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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2016, 04:00:44 PM »
Quadriple yuck.

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2016, 04:04:50 PM »
Quadriple yuck.

Oh come on...they didn't have any sandpaper.  They needed this. He's not Colton Orr.

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2016, 04:08:26 PM »

This is like signing Clarkson only if Clarkson was 6'3 and signed for what he was worth.
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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2016, 04:09:38 PM »
TSN boys seem to like it.   

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2016, 04:12:11 PM »

This is like signing Clarkson only if Clarkson was 6'3 and signed for what he was worth.

Good way to look at it.

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2016, 04:13:34 PM »
Oh come on...they didn't have any sandpaper.  They needed this. He's not Colton Orr.

We're going to have a 4th liner on the books for 4 years at $2.5mil. Sandpaper or not, that's not a good deal.

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2016, 04:14:41 PM »
Too much money....too much term.  But in the grand scheme of things no big deal. 

Gonna have to chop off that sweet flow he's got going on

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2016, 04:15:31 PM »
Not sure I get this move.

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2016, 04:16:25 PM »
Quadriple yuck.

Oh come on...they didn't have any sandpaper.  They needed this. He's not Colton Orr.

 Babcock never has had much use in the past for these guys, why now?

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2016, 04:17:27 PM »
We're going to have a 4th liner on the books for 4 years at $2.5mil. Sandpaper or not, that's not a good deal.

It's a deal that will be expiring and potentially valuable right when the Leafs are really going to need the space. Unless you plan on the Leafs being a max team in the next couple years, which is pretty unlikely, cap concerns seem pretty minimal.
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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2016, 04:20:00 PM »
Also, it tells the league it's not open season on the kids.

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2016, 04:20:52 PM »
I wonder if he is going to need a haircut.

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #27 on: July 01, 2016, 04:24:27 PM »
Babcock never has had much use in the past for these guys, why now?

He's more of a grinder than a goon. Babcock hasn't typically iced goons but 4th liners with a little grit? He's had them.
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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #28 on: July 01, 2016, 04:26:21 PM »
I get that the contract isn't a complete anchor, but this deal just basically adds to a list of things I haven't been crazy about lately. In the last few weeks we've (in my opinion):

1) Overpaid for an unproven starting goalie, both in terms of assets required to get him and in the contract terms
2) Had a draft that focused largely on two things: overage players and size
3) Was one of the few teams to spark Stamkos' interest in a serious sense, so clearly their offer was legit (the pros and cons of this have been discussed enough though really)
4) Targeted two players on July 1st that address things like size, experience, and grit (Martin and Russell)

If you go back to last summer none of those things happened or would have happened. It's just an odd shift that I'm a little worried about.

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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2016, 04:31:14 PM »

Shockingly, an Islander has led the league in hits the last few years.
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Re: Matt Martin signs with the Leafs [4 years, $2.5mil AAV]
« Reply #29 on: July 01, 2016, 04:31:14 PM »