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2024 Offseason Thread: Changes

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Joe

Quote from: cabber24 on June 12, 2024, 02:46:13 PM
Quote from: Joe on June 12, 2024, 01:45:59 PM
Quote from: cabber24 on June 12, 2024, 12:59:07 PM
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Quote from: Peter D. on June 12, 2024, 11:54:18 AM
Quote from: Rob on June 10, 2024, 06:30:46 AM$12.5 x 8 and be done with it. 

This is where I've been at for a long time now.  This can be the easiest negotiation by offering him $100 million over eight years and just be done with it.
The third-highest cap hit in the league is what you're proposing, MACKINNON money.

If Mackinon were being signed this year he's be getting more. I know you know that matters for context.
Signed in September 2022. I think what the cap projections were at the time has come to fruition so I do believe it's a relevant comparison. Yes, the cap increase this coming season is a little higher than projected but close to the projected raise.

I disagree. This is exactly why Matthews chose a shorter contract, so he could maximize value upon renewal. If mackinnon were being signed this season he'd be looking for Matthews money, if not more.

 
Here is cap forecast from Sep 2022, they were correct.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carolschram/2022/09/27/report--nhl-salary-cap-projected-to-make-4-million-jump-for-2024-25-season/

I do not understand why the Leafs continue to pay their stars so high. Is McKinnion an idiot or do the Leafs overpay? I think the Leafs overpay.

Maybe I'm slow, but I don't understand your point. If Mackinon were a UFA right now, he'd be looking for more than Matthews. I don't see what that has to do with cap projections 2 years ago. The market gets reset every year when impact NHL players set the bar with whatever salary they ask for.

And as for Matthew's being the top paid player in the league, for a period of time, why does this bother you? It's not his fault mcdavid signed his deal 8 years ago. And mcdavid will get more than Matthews. Even Drysaitl might.

I'm not trying to be a dick, but I'm just not on the same page with you at all.

Dappleganger

Quote from: princedpw on June 12, 2024, 10:24:33 PM
Quote from: herman on June 12, 2024, 03:46:49 PM
  • UFA targets: multiple Defensemen and Leafs' cap room will make them a 'force' in this market; aiming for 2 big names
  • Bertuzzi/Domi: if they don't sign, it'll be down to term
These sources are either bad at math or their "big fish" are not the same as my big fish.  We don't have enough cap space for Domi+Bertuzzi+2 good D+even a bad goalie who can play 50 games (assuming we keep Marner).

One of Järnkrok or Kämpf would have to go, and if, a big IF, Domi signs for $4m x 4 and Bert accepts $5m x 5 they theoretically could do it. It would mean not bringing back any of their RFAs, and going really thin at goalie and depth D.

Something like this:




herman

Quote from: princedpw on June 12, 2024, 10:24:33 PM
Quote from: herman on June 12, 2024, 03:46:49 PM
  • UFA targets: multiple Defensemen and Leafs' cap room will make them a 'force' in this market; aiming for 2 big names
  • Bertuzzi/Domi: if they don't sign, it'll be down to term
These sources are either bad at math or their "big fish" are not the same as my big fish.  We don't have enough cap space for Domi+Bertuzzi+2 good D+even a bad goalie who can play 50 games (assuming we keep Marner).

I don't think these observations are anything remotely like a fully considered and mapped out plan; just feelers for what each side is looking for and if there is enough alignment and opportunity. UFA D will be the priority, as well as a goalie. After that, it's make do with whatever is left/available.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

Dappleganger

I think Bert is gone. I don't see how they could fit in his salary given the teams other needs.

I expect Dewar and Robertson to be back so I think there's also a lack of forward spots for Bertuzzi as well.

herman

Quote from: Dappleganger on June 13, 2024, 08:49:49 AMI think Bert is gone. I don't see how they could fit in his salary given the teams other needs.

I expect Dewar and Robertson to be back so I think there's also a lack of forward spots for Bertuzzi as well.

I agree. For the first time in awhile, LW is not a position of need. Let the kids gain some traction.

If we were to spend actual money on a forward, I'd like it to be a RH Centre with speed and PK experience.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

CarltonTheBear

Quote from: herman on June 13, 2024, 08:56:18 AMIf we were to spend actual money on a forward, I'd like it to be a RH Centre with speed and PK experience.

Jumping on the Pageau train with me?

cw

Quote from: herman on June 12, 2024, 03:46:49 PMhttps://twitter.com/nhl_watcher/status/1801024559849537584
- directly quoting the text he gets from Darren Ferris

Previously, after the playoffs
Toronto Sun May 06, 2024 link
Quote"That would be a goal," Marner said when he was asked if he wants to stay in Toronto longterm. "I've expressed my love for this place, this city. I grew up here. We'll start thinking about that now and trying to figure something out."

Hockey News June 4, 2024 Report: Preference From Mitch Marner's Camp to Start Season with Maple Leafs
Quote"As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Marner camp, led by agent Darren Ferris isn't putting together a list of teams for a potential trade. The focus for Marner, who has a full no-move clause, is on honoring the remaining year of his contract and seeing where things go from there," LeBrun wrote.

"That also means I don't think there's an appetite to talk extension come July 1. The preference from the Marner camp is to start the season and see how things go. Perhaps there are talks on an extension eventually, but I don't believe there's a strong desire to get into them this summer."

Now, we have this from Dreger quoting Marner's agent:
Quote"Marner has another year remaining on his contract and he intends to play it out ..."

I wonder how many times Marner has to say it before the media catches on ... (they need their subscriptions, ratings & clicks ..)

The clock is ticking. We're getting closer to the big dominos game on July 1 where after the first dominos fall, a bunch of plan B's, C's & D's get immediately launched, etc as they scramble.
A GM's time is increasingly precious now. He has to have all his ducks lined up.
Are they going to spend a bunch of their critical time on a complex, big $ trade where the player with a NMC hasn't even blessed any destination or provided a willingness to do so and his agent wants him to test the UFA market?
I really doubt it.

Whether Marner accepts being traded or not any time soon is up to Marner and he repeatedly has said he's not interested any time soon. If they don't want him around long term, his agent can take care of that July 1, 2025. It would save him some work - one less offer to review. The Leafs can try to find a 28 yr old, 95 pt replacement on the UFA market ... which I don't recall seeing very often

herman

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on June 13, 2024, 09:49:27 AM
Quote from: herman on June 13, 2024, 08:56:18 AMIf we were to spend actual money on a forward, I'd like it to be a RH Centre with speed and PK experience.

Jumping on the Pageau train with me?

Is there a younger version? I was really hoping Jarnkrok had some actual chops there, but sadly no.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

bustaheims

Quote from: cabber24 on June 12, 2024, 03:03:50 PMHonestly, I don't know why Matthews got the top cap hit on just a 4-year deal. If you're going to pay someone more than anyone else a reasonable term length would be assumed.

Agents to Leafs: "I want more than all my peers". Leafs GM's: "okay".

And, if they say no, and he's not willing to budge, he'd be wearing a different uniform next season. Pretty easy to see why the Leafs were willing to work with Matthews to find a deal that worked instead of being adversarial. It's pretty simple logic here - better to have Matthews, the league's best goalscorer, at a rate and term that isn't ideal than to see him walk because you wanted more favourable terms.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

CarltonTheBear

#534
Quote from: herman on June 13, 2024, 10:49:32 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on June 13, 2024, 09:49:27 AMJumping on the Pageau train with me?

Is there a younger version? I was really hoping Jarnkrok had some actual chops there, but sadly no.

No, although I will say I expected Pageau to be a little older than he actually is (turns 32 this November). That's up there, but not exactly ancient. edit: to hammer this point in he's actually younger than Jarnkrok.

If you want an even crazier idea, Montreal might be looking to unload Mitch's old centre from his London Knights days...

princedpw

Quote from: Dappleganger on June 13, 2024, 07:51:24 AM
Quote from: princedpw on June 12, 2024, 10:24:33 PM
Quote from: herman on June 12, 2024, 03:46:49 PM
  • UFA targets: multiple Defensemen and Leafs' cap room will make them a 'force' in this market; aiming for 2 big names
  • Bertuzzi/Domi: if they don't sign, it'll be down to term
These sources are either bad at math or their "big fish" are not the same as my big fish.  We don't have enough cap space for Domi+Bertuzzi+2 good D+even a bad goalie who can play 50 games (assuming we keep Marner).

One of Järnkrok or Kämpf would have to go, and if, a big IF, Domi signs for $4m x 4 and Bert accepts $5m x 5 they theoretically could do it. It would mean not bringing back any of their RFAs, and going really thin at goalie and depth D.

Something like this:





That goalie situation just doesn't seem reasonable to me .... I like Martin Jones as a 3rd stringer a lot!  But not as a guy we need to play 50 games when Woll gets injured.  Some of Bertuzzi's 5 million needs to be allocated to a goaltender.

herman

#536
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on June 13, 2024, 11:06:23 AM
Quote from: herman on June 13, 2024, 10:49:32 AM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on June 13, 2024, 09:49:27 AMJumping on the Pageau train with me?

Is there a younger version? I was really hoping Jarnkrok had some actual chops there, but sadly no.

No, although I will say I expected Pageau to be a little older than he actually is (turns 32 this November). That's up there, but not exactly ancient. edit: to hammer this point in he's actually younger than Jarnkrok.

If you want an even crazier idea, Montreal might be looking to unload Mitch's old centre from his London Knights days...

I just flipped through the list of RH centres expiring now to like 3 years out and the market is poop.
I was hoping for younger than Jarnkrok today, because a UFA signing will likely require some term commitment.

Annoyingly, Boston has the market semi-cornered on this player profile.

I'm kind of on the Elias Lindholm train if he magically comes in <7 (after turning down all other higher extensions so far), but I think Boston will end up getting him.

I also think we see a longer stretch of Nylander at centre, with maybe Berube's hair turning gray faster than expected.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

Bender

Quote from: cw on June 13, 2024, 10:21:41 AM
Quote from: herman on June 12, 2024, 03:46:49 PMhttps://twitter.com/nhl_watcher/status/1801024559849537584
- directly quoting the text he gets from Darren Ferris

Previously, after the playoffs
Toronto Sun May 06, 2024 link
Quote"That would be a goal," Marner said when he was asked if he wants to stay in Toronto longterm. "I've expressed my love for this place, this city. I grew up here. We'll start thinking about that now and trying to figure something out."

Hockey News June 4, 2024 Report: Preference From Mitch Marner's Camp to Start Season with Maple Leafs
Quote"As I wrote a few weeks ago, the Marner camp, led by agent Darren Ferris isn't putting together a list of teams for a potential trade. The focus for Marner, who has a full no-move clause, is on honoring the remaining year of his contract and seeing where things go from there," LeBrun wrote.

"That also means I don't think there's an appetite to talk extension come July 1. The preference from the Marner camp is to start the season and see how things go. Perhaps there are talks on an extension eventually, but I don't believe there's a strong desire to get into them this summer."

Now, we have this from Dreger quoting Marner's agent:
Quote"Marner has another year remaining on his contract and he intends to play it out ..."

I wonder how many times Marner has to say it before the media catches on ... (they need their subscriptions, ratings & clicks ..)

The clock is ticking. We're getting closer to the big dominos game on July 1 where after the first dominos fall, a bunch of plan B's, C's & D's get immediately launched, etc as they scramble.
A GM's time is increasingly precious now. He has to have all his ducks lined up.
Are they going to spend a bunch of their critical time on a complex, big $ trade where the player with a NMC hasn't even blessed any destination or provided a willingness to do so and his agent wants him to test the UFA market?
I really doubt it.

Whether Marner accepts being traded or not any time soon is up to Marner and he repeatedly has said he's not interested any time soon. If they don't want him around long term, his agent can take care of that July 1, 2025. It would save him some work - one less offer to review. The Leafs can try to find a 28 yr old, 95 pt replacement on the UFA market ... which I don't recall seeing very often

I think we all understand your position by now.
"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

herman

#538
Again, the content of what's being said through the media is all just posturing for bargaining position on both sides. However, how it's being said points towards a divorce happening one way or another.
#27 #TeamFasstholes

herman

Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on June 11, 2024, 01:23:58 PMMLHS has some decent recaps of Matthews & Nylander's seasons.  No revelations: Both are gamebreakers, Matthews needs to bring it in the playoffs, that's all he has left to prove, and Nylander still cheats for offense.

https://twitter.com/APetrielli/status/1801269304320553170
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