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Old 07-02-2008, 08:33 AM
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Default Craig Re-Signed

2 year deal, per Sportsnet. No numbers yet.

DC speculates 1.6.


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Old 07-02-2008, 08:54 AM
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Throws another wrench in the line predictions, that's for sure.

Pretty much looking like Roy is gone, probably Gratton, too.

Is Craig expected to start the season? Or will he still be rehabing ..
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:56 AM
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I like that he didn't go to arbitration again, didn't get a raise, didn't get traded, has a two-yr deal to prove his recovery, and will have to FIGHT for a roster spot....the intra-squad competition that's about to take place at nearly every position is going to be nothing but good for this team, and Craig is a guy who likes to plant his carcass in front of the net and just stand there till a tip in or rebound opportunity arises - the way hockey should be played

Everything these guys do seems to be calculated to the nth degree to provide the best possible result within the bounds of predictability - just nothing to complain about except not (yet) signing Hossa, which I guess you can't have everything
Swim all you want Hossa, Koules is coming - just gotta find the cap space someplace ?????

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:32 AM
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2 way deal?
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:34 AM
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Not that I've seen, and unlikely.

They could still waive him if need-be, but likely he'll find the popcorn stand if he doesn't make the starting roster.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:34 AM
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2 way deal?
For that money, it doesn't really matter. I question if he'd clear waivers anyway.

Good for Craig, things have not gone his way the past few years so I hope he can come back healthy.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:43 AM
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Well, its the difference between 800,000 in the minors or 100,000

Its been forever since the team did healthy scratches, out of sight out of mind
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:55 AM
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With as tight a payroll as we've had under PSE, you're right - it's the popcorn machine in the press box that's suffered.

With a bigger payroll and legitimate depth (let that sink in), I think we'll see more.

In addition to getting used to no healthy scratches, we've also been used to having a shallow roster. The team is deep again at forward thanks to the "ZOMG THEY HAVE 89,000 FORWARDS!" push.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:06 AM
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Folks, we now have

15 NHL-quality forwards (incl R2 and Stamkos)
9 NHL-quality defensemen
3 NHL-quality goaltenders

This is a good thing. It might take some re-learning under the 20-man roster philosophy that included guys like Karlsson, Darche, and MacDonald. But have a choices among NHL-quality depth is very good.
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:56 AM
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With as tight a payroll as we've had under PSE, you're right - it's the popcorn machine in the press box that's suffered.
Popcorn machine suffered when Dingman was let go.

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