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Armchair GM Thread 2020-2021

Started by CarltonTheBear, April 07, 2020, 11:25:26 AM

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bustaheims

Quote from: Dappleganger on April 15, 2020, 02:32:44 PM
Can we find out if owners have insurance policies that cover losses due to a pandemic? Also, if the players have this type of coverage as well.

That information will only become publicly available if the teams or players want it to. I doubt we'll ever know for sure whether or not their insurance policies cover pandemics (there are definitely policies out there that do, but there are also lots that don't - I imagine some teams and players have the right policies, but I doubt there's blanket coverage across the league).
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

L K

I'm sure a team like the Leafs pays for a disaster insurance.  Teams like Florida and some of the other teams who historically haven't paid for insurance on riskier contracts I would imagine haven't.

herman

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Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 09, 2020, 01:27:02 PM
I know that we always say "so and so is going to take a hometown discount with us" and it basically never happens and we look like idiots... but I could really see Hyman taking a hometown discount with us.

https://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1250827878452912131

Dude noped out of Florida trying to sign him out of University and for all intents and purposes ask them to trade him to Toronto.
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CarltonTheBear

Corye Pronman's (someone who I generally like, but obviously no one is perfect) short scouting report about Hyman from 2015 that was referenced in that article is pretty funny in hindsight:

https://twitter.com/coreypronman/status/611982706415677440

herman

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 16, 2020, 01:18:24 PM
Corye Pronman's (someone who I generally like, but obviously no one is perfect) short scouting report about Hyman from 2015 that was referenced in that article is pretty funny in hindsight:

https://twitter.com/coreypronman/status/611982706415677440

I laughed too. But hey, we all kind of thought that in his first full season alongside Matthews and Nylander. Credit Babcock and Hyman's attitude/work for the 180 on his career arc perception.

The linked Star article about Hyman (prior to his being drafted) speaks to Hyman's work ethic and the chip on his shoulder from his father's antics. Everyone looked down on him because it seemed like his dad bought Zach's way onto the team, or into the draft.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: herman on April 16, 2020, 01:32:39 PM
I laughed too. But hey, we all kind of thought that in his first full season alongside Matthews and Nylander. Credit Babcock and Hyman's attitude/work for the 180 on his career arc perception.

I don't know what you're talking about I've never spoken ill of Mr. Hyman.

herman

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 16, 2020, 01:35:52 PM
Quote from: herman on April 16, 2020, 01:32:39 PM
I laughed too. But hey, we all kind of thought that in his first full season alongside Matthews and Nylander. Credit Babcock and Hyman's attitude/work for the 180 on his career arc perception.

I don't know what you're talking about I've never spoken ill of Mr. Hyman.

A likely story from someone who has to Porky Pig it because his pants burned away.
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

Chris

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on April 16, 2020, 01:35:52 PM
Quote from: herman on April 16, 2020, 01:32:39 PM
I laughed too. But hey, we all kind of thought that in his first full season alongside Matthews and Nylander. Credit Babcock and Hyman's attitude/work for the 180 on his career arc perception.

I don't know what you're talking about I've never spoken ill of Mr. Hyman.

I remember referring to him as a "black hole on offense" a few years ago. Not because of his corner work/puck retrieval skills (which were and remain top notch), but because whenever someone passed him the puck and he had time/space, he always seemed to make a bad play - either holding the puck too long and eventually losing it, or making a bad pass or shot. To his credit, he's really improved in that area the last couple of years.

Nik

Quote from: herman on April 15, 2020, 12:48:49 PM
Quote from: Nik Bethune on April 15, 2020, 12:47:47 PM

I admit this isn't how I wanted to make the point but I sure hope we can now all agree that a cap system that doesn't really allow for any flexibility in case the cap drops is probably a bad idea.

Most chatter (via CJ) regarding the cap is that the league and PA will not allow it to drop, holding flat at worst, but I do agree there should be a mechanism in place (luxury tax).

I don't think you need anything as drastic as a luxury tax. You could just make it so that if a player signs a deal his % of the cap could decrease as the cap went up but it couldn't increase if the cap dropped.

Yes, it would fundamentally have the effect of making it a soft cap but it would be a minor change to address a possibility that hasn't happened in 15 years of a cap.
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- Vince Lombardi

herman

"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag


herman

Quote from: herman on April 15, 2020, 12:42:55 PM
Let's say it's July 13, the Leafs have no cap space to land any big RD fish, even after trading out a 3ishM winger for picks and parts.

Is Cody Ceci a no-brainer to bring back on a 1-yr 700k to 1M deal for a third pair-PK role?

I'd be a yes. Is this situation likely to play out... maybe!

https://twitter.com/IneffectiveMath/status/1252602235890159618

I would.
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#BeBlessed #scumbag

bustaheims

Quote from: herman on April 21, 2020, 11:20:05 AM
Quote from: herman on April 15, 2020, 12:42:55 PM
Let's say it's July 13, the Leafs have no cap space to land any big RD fish, even after trading out a 3ishM winger for picks and parts.

Is Cody Ceci a no-brainer to bring back on a 1-yr 700k to 1M deal for a third pair-PK role?

I'd be a yes. Is this situation likely to play out... maybe!

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I would.

The PK side of things isn't great, and he's a black hole on offence. I think there will be better options (or, at least, ones with less baggage) available.

Side note: Man, Zaitsev is terrible.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

CarltonTheBear

Do I think Ceci at $700k to play 3rd pair + PK minutes is a bad deal? Not necessarily. But it would almost certainly come at the expense of playing Liljegren and I'd rather give him a fair shot at that.

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I can't think of a scenario that would make bringing Ceci back a good idea.