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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby dmiles2186 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:30 pm

Nyghtewynd wrote:
AlsWoodenStick wrote:Maxim LaPierre... 2 years 2.2M total per JR


So now instead of having four guys in the organization just like him, we have five. Is Armstrong just trying to troll everyone or what?


I really think Army gave it a shot, but from the sounds of it the Blues had a 'plan' (or a budget) and they didn't want to deviate from that. I don't blame them for not wanting to fork over a truckload of money for guys who aren't worth it. That said, to misfire on all of your targets in a day is not a good thing for the franchise. The Blues still have a bunch of guys who can score 20 goals, but no one to feed them the puck.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby bluenotekidd » Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:33 pm

It's looking like thee Blues will have to go the trade route to get that Center they need.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby ViPeRx007 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:57 pm

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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby ComradeT » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:28 am

Surprised Derek Roy's name hasn't surfaced anywhere... Is he plain too expensive for the Blues?
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby philco_3 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 11:12 am

I'm surprised on that too. Just went over TSN's Top 30 and saw his name on there along with a bunch of people I have no clue who they are.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby glen a richter » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:22 pm

ComradeT wrote:Surprised Derek Roy's name hasn't surfaced anywhere... Is he plain too expensive for the Blues?


Max Lapierre is too expensive for the Blues. I'm surprised they splurged. It'll keep us out of the free agent market for a couple years now.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby STLADOGG » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:58 pm

Apparently Brunner to the Blues may be possible. http://www.hockeybuzz.com/boards/thread ... orum_id=73
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby glen a richter » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:27 pm

STLADOGG wrote:Apparently Brunner to the Blues may be possible. http://www.hockeybuzz.com/boards/thread ... orum_id=73


Detroit, with arguably the best scouting team in the league, would be that easily willing to let Brunner go when they're in a rebuild? From what I gather he's nothing special and sucks at face offs. Just the type of guy we'd be excited about signing.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby KrustyKevo » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:23 pm

Blues have a deal in principle with Derek Roy.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby ComradeT » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:55 pm

KrustyKevo wrote:Blues have a deal in principle with Derek Roy.


(Frank) CALLED IT!!!!
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby KrustyKevo » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:58 pm

A link since it seems I'm the first one to mention this. :)

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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby goon attack » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:28 pm

Derek Roy? DEREK ROY?????

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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby dmiles2186 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:31 pm

I completely forgot he was a UFA. No one (pundit-wise) talked about him yesterday. I love this signing, he's a setup guy, which is what our goal scorers need. We didn't have a playmaking center until we signed Roy. Plus, 1 year, 4 mil, low risk, low cost and he immediately becomes our top or 2nd line center. Now down the middle you are looking at Berglund, Roy, Porter, Lapierre, Backes. Most likely Backes goes back to the wing, which will be nice. And now the depth with Aucoin in the minors in case of injury is a plus. No downside to this signing for me.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby dmiles2186 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:40 pm

goon attack wrote:Derek Roy? DEREK ROY?????

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I can't tell if this is a sarcastic :cup: or if it's a serious :cup:
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby flyingnote38 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 5:55 pm

I don't dislike the Roy signing, but I don't think he's the answer at the first line center. If healthy, he's fine as a 2.

Cap geek seems to believe Roy's deal is 1 year for $4 M and that that puts us at $57.8825 M, with Petro, Stewie and Allen left to sign

which means we don't have enough cap space left. Armstrong will likely need to make some sort of move to shed payroll.

I for one didn't expect the Blues' payroll to be bumping against the ceiling rather than clinging to the floor.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby glen a richter » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:03 pm

He seems like he's on the decline so this will either work one of two ways... he'll continue the decline or the change of scenery will give him a boost and he'll provide a jump in offense. I'm inclined to think the former. If changes in scenery were what motivates Roy to do well, he would have gotten more than 6 points in his 12 games in Vancouver. Small sample size, yes. But Alan Vigneault promotes a highly offensive style of hockey whereas Ken Hitchcock doesn't. If Roy was going to produce, he would have under AV and he probably won't under KH.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby STLADOGG » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:12 pm

Oh (Frank) yeah.
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby WaukeeBlues » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:20 pm

dmiles2186 wrote:I completely forgot he was a UFA. No one (pundit-wise) talked about him yesterday. I love this signing, he's a setup guy, which is what our goal scorers need. We didn't have a playmaking center until we signed Roy. Plus, 1 year, 4 mil, low risk, low cost and he immediately becomes our top or 2nd line center. Now down the middle you are looking at Berglund, Roy, Porter, Lapierre, Backes. Most likely Backes goes back to the wing, which will be nice. And now the depth with Aucoin in the minors in case of injury is a plus. No downside to this signing for me.


Only thing that bothers me is that we are now going to have to spend to the cap (I would think) to re-sign Allen and Pietrangelo.

If they were both re-signed before this deal was done I would have no issue. As it is, this makes me nervous. Unless something is in the works to trade Perron et al. Who knows. Clearly I don't :lol:
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Re: GDT: Free Agent Frenzy-7-5-13

Postby STLADOGG » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:31 pm

Someone(s) leaving for sure, not sure whats going to happen.
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