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#1
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 11, 2024, 09:31:00 AMI think I would almost rather see anybody at 3C alongside Nylander than Kampf (ok also Reaves) at this point.

If that's the option, I'll finally cave into peer pressure and put Nylander at 2C and Tavares at 3C.
#2
Swedish Army Knife?
#3
Quote from: cw on July 07, 2024, 02:58:54 PMI feel badly for the guy. He was a #8 overall pick and his hockey career is on the rocks (26 yrs old, .55ppg in the AHL, -21) while his brother got an enormous deal and his father was a pretty good NHLer. Has to be very tough to take. Maybe he'd flourish in Europe ...


Try being Jared Staal.
#4
If he's the #1, he's one the lowest paid #1's in the league.
#6
Quote from: herman on July 02, 2024, 08:09:48 AMIrrespective of the actual diagnosis, I do need the team to seriously follow through on load management for the regular season.

Full tandem goalie schedule. Rotate pretty much all the defensemen. Curtail the TOI for the big guns. Get more of the youth engaged and ready to step in and up.

The floor of this team makes the playoffs. While it would be nice to gun for first in the division, I would rather head into the playoffs healthy, relatively rested for the grind, and clicking along.

Have you forwarded your expectations to senior management? :)
#7
Quote from: cw on July 01, 2024, 12:19:33 PM
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 01, 2024, 12:01:34 PMIn a world where we sign Skinner for cheap and Berube agrees with Treliving about where Nylander should play:

Knies-Matthews-Domi
Skinner-Nylander-Marner
McMann-Tavares-Jarnkrok

Under the present circumstances, a guy I would look at for 3rd line center is McMann

He played center in the minors. He wins about half of his NHL draws (hasn't taken too many).
He skates well. Good size for winning draws/checking/puck battles. Has a defensive conscience. And he can score - loves the front of the net. Is coachable. Negative is he would be green - he would have some learning to play the position well in the NHL. He was still finding his way last year but made good progress. He'd do whatever the coaches ask.

Nylander's brain .. I don't think it works that way and I doubt it ever will.

I honestly don't understand the talk of moving him to centre. 28 years old; three straight career years in points @ RW. Keep him where he's been incredibly effective.
#8
Term is nuts, but he's definitely what this team needs in the short term. Rielly-Tanev sounds like a great pairing.

Some of Capfriendly's scouting reports have him trending to a 5th defencemen, so that's a little concerning.
#9
I'd take Bertuzzi over Domi in a heartbeat as a player, but not for over $5M. That's just too much for what he brings.
#10
Quote from: Joe on June 30, 2024, 06:56:37 PMVery reasonable contract. The thing that confuses me is I don't get why Bertuzzi is worth more.

Bertuzzi's objectively better in almost every category.
#11
ooops. My math was off!

I'm cautious of relying on "robidas island". What if he remains healthy enough to play, but his play has dropped off dramatically? Would you be comfortable paying Giordano $4.5M?
#12
Quote from: cw on June 29, 2024, 09:57:39 PM
Quote from: Bullfrog on June 29, 2024, 09:24:40 PM
Quote from: cw on June 29, 2024, 03:53:40 PM
Quote from: Bullfrog on June 29, 2024, 03:10:12 PMGiordano, at 40, is the oldest player in the league. No one would seriously think even a 5 year term was on good faith.

70 NHL skaters played until they were in their 40s, 32 players to age 41 or more.
7 year deal for Tanev taking him to 41 is a stretch but isn't completely indefensible.
Maybe it is a 6 year deal to age 40 and they can't really say anything.

Only four skaters have made it to 45 so a 5 year deal for Giordano would really raise eyebrows.

Sorry, realized my post was unclear. I was referring to Tanev. Some are suggesting an 8-year deal. He turns 35 late this year, which would make him 43 at the end of the contract.

He's not eligible for an 8yr deal.
7 years from now when that max length deal would end, as he is 34 now, he'll be 41.

If they're worried at all, they can do it over 6 years which probably gets him down close to $4 mil/yr (if they don't run into a tax hurdle ...). Since he's not staying in Tx, and he's already earned $40 mil, maybe he's past that hurdle and wants to finish his career at home ...

Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day ...
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Thanks for clarifying. He'll actually be 42 at the end of a 7 year deal, but that's beside the point.

Playing to 40 is rare. And given he's a physical player, I'm quite concerned his play is going to drop off a cliff fast.

Definitely going to be interesting. If he's signing to a reasonable number and term, I'll be ok. I hope they're going after someone else more aggressively though.

He's going to be expensive, but Pesce would be my #1 target.
#13
Quote from: cw on June 29, 2024, 03:53:40 PM
Quote from: Bullfrog on June 29, 2024, 03:10:12 PMGiordano, at 40, is the oldest player in the league. No one would seriously think even a 5 year term was on good faith.

70 NHL skaters played until they were in their 40s, 32 players to age 41 or more.
7 year deal for Tanev taking him to 41 is a stretch but isn't completely indefensible.
Maybe it is a 6 year deal to age 40 and they can't really say anything.

Only four skaters have made it to 45 so a 5 year deal for Giordano would really raise eyebrows.

Sorry, realized my post was unclear. I was referring to Tanev. Some are suggesting an 8-year deal. He turns 35 late this year, which would make him 43 at the end of the contract.

#14
Giordano, at 40, is the oldest player in the league. No one would seriously think even a 5 year term was on good faith.
#15
I should have asked him. :)

Marner was just in town to throw out the first pitch for his bro-in-law's baseball game.