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Free Agent Frenzy

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:31 am

It all starts tomorrow. If anybody's got some predictions on the destinations of the big names, post them here.

My preview should run on the main page tonight.
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Re: Free Agent Frenzy

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:03 pm

Sedins go back to Vancouver for 5/6.1 each.

Ohlund to TB 7/24.5

Hossa signs with Chicago for 12/62.8 (front loaded for 59.3 over the first 8; 3.5 over the last 4)
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Re: Free Agent Frenzy

Unread postby jack_tors » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:24 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Hossa signs with Chicago for 12/62.8 (front loaded for 59.3 over the first 8; 3.5 over the last 4)


That Hossa deal is mind blowing. They had better win next year by outscoring everyone because there isnt much cash left to add depth to the blue line or make a change in goal. Plus, next summer a lot of the young talent in Chicago has expiring contracts..

Good article on the deal..
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Hossa-Aftermath-Smart-Hawks-and-how-Havlat-Kin;_ylt=AuktJije6K8yiPtco18bFhF7vLYF?urn=nhl,174377
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Re: Free Agent Frenzy

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:01 pm

jack_tors wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:Hossa signs with Chicago for 12/62.8 (front loaded for 59.3 over the first 8; 3.5 over the last 4)


That Hossa deal is mind blowing. They had better win next year by outscoring everyone because there isnt much cash left to add depth to the blue line or make a change in goal. Plus, next summer a lot of the young talent in Chicago has expiring contracts..

Good article on the deal..
http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Hossa-Aftermath-Smart-Hawks-and-how-Havlat-Kin;_ylt=AuktJije6K8yiPtco18bFhF7vLYF?urn=nhl,174377


It's a good point. They do have to dole out some serious cash in the near future. I think Patrick Sharp gets dealt at some point this offseason. He's the weak link of their forwards right now. But, if they get consistent play from Huet down the stretch and into the playoffs, this is the one team that can beat Detroit.

Sopel's another guy who might go. I think you'll see Chicago add a Jassen Cullimore back there with someone like Skrastins off the market. He's cheap and serviceable.
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