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spade632
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Canada
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Posted - 11/02/2007 :  13:55:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Senators have signed Jason Spezza to a 7 year - 49$ million deal.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=221972&hubname=

The Senators have locked up for the long term: Heatley, Spezza, Alfredsson, Emery and a gaggle of others - Fisher, Phillips, Volchenkov.

This bodes extremely well in my eyes for the next few seasons.

Edited by - spade632 on 11/02/2007 14:02:43

Beans15
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Canada
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Posted - 11/02/2007 :  15:14:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The big three are all signed through 11/12. Heatley through 13/14, and Spezza now through 14/15.

I wouldn't be happy if I was a goalie in the NE Today!!

Outside of those three, the only other guys signed through 10/11 are Phillips and Fisher. So it looks like Ottawa is gunning for a 2-3 year dynasty before the look to rebuild.

Wayne or Bobby?? How about both!!!
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Senators315
Top Prospect



Canada
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Posted - 11/02/2007 :  15:17:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
nicee!!! ottawa is set for a few more years. there gonna be a presidents cup contender for a few more years!!!
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Greg Smith
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Canada
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Posted - 11/02/2007 :  15:32:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only down side to this is the amount of breathing space under the cap limit. It doesn't give Ottawa many options going into the offseason free agent wise. They have a solid team though, so it shouldn't be a problem for them.

After playing in the NHL, it's hard to watch hockey games.

Edited by - Beans15 on 11/03/2007 08:08:49
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fly4apuckguy
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Canada
834 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2007 :  22:09:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Except if recent history continues, then the cap will be $10 million more than it is now in a matter of a couple of years or so.
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Canucks Man
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Canada
1547 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2007 :  01:18:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I gotta agree with Mr. Smith on this one. It will be hard for the Sens to ge out and get rental players and such with all the cap space aslready eatin up. Also dont look fo rthem to be big in the free agent market in years to come.

CANUCKS RULE!!!
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MSC
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Canada
601 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2007 :  01:30:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
At the end of the day with that core they shouldn't needrental players just role players.
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Beans15
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Canada
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Posted - 11/03/2007 :  08:18:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For the sake of this conversation on affording players down the road.

08-09 Ottawa UFA/RFA Players

Wade Redden-UFA
Luke Richardson-UFA
Matt Carkner-UFA
Chris Kelly-UFA
Shean Donovan-UFA
Randy Robitaille-UFA
Niko Dimitrakos-UFA

Antoine Vermette-RFA
Patrick Eaves-RFA
Brian McGratton-RFA
Josh Hennessy-RFA
Andrej Meszaros-RFA


The are locked into 12 players for $41.4 million for 08/09.

For 09/10 they are locked into 8 players for $31.4 million

As FLY says, the Cap could and more then likely will be going up again, but I still think Ottawa is going to have some interesting choices next year. Redden will not be back, that's a give in. Vermette, Meszaros, and Eaves are all solid players that I could see getting offer sheets from other teams. At the least, they will be looking for raises. Add in McGratton(shouldn't lose your tough guy) and Kelly.

There may even more "creative accounting" required in the Nations Capital.

Wayne or Bobby?? How about both!!!
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Greg Smith
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Canada
158 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2007 :  12:31:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They have to pick a couple more solid players. Eaves will want a huge bonus from his rookie contract. That will be at least 2 million and then Meszaros will be closer to 3 million if not more.

This gives a lot of their young talent a good chance to break into the NHL in the next couple of years, if the cap isn't raised. A look at some those rookies.

Brian Lee-Defenceman-couldreplace Redden or Meszaros
Alexei Kaigorodov-Center-He has size and skill
Nick Foligno-Left Wing-Aggresive scorer can work on the penalty kill
Igor Mirnov-Center-good player but unsure about coming to Canada


After playing in the NHL, it's hard to watch hockey games.
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spade632
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Canada
247 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2007 :  12:55:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Greg Smith

Alexei Kaigorodov-Center-He has size and skill



Kaigorodov was assigned to Binghampton (the Sens farm team), refused the assignment and was traded to Phoenix as part of the deal that brought Mike Comrie to Ottawa last year.

Kaigorodov is now playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in Russia.

Edited by - spade632 on 11/03/2007 12:57:09
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Greg Smith
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Canada
158 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2007 :  12:58:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, they're short talent then.

After playing in the NHL, it's hard to watch hockey games.
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Guest7170
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Posted - 11/03/2007 :  23:41:58  Reply with Quote
I'm sad for the Leafs the next few years. May they have much luck and mercy upon them the next 7 years.
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Greg Smith
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Canada
158 Posts

Posted - 11/07/2007 :  14:15:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, what's with all the leaf fans who?

After playing in the NHL, it's hard to watch hockey games.
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Guest9958
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Posted - 11/13/2007 :  15:21:35  Reply with Quote
Hey, they don't call it the Leaf Nation for nothing!!!!!!! The whole country is crawling with us. Time for you darksiders to get out the "Raid".
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