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Old 07-01-2008, 11:56 AM
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excellent. very excellent. wow. it's amazing to have a front office that actually THINKS along the same lines as us here on the message board.

it almost enough to make you feel somewhat savvy (although, with this year's UFA crop, it wasn't exactly rocket science to identify targets).
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:57 AM
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I like this move as he is younger and jumped at the chance to play here.
That's a great point. while rolston is a better player overall right now, giving a 35-yr old four yrs is scarey. This guy is 27. hopefully for 3 mil they locked him up for 4 or 5
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This might actually be better than Rolston. Younger and cheaper. More room to move under the cap. Plus his legs for sure won't give out. Rolston's age scared me a little bit.
I was just looking at it from the cap hit, I like it more. Gives us a little cushion.

I like this signing, I think he could really blow up here.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:58 AM
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excellent. very excellent. wow. it's amazing to have a front office that actually THINKS along the same lines as us here on the message board.

it almost enough to make you feel somewhat savvy (although, with this year's UFA crop, it wasn't exactly rocket science to identify targets).
gotta be room for a few of us on the scouting staff.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:59 AM
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That's a great point. while rolston is a better player overall right now, giving a 35-yr old four yrs is scarey. This guy is 27. hopefully for 3 mil they locked him up for 4 or 5
3 @ 9 mil total.

He could really grow with Steve and with Malone being the big goofy bastard in front of the net that second line could be killer! I like it.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:59 AM
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$3M/yr. Length of contract TBA.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:00 PM
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Already seeing those saying Radim won't sniff 25 goals playing on Tampa, yet he managed to score 27 with the fucking Yotes.

Excuse the language, but some of this stuff is just so over the top and insane it's hard to keep track of.
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And we fire the first salvo in open free agency with a DANDY signing. Great price!

I friggin' LOVE this new ownership!!!!!

As far as I'm concerned, they can be done. I don't particularly love the idea of signing a Kolzig or Hedberg or Conklin. I'd prefer to platoon Smith and Ramo and see what happens. If neither emerges, THEN you go get a veteran option at the deadline ... but, on the other hand, I can see the logic of signing someone like Kolzig now. It's certainly easier to sign a free agent than it is to trade for a veteran goalie at the deadline. And even though Ramo would be getting the shaft being sent back to the AHL, at least they can smooth it over to him by explaining that he's young and will get to play a whole lot more. Plus, it's good for Norfolk and for once I'd like to see us actually compete in the A.

Either way, I'm thrilled with this offseason.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:01 PM
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Already seeing those saying Radim won't sniff 25 goals playing on Tampa, yet he managed to score 27 with the fucking Yotes.

Excuse the language, but some of this stuff is just so over the top and insane it's hard to keep track of.
Its fine, its just a bunch of spiteful people who are butt-hurt that their team didn't pick him up.
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Old 07-01-2008, 12:02 PM
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Barrie: Vrbata is done

Lightning owner Len Barrie said the team signed left wing Radim Vrbata to a three-year, $9-million contract.

"It's great," he said, "and we're not done yet."
Oh boy.
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