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Leafs sign Ondřej Kaše [1-year, $1.25mil AAV]

Started by Heroic Shrimp, July 30, 2021, 08:06:51 PM

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Heroic Shrimp

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CarltonTheBear

Always been seen as an analytics darling and underrated forward when healthy, just hasn't been healthy very often. Worth a bet at $1.25mil but if we only had room for one more forward I might have still preferred Tatar. Guess we'll have to see if he ends up getting a lot more than I figured he would like a bunch of other forwards.

Bender

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 30, 2021, 08:18:43 PM
Always been seen as an analytics darling and underrated forward when healthy, just hasn't been healthy very often. Worth a bet at $1.25mil but if we only had room for one more forward I might have still preferred Tatar. Guess we'll have to see if he ends up getting a lot more than I figured he would like a bunch of other forwards.
Might be stuck with players who are more lottery tickety than others
"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

______-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kampf-Kase
Bunting-Spezza-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin-Dermott
Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

I think I actually wouldn't mind seeing Kase on the 3rd line. He's a good 2-way player and can potentially give Mikheyev and Kampf a scoring punch when the puck goes the other way. If we waive Engvall this line-up would still have $2.8mil in space for another winger (Tatar? Ritchie?).

WhatIfGodWasALeaf

 
Nylander-Matthews-Kase
Kerfoot-Tavares-Marner
Mikheyev-Kampf-Engvall
Bunting-Spezza-Simmonds

Rielly-Brodie
Muzzin-Holl
Sandin/Dermott-Liljegren

Campbell
Mrazek

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

#5
The MLHS analysis, which I find tends toward being as absolutely charitable as possible, leads me to think they overpaid.  According to them, this guy has had 5 documented concussions at the age of 25 + other injuries.  Not very reassuring.

But also not surprising.  Dubas seems to overpay a bit on the low-end guys.  In this case, by +$400k, according to the article.  That stuff adds up.

herman

This is an overpay? Relative to the other signings you saw this week?
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed #scumbag

L K

If he can avoid injury I think this could be a steal for the Leafs this year.  But for all of our financial advantages concussions aren't really something we can just make not happen. I hope this works out.

I do hope we find a way to add someone a little more reliable on a cheap deal (whether its a discount for Tatar or Ritchie or otherwise)

EDIT: I guess it's Ritchie...2 years x 2.5M

Guilt Trip

Quote from: herman on July 30, 2021, 11:46:06 PM
This is an overpay? Relative to the other signings you saw this week?
Is not an overpayment and another low risk contact. Hope he can stay healthy.

Bender

Quote from: L K on July 31, 2021, 08:40:47 AM
If he can avoid injury I think this could be a steal for the Leafs this year.  But for all of our financial advantages concussions aren't really something we can just make not happen. I hope this works out.

I do hope we find a way to add someone a little more reliable on a cheap deal (whether its a discount for Tatar or Ritchie or otherwise)

EDIT: I guess it's Ritchie...2 years x 2.5M
Can't we shove him on LTIR if it's an issue?
"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

Guilt Trip

Quote from: Bender on August 02, 2021, 09:02:48 PM
Quote from: L K on July 31, 2021, 08:40:47 AM
If he can avoid injury I think this could be a steal for the Leafs this year.  But for all of our financial advantages concussions aren't really something we can just make not happen. I hope this works out.

I do hope we find a way to add someone a little more reliable on a cheap deal (whether its a discount for Tatar or Ritchie or otherwise)

EDIT: I guess it's Ritchie...2 years x 2.5M
Can't we shove him on LTIR if it's an issue?
If he's injured, yup..if he stinks, to the Marlies with him..