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  1. Mike Milbury always found a way to make a deal. Is that what you want?
  2. CDC also seems to forget that it takes two teams to make a deal happen. Being a real life GM isn't as easy as video games make it out to be.
  3. It turns out that Vegas doesn't have all their paperwork done so they won't be involved at the trade deadline at all. http://www.tsn.ca/talent/vegas-unlikely-to-be-official-player-in-tradecentre-1.678655
  4. I think his big worry is trading for someone and then losing him, or someone else that would otherwise be protected, through the expansion draft.
  5. After all that... big picture, I don't think the expansion draft should be viewed as any sort of barrier to trying to acquire players for the future. They can only take one guy after all. I think most deals are going to be made in the summer anyways. The kind of guys that you are talking about (upcoming RFAs), I don't think any cap team is going to be desperate to unload at the trade deadline. They are more likely to hang onto them for the playoffs and then deal with the cap issues in the off season. The expansion draft is June 18th to 20th. The entry draft is the 23rd and 24th. Free agency opens July 1st. There's lots of time between the two drafts and free agency for making deals.
  6. I think we might be saying the same thing from two different angles. You said they don't have to select somebody. But they do. They have to select one player that the Canucks hold the rights to, as long as they qualify as someone eligible under the rules of the expansion draft. You are right, they don't have to be under contract for next year, but they still have to select someone.
  7. Did you even read that article? " * The Las Vegas franchise must select one player from each presently existing club for a total of 30 players (not including additional players who may be acquired as the result of violations of the Expansion Draft rules). "
  8. It doesn't work that way. They have to select one player. There is no option for Vegas to not select anyone. You can make trades so that they avoid picking someone specific, but they still have to take someone.
  9. I don't follow you. How does giving up draft picks to Vegas for not picking players you didn't even bother to name, give Benning the opportunity to acquire some other RFA forward whom you didn't name either? I don't see the connection. What does one have to do with the other? It seems like you only have half a thought here. btw - You are only getting an RFA if you trade for his rights. Successfully signing RFA players is so rare that it's not even worth considering.
  10. That's the problem when they make it up as they go along. With the light tap to a ref, it's in a book. Like you said, it's automatic. What they need is a chart that shows the automatic suspension for 'intent to injure by spearing a guy in the face'.
  11. It's confirmed. He got six games. http://www.tsn.ca/nyquist-suspended-six-games-for-high-stick-1.672956
  12. You know what's really sickening? How people are still putting an apostrophe in Sedins. It's downright disrespectful.
  13. I always felt he was one of the better owners in the league. Definitely passionate for hockey. RIP http://www.tsn.ca/tigers-red-wings-owner-ilitch-dead-at-87-1.669160 Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings, has died at the age of 87. Ilitch, who co-founded Little Caesars in 1959, purchased the Red Wings for $8 million in 1982 and the Tigers for $85 million in 1992. Ilitch Holdings released a statement following the passing of Mike Ilitch which reads in part: "It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of my father, Mike Ilitch, our beloved colleague, friend and leader. Mr. I, as so many of you affectionately called him, died this afternoon at a local hospital. He was 87." "As many of you know, my father loved his family dearly. He is survived by his wife and my mother, Marian Ilitch, his partner in life and in business. They have seven adult children (Denise, Ron, Michael Jr., Lisa, Atanas, me and Carole), 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. I’s love extends to the many thousands of colleagues, players, coaches and franchisees, whom he regarded as his extended family. I know firsthand how much he truly cared for each of you."
  14. The complicated part is actually having another team make a worthy offer. If you get a low-ball offer for a player, do you make the deal anyways? On top of that, with NTCs and Salary Cap considerations making trades is not so simple these days.
  15. That's pretty much par for the course. I suppose it was my own fault for getting my hopes up, when I saw the original 'Rumour' tag I thought this thread might actually have a rumour, something of substance. But no, it's just more of the same.