Started by AngryGreg, January 26, 2014, 04:25:21 PM
Quote from: blue_or_die on June 29, 2015, 08:34:03 PMSo does this make Richards an FA? Any guesses from folks who picks him up and how much money he makes?IMO might be a good pickup for a contender looking to bust through. Would give some size to Montreal's so-so offense. Maybe NYR? I wonder what he's willing to play for, but then again there will be no shortage of teams interested, so the market will dictate that.
Quote from: blue_or_die on June 29, 2015, 08:46:21 PMPretty juicy list. Hard to think any of these would be interesting to Chevy (for the price most would cost), and if any would want to play here.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on June 29, 2015, 08:41:11 PMHe's a free agent. I have no idea what happens to him now, though. I think any team interested knows the risks involved. And whatever happens, he'll be making peanuts compared to what he had been making.Speaking of free agents, who else is stoked for July 1? Canada Day celebrations aside, it's always fun to see who ends up where.http://www.tsn.ca/tsn-s-top-unrestricted-free-agents-1.316769Mike Reilly should be off the list. He signed with the Wild on the 26th, IIRC.
Quote from: theaardvark on June 30, 2015, 03:28:05 PMThe whole Richards thing is crazy. But I can understand it, a great use of "the rules".Here's the question. They void his contract, and take 1.35mil/yr in cap hit. He sues in civil court, and wins (because they've set a precident with other teammates with criminal charges not being canned). He either settles for 1/2 up front, or gets a judgement for payment of his contract in full, LA appeals and settles out of court for 1/2. Does that 1/2 become cap hit? Or do they sidestep the cap because it is a civil court payment? If Richards takes this "buyout", does the NHLPA still launch a grievance? Can they without his participation? To protect the rest of their players?SMS cap for haves and have nots makes this kinda thing a lawyers wet dream. Toronto eating Horton's non-SMS contract last year is opening up all kinds of creative SMS / budget possibilities between those flush with cash they can't spend on players, and those with hard budget concerns and SMS floor player budgets.
Quote from: Colton on June 30, 2015, 05:05:16 PMI hate being a Sharks fan so much right now.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on June 30, 2015, 05:06:18 PMCould be a Bruins fan. Jones goes from one coast to the other... And back to the other coast.
Quote from: Colton on June 30, 2015, 05:09:16 PMI'll take Don Sweeney right now, he just turned Wilson's absolute stupidity into Milan Lucic for 2 firsts.
Quote from: blue_gold_84 on June 30, 2015, 05:54:39 PMYeah, that was pretty clever. I'm still not sure what to think of letting Hamilton go and picking up Rinaldo.And how about Hextall getting rid of Pronger and Grossman for Gagner...? Crazy.
QuoteThis kind of blatant cap floor circumvention is faaar more offensive to me than cap circumvention a la (kovalchuk) - I'd rather see a team push the rules to try and WIN than to try and lose.