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Armchair GM Thread 2022-2023

Started by CarltonTheBear, May 16, 2022, 11:37:25 AM

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Frank E

Quote from: herman on July 05, 2022, 09:52:13 AM
I think other than some key acquisitions at goaltending and at least one middle-six winger, we should try to run the kids in the replacement level areas of the roster (6D, bottom-3) and give them some runway to grow and develop pro games (PK, forecheck) throughout the first half of the season. Whoever floats to regular duty is a win, and cap space is banked for the deadline. I'll have some firmer convictions about specific players on Thursday, maybe.

new guy - Matthews - Nylander
Bunting - Tavares - Marner
Engvall - Kampf - Kase
Marlie - cheap UFA - Marlie

Rielly - Brodie
Giordano - Liljegren
Sandin - Holl

Asking Giordano to play top-4 minutes might be a little much at this point of his career...no?

Sub-in for an injury, sure, or are you thinking maybe giving Sandin opportunity to step up?

Nik

Quote from: Frank E on July 05, 2022, 10:06:40 AM
Asking Giordano to play top-4 minutes might be a little much at this point of his career...no?

I think it'd be bad to not have a back-up plan if he proves incapable of it but I think his recent track record definitely suggests you can pencil him in for 20 ish minutes a game.
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

herman

Quote from: Nik on July 05, 2022, 10:17:17 AM
Quote from: Frank E on July 05, 2022, 10:06:40 AM
Asking Giordano to play top-4 minutes might be a little much at this point of his career...no?

I think it'd be bad to not have a back-up plan if he proves incapable of it but I think his recent track record definitely suggests you can pencil him in for 20 ish minutes a game.

I'd basically play the three pairs pretty evenly, other than special teams requirements.
Key shutdown situations would probably turn into Gio-Brodie, Rielly-Liljegren
"Can't let the poison get to you"
#BeBlessed

CarltonTheBear

https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1544351017155829762

I'd prefer Strome, but White on a much cheaper deal would also be an option for 3C.

Zee

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 05, 2022, 12:06:16 PM
https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1544351017155829762

I'd prefer Strome, but White on a much cheaper deal would also be an option for 3C.

I don't understand why they're buying him out?  They're a team that's barely over the cap floor as it is.

CarltonTheBear

https://twitter.com/CapFriendly/status/1544352946875506689

So, there's 10.5 million reasons. White's contract was very bad, and things just weren't working out there even in a smaller role for him. This was their last chance to buy him out at that cheaper 1/3 rate because of his age.

Joe

People make fun of the leafs and their contracts, but 6 years @28 million?


Zee

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 05, 2022, 12:28:22 PM
https://twitter.com/CapFriendly/status/1544352946875506689

So, there's 10.5 million reasons. White's contract was very bad, and things just weren't working out there even in a smaller role for him. This was their last chance to buy him out at that cheaper 1/3 rate because of his age.

Kinda sucks for White, does he still somehow get the money he signed for or no?  I'd be pissed if I was owed $15.75M and only got $5.25M out of it. 

Frank E


louisstamos

I can't remember which podcast floated this, but I like the idea of buyouts not counting towards the cap - but in that case, they would have to be paid in full, instead of 1/3 or 2/3 it currently is.

bustaheims

Quote from: louisstamos on July 05, 2022, 02:46:04 PM
I can't remember which podcast floated this, but I like the idea of buyouts not counting towards the cap - but in that case, they would have to be paid in full, instead of 1/3 or 2/3 it currently is.

Nah. Can't just let teams out of mistakes for just cash. Too easy for some teams to abuse. League will never go for it.
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CarltonTheBear

Whatever I didn't want him anyway.

Zee

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on July 05, 2022, 03:32:37 PM
Whatever I didn't want him anyway.

Da-Nile ain't just a river in Egypt.

Frank E