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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Today at 02:48:35 PM »
Just want to point out that, literally, the only difference between

https://www.tsn.ca/dreger-doesn-t-sound-like-dubas-nylander-exchanged-numbers-1.1193790

and

"ZBBM says it is believed that Dubas and Nylander spent an enjoyable afternoon discussing the merits of Swiss neutrality"

is that Dreger comes with a corporate logo.
"Doesn't sound like" Dreger has a clue.

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I am calling Kadri for MOTM now. He's playing well and overdue for a goal or two.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 05:34:11 PM »
Just playing with numbers here:

Option 1, 2-Year Bridge

2 years @ 4.85M, 8 years @ 8.75M, 5 years @ 11M = 134.7M

Options 2, 6 Years @ 6.75
6 Years @ 6.75, 7 years @ 10M, 2 years @ 11M = 132.5M

Same amount of years, very similar career earnings.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 05:10:20 PM »
11 pm is Switzerland... and... nothing.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 05:04:09 PM »
Why do they all have to fly to Switzerland to talk?  Dubas could just go to Sweden, or, what makes the most sense, Nylander could just come to TO and if a deal is worked out, boom, he's there.

This isn't the United Freaking Nations where you have to go to some kind of symbolic neutral ground to do a negotiation.  It's a hockey contract.
Dubas is bringing cash that Nylander can stash in Switz bank account... off the books of course.

Apparently, the Leafs had Canadian Tire at the Leafs offer to Stamkos. Are the Leafs allowed to find a sponsorship deal for a player pending on staying in Toronto?

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: October 17. 2018. Legalized Pot Day
« on: Yesterday at 02:38:55 PM »
That sounds completely like a conspiracy theory. Even on some of the "Border Patrol" shows I've seen, they don't care as long as you're not possessing it while crossing the border.
https://globalnews.ca/news/4461315/will-your-cannabis-credit-card-purchases-be-visible-to-u-s-border-officials-some-might-some-wont/

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 02:06:02 PM »
Where are the paparazzi shots? I want to see the pics of Dubas entering the hotel lobby followed by team Nylander.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: October 17. 2018. Legalized Pot Day
« on: Yesterday at 02:01:52 PM »

Well, never let be said that I am not willing to be part of the grand societal experiment. I just bought 10 grams of pot from the Government, as is my legal right to do so as a free person of legal standing.

I still won't smoke it but, you know, part of history and all that.
I am hesitant about attaching my name to the purchase of pot. Apparently, US border officers can run your credit card statement and ban you for life if a pot purchase is identified. Sounds ridiculous.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 11:03:26 AM »
Real news.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 09:18:58 AM »
James Mirtle is saying they're heading towards a bridge deal based on the sources he's talked to.


https://theathletic.com/594581/2018/10/17/mirtle-william-nylander-stalemate-with-the-maple-leafs-appears-headed-for-a-bridge-deal-solution/
Any article started with the precursor "...what I've been able to discern after to talking to as many sources as possible..." needs to be taken as 100% pure speculation. Mirtle doesn`t know anything. All Nylander articles should be considered opinion pieces.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: Yesterday at 09:11:51 AM »

I want to keep him, let’s get a third line going... L1: Matthews/Nylander, L2: Tavares/Marner, L3: Kadri/Kappi

Flip Kapanen with Nylander and I do think we have a better set of line, since any RW with Matthews will score a ton... let Kappy build up some confidence in his game.

Can we PLEASE let Kapanen play the season on Matthews wing for the entire season so he can put up 20 goals - 40 assists and we can have a debate next season how he's worth $8m/season.  ;D
Seriously though, you need to keep the reins pulled back on Johnsson and Kapanen so we can have some decent support at a decent cap hit. Kappi gets 70 points and he's gone.
If Kappy gets 70 points that means he's played with Matthews all year and Nylander isn't on the team anymore. If that happens so be it. Kappy will come in cheaper then Nylander.
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I got mocked for this comment just a few days ago and now everyone is talking about it... yes 70 points is a lot, I tend to embellish to make a point. My point is Kappi is pricing himself out of Toronto. Nylander better sign low because the salary is just going to Kappi instead.

Johnsson also has great ability and I am somewhat relieved to have him muzzled a bit on the 4th line. I could see him outperforming his next contract in a big way.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kasperi Kapanen
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:52:49 PM »
I can tell you one dude who doesn't mind if old Willy takes his time amongst the fam-jam in Stockholm. Kasperi Kapanen. Every game he plays on Auston's right keeps adding those hundreds of thousands to that second deal ;)
Fact. Taking salary from Nylander and giving it to Kappi. Put Ennis back with Matthews.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Kasperi Kapanen
« on: October 16, 2018, 02:45:52 PM »

I actually think Kapanen is ideally suited to be the #3 RW. He's fast, smart without the puck and has enough offensive skill that he can pounce in transition. I think asking him to be a top line player, to be something to worry the defense so they don't focus entirely on Matthews, is reaching a bit.

But looking forward the idea of this sort of set-up:

X-Matthews-Nylander
X-Tavares-Marner
X-Kadri-Kapanen

Seems really exciting to me. It's the sort of thing where I think you could save by putting minor guys on the Left side and still be deadly.
I agree with these pairs. Could you imagine if we get three lines going? We're already killing it with just two and powerplay.

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We have first dibs on Picard and McBackup

This is a misconception that I propagated earlier in the season. We don't have first dibs, but if we do claim them successfully, we would be able to put them on the Marlies immediately.
The team who has the least percentage of obtainable points to date gets waiver priority.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Contracts for the Big-3
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:46:21 PM »
I believe every number reported to date to be 100% speculation.

The only shred of evidence came from Shanny when he said they're asking their young stars to take less but he did not mention numbers.

What "source" has given a number? The team? The agent? I don't think so.

We'll find out what's going on when he signs or is traded.

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