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#161 nfreeman

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 10:50 AM

What is it going to cost to re-sign Baloo? Do we give him a 1yr prove your a top 4 guy deal or do we go 3 yr for $6.5?


Interesting question. Does anyone know when he becomes a UFA? If it's next summer, then I'd think he'll get a 3-year deal.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:23 AM

Is arbitration eligible now. CBA says UFA status at 27 or 7 NHL seasons.  Baloo has played 3 full NHL seasons and parts of 2 others (4 full pro seasons) and turns 27 Dec 2019.  My guess he is a UFA after 2018-19 season, which means either a 1 yr deal this season and then long-term if earned or a 3 or 4 years deal to buy one to two years of UFA time.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 11:23 AM

Interesting question. Does anyone know when he becomes a UFA? If it's next summer, then I'd think he'll get a 3-year deal.

Isn't an NHL UFA eligibility 27 years old or 7 years in the league??? If so he's got 3 years left. 



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 12:36 PM

Is arbitration eligible now. CBA says UFA status at 27 or 7 NHL seasons.  Baloo has played 3 full NHL seasons and parts of 2 others (4 full pro seasons) and turns 27 Dec 2019.  My guess he is a UFA after 2018-19 season, which means either a 1 yr deal this season and then long-term if earned or a 3 or 4 years deal to buy one to two years of UFA time.


He'll be UFA after the 19/20 season then. That'll be both 7 seasons and 27 years old.

Isn't an NHL UFA eligibility 27 years old or 7 years in the league??? If so he's got 3 years left.


Yup. So let's give him a 2 year deal.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:02 PM

Really nice to see the middle and of the defense shored up. This looks like it bumps a few players down the depth chart which makes us a little stronger in depth and talent. I like it. I really liked how Nashvilles defense sort of pooch punted the puck with the forwards running it down. I hope Housley brings that style of play to Buffalo

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:32 PM

It's pronounced Bool-you, right? That's what I hear the Montreal announcer say, anyway



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:34 PM

It's pronounced Bool-you, right? That's what I hear the Montreal announcer say, anyway


I thought it was Bool-yo.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 01:38 PM

It's pronounced Bool-you, right? That's what I hear the Montreal announcer say, anyway


Close? I think of Beau Bennett. So it's Bo, with an L, then "you", like you said.

Bowlyou.

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:54 PM

I thought it was Bool-yo.

Bol yu, unless french canadiennes pronounce it differently. kinda swallow the L

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

Boo-Yah !



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:18 PM

Isn't an NHL UFA eligibility 27 years old or 7 years in the league??? If so he's got 3 years left. 

 

He'll be UFA after the 19/20 season then. That'll be both 7 seasons and 27 years old.


Yup. So let's give him a 2 year deal.

 

Thanks gents.  I agree -- a 2-year "prove it" deal is called for here.

 

 

It's pronounced Bool-you, right? That's what I hear the Montreal announcer say, anyway

 

I read that it was "Bowl-you", with emphasis on 1st syllable.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:33 PM

Thanks gents.  I agree -- a 2-year "prove it" deal is called for here.

 

 

 

I read that it was "Bowl-you", with emphasis on 1st syllable.

I watched a few video clips and I now hear this most of the time, but through some weird verbal hitch a particular announcer has, it sometimes gets a nasally "oo" sound in there, and that's what I was remembering.



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Posted 18 June 2017 - 04:47 PM

Beau is pronounced Bo in french, lieu is pronounced yuh again kinda swallowing the L

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 06:34 PM

Beau is pronounced Bo in french, lieu is pronounced yuh again kinda swallowing the L


Beau is pronounced Bo in english

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:42 PM

Beau is pronounced Bo in english


bowl-U

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:46 PM

RJ is gonna have fun butchering this name next season!

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:50 PM

Beau is pronounced Bo in english

 

Unless it's followed by -tiful.


Edited by carpandean, 18 June 2017 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 09:17 PM

Unless it's followed by -tiful.


Anything followed by titful wins in my book. Tiddies.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:57 AM

Forget the pronunciation.  I think this will be the first Sabre where we'll all have to forgive the thousands of spelling errors we are about to see.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:12 AM

Can we just refer to him as Nathan?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:01 AM

No has said how much his 2 year deal is going to cost?  1.5 per season?  2? He made $1 mill last year.  

 

I think his qualifying deal is $1.05, but since he scored 28 pts and is arbitration eligible, I suspect he'll get a decent raise out of this contract.  

 

His 28 pts will certainly help his arbitration case, but his demotion to the 3rd pair and later benching will hurt his case.  What's "fair"?


Edited by GASabresFan, 19 June 2017 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:10 AM

No has said how much his 2 year deal is going to cost?  1.5 per season?  2? He made $1 mill last year.  

 

I think his qualifying deal is $1.05, but since he scored 28 pts and is arbitration eligible, I suspect he'll get a decent raise out of this contract.  

 

His 28 pts will certainly help his arbitration case, but his demotion to the 3rd pair and later benching will hurt his case.  What's "fair"?

 

I'd imagine the whole thing gets taken care of before it can ever get to arbitration.  I can't imagine how awkward that would wind up being with everyone on both sides being so new, both the GM and the player being on a new team.  He has to feel wanted after a trade and they obviously want him as well.  I imagine it gets worked through pretty quickly.  Maybe he files, but he never actually gets to a hearing.

 

As for an actual dollar amount, I have no clue.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:46 AM

Didn't RJ pronounce his name Bowl-lee-you last year... I mean it won't be the first time he's had to say the name.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:21 AM

RJ is gonna have fun butchering this name next season!

Don't worry. Rob Ray will be around to correct him



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:21 AM

Hat tip to Dave Davis for picking out these tidbits from Jack Todd (no idea who he is, fwiw):

 

My second take was Bergevin did get a bona fide upfront scoring star in Drouin and one who fills a couple of other important criteria for this market: 1) he’s smart, a characteristic that becomes more and more important when you consider the failures of players like Beaulieu; 2) he seems to thrive in the limelight, and if you’re going to be a bilingual francophone star in this market, you had best love some microphones.

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Beaulieu should be a regular in Buffalo, but he is not going to be a regular in this league and his frequent brain cramps make him a liability in the eyes of coach Claude Julien, whose opinion matters.

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:23 AM

Interesting, considering Montreal's teams weakness, I'll see how Housley does with Baloo first.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:54 AM

These comments about Baloo remind me of Justin Schultz and Daley. Daley was a fit in Dal, a problem in Chi, and solid in Pitt. Schultz fell apart on Edm and is becoming a star in Pitt.

This gives me great hope for Baloo. Jbot had a hand in bringing in Daley and Schultz to Pitt and his first move here is for a very similar player just after he hired a former offensive D as his head coach.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:01 AM

These comments about Baloo remind me of Justin Schultz and Daley. Daley was a fit in Dal, a problem in Chi, and solid in Pitt. Schultz fell apart on Edm and is becoming a star in Pitt.

This gives me great hope for Baloo. Jbot had a hand in bringing in Daley and Schultz to Pitt and his first move here is for a very similar player just after he hired a former offensive D as his head coach.

I was thinking the same thing, with Schultz in particular. 

Any player that can skate and make a first pass can be fit like a glove into the right system, if the staff and team are competent and patient enough. Let's hope we finally have the group that can start to do things like that.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:33 AM

I was thinking the same thing, with Schultz in particular. 

Any player that can skate and make a first pass can be fit like a glove into the right system, if the staff and team are competent and patient enough. Let's hope we finally have the group that can start to do things like that.

Yes, or how about Sekera bouncing around from different teams. I think he is a solid player 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:13 AM

What's the old cliche? Defensemen take awhile to mature? Never give up on a defender too soon? Never underestimate the power of Hous Side?



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:17 AM

Beaulieu was on The Instigators this morning and cleared up the pronunciation issue.  It's "bowl you."



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:24 AM

Beaulieu was on The Instigators this morning and cleared up the pronunciation issue.  It's "bowl you."

 

bowl-U



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:25 AM

Beaulieu was on The Instigators this morning and cleared up the pronunciation issue. It's "bowl you."


The over/under on the number of times Rob Ray correctly pronounces this is 5. On the season. I think I'm taking the under.

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 11:48 AM

Beaulieu was on The Instigators this morning and cleared up the pronunciation issue.  It's "bowl you."

Did he say anything else of note or usual clichés?



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 12:22 PM

Did he say anything else of note or usual clichés?

 

I was in the car listening only for a couple of minutes.  The next question was why was he in the Q when he is from Ontario, and it had to do with his dad moving around for work, so he played midget in St. John's or something like that.  Then I was out.