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People have asked: why keep Jonathan Bernier?

Mixed in with the initial tweets announcing Jonathan Quick’s pending mega-deal was this: Next move the #LAKINGS will be to trade Jonathan Bernier who has asked to be moved. #devils #Leafs #blackhawks all possibilties June 28, 2012 12:34 PM via webReplyRetweetFavorite @andystrickland Andy Strickland Lisa Dillman, the voice of reason: Again, this does not mean…

Quick’s deal is a steal

Stanley Cup champion, Conn Smythe-winning, Vezina-nominated, franchise-record-breaking, groin-stretching, F-bomb-dropping, mind-controlling goaltender Jonathan Quick will, in two days, officially sign a ten year, $58 million contract, rumored to be paying him seven million for each of seven years, followed by three million for each of the last three, at which point — 2023 — we’ll all…

If I’m Zach Parise…

And I learn (as we all did this morning) that the Devils’ financial picture is so grim that they can’t offer a contract to Martin Brodeur, there is simply no way I am re-signing with that team. At this point, the inestimable charms of Lou Lamoriello* are the only hope of keeping Parise in New…

Will Stoll be here for three years?

One of the advantages of signing players to cap-friendly contracts is that those contracts are tradeable assets. Would it be mean or disloyal for Lombardi to trade Stoll, say, at the trade deadline, or next summer, or anytime before his contract expires in 2015, considering that Stoll could have gotten more money signing somewhere else next week?

How many prospects make it? How long does it take?

Short version: Two or three out of every ten picks will turn into a viable roster player. One, maaaybe two, of those will be someone special. And it takes two or three years from the draft for the player to develop, sometimes less, sometimes more. Long version: Class of 2000 (GM Dave Taylor) Alex Frolov…

And she said, “I don’t want him to win the Stanley Cup.”

Oh, how I wish I had found this. But Scribe did, the bastard: Sexual Assault Allegations Against Drew Doughty? Fuck That. – Surly & Scribe A little more digging and there are more details that the L.A. Times didn’t have in their article. From the Press-Telegram: […] Hermosa Beach police Sgt. Bob Higgins confirmed a…

Reasonable Doughty?

I suggest you read this only after you’ve read today’s articles and posts in the LA Times, LAKi and Hockey Buzz on the alleged off-ice incident involving Drew Doughty. Because I’m not going to recount the story as reported by those fine writers. I hesitate even to write this post. But I have a few…