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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« Last post by JediJman on June 26, 2015, 12:14 PM »
I was excited for Big Trouble in Little China figures, but passed when I saw them in person.  I'm looking forward to the Aliens line and maybe the A-Team if they turn out well.  The rest are a pass (though I would be tempted to get the Star Trek Classic figures if I saw them all at once or in a set).
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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« Last post by Rob on June 26, 2015, 11:33 AM »
I get all that, and maybe it's wishful thinking, but both sides want to get it done and Stan Bowman's a creative guy... I'm hopeful he can sort it out.  If he can't, at least it paid off with a cup this year.
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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« Last post by Qui-Gon Jim on June 26, 2015, 09:13 AM »
I don't think anyone wants to leave Chicago right now, be it Saad or someone else.  But a couple of all-stars and 21 million tied up in two players under a $71 million salary cap says guys are going to have to move, like it or not.  Saad is an RFA, the Hawks don't have to pay him THAT much really.  But if they don't, he's likely to walk once he reaches UFA, winning team or not. 

Loyalty is a dead concept.  The "home town discount" is going to amount to far less than $1 million/year difference.  Rest assured if he gets a bridge deal at $2.5 or so, it'll be harder to sign him after that two beyond his two remaining RFA years.  Every team in the league wants Saad.  While I don't think anyone will offer sheet him with a ridiculous offer because of the compensation associated with high end deals, it still might happen.  But an unsatisfactory deal, economic reality be damned, isn't going to sit well if the Leafs come calling two years down the road offering $6/7 million per.  Chicago just can't afford that. 

Toews+Kane+Hossa+Shaw+Seabrook+Keith+Hjalmarsson+Crawford = nearly $50 million dollars in salary next year.  It's going to be hard to move Bickell, but easy to move Sharp.  But even discounting those two if they're moved, you've got 8 guys on a 23 man roster making $50 million.  Teravainen is a bargain, but if you don't get much for Bickell or Sharp or Oduya (well you won't get anything here because he's UFA but it'll leave a big hole) or Versteeg in return, it won't be quite as pretty.  As it currently shows, Chicago has $7 million in cap space and 10 guys unsigned.  Eep!

Again, great organization right now.  Really run well, some absolute top end talent spread throughout the positions.  Don't think you could find a guy that wouldn't want to go there.  Oh, oh.  Salary Cap.

No horse in this race, but this is dead on.  Most guys play for two reasons, the money and the glory.  With "glory" checked off the bucket list, it comes down to money.  Sports fans tend to over romanticize the concept of players turning their noses up at making big dollars playing for a loser.  Of course, the inverse is true when a player is at the end of their prime with no title to show for it, they sometimes take a lesser deal to play for a team that can realize championship dreams.
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Since it's been confirmed, James Horner.  :'( 

Some great soundtracks of his accompanied and made movies spectacular.  Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan being one.

Don't forget it's clone soundtrack for Krull.
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Like we need another site about toys that you can't buy at retail.
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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« Last post by Jesse James on June 26, 2015, 12:17 AM »
what Brent said... 

So many names thrown around here for wingers, but a lot hinges on who we'd unload on D, and dead weight.  Oshie, Kessel, Sharp, etc.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 8
« Last post by Jesse James on June 26, 2015, 12:12 AM »
Hah I was thinking him or Mosep.  A Cantina dude I wanted would be a cool way to cap it off for me too, but yeah Han is up there as I've wanted him for a while.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 8
« Last post by Jeff on June 26, 2015, 12:09 AM »
I need to check at home but yeah I can't wait to be "done". 

I've decided that when my Wave 8 stuff gets here from EE, I'll save Carbonite Han to open last. 

That way, should the dark whispers pan out and Hasbro announces that the SA 3.75" collector line is indeed dead, I'll always have the knowledge that the last new 3.75" collector figure I opened was Han Solo.  ;)
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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason 2015
« Last post by Morgbug on June 25, 2015, 11:38 PM »
I don't think anyone wants to leave Chicago right now, be it Saad or someone else.  But a couple of all-stars and 21 million tied up in two players under a $71 million salary cap says guys are going to have to move, like it or not.  Saad is an RFA, the Hawks don't have to pay him THAT much really.  But if they don't, he's likely to walk once he reaches UFA, winning team or not. 

Loyalty is a dead concept.  The "home town discount" is going to amount to far less than $1 million/year difference.  Rest assured if he gets a bridge deal at $2.5 or so, it'll be harder to sign him after that two beyond his two remaining RFA years.  Every team in the league wants Saad.  While I don't think anyone will offer sheet him with a ridiculous offer because of the compensation associated with high end deals, it still might happen.  But an unsatisfactory deal, economic reality be damned, isn't going to sit well if the Leafs come calling two years down the road offering $6/7 million per.  Chicago just can't afford that. 

Toews+Kane+Hossa+Shaw+Seabrook+Keith+Hjalmarsson+Crawford = nearly $50 million dollars in salary next year.  It's going to be hard to move Bickell, but easy to move Sharp.  But even discounting those two if they're moved, you've got 8 guys on a 23 man roster making $50 million.  Teravainen is a bargain, but if you don't get much for Bickell or Sharp or Oduya (well you won't get anything here because he's UFA but it'll leave a big hole) or Versteeg in return, it won't be quite as pretty.  As it currently shows, Chicago has $7 million in cap space and 10 guys unsigned.  Eep!

Again, great organization right now.  Really run well, some absolute top end talent spread throughout the positions.  Don't think you could find a guy that wouldn't want to go there.  Oh, oh.  Salary Cap. 
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Yeah he's there chillin', and on the sailbarge too.  Having booze.  He, of course, left to sun himself before the thing blew up.  Imagine his surprise at the walk back to the palace.  However, he doesn't mind because he's a lizard so he enjoys the sun.
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