Brian Gionta Signs

After luckily clearing up cap space with the great help from Doug Wilson, general manager of the San Jose Sharks, the New Jersey Devils re-signed Brian Gionta to a three year deal worth $4M per season.

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25 Responses to Brian Gionta Signs

  1. leafs_suck_sens_rule says:


  2. Devilsfan99 says:

    All you can say is “k”, you just witnessed magic lou at his finest, the guy didn’t worry a bit and after all the comosion of who’s going to get moved, no one did(malakov did, but he was the problem). You are just envious that fergi(takin in ur name indicated you as a leaf fan), is not even close to being as good of a GM as lou lams.

    Go Devils
    Salutes to Lou*

  3. Pony says:

    Um maybe its just me but I thought his name was leafs suck sens rule?

  4. Downtown says:

    Alright, the Malakhov salary dump makes sense, but I thought players signing a contract over the age of 35 had their salary count against the cap no matter what.

    Malakhov retires and his salary counts, but Mogilny is injured and his does not? Is this really the way things are or is the NHL doing Lou a huge favour here?

    This makes no sense whatsoever. If this is way the cap works, why have a rule pertaining to players over 35 at all?

  5. NjDEVSFN says:

    fair and balanced….with plenty of pointing out what I think is wrong…This is Micki Peroni!

    anyway, the NHL did NOT do Lamoriello a favor.

    LTI status clearly says that the salary “counts” but “doesn’t” aka, the Devils can spend up to $47.5M this year. the over 35 says injuries, retirement, suspension; however, does not stipulate what to do about over 35, not retired, not suspended, BUT LTI.

    Malakhov never filed retirement papers with the NHL, so that is why he could be traded.

    Mogilny never retired was never suspended AND the Devils applied for LTI status WITH NHL second-opinion approval.

    what did the Devils do to “get around” the CBA?

    LTI says “salary doesnt count” and it doesnt specify an age requirement in that clause. THAT is why Mogilny does not count.

    as DoctDetroit always says on my favorite Devils forum ” [insert team here] fans seeeeeeeeeeethe!!!”

  6. Devilsfan99 says:

    so i see, lol

    there is still no difference, lou is the best GM around

  7. tancred says:

    Maybe luck had a little to do with it, but I wouldn’t downplay GM Lou’s skill, either. As someone above said, I doubt Lou was frantically worrying about things either.

    Anyway, its great to have Gionta under contract. We still have to get Martin, Hale, and Rasmussen though, yeah?

    When Wiemer and Matvichuk return from injury, is it possible a trade must be made then to fit them all under the cap? I guess it depends on how much Martin, Hale, and Rasmussen will be making. But I still fear another move must be made further down the season.

  8. BlackSheepBoy says:

    Fully off topic, but does anyone have the link to that Hockey Pool Projections spreadsheet that was on here like 3 weeks ago?

    It averaged out all the predictions of all the major magazines in spreadsheet form…

    My roto draft is tonight, and it’d be a nice list to have for reference.

  9. BlackSheepBoy says:

    Wicked. Thanks alot Lint.

  10. kamullia says:

    That is exactly how things are. I have researched the CBA and everything is exactly as per CBA stipulations. Actually, the NHL and the Devils went a step further than they had to. They put Mogilny under the eye of an independent doctor. By CBA rules the player only has to be examined and his playing conditioned determined by the team’s physician.

    I do not see how the injured player rule can be circumvented, or if it should. I think it is quite fair, so long as the player is in fact injured, and Mogilny is and has been for a while. It is not fair to have someone against he cap if he cannot physically play the game. Imagine if the team had 3 players with salaries of $5M each and on their way to the airport they get into an accident and are all crippled. Should the team be held to the combined $15M for them? That would mean that their cap of $44M would really be of $29M, and I would find that unfair.

    The only problem I see, is from GMs and players faking injuries, and therefore I think they should ammend the CBA to make sure that all Long Term Injuries are given a second, and maybe a third opinion by independent physicians and not just the team physician.

  11. mojo19 says:

    Yeah hes great. He’s the only GM who has run into so much cap trouble to the point where he had to trade away a 1st round pick clear space, and gave Mogilny a ridiculous 7 million dollar 2 year contract, and since hes “so great”, Mogilny luckily was too injured to play this year and failed his physical. Lou is soooo good for planning all of this, what a great GM, yep, the best around.

  12. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Luo was one of the guys who created the cap, if anyone knows all the loopholes its him.

  13. shifterdarkwolf says:

    “fair and balanced news” – haha, be careful, you might get confused with a republican-ran propaganda channel that many people mistake for a credable news source 🙂

  14. Kraut182 says:

    Mogilny is suffering from the same injury he had when the Devils signed him. The Leafs didn’t want to sign him because of the hip, the Devils said hey we’ll give you a buttload of money and hope it works out.

    It didn’t and now they get to say, oh he’s injured and can’t play … even though that’s a load of bull. He had the same injury last year. Mogilny can play the game, just not as well as he used to and he’ll get hurt and need games off. But the Devils knew this when they signed him, so I don’t see how they deserve to get off the hook now.

    It’s a bunch of nonsense, but apparently fooling around with the cap is now an integrat part of being a good GM

  15. Kamakaze says:

    I think Rupp was brought in to replace Rassmussen, though I did really like the guy.

    I think depending on how Janssen, Ryznar (sp?) and Tallakson do, I’m not sure you will even see Wiemer in the lineup, though I always did like him as a 4th liner…

    Remeber the Devils still have McGillis and Lukawich under the cap, I could see the Devils maybe moving Lukawich to bring in Moatvichuk.

    I guess it’s still a little up in the air, and a trade still could happen, but I doubt it will be anything big. Perhaps Marshall, Lukawich and/or Weimer…

  16. Iceman23 says:

    Or you might have a stupid liberal come in, as usual, starting a topic that has nothing to do with the subject at hand.

  17. Kamakaze says:

    Apparently, Hale, Martin and Rassmussen are all signed to one year deals, along with Giontas deal…;_ylt=AqYAFyfPSKfzVsO4XGq4cuZ7vLYF?slug=ap-devils-mogilny&prov=ap&type=lgns

    They apparently also sent down Grant Marshall, along with Johnny Oduya, Tallackson, and others, while recalling goaltender Frank Doyle and defenseman Harant…

    Very interesting if it’s true, and usually, Yahoo is the LAST place to post news on anything, but I never really read a fraudulent thing on their site either.. at least not to my knowledge…

  18. Kamakaze says:

    TSN reported the same thing.. though they posted salaries also…

    Martin got one year at 2 mil… everyone else got about 550k or less…

  19. sjdevilsfan says:

    Thanks! I knew you would see the light that Lou is the best GM in the business. He has won 3 Cups. Say that for the other GM;s. A-Rod strikes out in baseball. Does this mean he is not the best player in baseball?? Lou is not perfect, but he digs himself out of mistakes.

    Lou is the best GM in sports. Even Ray Charles can see that.

  20. kamullia says:

    There is two sides of this. One is the injury. Just because a team takes a chance on a player, who himself assures can play (obviously or he would not make himself available), means absolutely nothing. Some people have had injuries for years, and play and get signed and teams hope for the best, this is nothing new. It will continue to happen. Some pan out, others do not. Some people with long injuries play a while, and then one day a physician, or himself says…that’s it, enough, I was wrong I can’t play. The bottom line is that at some point the player and/or team will finally say this guy cannot play anymore and a physician will confirm it. In fact, Mogilny should have not been playing for a while now, because it is a risk to him. Plenty of places to put the blame for putting a player on the ice who should not be, and the Devils are only ONE of the minimum 4 culprits (Mogilny, Devils, Toronto’s physician, NHL). But injuries are a very complicated and not debated enough subject that would take more than a full article to really explore. Bottom line, the Devils are not the only ones to blame.

    The other side is the cap. As I stated before, if a bona fide injury happens, regardless of being a recurring one, it is an injury. That means the player, as deemed by a physician, cannot play. And any team, who has a player who is injured for a long time, should be able to have the leeway to replace the player. And in a cap era, that means giving cap relief to the team. There is no other way around it in any cap-based CBA.

    There could be modifications made, and in my opinion should be made to the CBA, as far as how injuries are dealt by teams and the league, and perhaps even cap “penalties” rules could be made for mishandling injuries, or even risk taking. But the subject is highly philosophical and more importantly, is something that both the NHLPA and NHL presently (and in the past) do not want to get into. Given that situation, the present system of cap “relief” for LTIs is the fairest system I can think of, until both the NHLPA and NHL change their minds about injuries. Mind you, this is a problem in most sports, especially in American Football, as evidence of the past few weeks (if you follow the sport). But just because it is not as grave in the NHL, does not mean it should not be dealt with better.

  21. 33roy says:

    Maybe Mr. Clarke should sit down shut up and watch the best at work before he tries to screw another GM over because he is making no friends at least Lou has friends that will help out. Go NJ and AVS

  22. iginla012 says:

    It was a joke calm down buddy

  23. CedrickRozon says:

    i guess sarcasm is a foreign language around here

  24. Iceman23 says:

    As was mine…

    now back to hockey…

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