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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: Today at 10:16:40 AM »
Goalies are playing longer now though, right?  Not Bower old, but still.

Lundqvist is 36, Rinne 35...Luongo is 39, but he's hitting a wall.

Can you believe that Tuukka Rask is 31 !?!

Is that actually a new development? Seems to me like top level goalies have always hung on around that long. Hasek, Brodeur, Cujo, Belfour, Vernon...

You could very well be right, I really didn't look into the history of it.

But I guess the point I was trying to make was that it wouldn't be unusual if Price played really well for years to come, even into his mid-late 30's.

Carey Price has a history of knee and other lower body injuries, so I'm not sure how long his body lasts in a position that is so heavily dependent on lower body flexibility and mobility.
It also feels his injury situation seems worst then it probably actually is because of the way MTL management communicated his injuries to the media. Always down playing his injuries and implying he would be back soon when he wasn't even close to a return. Led everyone to theorize and sensationalize.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: Today at 09:09:34 AM »
Meh. I always found him painstakingly bland. I get HNIC isn't the institution it once was but I would have hated to see him replace MacLean one day.

Yeah, nothing against the guy or anything but I can't ever recall thinking he ever really added or detracted from a show. Maybe that's what some people want out of their hosts but I think it's fairly replaceable.
I listened to him a lot on the FAN590 over the lunch hour. He was good, better then most hockey pucks who report these days. I would guess he is going to US programming in some capacity.
Daren Millard to the Golden Knights broadcast crew.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2017-2018 NHL Thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:04:31 PM »
I actually forgot his new AAV was $10.5mil. It's not even really a front-loaded contract either, he'll still be making $7.5mil at the age of 38.

Thing is, I really do think he has the potential to be the most impactful player in the entire NHL in a given year. But between injuries and age there's a real question as to whether or not he'll even play one year at that level.

Goalies are playing longer now though, right?  Not Bower old, but still.

Lundqvist is 36, Rinne 35...Luongo is 39, but he's hitting a wall.

Can you believe that Tuukka Rask is 31 !?!
The King is dead in my opinion. Tuukka... where is Justin Pogge? You have chosen... poorly.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: Yesterday at 09:46:36 AM »
We better before I croak
There is a downside to signing Tavares that I did not consider. 

At some point throughout the season I will be torn between whether I want Babcock to put Nylander, Matthews and Marner together for multiple shifts to see what happens or to put Nylander, Tavares, and Marner together for multiple shifts to see what happens. 

Kadri-Matthews-Marner
Tavares-Nylander

We're winning the Stanley Cup this year, aren't we?


..and that's why I've started planning my parade route.  :D
Saturday, June 15, 2019 will be the parade date, book it! A birthday outing for my daughter. I will see you all there.

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6.25! Wow, he must like Nashville.
$50M is a tonne of dough and 8 years in a long time. He will be 35 years old at the end of the deal. There is risk on both sides and he got the 8th year he wasn't getting anywhere else. I think it's a fair deal. Although the cap went way up the $CAD has flattened out. Less $ will be made. No guarantee the cap will infinitely grow.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Minor Transactions - 2018 Offseason
« on: August 10, 2018, 05:01:50 PM »

No lockout signing bonus for Larkin, although his salary does dip that season. That's of course something that the Leafs should be using to their advantage in their talks.
The Tavares contract salary structure is awesome, lockout protection and time value of $. Tax smax.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Minor Transactions - 2018 Offseason
« on: August 10, 2018, 11:42:30 AM »

After a rough sophomore season Larkin bounced back and recorded 63 points this past season. So based off that performance that seems like a pretty good cap hit for him.

Could help keep Nylander's cap hit below $7mil as well, since even though he's done it 2 years in a row his career high in points is a shade lower (61).
Awesome cap hit. Thank you Detroit for getting this deal done. Great comparison for Nylander. Hopefully we sign Nylander for a similar cap hit but longer term.

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Literally traded for poo.

Zzzzing!

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 01, 2018, 04:17:36 PM »
Meh. I always found him painstakingly bland. I get HNIC isn't the institution it once was but I would have hated to see him replace MacLean one day.

Yeah, nothing against the guy or anything but I can't ever recall thinking he ever really added or detracted from a show. Maybe that's what some people want out of their hosts but I think it's fairly replaceable.
I listened to him a lot on the FAN590 over the lunch hour. He was good, better then most hockey pucks who report these days. I would guess he is going to US programming in some capacity.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 01, 2018, 02:47:18 PM »
Darren Millard is leaving Sportsnet. I wonder where he's going? Was happy to see Pierre McGuire go but I actually like Millard.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:37:51 AM »

It's nice to see a number of school boards around the province doing this.
My kids school board released a letter basically stating that although guidelines may change they will continue a current sex ed curriculum.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: July 31, 2018, 04:51:13 PM »

Also, can I just say what a bummer the Salary Cap is with regards to this sort of thing? We should be stoked by the idea that Marner would be worthy of a contract that approximates Kane. Back in the day, it was a point of pride that the guy on your team was as good or better than the guy on the other team.

Now, though, the cap has turned us all into amateur accountants who think our best interests are served by trying to present our talented young players in the worst possible light. It's stupid and not all that conducive to fandom, I don't think.
I have no idea what is going to happen to cap going forward considering how unstable things are under the Trump admin. There has been some wild swings in the CAD. I read today that Betman is going after hockey related gambling so who knows? Hockey related revenues? I think so.

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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: July 31, 2018, 04:43:33 PM »
Holy RHP's Batman!

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Marlies & Prospect Talk / Re: Ranking Prospects 2018-19
« on: July 31, 2018, 12:06:33 PM »
They are going to draw this out over 25 days? I'll check back then.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: July 30, 2018, 02:40:33 PM »
Let's get a move on. The last thing Nylander needs is to be asked about it 32 times per day. Maybe Dubas is in cahoots with the media and is trying aggravate Nylander into less $.

Or maybe they are patiently examining comparables and building a mutually beneficial contract using financial creativity (a la Tavares' signing bonus-laden deal) so that everybody wins (unlike Doughty).
Well they already have the Tavares template so let's go.

I wouldn't be surprised if they announce all 3 at once since they're all dependent on one another.

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