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Zach Hyman

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AtomicMapleLeaf:

--- Quote from: Nik on October 22, 2021, 09:40:03 AM ---
--- Quote from: RedLeaf on October 22, 2021, 09:32:43 AM ---Well. No matter how you phrase it, a ‘plan’ was made to allocate funds in the places best determined for success . So the plan may not have directly been laid out to rid the team of Hyman, there certainly was a plan that resulted in that outcome.

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Sure but within that context just saying the Leafs are worse without Hyman is largely meaningless because, obviously, when cap constraints force a team to lose a good player, they'll get worse. You need to make the case that the team would be better with Hyman but without the players they would need to lose to make up the cap difference for. But even then, you also have to make the case that signing Hyman at the cap hit the Oilers gave him wasn't just a net positive but that signing him to 7 years at that price would be a wise decision.

We all liked Zach and would have loved to have kept him around but I don't think you can argue with the point that he just priced himself out of Toronto.

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Dude pots a couple playing with the best player on the planet and now the Leafs are horrible.

Frank E:

--- Quote from: AtomicMapleLeaf on October 22, 2021, 09:43:30 AM ---
--- Quote from: Nik on October 22, 2021, 09:40:03 AM ---
--- Quote from: RedLeaf on October 22, 2021, 09:32:43 AM ---Well. No matter how you phrase it, a ‘plan’ was made to allocate funds in the places best determined for success . So the plan may not have directly been laid out to rid the team of Hyman, there certainly was a plan that resulted in that outcome.

--- End quote ---

Sure but within that context just saying the Leafs are worse without Hyman is largely meaningless because, obviously, when cap constraints force a team to lose a good player, they'll get worse. You need to make the case that the team would be better with Hyman but without the players they would need to lose to make up the cap difference for. But even then, you also have to make the case that signing Hyman at the cap hit the Oilers gave him wasn't just a net positive but that signing him to 7 years at that price would be a wise decision.

We all liked Zach and would have loved to have kept him around but I don't think you can argue with the point that he just priced himself out of Toronto.

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Dude pots a couple playing with the best player on the planet and now the Leafs are horrible.

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The guy he played with last year is no slouch either...

Nik:

--- Quote from: Frank E on October 22, 2021, 09:45:17 AM ---The guy he played with last year is no slouch either...

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I love me some AM34 but the gap between McDavid and the #2 player in the league, whoever that is, right now is probably bigger than the 1-2 gap in any other sport and by a fair margin.

AtomicMapleLeaf:

--- Quote from: Nik on October 22, 2021, 09:48:21 AM ---
--- Quote from: Frank E on October 22, 2021, 09:45:17 AM ---The guy he played with last year is no slouch either...

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I love me some AM34 but the gap between McDavid and the #2 player in the league, whoever that is, right now is probably bigger than the 1-2 gap in any other sport and by a fair margin.

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Yep and Papi will make someone else better, remember Hyman didn't start the year with AM, Jumbo did

Guilt Trip:
Nitpicking but this should be in ex Leaf news...and for the record I wish him well in Edm but really don't care how well he does or doesn't do there.

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