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We have Ladd to NYI for 7 years at 5.5M per year.

Reimer to Florida for 5 years for 3.4M per year.

That's a good deal for Florida looking on the outside. That's seems cheap.



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Perron back to St. Louis. 2 years at 3.75M per year.

I may prefer this to the Lucic signing. Perron is coming off of a bad year but he's a good left wing who we know can score 20 goals. And he comes so much cheaper.



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Canuck sign Eriksson 6x6


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 Re: Free Agency Thread [message #674877 is a reply to message #674289 ]
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ChasinStanley wrote on Fri, 01 July 2016 10:16

Canuck sign Eriksson 6x6


The more I think about the Loui Eriksson deal, the more I question if Linden and Benning have any idea at all what they're doing. They seem to be ready for a rebuild - they've let go guys like Kesler and Bieksa - and the window is closing on the Sedins. They'll both be 36 years old when next season starts. For both guys, the numbers have started to droop. Burrows is 35 and Ryan Miller turns 36 next season. Their core is ancient by NHL standards.

So why bring in a guy who's 32 and sign him to a six year deal? Ericksson might be good enough to help them win a few more games next year, and he replaces the equally old Radim Vrbata, but the Canucks were the second worst team in the West last year (behind our own Edmonton Oilers!) and the addition of Ericksson is not going to be able to propel them well up the standings. He may help them just enough to worsen their lottery odds the next couple of years, and then as he gets older, he'll just be a boat anchor for a team that at some point in the not-so-distant future doesn't have the Sedins any more, or has a version of them that are well below what we've come to expect.

It is nice to see incompetence take over in the management of someone else's team for a change - especially a divisional rival!

Speaking of incompetence, the Seguin deal now looks like so:

Dallas: Tyler Seguin (Rich Peverly was forced to retire, and Ryan Button is playing in Europe now)

Boston: Joe Morrow & Jimmy Hayes (Matt Fraser was waived away, Reilly Smith traded for Hayes and now Ericksson left as UFA)

That's a tough pill to swallow if you're a Bruins fan.



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Adam wrote on Fri, 08 July 2016 09:04


The more I think about the Loui Eriksson deal, the more I question if Linden and Benning have any idea at all what they're doing.


As much as it pains me to defend Canuck management in any respect, the conventional wisdom around here is that it's really the owner, Aquilini, pulling the strings. And the directive from him has been that the goal is to make the playoffs each year (and reap the lucrative playoff revenue), regardless of how that impacts the future.

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Owner Francesco Aquilini didn’t want the Canucks to gutter, like division rivals in Edmonton and Calgary, teams that had missed the playoffs for years. So the strategy was a running rebuild – signing expensive free agents in their 30s to chase the playoffs while reviving the aging roster.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/how-the-vancouv er-canucks-have-been-trying-to-rebuild-without-pain/article2 9487608/

Personally, I think this strategy is going to blow up in his face as the Canucks are likely to be terrible again this year, and with no hope for the immediate future, we may start seeing a half empty arena here again.



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Goose wrote on Fri, 08 July 2016 10:39

Adam wrote on Fri, 08 July 2016 09:04


The more I think about the Loui Eriksson deal, the more I question if Linden and Benning have any idea at all what they're doing.


As much as it pains me to defend Canuck management in any respect, the conventional wisdom around here is that it's really the owner, Aquilini, pulling the strings. And the directive from him has been that the goal is to make the playoffs each year (and reap the lucrative playoff revenue), regardless of how that impacts the future.

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Owner Francesco Aquilini didn’t want the Canucks to gutter, like division rivals in Edmonton and Calgary, teams that had missed the playoffs for years. So the strategy was a running rebuild – signing expensive free agents in their 30s to chase the playoffs while reviving the aging roster.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/how-the-vancouv er-canucks-have-been-trying-to-rebuild-without-pain/article2 9487608/

Personally, I think this strategy is going to blow up in his face as the Canucks are likely to be terrible again this year, and with no hope for the immediate future, we may start seeing a half empty arena here again.


It's an odd strategy. It's one thing if they could add a true star player who could help lift them towards the post-season. We've seen before, if you get in, then you have a chance...but Ericksson won't improve the roster enough to get there. Maybe they don't understand yet that the Sedins are getting too old to dominate now?

I think having management who's just old players with no real experience at the jobs they're doing doesn't help in that situation. If you have a real competent manager who's all business and can explain concisely the goal, I think your owner is more likely to buy in.

If that's the goal though, I'm sure the owner must have been pretty unhappy to hear the comments attributed to Lucic's camp. Must have made things a little uncomfortable at the office there.



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 Re: Free Agency Thread [message #674885 is a reply to message #674881 ]
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Goose wrote on Fri, 08 July 2016 10:39

Adam wrote on Fri, 08 July 2016 09:04


The more I think about the Loui Eriksson deal, the more I question if Linden and Benning have any idea at all what they're doing.


As much as it pains me to defend Canuck management in any respect, the conventional wisdom around here is that it's really the owner, Aquilini, pulling the strings. And the directive from him has been that the goal is to make the playoffs each year (and reap the lucrative playoff revenue), regardless of how that impacts the future.

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Owner Francesco Aquilini didn’t want the Canucks to gutter, like division rivals in Edmonton and Calgary, teams that had missed the playoffs for years. So the strategy was a running rebuild – signing expensive free agents in their 30s to chase the playoffs while reviving the aging roster.


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/how-the-vancouv er-canucks-have-been-trying-to-rebuild-without-pain/article2 9487608/

Personally, I think this strategy is going to blow up in his face as the Canucks are likely to be terrible again this year, and with no hope for the immediate future, we may start seeing a half empty arena here again.

Those kind of comments make me think the 40 team NHL, with 32 in the playoffs, is inevitable. There has got to be incredible pressure on the league from its franchises to get more teams into lucrative playoff games.



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Backes to Bruins.

Eriksson to Canucks. 6 years at 6M AAV.



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smyth260 wrote on Fri, 01 July 2016 09:18

Backes to Bruins.

Eriksson to Canucks. 6 years at 6M AAV.


High skill, but Canucks get softer. We get tougher. I like.



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Brouwer to Calgary for 4 years 4.5M AAV

Okposo to Buffalo for 7 years 6M AAV. Buffalo keeps adding fire to that offense.

Eric Staal to Minnesota.



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Chad Johnson goes to Calgary for one year. Too bad, he was a good back up option for Edmonton.


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Hamhuis to Dallas.


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It's going to be fun watching the Oilers lean on the Sedins and Eriksson next year. I suspect they'll have a tough time handling the big, relatively fast bodies the Oilers have added.


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nullterm wrote on Fri, 01 July 2016 10:52

Hamhuis to Dallas.


D. Hamhuis would have been a good fill in for two years at what he cost, he's still a good player, and can contribute on the PP, better than Sekera. He was on the Sochi Olympic team just 2 years ago, lots left.

Chiarelli better have another, better, iron in the fire if he passed on him.



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Purcell to Kings. Good depth pickup.

Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, and Nikitin are still looking for a job. Demers is likely the biggest FA remaining.

It looks like another year where the teams might be able to get real NHL forwards on cheap short term contracts. Lots of veterans remain to shore up the bottom six. Here is the list.

http://www.generalfanager.com/freeagents



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One thing that bugs me is we never make any value signings on day 2, like stempniak for 1m last year.
Heck, I'd take Gags for 1M on the third line RW, I'd have taken Brett Connoly for 1M



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Team Dean wrote on Fri, 01 July 2016 23:30

One thing that bugs me is we never make any value signings on day 2, like stempniak for 1m last year.
Heck, I'd take Gags for 1M on the third line RW, I'd have taken Brett Connoly for 1M



Gags and Kassian on the same line could be fun.



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Mike wrote on Fri, 01 July 2016 21:24

Team Dean wrote on Fri, 01 July 2016 23:30

One thing that bugs me is we never make any value signings on day 2, like stempniak for 1m last year.
Heck, I'd take Gags for 1M on the third line RW, I'd have taken Brett Connoly for 1M



Gags and Kassian on the same line could be fun.

It might be funny to see Gags trying to nail Kass in the jaw during practice, you mean...



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Demers to Florida.

5 years at 4.5M per year. That isn't as bad as I thought. Florida has some good pieces on defense now with Yandle and Ekblad.



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smyth260 wrote on Sat, 02 July 2016 09:40

Demers to Florida.

5 years at 4.5M per year. That isn't as bad as I thought. Florida has some good pieces on defense now with Yandle and Ekblad.


Doh. I woulda gave him that or even 4.75. \_(ツ)_/



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nullterm wrote on Sat, 02 July 2016 09:48

smyth260 wrote on Sat, 02 July 2016 09:40

Demers to Florida.

5 years at 4.5M per year. That isn't as bad as I thought. Florida has some good pieces on defense now with Yandle and Ekblad.


Doh. I woulda gave him that or even 4.75. \_(ツ)_/


Seems cheaper than T. Hall.
Turns out that's not the price.



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nullterm wrote on Sat, 02 July 2016 10:48

smyth260 wrote on Sat, 02 July 2016 09:40

Demers to Florida.

5 years at 4.5M per year. That isn't as bad as I thought. Florida has some good pieces on defense now with Yandle and Ekblad.


Doh. I woulda gave him that or even 4.75. \_(ツ)_/


How much more would we have to pay him to make up for the after tax difference? And to make up for him and his family not getting to live in Florida in anonymity? And to make up for our team not yet being close to a contender?

Getting a feeling Demers was not really that close at all to joining the Oilers regardless.

And keep in mind, we may have got a 1st pairing D signed long term for around 4M. Demers is a #4 that we might have had to sign for 5.5M for 6 years with a NMC. There is pretty good value in the difference between those.

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I beleive Demers was a back-up plan If they didn't land a significant piece via trade, which they did in Larsson. PC will b patient now IMO


That to me sounds like the Oilers could have got Demers but decided not to after they got Larsson.



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Team Dean wrote on Sun, 03 July 2016 11:32

Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug Jul 1
I beleive Demers was a back-up plan If they didn't land a significant piece via trade, which they did in Larsson. PC will b patient now IMO


That to me sounds like the Oilers could have got Demers but decided not to after they got Larsson.


What kind of overpay would it have required though, especially if we were competing with Florida for him? And as a #4 guy that has never handled top competition or been a good PP option, does he really move the needle that much for our lineup?


Not sure how much I would have liked 10.5-11M tied up with Sekera and Demers for the next 5 years with NMC and NTC's while we still had to find a way to add a guy that could handle big minutes against top competition. And that guy we add likely would have needed to be a good PP option as well. Now with Larsson we can try to find a 2nd pairing guy with offensive ability that we can shelter from top players after the expansion draft.

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Kr55 wrote on Sun, 03 July 2016 12:40

Team Dean wrote on Sun, 03 July 2016 11:32

Ryan Rishaug @TSNRyanRishaug Jul 1
I beleive Demers was a back-up plan If they didn't land a significant piece via trade, which they did in Larsson. PC will b patient now IMO


That to me sounds like the Oilers could have got Demers but decided not to after they got Larsson.


What kind of overpay would it have required though, especially if we were competing with Florida for him? And as a #4 guy that has never handled top competition or been a good PP option, does he really move the needle that much for our lineup?


Not sure how much I would have liked 10.5-11M tied up with Sekera and Demers for the next 5 years with NMC and NTC's while we still had to find a way to add a guy that could handle big minutes against top competition. And that guy we add likely would have needed to be a good PP option as well. Now with Larsson we can try to find a 2nd pairing guy with offensive ability that we can shelter from top players after the expansion draft.


Doesn't help that Oilers were right AT the cap after signing Lucic. Would've had to undersell more roster pieces just to accommodate salary of Demers.



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Just thought I'd note for those who may care that three UFAs who were on the Oilers last year have new teams:

Andrew Miller signed with Carolina.
Adam Clendening signed with NYR.
Brad Hunt signed with St. Louis.

I expect at some point in the summer, Gazdic, Pardy, Cracknell, and Nikitin will either sign low number deals or be off to Europe. Gryba's the only UFA who still may re-sign here.



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benv wrote on Mon, 04 July 2016 11:23

Just thought I'd note for those who may care that three UFAs who were on the Oilers last year have new teams:

Andrew Miller signed with Carolina.
Adam Clendening signed with NYR.
Brad Hunt signed with St. Louis.

I expect at some point in the summer, Gazdic, Pardy, Cracknell, and Nikitin will either sign low number deals or be off to Europe. Gryba's the only UFA who still may re-sign here.


The Miller signing is interesting...I believe that the Oilers loaned him to Carolina's AHL team at the end of the year. They must have liked what they saw.



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benv wrote on Mon, 04 July 2016 10:23

Just thought I'd note for those who may care that three UFAs who were on the Oilers last year have new teams:

Andrew Miller signed with Carolina.
Adam Clendening signed with NYR.
Brad Hunt signed with St. Louis.

I expect at some point in the summer, Gazdic, Pardy, Cracknell, and Nikitin will either sign low number deals or be off to Europe. Gryba's the only UFA who still may re-sign here.


Cracknell signed in Dallas.



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With Gazdic signing in New Jersey that's five Oilers UFAs that have been scooped by other teams. I actually see this as a good sign, since it seems every year nobody's interested in our discards (probably for good reason). For the last several years there was only ever one or two signings of Oilers UFAs. The fact that there is some interest this year could mean they are finally starting to get some better players.


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Purcell to the Kings. I think they were rumoured to be potentially interested in him at the trade deadline too...

One year, $1.6MM deal. Pretty reasonable all around for a decent player.



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