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penguininnevada
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: I admit the whole shoplifting story line went over my head
Joined: 09.01.2008

Aug 12 @ 4:29 PM ET
Eklund: RFA Today: Ristolainen HAS asked to be Moved. Luongo Number Retired
- Eklund

They want to make it look sold out....only Montreal or Toronto can do that in Miami
Freyster98
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Angola, NY
Joined: 09.29.2006

Aug 12 @ 4:42 PM ET
I hate when people talk about Risto's potential. He's played over 400 NHL games and he is what he is...a terrible defender who scores on the PP. I'd trade him for anything at this point and our d-core will be better without him.
HockeyCanadian
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 01.31.2011

Aug 12 @ 4:52 PM ET
Yzerman is with the Red Wings, he hasn't been the GM of Tampa Bay for quite some time. He stepped down as GM September 11th, 2018.
- dsavage30



Please see Ek's insightful breakdown of the vasilevskiy signing



gravyface
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: When it comes to spatsDopps there is no wrong hole. -systemtool
Joined: 02.19.2009

Aug 12 @ 4:59 PM ET
I hate when people talk about Risto's potential. He's played over 400 NHL games and he is what he is...a terrible defender who scores on the PP. I'd trade him for anything at this point and our d-core will be better without him.
- Freyster98


Ceci for Risto, straight up (now tell me do you really want love to be forever?)
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: 6ixside, ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Aug 12 @ 5:06 PM ET
"Also...the Candiens games are already among the biggest draws of the year in Miami..."
- gergeswillems




via GIPHY

chienblanc
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Wilmington, DE
Joined: 06.19.2007

Aug 12 @ 5:16 PM ET
Dominoes!
Deeps27
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Canada, ON
Joined: 07.08.2007

Aug 12 @ 5:20 PM ET
why you try to give credit to your maple leafs ? the leafs have no fan base outside of Toronto like MTL ... you guys are not even close to us... funny how the leafs fan think they are equal to us in certain way.... maybe in a 100 years my friend..MAYBE !
- Zo0by

Youppi?
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Aug 12 @ 5:37 PM ET
You can find idiot fans on both sides. Maybe a tad more on the leafs' side, but still...
- Pat1993


Nah, Hab fans feel upset they are not the centre of the hockey universe like the Leafs are.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Aug 12 @ 5:39 PM ET
I don't necessarily disagree, but do you think it is better to pay now for stuff that hasn't happened yet and may never happen? The Leafs will have 4 players in double digits, probably 5 when Rielly gets paid in a couple years. So far, they haven't shown they can win a series, nevermind a cup.
- Aetherial


Eh, 10+ million per will be very common on most NHL teams. Guys get paid on stats, not series wins. It's a team game.
Brukie
New York Rangers
Location: Putnam, NY
Joined: 06.14.2011

Aug 12 @ 5:47 PM ET
We can only assume there is more to come on these stories.

I think we need to be patient. Ek is constantly in touch with top league executives. Unfortunately, he is not often given permission to share the information publicly because it was cause bedlam. So he only shares with us what he can tell us on the record. Even GMs frequently contact him to ask what he is hearing about opposing GMs. He can't even say anything to hockey GMs(!!) with out risking his journalistic integrity.

If we only knew what Ek knows about how much else was going on, it would rock the hockey world.

He already saved the Nashville franchise. I think we have asked quite enough of him, thanks.




Brukie
New York Rangers
Location: Putnam, NY
Joined: 06.14.2011

Aug 12 @ 5:52 PM ET
late last night I was informed by an unrelated GM that he had heard that at least one RFA was talking to an Eastern Team about a contract, but did not intend to put out an offer sheet...


I didnt know RFAs were able to put out offer sheets
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 12 @ 6:09 PM ET
Along these lines, late last night I was informed by an unrelated GM that he had heard that at least one RFA was talking to an Eastern Team about a contract, but did not intend to put out an offer sheet...


There are only 31 men in this world who are GM of an NHL franchise. It's pretty cool that one of them (possibly many others) take the time to inform Ek about what's going on out there. I mean they must spend a lot of time talking to their own staff, other GMs, agents, but its cool that they also make time for Ek.

I also noticed the phrase "LATE LAST NIGHT". So this isn't an afternoon media scrum but clearly a private 1-on-1 discussion. Must be cool.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 6:39 PM ET
Ceci for Risto, straight up (now tell me do you really want love to be forever?)
- gravyface

gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 6:40 PM ET


There are only 31 men in this world who are GM of an NHL franchise. It's pretty cool that one of them (possibly many others) take the time to inform Ek about what's going on out there. I mean they must spend a lot of time talking to their own staff, other GMs, agents, but its cool that they also make time for Ek.

I also noticed the phrase "LATE LAST NIGHT". So this isn't an afternoon media scrum but clearly a private 1-on-1 discussion. Must be cool.

- uofcguy

Ek talks to GMs and owners on skype and WhatsApp.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 6:42 PM ET
I didnt know RFAs were able to put out offer sheets
- Brukie

Steve Yzerman can do both for multiple teams. He's trading Point to the Red Wings and signing him to an offer sheet for Tampa. He'll then match the offer sheet as Red Wings GM. This will be the beginning of the RFA War. Rivalries will be born. Yzerman hates himself. Dr. STEVE is Tampa's GM and Mr. Yzerman is the Red Wings GM.

systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Aug 12 @ 6:49 PM ET
Steve Yzerman can do both for multiple teams. He's trading Point to the Red Wings and signing him to an offer sheet for Tampa. He'll then match the offer sheet as Red Wings GM. This will be the beginning of the RFA War. Rivalries will be born. Yzerman hates himself. Dr. STEVE is Tampa's GM and Mr. Yzerman is the Red Wings GM.
- gergeswillems


lol
Hossa1881
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 07.01.2011

Aug 12 @ 6:49 PM ET
Luongo number being retired is ridiculous Ek, what did he do in Florida??? If anyone should do it it should be Vancouver and even then he doesn't deserve it.
- BlackhawkMike


He most certainly does deserve to have his number retired by Vancouver.
systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Aug 12 @ 6:59 PM ET
He most certainly does deserve to have his number retired by Vancouver.
- Hossa1881

Might as well. His contract is getting retired there.
Hossa1881
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 07.01.2011

Aug 12 @ 7:03 PM ET
Might as well. His contract is getting retired there.
- systemtool


gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 7:05 PM ET
Might as well. His contract is getting retired there.
- systemtool

Canucks can even put a special CR crest on the jersey for Cap Recapture.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 12 @ 7:05 PM ET
Steve Yzerman can do both for multiple teams. He's trading Point to the Red Wings and signing him to an offer sheet for Tampa. He'll then match the offer sheet as Red Wings GM. This will be the beginning of the RFA War. Rivalries will be born. Yzerman hates himself. Dr. STEVE is Tampa's GM and Mr. Yzerman is the Red Wings GM.


- gergeswillems


Don't forget the Ottawa connection since Yzerman grew up there and still keeps a summer cottage in the area.

Step 1: As Wings GM he signs Point to an offer sheet.
Step 2: As Tampa GM he matches.
Step 3: As the de-facto Ottawa GM he acquires Luke Witkowski from Tampa for a draft pick which helps Tampa get under the cap. Also Witkowski said he would rent Yzerman's cottage outside Ottawa during the hockey season but then move out so the Yzerman clan can enjoy it during the summer. Win-win.
Step 4: Give Ek a late night call to spill the beans on private contract negotiations and RFA wars.
systemtool
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Real men always have to poo, ON
Joined: 09.12.2007

Aug 12 @ 7:10 PM ET
Don't forget the Ottawa connection since Yzerman grew up there and still keeps a summer cottage in the area.

Step 1: As Wings GM he signs Point to an offer sheet.
Step 2: As Tampa GM he matches.
Step 3: As the de-facto Ottawa GM he acquires Luke Witkowski from Tampa for a draft pick which helps Tampa get under the cap. Also Witkowski said he would rent Yzerman's cottage outside Ottawa during the hockey season but then move out so the Yzerman clan can enjoy it during the summer. Win-win.
Step 4: Give Ek a late night call to spill the beans on private contract negotiations and RFA wars.

- uofcguy


Funk ottawa. Go to bed.
Garnie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 11.30.2009

Aug 12 @ 7:11 PM ET
why you try to give credit to your maple leafs ? the leafs have no fan base outside of Toronto like MTL ... you guys are not even close to us... funny how the leafs fan think they are equal to us in certain way.... maybe in a 100 years my friend..MAYBE !
- Zo0by


Most Hab fans I know don’t even watch hockey, just talk about the years they bought a million farm teams so they could own every players rights, and then brag like winning cups was tough back then. 🥳
Garnie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 11.30.2009

Aug 12 @ 7:13 PM ET
Might as well. His contract is getting retired there.
- systemtool



Zing
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 12 @ 7:23 PM ET
Most Hab fans I know don’t even watch hockey, just talk about the years they bought a million farm teams so they could own every players rights, and then brag like winning cups was tough back then. 🥳
- Garnie

That was the Canadiens. The Candiens is what Ek's talking about. Might Bergy be trading for Proorov?
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