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2021 Offseason Moves

Started by CarltonTheBear, July 22, 2021, 12:41:45 PM

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CarltonTheBear

Quote from: Bender on July 23, 2021, 06:34:17 PM
So... How are we supposed to compete with the Bruins? This is a crazy high value contract imo.

Their best players might remember that they're in their mid-30s, their defence isn't really that great, and they currently don't have a 2C or starting goalie signed. Granted those holes might get filled but they're far from being a juggernaut.

Nik


Well, I said it at the time so I'll say it again. The Foligno trade was really bad. It was an overpayment and a bad misreading of what the team needed. Hall was the play.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Andy

Taylor Hall signed for 6 million per over four years? Damn, that's great value. Surprised he didn't test free agency; I'm sure multiple teams would dwarf that offer.

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Andy on July 23, 2021, 08:52:10 PM
Taylor Hall signed for 6 million per over four years? Damn, that's great value. Surprised he didn't test free agency; I'm sure multiple teams would dwarf that offer.
After the year he had, I don't think he was cashing in.

herman

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

Significantly Insignificant

Quote from: Nik on July 23, 2021, 08:47:23 PM

Well, I said it at the time so I'll say it again. The Foligno trade was really bad. It was an overpayment and a bad misreading of what the team needed. Hall was the play.

Agreed.  I think it's the worst of Dubas's career.  Three picks, one of which is a first rounder, for 11 games of a player.

Hopefully Dubas learned his lesson and won't do something like that again.  I liked his previous approach of trading for players with term left.
"We can't change what's done, we can only move on." - Arthur Morgan

Frank E

Quote from: Nik on July 23, 2021, 08:47:23 PM

Well, I said it at the time so I'll say it again. The Foligno trade was really bad. It was an overpayment and a bad misreading of what the team needed. Hall was the play.

100%

L K

Cale Makar for 9 million x6 years

It's a good deal.  I know our big player deals got signed pre-cap freeze but it really is frustrating seeing this.

Frank E

I didn't know that Buffalo has yet to re-sign Dahlin.

Nik

Quote from: L K on July 24, 2021, 11:11:44 AM
Cale Makar for 9 million x6 years

It's a good deal.  I know our big player deals got signed pre-cap freeze but it really is frustrating seeing this.

I don't know, this seems pretty comparable to those deals. Marner got a hair or so under what the best UFA forwards get, Makar got a little less than the best UFA defensemen.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

L K

Voracek for Cam Atkinson ????


Bender

"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

CarltonTheBear

https://twitter.com/BuffaloSabres/status/1418989488001495045

Hmmm don't like this (from the perspective of a team in Florida's division).

CarltonTheBear

Makar's closest historical comparables for defencemen signing big post-ELC contracts are Doughty, Karlsson, and Ekblad. Doughty got a 8-years deal at $7mil (10.89% CH%). Karlsson got 7 years at $$6.5mil (10.11%). Ekblad got 8 years at $7.5mil (10.27%). Makar's contract came in at 6 years, so less than all of those guys, and had a higher cap hit percentage at 11.04%.

I think he's worth every single penny, but this is a historically massive contract for a defenceman coming off his ELC.