Simmonds: What is the Right Answer?

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Simmonds: What is the Right Answer?

Post #1 by Rogers Pancreas » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:03 am

After this season, the contracts of Filppula, Read, Hagg and Leier expire; After next, Lehtera, Simmonds, Raffl, Laughton, Weal, Konecny, Provorov, Sanheim, Elliott and Neuvirth all come off the books, bringing us to a grand total of about $24 million.

We can probably expect modest raises to Laughton, Weal, and Hagg. We can also probably expect significant raises to Konecny, Provorov and Sanheim assuming all goes as planned.

So, knowing there's only about 10 million more in dead contracts coming off after that (2020), what the fuck do we do with Simmonds?
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Post #2 by vonbonds » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:46 am

He’ll be on the wrong side of 30 which means in the new NHL he’ll have to take a short term if he wants $$$ otherwise I’m not feeling it with regards to you guys giving him a bad contract.
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Post #3 by Konecny HypeTrain Captain » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:47 pm

I wouldn't feel comfortable extending Simmonds long term, once he loses his legs he will become a PP specialist and his poor season isn't making me feel anymore confident. In a perfect world Lindblom starts to find his game and gives us some size on the wing or if Wayne wants to sign a 2-3 year deal I would be fine with that.
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Post #4 by Rogers Pancreas » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:24 pm

Not that I'm for or against re-signing him, there are good arguments to be made on both sides, but isn't he already kind of a PP specialist? I'm trying to think of the last time he's really been a consistent threat at ES, and I'm struggling. Maybe someone has a better memory.
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Post #5 by vonbonds » Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:27 pm

Simmonds is the classic player every fan base respects because you hate him if he isn’t on your team but you’d love him to join your side.
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Post #6 by CantSeeColors » Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:51 am

Rogers Pancreas wrote:Not that I'm for or against re-signing him, there are good arguments to be made on both sides, but isn't he already kind of a PP specialist? I'm trying to think of the last time he's really been a consistent threat at ES, and I'm struggling. Maybe someone has a better memory.

Last year was the only year of his career where he was a strong ES player, imo. He and Schenn were both that way, and people were always surprised that this team was weak at evens. Always surprised me that people didn't see that.

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