Avs or stays in Florida and Richards signs with the Rangers.

Rams Fan
06-30-2011, 10:56 PM
Any Avs fans out there?

If they don't sign Vokoun, who would they sign?

CoMoChief
06-30-2011, 10:57 PM
Im sure this will turn out well...


Honestly how many CP members can name 5 (current) NHL players not named Crosby or Ovechkin (sp?) off the top of their head without cheating/looking it up?

Rams Fan
06-30-2011, 11:00 PM
Im sure this will turn out well...


Honestly how many CP members can name 5 (current) NHL players not named Crosby or Ovechkin (sp?) off the top of their head without cheating/looking it up?

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Just Passin' By
06-30-2011, 11:03 PM
Free Agency starts in about 12 hours.

I think Vokoun goes to the Avs or stays in Florida and Richards signs with the Rangers.

Boston's going to let Ryder and Kaberle hit the market.

Rams Fan
06-30-2011, 11:07 PM
Boston's going to let Ryder and Kaberle hit the market.

Any news on Savard?

DaFace
06-30-2011, 11:07 PM
I'm hoping for Vokoun. If not him, I have absolutely no clue what we'll do in goal for next year.

Rams Fan
06-30-2011, 11:10 PM
I'm hoping for Vokoun. If not him, I have absolutely no clue what we'll do in goal for next year.

Harding?

In other news, Stewie's brother, Anthony, might be headed to St. Louis. D'Agostini is probably going to hit the open market. Blues didn't want to go into arbitration with him.

Bearcat
06-30-2011, 11:16 PM
Any Avs fans out there?


Any Avs fans?

Morphius, DaFace, me... pfft, we run this place. Watch your back, Blues boy.



:D

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06-30-2011, 11:17 PM
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Rams Fan
06-30-2011, 11:21 PM
Any Avs fans?

Morphius, DaFace, me... pfft, we run this place. Watch your back, Blues boy.



:D

If possible, we would like EJ back for a bag of pucks. Oh, and for Kroenke to own the Blues, too.

Is that possible?

Rams Fan
06-30-2011, 11:36 PM
Really hoping the Blues sign Jovanovski.

Fish
07-01-2011, 12:07 AM
Any Avs fans out there?

If they don't sign Vokoun, who would they sign?

I'm really hoping for Vokoun. That would be the best scenario. If not, my second choice would be Varlamuv from the Caps. He's pretty damn good, and I think he'd fit in well. Josh Harding maybe. Ray Emery maybe.

Just Passin' By
07-01-2011, 12:09 AM
Any news on Savard?

The scuttlebutt is that he's going to retire, but there's nothing that approaches confirmation of that.

SDChiefs
07-01-2011, 12:11 AM
Kings fan here

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 12:13 AM
I'm really hoping for Vokoun. That would be the best scenario. If not, my second choice would be Varlamuv from the Caps. He's pretty damn good, and I think he'd fit in well. Josh Harding maybe. Ray Emery maybe.

Harding wouldn't be that bad. Emery, IMO, is a darkhorse.

There's rumors out there that the Blues are interested in Langenbrunner.

Bewbies
07-01-2011, 12:37 AM
Im sure this will turn out well...


Honestly how many CP members can name 5 (current) NHL players not named Crosby or Ovechkin (sp?) off the top of their head without cheating/looking it up?

I could, but all my guys are up in Winnipeg now. :(

If those F'ers go and start winning I'm gonna be pissed.

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 12:39 AM
I could, but all my guys are up in Winnipeg now. :(

If those F'ers go and start winning I'm gonna be pissed.

Is anyone going to protest the owners by not going to Phillips Arena?

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 11:08 AM
Let the fun begin.

Pestilence
07-01-2011, 11:09 AM
Let me know when the Devils sign someone good.

OnTheWarpath58
07-01-2011, 11:11 AM
Let the fun begin.

Won't be any fun for us. We won't do shit today, just like every other year.

This team DESPERATELY needs an elite scorer, but we'll continue to go after role players - like we don't already have a fucking roster full of them.

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 11:16 AM
Won't be any fun for us. We won't do shit today, just like every other year.

This team DESPERATELY needs an elite scorer, but we'll continue to go after role players - like we don't already have a ****ing roster full of them.

The roster is good enough to make the playoffs. We saw the problem last year that we had was depth.

Won't be disappointed if the Blues don't sign someone on Day 1 of FA, but I'd be shocked if they didn't sign a quality player soon.

D'Ags, reportedly, is close to resigning.

OnTheWarpath58
07-01-2011, 11:18 AM
The roster is good enough to make the playoffs. We saw the problem last year that we had was depth.

Won't be disappointed if the Blues don't sign someone on Day 1 of FA, but I'd be shocked if they didn't sign a quality player soon.

D'Ags, reportedly, is close to resigning.

"Good enough to make the playoffs" isn't good enough. It's time to start making the playoffs regularly AND doing some damage.

They aren't going to do that without getting an elite scorer, IMO.

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 12:26 PM
Flyers sign Jagr

Otter
07-01-2011, 12:32 PM
Im sure this will turn out well...


Honestly how many CP members can name 5 (current) NHL players not named Crosby or Ovechkin (sp?) off the top of their head without cheating/looking it up?

Add me. Did you see the size of the NHL Playoff thread?

Why is it with all the ****ing stupid threads ('what color is your hair', 'man poops on old lady', 'i thought that lady was dead' etc) every time someone creates a hockey thread some dickwad has to come in with a "hockey sucks!", "no one cares" style comment?

Seriously, it's not like we make the thread titles misleading. If you don't like it stay out you unwelcome cock bag and go **** yourself.

Otter
07-01-2011, 12:38 PM
Flyers are going to be cleaning house this off season from the looks of it. I can't believe they got rid of Mike Richards.

And how good of a goalie is Ilya Bryzgalov? I don't watch the west too much.

blaise
07-01-2011, 12:52 PM
Ed Jovanowski back to FLA

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 12:57 PM
Flyers are going to be cleaning house this off season from the looks of it. I can't believe they got rid of Mike Richards.

And how good of a goalie is Ilya Bryzgalov? I don't watch the west too much.

I don't understand why they signed Jagr. With this signing it means it's unlikely Ville Leino will be back. I much rather would have just resigned Leino.

Predarat
07-01-2011, 01:03 PM
If this happened, that would be awesome! The Avs are my 'other' team so him in an A-V-S jersey would be too cool.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v336/Predarat5/Vokoun-1.jpg

Bearcat
07-01-2011, 01:04 PM
Flyers are going to be cleaning house this off season from the looks of it. I can't believe they got rid of Mike Richards.

And how good of a goalie is Ilya Bryzgalov? I don't watch the west too much.

It's been a few years, but this is what I remember of him, because they swept the Avs that year...

Playoff stats...
SEASON TEAM GP GS TOI/G W L T OTL GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
'05-'06

ANA

11 10 59:54 6 4 -- 0 16 1.46 285 269 .944 3

I've kind of lost track of him since he went to Phoenix, but it looks like he put up good numbers there, and I know he's played some for Russia in the Olympics and World Championship.

ClevelandBronco
07-01-2011, 01:05 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/newsindex.htm?location=/freeagents/2011

Capitals trade Varlamov's rights to Avalanche
Friday, 07.01.2011 / 2:00 PM / NHL Free Agency 2011
NHL.com
The Washington Capitals have traded the rights to restricted free agent goaltender Semyon Varlamov to the Colorado Avalanche for a first-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft and second-round selection in either 2012 or 2013.

Varlamov was a first-round pick in 2006 and has competed with Michal Neuvirth, a second-round choice in the same draft, for the "goaltender of the future" tag in Washington ever since. The 23-year-old Russian goaltender has appeared in 59 regular-season games and 19 postseason contests for the Capitals.

He replaced Jose Theodore in net for Washington during the 2009 and 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but missed a large portion of the 2010-11 campaign because of injury. With Theodore gone, Varlamov and Neuvirth were competing for the starting job, and it was Neuvirth who played every minute during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Capitals.

Predarat
07-01-2011, 01:09 PM
Forget the Vokoun to A-V-S jersey then lol. Varlamov has potential, and was caught up in a Log Jam of the same type of goalie in Washington.

Otter
07-01-2011, 01:12 PM
I don't understand why they signed Jagr. With this signing it means it's unlikely Ville Leino will be back. I much rather would have just resigned Leino.

I don't get that either the dude is 40 years old. Maybe it's just a FU to Pittsburgh.

Bearcat
07-01-2011, 01:13 PM
Heh...

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r143/bearcat2002/varlamov.png

I was hoping for Vokoun, but there's a 10 year difference in age here, so Varlamov could obviously be more of a long term solution... or maybe they'll sign both. :)

Fish
07-01-2011, 01:16 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/newsindex.htm?location=/freeagents/2011

Capitals trade Varlamov's rights to Avalanche
Friday, 07.01.2011 / 2:00 PM / NHL Free Agency 2011
NHL.com
The Washington Capitals have traded the rights to restricted free agent goaltender Semyon Varlamov to the Colorado Avalanche for a first-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft and second-round selection in either 2012 or 2013.

Varlamov was a first-round pick in 2006 and has competed with Michal Neuvirth, a second-round choice in the same draft, for the "goaltender of the future" tag in Washington ever since. The 23-year-old Russian goaltender has appeared in 59 regular-season games and 19 postseason contests for the Capitals.

He replaced Jose Theodore in net for Washington during the 2009 and 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but missed a large portion of the 2010-11 campaign because of injury. With Theodore gone, Varlamov and Neuvirth were competing for the starting job, and it was Neuvirth who played every minute during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Capitals.

Woot.... that's awesome. I like him quite a bit.

Now add Vokoun too....

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 01:18 PM
according to Hockeybuzz.com,the Avs looking at signing Erik Cole.

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Vokoun talking with the Caps now

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 01:35 PM
Flyers sign Max Talbot

Predarat
07-01-2011, 01:41 PM
Flyers sign Max Talbot

They will like him, he will fit in well in Philly!

Predarat
07-01-2011, 01:49 PM
Pheonix just got Mike Smith from Tampa, they may be clearing room for good ole Thomas.

Otter
07-01-2011, 02:06 PM
They will like him, he will fit in well in Philly!

Another ex-penguin. This guy reminds me of Reremy Roenick.

Predarat
07-01-2011, 02:12 PM
The A-V-S got themselves a pretty damn big D-man. He seems to like to hit too!

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/?id=3863

ClevelandBronco
07-01-2011, 02:17 PM
The A-V-S got themselves a pretty damn big D-man. He seems to like to hit too!

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/?id=3863

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Just Passin' By
07-01-2011, 02:52 PM
Report is that Michael Ryder is signing with Dallas.

2 years at $3.5 million per

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 03:07 PM
Flyers trade Versteeg to Florida for a 2nd round pick

Just Passin' By
07-01-2011, 03:08 PM
Bruins are rumored to be signing Benoit Pouliot for 1 year, $1.1 million.

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 03:19 PM
Leino to Buffalo 6 years 27 million.

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 03:34 PM
Blues are about 4 mil. under the cap.

If the only signing the Blues make is a backup goalie, I'm going to shit a brick.

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 03:35 PM
JS Giguere to Avalanche

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 03:36 PM
Budaj to the Habs.

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 03:38 PM
JS Giguere to Avalanche

Is Elliott going to the AHL?

ClevelandBronco
07-01-2011, 03:38 PM
according to Hockeybuzz.com,the Avs looking at signing Erik Cole.

Reports: Canadiens sign Cole, Budaj
Friday, 07.01.2011 / 3:57 PM / NHL Free Agency 2011
NHL.com
The Montreal Canadiens have reportedly signed free agent wing Erik Cole and goalie Peter Budaj to multi-year contracts.

According to TSN, Cole has inked a four-year, $18 million contract and Budaj was given a two-year, $2.3 million deal.

The 28-year-old Budaj, who now becomes the backup to Carey Price in Montreal, has played all six of his NHL seasons with the Colorado Avalanche. He has a career record of 101-91-27 with a 2.83 goals-against average. He made 45 appearances in 2010-11 for Colorado, producing a 15-21-4 mark with a 3.20 GAA and .895 save percentage.

DJ's left nut
07-01-2011, 03:41 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/newsindex.htm?location=/freeagents/2011

Capitals trade Varlamov's rights to Avalanche
Friday, 07.01.2011 / 2:00 PM / NHL Free Agency 2011
NHL.com
The Washington Capitals have traded the rights to restricted free agent goaltender Semyon Varlamov to the Colorado Avalanche for a first-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft and second-round selection in either 2012 or 2013.

Varlamov was a first-round pick in 2006 and has competed with Michal Neuvirth, a second-round choice in the same draft, for the "goaltender of the future" tag in Washington ever since. The 23-year-old Russian goaltender has appeared in 59 regular-season games and 19 postseason contests for the Capitals.

He replaced Jose Theodore in net for Washington during the 2009 and 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but missed a large portion of the 2010-11 campaign because of injury. With Theodore gone, Varlamov and Neuvirth were competing for the starting job, and it was Neuvirth who played every minute during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Capitals.

Damn. The AVS gave up a ton to get that kid. The 2012 draft is supposed to be one of the deepest drafts in awhile and the Avs are expected to be better, but still not great.

The Blues gave up Eller last season to get Halak. Halak has a better playoff track record and most will say that Halak is probably a slightly more valuable player (if a little older). Don't forget - Halak beat Varlamov in the game 7 showdown. Eller doesn't have the value of a 2012 first rounder, I'm virtually certain of that. Let alone the 2nd rounder thrown in.

I think the Avs overpaid a little here.

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 03:41 PM
Souray signs with Dallas

DJ's left nut
07-01-2011, 03:42 PM
Blues are about 4 mil. under the cap.

If the only signing the Blues make is a backup goalie, I'm going to shit a brick.

Eh, they'll get a 3rd line winger and a depth defenseman as well.

Afterall, they've gotta spend the money somewhere to even reach the salary floor. They'll throw it at a couple of aging vets that will gladly take a 1-yr deal.

If you have any expectations at all for this FA signing period, prepare to be disappointed.

Just Passin' By
07-01-2011, 03:42 PM
From Bob McKenzie:

Ponikarovsky gets $1.5M on a one year deal in Carolina.

Ehrhoff to Buffalo is for 10 years and $40 million.

O'Byrne re-signs with Col for 2 more years

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 03:44 PM
Eh, they'll get a 3rd line winger and a depth defenseman as well.

Afterall, they've gotta spend the money somewhere to even reach the salary floor. They'll throw it at a couple of aging vets that will gladly take a 1-yr deal.

If you have any expectations at all for this FA signing period, prepare to be disappointed.

I don't have any expectations aside from what you mentioned.

I'm only optimistic because Army said ownership gave him a budget above the cap floor. Not expecting a Richards like signing.

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 03:48 PM
I'm 99.999999% sure that the Coyotes are intentionally going to tank this season.

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 03:56 PM
Flyers back in on the Brad Richards sweepstakes. Calgary also to make a play for him

chiefs1111
07-01-2011, 04:08 PM
Tomas Fleischmann Signs with Florida

RedThat
07-01-2011, 04:17 PM
Leino to Buffalo 6 years 27 million.

This is a signing I don't agree with.

The guy had one "decent" season with 19G, 34A, and 53 pts...and he gets close to 4.5 mil per year? Pretty sick money...I wonder how this changes the complexity of things. What will the other top tier FA's above him get?

RedThat
07-01-2011, 04:18 PM
JS Giguere to Avalanche

Good signing imo. He will be a good mentor to Varhalamov

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 04:29 PM
Blues signed Brian Elliott. Haha.

Predarat
07-01-2011, 04:46 PM
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hahah that was a nice hit.

Bearcat
07-01-2011, 05:39 PM
JS Giguere to Avalanche

I like it.... solid veteran in Giguere and hopefully a long term solution with Varmalov.

Rams Fan
07-01-2011, 05:52 PM
Did Elliott have a down year last year or does he really suck?

Predarat
07-02-2011, 08:59 PM
Vokoun to the Caps, 1 yr 1.5 mil?? WTF??? Something does not seem right there.

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07-02-2011, 09:00 PM
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07-02-2011, 09:35 PM
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DeezNutz
07-02-2011, 09:44 PM
Stcheviok to NY. Like that signing a lot.

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07-02-2011, 10:45 PM
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Predarat
07-06-2011, 03:03 PM
Well RamsFan, looks like Jason Arnott is yours! Jamie Langenbrunner too.

Rams Fan
07-06-2011, 03:57 PM
Well RamsFan, looks like Jason Arnott is yours! Jamie Langenbrunner too.

Fuck yeah. At least they made some moves. Nichol is also a solid signing.

Blues lineup looks scary good if Perron is healthy.

Predarat
07-06-2011, 04:13 PM
Fuck yeah. At least they made some moves. Nichol is also a solid signing.

Blues lineup looks scary good if Perron is healthy.

He is a feisty little guy, plays 110% 100% of the time.

Rams Fan
07-06-2011, 04:24 PM
He is a feisty little guy, plays 110% 100% of the time.

He won about 60% of his faceoffs last year. So that's a big win.