free agent signings

To Clear Things up about the expansion draft

Exempt Players

Players who are exempt do not need to be protected in the expansion draft. These include players in their first and second year of professional hockey and unsigned prospects. First and second year professionals include AHL and NHL but no other leagues. For instance the Toronto Maple Leafs will not have to protect: Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Connor Brown ect. Matt Murray from the Pittsburgh Penguins however will not be exempt because even though he’s an NHL rookie this is 4th professional season. These players cannot be chosen by vegas at all and therefore are exempt from the draft.

Protected Players

Each NHL team is allowed to protect a specific amount of players with two ways to go about this. 1. You can protect 7 forwards, 3 defensemen and 1 goalie or 2. you can protect 8 skaters and 1 goalie. No more than this. There are also players who have to be protected who get mixed up with exempt players. These players count towards your amount of players you need to protect and take up those spaces. Unlike the exempt players who don’t affect the protection lists at all. Players that have to be protected are this way because of No Trade Clauses or No Movement Clauses in their contract. These players can waive these at any time. 

The Draft

There is a strict time schedule for this. By 5pm on June 17th ever NHL team must submit their protected lists. By 5pm on June 20th Vegas must submit their selections. and On June 21st these selections will be released. What’s happening on March 1st is not the actual draft, they cannot trade for any players currently playing and can only trade for draft picks, trade for unsigned draft picks and sign free agents. Vegas has a gauranteed top 6 pick in the first round of the entry draft and the 3rd pick in every other round. They can use these to trade up draft picks ect. But they will not be taking actual NHL or AHL players until June 20th. 

If you have more questions send an ask or read through the NHL Expansion Draft Tag Here

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On July 3rd it was reported that DeAndre Jordan verbally agreed to a deal that would send him to the Dallas Mavericks for $80 million, over 4 years. Yesterday however, things changed. With just hours before free agents could officially sign, DJ was nowhere to be found and reports surfaced that Clippers personal had him on lockdown, in his house, until he could officially resign at midnight. Mavs owner Mark Cuban himself was unable to get a hold of his perspective new recruit and with that the internet went wild. Check out some of the best memes in repose to the chaos.

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Lately there has been a lot of talk of pending free agents signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Steve Dangle attempted to put together a recruitment video to entice all pending NHL free agents, or at very least, one of them.

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2011 NFL Free Agent Deals! (by UncutSports)

anonymous asked:

What changes do you think the Rangers will be making in the offseason? :)

AHH I LOVE YOU FOR ASKING ME THIS I LOVE TALKING ABOUT THIS SHIT.

Okay I definitely believe they’re gonna try to get younger and faster. One of the biggest problems was the AV’s system relied on fast players, and we just aren’t as fast as we used to be in years past. SO I’ll go through player by player :) 

DEFENSE:

  • RIGHT SIDE
  1. Dan Giradi: I honestly think they’re gonna try to trade him, god knows if we’ll get any takers. But if its up to the Rangers, he’ll be gone
  2. Dan Boyle: Gone, he’s gonna retire
  3. Klein: Keep
  4. Either McIlrath or Diaz. Maybe both. Maybe neither. I honestly have no clue, Diaz is fast, Mcilrath has “grit” and is young. Who knows. 
  5. I’m pretty sure there’s gonna be a free agent signing
  • LEFT SIDE
  1. McDonagh: Keep obviously lol
  2. Staal: Not only do I think they’re gonna try to trade him, i think they’ll be successful. Staal still has trade value, so gone
  3. Yandle: Maybe it’s just me being optimistic, but I genuinely think they’ll keep him. Resigning him may be tough because he’s worth a lot, but if we get rid of salary from G, Staal, Boyle, etc. I think we can afford it. He’s the best offensive defenseman we’ve had since Leetch
  4. Skjei: I think he’s gonna be a permanent part of the lineup next year, so obviously keep

OFFENSE

  • Nash: don’t get me wrong, he’s a very good player. HOWEVER, he is getting older and just isn’t worth his $8 million cap hit. PLUS i think whatever we get back in a trade would be worth more than he would for us. So… gone
  • Brassard: Keep, he’s had a very good year on a very good contract. Relatively young
  • Zuccarello: Keep for the same reasons as Brass
  • Stepan: Keep for the same reasons as Zucc and Brass
  • Miller: Keep, he’s had a breakout year and will only get better. No way he won’t get resigned
  • Kreider: Keep, he’s had his ups and downs and hasnt really lived up to expectations but he’s an absolut physical monster and the #1 guy you dont want to play against when he’s firing on all cylinders. I guess its kinda good he hasnt had a great year this season because he may take a cheaper contract. 
  • Hayes: I sincerely hope we’re gonna keep him, but AV has made it clear he doesn’t really trust him (even though Hayes has had a rough year to be fair.) I think he has amazing potential and is absolutely huge even though he doesn’t use his body enough. He is the most likely out of Miller and Kreider to be let go, but I think if he takes a team friendly salary he will be kept. 
  • Fast: Keep, he’s not the best offensively but it’s not his job to be, he’s good enough and hes very reliable defensively. 
  • Lindberg: He’s fast, good offensively, not a liability on defense. I think if he would take a cheap conract he’ll be kept, if its anything about 1.5 mill he will be gone. He’s very easily replaced, especially because AV doesn’t really trust him
  • Moore: I love him, but he’s a 4th liner and 34 years old. 4th liners are very cheap to get so I think he will be gone
  • Stalberg: Ditto ^^ He’s fast and can play really well, but he’s 30 and easily replaced so gone (unless he takes the same contract he has now which is pretty cheap).
  • Glass: AV loves glass. AV LOVES GLASS. But AV isn’t Gorton and he doesnt make roster decisions, Gorton does. I sincerely think Gorton will try to trade glass because he is a) older and b) slow and c) an enforcer in a game that doesn’t call for it anymore. AV has made it clear that if AV is on the roster he will play, so Gorton will need to take that option away from him. GONE
  • Eric Staal: obviously gone haha. no way he resigns with us.

GOALIES

  • Hank: is this even a question?
  • Raanta: I love raanta and he’s been very good for us. If he is willing to take a cheap contract I have no doubt in my mind he will be kept, but if he wants something more expensive he will be gone because we have an NHL backup ready & cheap goalie in Hellburg.

Also, I know some people have mentioned it but THERE IS ZERO CHANCE AV gets fired. He’s had enough sucess to have some leeway, also let’s not forget we did end with 101 points… not too shabby! AV will be back next year, who knows what happens after that. Like I said, Rangers are gonna focus really hard on getting younger and faster. BUT i am 100% certain they will not do it at the expense of the future! I think the days of trading picks/prospects left and right are behind us :) At least for now haha, Gorton has definitely made it clear he values the future as well as the present so if we get any players it will be in exchange for current players OR free agent signings, no trading away future picks or prospects.

Hope this was interesting haha, if any of you have any opinions or comments or whatever feel free to message me! Even if you disagree, I love talking about this type of stuff :) 

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WHY AMELIA HAD TO GO: 
THE PITCHER - CATCHER RELATIONSHIP

In the beginning, Mike was one of the guys in the locker room saying Ginny was a “gimmick”. That is before Blip (the voice of reason and thank God) reminded Mike “she was his legacy.” This is the moment Mike began to consciously shift his mental stance. He went from thinking like a guy, to thinking like a veteran Catcher with 16 years in the league. To be blunt… Mike is narcissistic. He told us that in 1x1. No one asked him. He volunteered this information, freely, because it is his truth. He also wanted Ginny to know something about him immediately aka establishing a rapport. It’s what Catchers and Pitchers must do, if they are to be successful.

A Catchers’ and their Pitcher relationship is often described as “psychological”, “battery mates” and “intimate.” Trust is implicit because they go to war for each other! Remember when no one would let Ginny sit with them, except Mike? Yep, it was a setup. And as soon as she sat down, Mike asked her why did she “shake off” his signs? In essence Mike was asking, “Why don’t you trust me?” Ginny said she didn’t trust the “pitch” he was asking her to throw. Mike reiterated “Then you trust me.” Meaning, as a Catcher, he knows Ginny’s ability to throw a certain pitch better than she does. Why? Because he has studied her! “See”, he shows her on his phone what he is talking about. Mike has to know EVERYTHING about her! This knowledge comes from spending time with her, reviewing film, talking to her and learning little nuisances of her personality. The Catcher-Pitcher relationship is a intimate relationship at its very core. Does Mike fall a little in love with Ginny during the process? I think so, but Mike is probably compartmentalizing this emotion and calling it “job related” feedback. Riiiiggghtt! 🙄🙄

Ginny’s negative reaction, to Mike’s genuine concern, was the exact moment his dalliance with Amelia ended. He knew he had screwed the pooch as soon as the words “panic attack” left his mouth. This was information gained outside of the normal Catcher/Pitcher privilege and the consequence was manifesting itself in Ginny’s performance on the field. Ginny couldn’t trust her Catcher. Thus, Amelia had to go! This was the easiest decision Mike’s made in 5 episodes! As soon as her presence in his bed effected Ginny’s ability to trust him. Amelia was outta there! Mike might have been a bit more diplomatic, about ending the relationship, if Ginny hadn’t shut him out and snatched his soul on the red carpet. Mike couldn’t wait to get rid Amelia at that point! Amelia was right. No, Mike’s head was no longer into them, it was trying to figure out how to make things right with himself again. Remember, narcissistic. And in so doing, making things right with Ginny. Glad that’s over! Oops did I say that out loud? 🤗

Which begs the question, If this is true, why would Mike risk his relationship with Ginny by sleeping with Amelia? My opinion, Fear! Mike is old (baseball years) with bad knees and a worse back. Mike knows he only has a finite amount of time to make himself “Ginny’s choice”. Pitcher’s determine who catches their pitches, so much so, a “ free agent” Pitcher might not sign with a Team ( regardless of the crazy money thrown at them); if he doesn’t feel he can build a rapport with a signed Catcher. The difference can be the league cellar or playing in the World Series. It’s just that serious. Plus, Mike was jealous (a new emotion) of the time Ginny spent with another Catcher during the All Star Game, because of said, bad back. Add those emotions to loneliness, an uncertain future and you get Amelia followed by Mike seeking out his Ex. Because the answer to the why haven’t you told Ginny question HAS TO BE “ I’m going against everything I know because I must be STILL in love with my ex-wife! ” Poor Mike! My arse! No. Mike is indeed sorry for his poor choices! He has violated the PItcher/Catcher Code and he did it for a bone-headed reason. *Pass all the drinks to Mike* 🍸🍷🍻🍺🍾🍹🍸 Ginny may not recognize why she’s deeply hurt by Mike and Amelia being together. But she understands the Code, Mike has failed to uphold his part of the partnership. Thus, implying he is not her Catcher. So she shuts down their line of communication ( doesn’t answer his calls and gives him the silent treatment). Effectively ending all access to the information Mike needs to survive in the game, as her Catcher. Which is devastating and effecting her desire to play the game! Imagine getting to play with your idol only to have him totally disrespect you in this manner. Yep, Mike’s sorry. He’s got his own “splaining” to do to Ginny, once he has his head on straight.

I’m a proud Fan of this show. The writers are so on point with many baseball related aspects. I hope TPTB continue this trend. Thereby making the show even more appealing to non baseball watchers and attract the baseball purest! The only down side of all of this is, there can be no hanky-panky between Mike and Ginny- while either plays baseball. Openly. Remember, this show is playing by actual MLB rules and maybe one day, paving the way for a real-life Ginny Baker. So they can’t f@ck this up!

With that said, a kiss or two may be allowed, on field, as history has shown: In 2003 the Florida Marlins won The World Series, thanks in part to the talented duo of Catcher, Ivan “Pudge” Rodriquez and Closer, Ugueth Urbina, who would kiss at the end of each game (on the cheek! you animals 😘😜) It was their way of showing solidarity `We’ve been in a mighty contest and I want to demonstrate we’re on the same side and you can trust me. Or I love you, I hate them.“ - Pudge Rodriquez

I love this show! ~Woo