Rick Blight

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Rick Blight last won the day on May 24 2017

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  1. The Jets have only 17 players signed so they still need to sign 6 more players to fill out their roster. They have $20.6M to sign these 6 players and that would include Trouba, Morrissey and Lowry. I suspect they will have no more than $4M to $5M in cap space after signing 6 players. Next year they have to sign Wheeler, Laine, Connor and Myers to new contracts so they are actually going to have to look at shedding salary to meet the cap next year and I don't see how they can be adding any bad contracts. By the way, the Canucks show $59.7M in cap space at the TDL and they already have 23 contracts signed......
  2. Kole Lind | RW

    Thanks for sharing this VC. Always nice to see what is going on behind the scenes to develop our youngsters. (young stars?)
  3. Sam Gagner, why the hate?

    If the expectations of our fans are not met they will quickly turn said player into a whipping boy. Expectations were that Gagner would get at least the 50 points he had in the previous season with Columbus and ignored the fact that he had cleared waivers the season prior to playing with Columbus. Expectations should have been somewhere between the player that cleared waivers and the player that had a 50 point season.......say, maybe around 31 points.
  4. Quinn Hughes | D

    The NHL season will end on April 6th, 2019 while the NCAA Frozen Four takes place April 11th - 13th, 2019. Depending on how far Michigan goes in the post season there is a reasonable chance that Hughes would not have an opportunity to sign and play at the end of the year as Boeser and Gaudette did. I don't know if the possibility of not using up a year of his ELC would influence his decision to turn pro or not but I am sure it is something that would be discussed with his family and agent. From a Canucks perspective, not burning a year of his ELC would be great but I doubt the Hughes camp would see it the same way.
  5. [Report] 44 players elect salary arbitration

    They also need to sign Dano and Poolman to get to 23 contracts. They won't be far off the cap after these signings and that is really going to hurt next year when they have to sign Wheeler, Laine, Connor and Myers. Someone is going to have to be moved.
  6. I doubt he would agree to go to Ottawa as well. However, I think TB will need to find new homes for Johnson and Callahan to be cap compliant starting 2019/20.
  7. Matthews could be offer sheeted next year when he becomes an RFA but not this year. My post refers to this year only as indicated by "The Islanders are in no position to offer sheet one of these players (Nylander) this year as they don't have their draft picks to offer up in compensation". It would not surprise me if the Islanders did offer sheet Matthews next year but it would surprise me if Toronto didn't match the offer no matter who they would have to dump to be cap compliant.
  8. Ian Cole plays D for Colorado.....Ian Clark is our goalie coach.
  9. Where would we get the $18M to $20M cap space to make this move?
  10. The Leafs know they have to lose a Nylander or Marner if they want to remain under the cap moving forward. Ideally, they would probably want a low cap proven d-man plus picks in return or possibly just picks. Offer sheeting Nylander or Marner might just be what the Leafs would want.....lots of draft picks. OFFER SHEET COMPENSATION $1,110,249 or below None Over $1,110,249 to $1,682,194 Third Round Over $1,682,194 to $3,364,391 Second Round Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 First Round and Third Round Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 First Round, Second Round, and Third Round Over $6,728,781 to $8,410,976 Two First Rounds, Second Round, and Third Round Over $8,410,976 Four First Rounds The Islanders are in no position to offer sheet one of these players (Nylander) this year as they don't have their draft picks to offer up in compensation.
  11. [ Proposal] Nylander for Tanev +

    Leafs will have no problem finding teams that will want to take on Nylander. He is 22 years old coming off back to back 61 point seasons with 8 points in 13 playoff games....some here might want to compare those numbers to the Sedins at the same age to put his potential in proper perspective. Helping the Leafs should not be a concern to us in evaluating a trade to obtain Nylander for Tanev plus. We should be focused on whether or not such a trade would benefit the Canucks and our rebuild and who cares what the trade does for a team outside our division and conference. Personally, I don't like the proposed trade as I doubt the Leafs are looking for a Sutter and I would not include a 1st round pick with Tanev but I am sure there is a trade to be made here if we put the right pieces together. Nylander could be a valuable piece to add to our new young core.
  12. [Signing] Sharks re-sign Tomas Hertl

    He will be 28 when this contract expires and puts him in great position to get a much larger 7 or 8 year contract to finish off his career. I know future injuries and production are unknown but, all things being equal, I would much rather be negotiating a contract at age 28 than say 31 or 32.
  13. Canucks announce new hockey operations roles

    Really like increased responsibilities for Malhotra and Walker.
  14. Canucks Review (Discussion)

    You left Jasek out of your prospects.....big mistake. Made the changes I see but anyone would be lucky to have a 50% rate forecasting 4 years out.
  15. [Signing] Lightning re-sign Ryan McDonagh

    He will actually be 30 when this contract kicks in a year from now.