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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 03:30:18 PM »
I wouldn't worry about Gardiner's money. He will be getting it from some other team.

Yeah, the cap has shrunk the pool of cash available for the league's middle-class. The superstars and stars get their fat pay-days and the scrubs, role-players and rookie ELC's get their minimum. But I'm sure if a lot of guys on a lot of clubs if they went on the open market tomorrow would be priced out of range for their respective teams because of over-payment. For example, if Naz at $4.5 goes to market someone gives him six, Freddy at $5 someone gives him more and Rielly if you put him on the market would get something like $7.5. That's like $8-million for three middle class players right there. I mean, Chicago started losing guys AFTER their first Cup, we'll start losing guys well before that. JVR and Bozie last year, Gards the next.

All the chatter isn't necessarily about Nylander et al per se. A lot of it blends into general cap discussion.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 02:07:24 PM »
Burkie made some good points on PTS. It used to be ELC, bridge deal, and then you get your money. Now we're seeing guys wanted/getting their money immediately after their ELC. Also it used to be playoff/Cup success and then guys cashing in on the club. The Leafs haven't even won a round yet and already they're having to manage it. Just the reality.

Question, how long is the club's control of Nylander?

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Auston Matthews
« on: Yesterday at 02:00:18 PM »
Ordinarily I'd agree Frycer14, but I think that's just Auston's style now. Answering certain repetitive question very truthfully and curtly. Keep in mind pro-sport is incredibly and corporate and sterile now, he and his fellow young stars want to have fun and produce. I think if I walked a week in his shoes I'd be be more inclined to judge his behavior.

"Have you ever been in a stretch like this where the puck is just following you?"

Every boring player: No, this has been something special

Auston freaking Matthews: F Yeah

I think it's method of dealing with a steady of stream of generic questions for the next 8 years. And it's awesome.

Congratulations Par!

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:57:51 PM »

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:37:24 PM »
Just thinking about the exodus of scoring wingers by boss Chiarelli in Edmonton. They had Hall and Eberle I believe on their 6x6 deals. Both now gone and they could really use scoring. When I preach strength down the middle with number-one centers and money for D and G, I certainly don't make light of the serious need for dynamic wingers. I just think that contending cap-teams can only really afford to splurge on one of them, and it looks like it'll be Mitchy more than Willy.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Morgan Rielly
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:19:13 PM »
Burkie made some good points about his play, with are easy to miss with puck-moving D. I know I have, I'm sure Herman picks up on this. When he's back and has to make decisions about options A, B and C, he does them quickly and under pressure. On a regular basis, it's not just the points. If he got a massive upgrade on Hainsey, a stay-at-home stud, I'm sure he'd get even better. But hey, all 31 teams want the same thing. Gotta do the best with what you've got.

Go Leafs Go!

General NHL News & Views / Re: 2018-2019 NHL Thread
« on: October 13, 2018, 01:04:40 PM »

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Mitch Marner
« on: October 13, 2018, 01:00:09 PM »
It's about Friends. Helping Friends. Superfriends.


Your current NHL point leaders:
1st - Auston Matthews - 12 pts
2nd - Morgan Rielly - 12 pts
3rd - John Tavares - 10 pts
4th - Mitch Marner - 10 pts

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: October 12, 2018, 04:29:25 PM »
Burkie on primetime. Always interesting nuggets.
"They need to have this fight... agents are testin' him, everyone's watchin' him."

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