Morning Free Association, May 25

Have you heard the news?

We get four more years of Kevin Miller. And his wonky shoulder. And his questionable dance moves on the ice. At least he likes to play punchyface with Habs players, so, there’s that.

Punchisize

Lost in the news is that Seth Griffith gets a one-year-two-way deal…and a cut in pay. How does that even work?

Huh

Maybe he’s hoping that this will be a “show me” deal, he’ll crack the lineup of the big club full-time, leading to bigger and better things.

In Other News:

    Pick 44 of our Get to Know a Draft Pick* is coming up at 9am
    The Penguins and Lightning played Game Six last night. Stay tuned for the recap at 12.
    The Blues and Sharks play their Game Six tonight. Let’s all hope it’s the end of the series.

*Not the actual title

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phonymahoney
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Morning, peeps.

I still have no idea what’s up with the Miller signing. A mil or less and I wouldn’t be happy, but would be OK with it. 2.5? WTF?

Whatever, maybe they’re trading him.

DrHandgrenaid
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More money on a McQuaid trade I think. Sign and trades do not exist at all.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Only in the NBA

Satan 81's Sister
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AAAAAAAAAAAAHHH! I’M OUT OF POST IT NOTES! PANIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Write yourself a note to buy some more.

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Good idea….wait a minute.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All!
As long as they hire a skating coach for Killer I’m okay with his signing.
Lots o work on tap (has my account been hacked?).
When Jo and I left the rink last night, we pulled up to a stop light next to the cops team’s after game barbeque. Just as we stopped one of the guys was yelling “Who needs and beer?” Naturally, I said “I do”. He laughed and handed me two. ” Here, she can have one, too.” he says and we drive off with everyone laughing. Life is good!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

That’s awesome

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

In better news, Red Sox are in first place!

DrHandgrenaid
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…ball

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Well done, Doc. Well done.

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Oh, so the Miller contract wasn’t a bad dream. Damnit.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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This is an awesome music video my friend made.

Satan81
Admin

Ok, yeah, that video is pretty great. smile

Satan81
Admin

(omg can we get a smiley face that doesn’t look like it’s eaten half a box of No-Doz?)

Satan81
Admin

Is that Brent Burns’ kid brother?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
Member

No, but that guy is my neighbor. He hasn’t shaved in a long, long time.

carvinbass18
Editor

god morgon from both Amabilie’s

  • Not going to be on long as Em & I are doing New Hampshire touristy things in the Franconia Notch region today. I’ve lived in this state my entire life & i’ve never done the Basin hike or the Flume. What the hell kinda NHer am i?
  • that Miller deal blows, but as angry as i am about it it’s still too early in the offseason to go postal
  • Stupid Tampa had one job last night, don’t screw it up tomorrow. Blues you better pull through
  • coffee then up north. Have a good day everyone!
  • IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Make sure you see the ‘old man of the basin’ (It used to be ‘Old man of the Mountain”, but I guess he didn’t pay his mortgage, cuz the mountain kicked him out.)

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    That’s a recch.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I love being a tourist in my own state. Whaaat? That’s always been here? Well..I never.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Blues you better pull through

    Do exactly this except not at all.

    carvinbass18
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    Ssshhhhhh it’ll all be over soon & the Blues will win the Cup. SJ is in prime choking position right where they want them

    DrHandgrenaid
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    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    This is fine

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Have fun up there. It sounds like it’s going to be a good day.

    carvinbass18
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    Should be a good time smile

    DrHandgrenaid
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    I said elsewhere yesterday, this contract choice has me all disgruntled and shit. However, I am willing to reserve judgement pending decisions regarding the other two stooges. If Sweeney has a plan that involves removing Seids and Quaider from the roster, than this is an excellent move, because Kevlar is the best bottom line RD out of the bunch.

    Buyout Seids and trade McQuaid for a mid pick to a dumb team (paging Joe Sakic and/or Jim Benning) and this move looks pretty okay.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Also more concerned about Seids & Quaider, since those contracts are worse, and the players are no less fragile and no younger I don’t see Sweeney moving 2 RD in one season though, since that is a hard position to come by.

    DrHandgrenaid
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    Well, he wouldn’t be- Seids is a LD. So resigning Kevlar makes McQuaid redundant, and disposing of Seids is technically a different issue altogether

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    I suppose that’s true – I keep thinking of Seids as a RD since he switches from time to time.

    DrHandgrenaid
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    I *think* hes only ever done that back when he’d get put with Chara, but I could be mistaken. In any case, right now, our RD depth (assuming a Chiller signing, and for now, Trotman (I don’t expect it) is:

    McQuaid
    Kevlar
    Chiller*
    Trotman*
    Carlo
    Casto*

    So… This team needs to sign or trade of an actual top-6 RD

    carvinbass18
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    Vancouver needs defense more than we do, and Bennings an idiot. Sounds like a win win

    DrHandgrenaid
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    Get Sakic to take one and Benning to take the other. Might even get real assets out of those two chucklefucks.

    /dreams

    carvinbass18
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    http://images-cdn.9gag.com/photo/15917_700b_v1.jpg

    (I really hope this image isn’t huge)

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    This is a valid point. However, until that actually happens:

    http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/degrassi/images/f/fc/Angry-mob-o.gif

    UnstableElement
    Member
    UnstableElement

    Is Sweeney trying to get Claude fired? What the ever living fuck? I…it’s…why? I just got over the extension and years then I saw the AAV this morning. I’m irate all over again.

    Satan81
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    How is it $2.5/yr? Was Donny negotiating against himself? Who else was interested in Miller? Why not just wait until July 1?

    Is Kevlar somehow secretly good?

    Are we forgoing the free agent market and just giving it a go with our d-men prospects? Why couldn’t we give this money to Liles?

    Why is it four years? How did Kevlar have any leverage? Shouldn’t it just be one year?

    Doesn’t Krug’s agent say, “If Miller is getting $2.5/yr, then my client must be worth $8/yr”?

    When we signed McQuaid last year, it came with trading Lucic and Dougie. Who are we trading this year? Tuukka and Spooner?

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    How good is Kevlar? He is good enough that Claude trusts him with top-pairing minutes.

    Given the theoretical existence of any genuine top-pairing players on the roster I think he’d be buried, since he’s got ‘bottom four’ written all over him. Certainly most folks seem to be OK with him in the role of a 3rd pairing guy, (though one would wonder if we should be paying well under $2m for that sort of player).

    I suspect that the spectacular nature of his mistakes exaggerates the actual number of them, since his +/- and Corsi are typically pretty dang good whenever I look them up.

    My eye-test says he improved as the season went on, but I still don’t feel comfortable with him as our primary option on the PK or top-pairing.

    The 4-year term makes me feel like Sweeney is planning on waiting on one or more of the defensive prospects to make the roster – that’s how one fits a team under the cap – getting productive prospects/ELCs in the mix to offset the veterans with their UFA-market contracts. Certainly 4 years says ‘I expect this player to still be on the roster in 3 years’

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    I’ll have to get back to you on these.

    carvinbass18
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    Not spooner. That contract is gold. Tuukka & Brad

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Yes. That.

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