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Here's some news as well

 

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Steve Mason's agent Anton Thun says that the Philadelphia Flyers have no interest in negotiating a new contract and they are moving on.

"In all honesty, he would have hoped the Flyers would have been interested enough to enter into contract negotiations with him right now, but they didn’t, so you move on," Thun told Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer. "That’s business."

 

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According to TSN's Conor McKenna, there is a deal in the works that could see Alex Galchenyuk and a 1st round pick ending up in Tampa Bay in exchange for Jonathan Drouin.

McKenna also points out that he is not a trade breaker.

 

 

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The Ottawa Senators have informed goaltender Matt O'Connor that the club will not be offering him a qualifying offer.

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The New York Rangers have begun the process of buying out the final three years of defenceman Dan Girardi's contract.

Girardi will cost the Rangers $2,611,111 in cap space next season, $3,611,111 for the following two seasons and $1,111,111 for the three after that.

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The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenceman Matt Greene off injured reserve for the purpose of buying out the final year of his contract.

Greene has passed his medical and will count $833,333.33 against the Kings cap over the next two seasons.

 

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Quite easy plan for the Habs as well

 

Paul Byron
Phillip Danault
Brendan Gallagher
Alex Galchenyuk
Charles Hudon
Max Pacioretty
Andrew Shaw (NTC?)

Exposing : Daniel Carr Jacob De La Rose Brian Flynn Dwight King Stefan Matteau Torrey Mitchell Tomas Plekanec Chris Terry

 

Shea Weber (NTC)

Jeff Petry (NTC)
Jordie Benn

 

Exposing : 

Brandon Davidson
Alexei Emelin
Andrei Markov
Nikita Nesterov
Zach Redmond
Nathan Beaulieu

 

Carey Price

 

Exposing : Montoya

 

Radu and Markov are UFA, so no big deal. Hope Vegas could take Plekanec's contract

 

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Protect:

Zajac

Hall

Palmieri

Henrique

Cammalleri

 

Severson

Merrill

Moore

 

Schneider

 

Expose: Kincaid, Greene, Prout, Lovejoy, Smith-Pelly, Bennett, Josefson + all the scraps. Hope Las Vegas takes Andy Greene off the books. At 34 years old and $5 Million per season, he isn't worth it and that money can go to the youngsters who's contracts are coming up. Plus we have the #1 Overall pick...

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8 hours ago, Kendrick said:

Protect:

Zajac

Hall

Palmieri

Henrique

Cammalleri

 

Severson

Merrill

Moore

 

Schneider

 

Expose: Kincaid, Greene, Prout, Lovejoy, Smith-Pelly, Bennett, Josefson + all the scraps. Hope Las Vegas takes Andy Greene off the books. At 34 years old and $5 Million per season, he isn't worth it and that money can go to the youngsters who's contracts are coming up. Plus we have the #1 Overall pick...

lol why would a Vegas team who won't be competing for a cup any time soon select a 34 year old on a bad contract?

 

1 hour ago, BobertZ said:

Vegas isn't taking bad contacts

They might select players with bad contracts if teams make them a trade to do so. 

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10 hours ago, Kendrick said:

Protect:

Zajac

Hall

Palmieri

Henrique

Cammalleri

 

Severson

Merrill

Moore

 

Schneider

 

Expose: Kincaid, Greene, Prout, Lovejoy, Smith-Pelly, Bennett, Josefson + all the scraps. Hope Las Vegas takes Andy Greene off the books. At 34 years old and $5 Million per season, he isn't worth it and that money can go to the youngsters who's contracts are coming up. Plus we have the #1 Overall pick...

 

Oh shit, the Devils have the first pick? This might be a good time to start following more closely for me!

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There is a differnce between taking a consistent 60 point guy from a team to try for a cup well giving up an unproven asset. To taking on a bad contract for no reason lol.

 

Even if the Forsberg trade was always a bad idea lol

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1 hour ago, eaglesfan036 said:

lol why would a Vegas team who won't be competing for a cup any time soon select a 34 year old on a bad contract?

 

They might select players with bad contracts if teams make them a trade to do so. 

It's not a bad contract though. Yes it's $5 Million and he isn't worth $5 Million but he is also not a horrible defensemen for that price (just a tad overpaid) and his contract runs up in 2 years anyways. A bad contract is something thats $5 Million per season but dragged out for 4+ more years.

 

I don't see them doing it and it's a bit of a wish and not a reality, but it could happen.

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32 minutes ago, .sniffuM said:

 

Oh shit, the Devils have the first pick? This might be a good time to start following more closely for me!

Yup hoping we draft Patrick and not Nico because Nico won't strive in our team with his size. We are already not a very big team

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25 minutes ago, Gooningitup said:

There is a differnce between taking a consistent 60 point guy from a team to try for a cup well giving up an unproven asset. To taking on a bad contract for no reason lol.

 

Even if the Forsberg trade was always a bad idea lol

People forget though that Vegas will be plucking guys from various teams that have 650k contracts and are AHL calibre players that won't make it. They do have to take on salary here and there and anything sub $5 Million is doable.

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2 minutes ago, boubabi said:

So grubauer/fleury/hutchinson (hellebyuick) are likely gone

 

How many D will Winnipeg cover

 

Truba

Buf

Enstrom

Myers

Morissey

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I honestly hope Vegas takes Beauchemin but they won't. Avs already said they aren't buying him out... unless they worked out a trade that Vegas agrees to take him he will be the 7th d ... a high priced one at that.

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