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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Monday @ 11:40 AM ET
Eklund: RFA Today: Ristolainen HAS asked to be Moved. Luongo Number Retired
sliprock65
Joined: 08.20.2010

Monday @ 11:46 AM ET
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Monday @ 11:50 AM ET
"Also...the Candiens games are already among the biggest draws of the year in Miami..."
Flexingtheshaft
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2015

Monday @ 11:55 AM ET
Rfa's ars too busy boozing at teammates weddings

Season is a ways away, agents are probably vacationing too

You stole that rist bit from him saying hes not happy

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

Monday @ 11:55 AM 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..."

But what about a related GM informing you early this morning that at least one RFA was talking to a Western team about a contract but did fully intend to put out an offer sheet? Put out? Are they going steady or are they going all the way? What do the Candiens think about this?

If Rasmus Ristolainen has so much potential then why don't the Sabres just keep him? Or why wouldn't he be traded by now? Surely 30 other teams would overpay for a right shot D stud with so much potential. Is he comparable to Proorov? Why do these sources call you so late? To save you money on your cell phone bill? Lower rates? Maybe the Leafs can help you out? They're owned by Bell and Rogers.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Monday @ 11:55 AM ET
Ek, what happened to the McAvoy bridge deal? Still getting closer and closer? Is he one of the RFAs growing impatient or is it Proorov? What's Yzerman's plan with Brayden Point? So many questions...
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: This is not about crashing costs for the sake of crashing cost. This is about lip stick. -Spatso
Joined: 06.30.2006

Monday @ 12:06 PM ET
Ek, what happened to the McAvoy bridge deal? Still getting closer and closer? Is he one of the RFAs growing impatient or is it Proorov? What's Yzerman's plan with Brayden Point? So many questions...
- uofcguy


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.

Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Disguise Delimit., QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Monday @ 12:08 PM ET
"Also...the Candiens games are already among the biggest draws of the year in Miami..."
- gergeswillems



They're way better than the Can'tdiens
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Monday @ 12:11 PM ET
They're way better than the Can'tdiens
- Pat1993

I'm curious to know the other biggest draws for Panthers games. Leafs maybe? The Panthers biggest draw may be comparable to the number of teams willing to give up a stud player for Rasmus Ristolainen. Maybe he gets traded to the Candiens? Brgy could finally make his BIG SPLASH!
sbhatt
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Brockville, ON
Joined: 09.05.2009

Monday @ 12:15 PM ET
EK...you answered your own question about 'why' the Canadiens when you pointed out that they are the biggest draw that visit the Panthers. They are retiring Luongo's number when the Habs are in town so they can do it in front of a big crowd that will give him a loud ovation. It would be kind of sad to do it in front of their typical home crowd, featuring half of the lower bowl seats being empty.
Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Disguise Delimit., QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Monday @ 12:17 PM ET
I'm curious to know the other biggest draws for Panthers games. Leafs maybe? The Panthers biggest draw may be comparable to the number of teams willing to give up a stud player for Rasmus Ristolainen. Maybe he gets traded to the Candiens? Brgy could finally make his BIG SPLASH!
- gergeswillems




With those big arms Bergevin is bound to make a splash sooner or later
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: This is not about crashing costs for the sake of crashing cost. This is about lip stick. -Spatso
Joined: 06.30.2006

Monday @ 12:19 PM ET
I'm curious to know the other biggest draws for Panthers games. Leafs maybe? The Panthers biggest draw may be comparable to the number of teams willing to give up a stud player for Rasmus Ristolainen. Maybe he gets traded to the Candiens? Brgy could finally make his BIG SPLASH!
- gergeswillems


I think we already know what Bergy's big splashes are really all about, even if KomiSally won't admit it publicly.
redseerpf
Calgary Flames
Joined: 06.14.2019

Monday @ 12:31 PM ET
You do know that Luongo was borned and raised in Montreal right? And that half the seats in Sunrise have Quebecers asses seated in them?

They do it against the Habs so

A. The arena can be full
B. People actually give a damn about it

Not complicated much
Hatt trick
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 01.09.2019

Monday @ 12:34 PM ET
They just want to make sure that number retirement has a full house is my guess, so habs or leafs really. It’s also a hockey night in Canada game, I’m pretty sure, and he did put on the team Canada jersey many times, so it’s nice for us up here to watch it.
BlackhawkMike
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 06.30.2011

Monday @ 12:36 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.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Monday @ 12:37 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


Eh, he was great for them and they have so little history. Guys' numbers have been retired for less.
dickflair
Joined: 02.21.2018

Monday @ 12:37 PM ET
lol!
Deeps27
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Canada, ON
Joined: 07.08.2007

Monday @ 12:47 PM ET
Are you taking Buzzcast questions? If so, how does the upcoming end of July deadline effect Marner negotiations? 🙃
dickflair
Joined: 02.21.2018

Monday @ 12:51 PM ET
Are you taking Buzzcast questions? If so, how does the upcoming end of July deadline effect Marner negotiations? 🙃
- Deeps27

LOL!
Zo0by
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Gatineau, QC
Joined: 06.18.2009

Monday @ 12:53 PM ET
They just want to make sure that number retirement has a full house is my guess, so habs or leafs really. It’s also a hockey night in Canada game, I’m pretty sure, and he did put on the team Canada jersey many times, so it’s nice for us up here to watch it.
- Hatt trick


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 !
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Monday @ 12:58 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


I'm sorry, but this is just delusional. There are "GO LEAFS GO" chants in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa. And I see plenty of snowbirds attending Florida games with Leaf Jerseys.

Pat1993
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Disguise Delimit., QC
Joined: 08.28.2009

Monday @ 1:04 PM ET
I'm sorry, but this is just delusional. There are "GO LEAFS GO" chants in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa. And I see plenty of snowbirds attending Florida games with Leaf Jerseys.
- RogerRoeper



It's Canada's team!!!

BlackhawkMike
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 06.30.2011

Monday @ 1:04 PM ET
Are you taking Buzzcast questions? If so, how does the upcoming end of July deadline effect Marner negotiations? 🙃
- Deeps27



Big things happen on Friday's...be ready.
Alexzanki
Columbus Blue Jackets
Location: Montreal, QC
Joined: 06.03.2008

Monday @ 1:05 PM ET
Eklund: RFA Today: Ristolainen HAS asked to be Moved. Luongo Number Retired
- Eklund

Luongo also had a very storied and wonderful career in Vancouver...wouldn't you have the Canucks be the game? Also...the Canadiens games are already among the biggest draws of the year in Miami... Just curious...



...........this is an instance of self-explanation
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Monday @ 1:07 PM ET
Ek, is it possible that the Bruins and McAvoy have already agreed to a bridge deal, before the bad blood gets any worse, but they are waiting to announce it until Friday, which serves two purposes:

1) Friday's are apparently when stuff goes down.
2) By delaying a few more days the bad blood between OTHER RFAs and their teams gets even worse, possibly leading to permanent league-altering consequences.
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