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  • #76
    Originally posted by mw147 View Post

    It doesn't help.
    It helps Panarin.

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    • #77
      OFFICIAL . 8 yrs x 9 MM - Source - Buffalo News
      Skinner, the 27-year-old winger who captivated the fan base with a career-high 40-goals last season, is remaining in Buffalo after signing an eight-year contrac…

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Kaszycki's Krew View Post
        OFFICIAL . 8 yrs x 9 MM - Source - Buffalo News
        Well there goes one. I would have taken him but I'm not that crazy about him either.
        THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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        • #79
          Overpay in term for sure. Buffalo has to pay more to get top shelf UFA to sign there. If they had a competitive team - less so. Buffalo is close to Southern Ontario - where a lot of talent comes from. From what we have read - Buffalo is a good town to play in and great place to live (snow notwithstanding)

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          • #80
            https://theathletic.com/1019569/2019...-robin-lehner/

            Islanders’ free agency update: What’s taking so long with Anders Lee and Robin Lehner?

            We’re now down to two weeks, give or take a few hours, until pending free agents can speak with other teams. Lou Lamoriello’s motto, “If you have time, use it,” is being put to the test as the last days for the Islanders president/GM to have an exclusive negotiating window with his own pending FAs are approaching.
            Click the link to see Trotz and Lee having coffee.

            Talks continue and they aren’t acrimonious, but it’s still a bit of a surprise that the Islanders and their captain haven’t come to a deal. It’s believed that term continues to be the sticking point: Lee is looking for something in the 7-8 year range and the Islanders may be looking for something in the 5-6 year range, with the average annual value coming in somewhere around $6.5-$7 million.

            It would still be a surprise if Lee makes it to the contact window. He is the Islanders captain and he’s scored 102 goals the last three seasons. An intrepid fan snapped a picture recently of Lee and Barry Trotz having coffee in Garden City, a reminder that coach and captain were very much on the same page this past season.

            It certainly was noticed by Lee’s camp that Jeff Skinner, another winger about to hit the open market, signed for eight years at $9 million per with the Sabres last week. They are different players, but Skinner coming off the board is one fewer option for the Isles should they decide to let Lee walk.

            Skinner is two years younger than Lee, but they’ve produced roughly the same. Skinner averages 0.37 goals per game over 661 NHL games, Lee is at 0.36 over 425. All the signs point to Lee staying, but the clock is ticking.
            Robin Lehner

            This is another negotiation that’s dragging on beyond the point most thought it would go. Lehner’s revival this season will be crowned with an almost-certain Masterton Trophy award in Las Vegas next week and he’s among the Vezina Trophy finalists. To be there without a deal from the Islanders may make for some awkward moments for Lehner, who has overcome so much and would, like Lee, be very happy to commit to the team for the right term and price. But clearly, the Islanders don’t feel there’s a right term and price on the table yet.
            Jordan Eberle

            Definitely the least surprising of the three unsigned FAs, the sides are still talking — Eberle and Lehner share an agent, Craig Oster of Newport, so it may be hard to completely cut off negotiations. But all indications are Eberle is headed for the open market unless he’s willing to take a short-term deal.
            “Individual players win games, but teams win championships"

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            • #81
              Lee cannot walk. Losing 2 Captains in a row would be a disaster.

              MHO is the agent will push it to the limit knowing he is coming back.
              The object is to win. Not just to compete, but to win.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Bossy573 View Post
                Lee cannot walk. Losing 2 Captains in a row would be a disaster.

                MHO is the agent will push it to the limit knowing he is coming back.
                The problem is Lee wants an 8 year deal and now that Skinner got his, the pressure is on to either sign Lee and now Eberle is back in play. You know some dumb GM is going to offer Lee the 8 years he wants.

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                • #83
                  I think Lee will ultimately be agreeable to take something less with the Islanders than he would on the open market. He loves it here. I think the same can be said for Lehner.

                  I hope they somehow can bring back Eberle too.

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                  • #84
                    This could another case of "we just can't have good things"

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                    • #85
                      I think Lee and Lehner are coming back. Eberle not so sure but wouldn't rule it out... But Lee? He's coming back. Lehner too!

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                      • #86
                        translate and see about the NYI content ( article in French)

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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by FranzyFan View Post
                          This could another case of "we just can't have good things"
                          Getting worried about this. Hopeful for a last-minute deal.
                          The object is to win. Not just to compete, but to win.

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                          • #88
                            This is the money they cleared in the Niskanen trade.

                            https://twitter.com/ikhurshudyan/sta...464040960?s=19

                            ​The Capitals have re-signed Carl Hagelin. Four years, $11 million. That’s an AAV of $2.75 million.​​​​​​
                            “Individual players win games, but teams win championships"

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                            • #89
                              yep ... now all make sense

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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by mw147 View Post
                                This is the money they cleared in the Niskanen trade.

                                https://twitter.com/ikhurshudyan/sta...464040960?s=19

                                ​The Capitals have re-signed Carl Hagelin. Four years, $11 million. That’s an AAV of $2.75 million.​​​​​​
                                Why would a division rival want to help them out?

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