NHL 2013 - 2014

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    Sofos СофоƆ Contributor

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    Bruins officially let Shawn Thornton go. I saw this coming but it's bittersweet. It means the end of the "Merlot" line.
     
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    Since the Kings quarantined John Stevens, it looks like the Pens are eyeing Red Wings assistant Bill Peters as the next head coach. Interesting that they'd favor him over guys with more experience like Marc Crawford and Ron Wilson.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    They also interviewed Crawford and Wilson IIRC along with a bunch of other people... was disappointed to see Stevens get promoted as he was IMHO the most interesting prospect they were supposed to be looking to talk to.

    They've also extended qualifying offers to all of the RFAs... hoping that means Depres actually gets some real NHL time this coming season.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    And just got a text that Carolina hired Bill Peters as head coach so he is out of the running for the Pens... so that's too interesting candidates off the list in Stevens and Peters.
     
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    I just got that text. :lol: Seems like that narrows it down to Crawford, Wilson and maybe WBS coach John Hynes. Or...Ulf Samuelsson??
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Quite the inspiring list :rofl:
     
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    The Pens GM is a moron... he told the freaking press he didn't sign his candidate and is starting over, completely undermining whoever they do hire. Not to mention making it harder to hire somebody at all as everybody knows they're not the first choice for the job.

    :facepalm:
     
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    Looks like the Rangers bought out Richards remaining 6 years, didn't realize how long of a deal they had signed for him. I mean, he's only 34 but they're treating this like he's up there with Jaromir Jagr, claiming he's under-producing.

    Oh well.

    Winter Classic should also be a wash with Blackhawks vs. Caps.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    They were afraid he would retire before the contract was over and they'd get hit with hefty cap recapture penalties. Buying him out they avoid that. He had also been demoted to the fourth line as well IIRC.
     
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    Yowza.

    Last I saw he was playing at like, 2nd line I believe with Kreider and somebody else, but that was a while ago. Guess shit really did go downhill for him if he went from a first-liner two seasons ago to a fourth liner by the end of his third.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    I could be mistaken, but I would swear they were talking about that during the finals.
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Additional rumors: the Pens offered Desjardins two years and weren't going to let him pick his own assistants so he is now likely the new head coach of the Canucks. In addition Ulf has told people that the Pens job is not right for him at this time. So basically the Pens are offering crap terms which means we're not going to end up with a good coach.

    Awesome start to the Rutherford years :rofl:

    I can't see anybody in their right minds hiring Crawford or Wilson so betting Hynes ends up as the new head coach :2c:
     
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    Nothing like getting stuck with the leftovers. Our first choice chose Carolina and our second choice chose Vancouver. I'm also assuming it will be John Hynes but I have this inexplicable feeling in my gut telling me to get ready for Ron Wilson.
     
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    Flyers traded Hartnell for Umberger and a 4th.

    Perplexing trade.
     
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