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Stars Re-sign RW Scott Glennie to One-year Contract

Right Wing Scott Glennie was re-signed to a one-year, two way contract by the Dallas Stars, the organization announced on Thursday. Per club policy, the terms and conditions of the deal were not released.

Glennie, 23, was selected by the Dallas Stars with the 9th overall pick in the 2009 draft, has spent the past three seasons with the AHL affiliate and Calder Cup champions Texas Stars, has totaled 32 goals and 47 assists in his 161 game AHL career, with a career high 15 goals and 13 assists in 2013-14 complimented by the 6 goals and 4 assists in the postseason.

The 6-foot-1, 195 pound forward made his professional debut with Texas on April 6th, 2011, after playing the last 4 seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL, Glennie posted 58,70,89, & 91 points in those such campaigns. The Winnipeg, Manitoba native has played just one game with the Dallas Stars, which came on April 7th, 2012. Continue reading

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You Can Stop Holding Your Breath Habs Fans

Well here is my article about P.K. Subban and the Habs battling over money. But I am a little too late as P.K. has his contract and will be earning $72 million over the next 8 years. But my article was really great and it was decided it will be posted anyways.

As Habs fans around the world breathe a sigh of relief here is my article on what would have happened if arbitration had continued.

By midday tomorrow, Canadiens fans will have the answer they have been waiting for the last few weeks. As well P.K. Subban and team GM Marc Bergevin.

What kind of contract is Subban going to have?

The arbitration process to finalize Subban’s contract began Friday, August 1st. From that point, the arbitrator has 48 hours to deliver a verdict – a deadline which expires Sunday at 12pm EST.

Fans have taken to all kinds of social media to express disappointment and outrage that it has gotten to this point for the popular defenseman to get a contract. It’s not the first time that the Habs have almost let PK go. The team and Subban have a long, complicated history. There was the time he was (rumored) to be in the process of being traded to Tampa Bay for Lecavalier. He won the Norris Trophy, but got his ice time cut. He got offered a “bridge contract”, four years away from UFA status, and was told he needed to prove himself. So he did, perhaps hoping that it arbitration would be avoidable.

Yet, two years later, here we are. Continue reading

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Stars Sign Antoine Roussel to 4-year Extension

The Dallas Stars and General Manager Jim Nill announced the contract extension of F Antoine Roussel to a 4-year deal estimated at $8 Million via capgeek.com.

The Stars will pay Roussel an annual average of $2 million per year, giving the pugilistic bottom-six forward a hefty raise after showing extreme versatility in his first two NHL seasons.

Roussel had previously filed for an arbitration hearing scheduled for Tuesday, but this extension negates the request.

Roussel brings value and speed to an already potent offense, and plays massive penalty kill minutes however the amount of penalties Roussel took this last season, 56 for 209 minutes, is obviously far too many, especially for a heavy checking presence that is very important for the young Stars lineup. Continue reading

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The Bridge Toward Success

A good finish last year has given the Blue Jackets faithful a sense of hope. The Jackets gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a run for their money in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, taking them to six games and losing the series. Now, the Columbus Blue Jackets find themselves on the clock to sign rising star restricted free agent C Ryan Johansen. With nightmares of the past looming over the franchise, Blue Jackets President of Hockey Operations John Davidson is weary of signing the center to a long term deal. Davidson went on to say:

“We like Ryan Johansen, who wouldn’t? But we’ve got to be sure; we have to be responsible regarding long-term contracts. And if Ryan keeps the upward trend, he’s going to have a very long, fruitful career. But we’ve got to protect ourselves.”

The only problem? A bridge contract wasn’t what the Johansen camp was looking for. “We’re not even close,” Johansen said to the Columbus Dispatch at the beginning of free agency. “They say ‘We want you to sign a ‘bridge deal’, We say ‘We don’t want to do a ‘bridge’ and that’s the end of it.” Continue reading

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Kyle Dubas is the Peter Brand of the NHL

Peter Brand is one of the main characters in the hit movie Moneyball. In this movie, he is hired to be the Assistant General Manager of the Oakland A’s (MLB) because his philosophy was to build a winning team with stats. Rather than signing big name guys who get 7.2 million per year, he choose to sign under rated players who statistically were as good or better than the big name players.

Kyle Dubas is known for his analytics and knowledge of stats. He was hired by the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds when he was 25. The Leafs were going to wait before they hired Dubas but other teams wanted him so they pulled the trigger and were fortunate to be the first ones to sign him.

My belief is that I think Dubas might follow the philosophy that instead of signing player X who scores 30 goals a season and gets paid $7 million per they signed player Y who scores 15-20 goals and is only getting paid 2-3 million per year. Then they still have 4 million to spend on other things. Those 10 goals will be made up by other players. Continue reading