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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Media Thread
« on: August 07, 2018, 01:54:46 PM »
Nothing is more insane than the prices at the ACC (ok fine Scotiabank Arena) in a private box. 

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General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: August 03, 2018, 03:49:26 PM »
So, I'm not an Athletic subscriber, but I'm guessing the Senators didn't rank too highly on the "Best Managed Teams According to The Fans" poll?

You think the sens can afford an Athletic subscription?

I wonder where Edmonton ranked?

This is the thread where we drag garbage teams that are located in Canada. The bottom 4 are all those teams.


...and the top 4 lists one Canadian-based team (actually ranked #2 overall). I'm certain you non-Athletic subscribers should know which team... :) :) :)

Well the Jets are pretty good.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:43:54 PM »
So, I'm not an Athletic subscriber, but I'm guessing the Senators didn't rank too highly on the "Best Managed Teams According to The Fans" poll?

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General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: August 01, 2018, 08:47:29 PM »

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NHL Transactions / Re: Minor Transactions - 2018 Offseason
« on: July 24, 2018, 06:19:26 PM »

This feels circumventy.

Did they need to say the avg cap hit was 1 million on a one-year deal?

If you can't math very good, yes. 

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NHL Transactions / Re: Minor Transactions - 2018 Offseason
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:21:49 PM »
Yeah, there goes the Dumba idea.

I was looking at Detroit's cap crunch right now, and they've still got to sign Larkin, so I looked at their RD, and Kronwall is interesting with only 1 year left on his deal at $4.75m.

What a Dumba idea. 

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: Raptors close to acquiring Kawhi Leonard
« on: July 18, 2018, 02:39:28 PM »
Can he skate backwards even a little bit and does he shoot right?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:03:39 AM »
The fans vitriol should be directed at ownership and management, not Tavares.  The organisation has been clown shoes going back to the Mike Milbury days.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: July 13, 2018, 04:15:16 PM »
But, like I just said, Marner strikes me as the guy who's maybe most likely to sign for slightly below his best comps. If we figure the range on his deal is somewhere between 7 million(Pastrnak's % roughly) and 9 million(Kane) long term, all I'm saying is that it wouldn't shock me if he came down on the less expensive side of that divide. It wouldn't shock me if he didn't, but you know...just my guess.

It's an interesting situation, because the first guy that signs pretty much defines the expectation for the other two, or at least, the spread.. so perhaps that's the dubas strategy for now.. instead of forcing the issue, wait for one guy to want it over with to focus on the upcoming season, and then the other two deals close quickly.

Except, Nylander needs a contract before the season starts, Mitch and Auston could wait it out another year. 

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NHL Transactions / Re: Hossa's contract being shipped to Arizona
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:22:21 PM »
Bowman loves boomerangs.

Is that ex-Marlies captain Andrew 'Soupy' Campbell I spy in that list?

I'm always delighted with the creativity of hockey nicknames...so clever.

Pretty sure every Campbell that ever played on a hockey team was nicknamed Soup.

I'd personally try to get everyone to call him Warhol.

Rielz, Bozzy, Soupy, all so good.

You forgot Hainsey.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Matthews Extension
« on: July 12, 2018, 11:25:13 AM »
All your Mirtle are belong to us.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 12, 2018, 09:41:20 AM »
I hope Tavares at least stopped on his way off the ice and gave that kid an autograph. 

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kyle Dubas is new Leafs GM
« on: July 11, 2018, 11:32:04 AM »
https://canucksarmy.com/2017/12/15/h-is-for-hockey-related-revenues/

This is great article regarding team finances. Since teams are privately held the financials are not readily available. Thankfully Forbes was able to do an estimation that calculated a total revenue close to the number Bettman stated therefore the Forbes data provides some reliable insight.

Read the article. It's clear the Leafs contribution is substantial according to the cumulative operating income chart.

As indicated in the article small market teams can't afford the floor. The profitable teams vs the non-profitable gap is to big to maintain current CBA conditions. I think the goal of parity and profitability (for everyone) will have to include either the players taking less percentage of hockey related revenues or the introduction of a soft cap/luxury tax system.

A hard cap system is complete BS anyway, as it ignores the fact that no matter what, you will have teams that are going to perform better or worse financially.

Sharing the revenue 50/50 is ok.  The big thing missing is the ability to buy, sell or trade cap space.  There was about $110 million in unused cap space at the end of last season.  If you gave the richer teams the ability to acquire that cap space for cash or picks or players, it would do a lot to help out the smaller market teams.   

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: The Matthews Extension
« on: July 09, 2018, 06:46:02 PM »
It would be great if AM34 signed up for 8x11. 

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General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: July 05, 2018, 11:50:38 AM »
Any team is essentially trading for Erik Karlsson for one year at $6.5M, and an 8 year deal instead of 7.  At Karlsson's age, 7 years is enough.  Karlsson still has control of where he wants to go, and for how much, the same as he will next July 1. 

So what is a team really trading for?  A one year rental really. 

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