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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #360 on: December 01, 2018, 10:04:23 PM »

I like Brian Burke, I think he's a smart guy when he's not trying to make waves on TV but nothing is a better representation of his time here than arguing that guys should get paid according to their place in the depth chart rather than how good they actually are.
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« Reply #361 on: December 01, 2018, 10:18:06 PM »

I like Brian Burke, I think he's a smart guy when he's not trying to make waves on TV but nothing is a better representation of his time here than arguing that guys should get paid according to their place in the depth chart rather than how good they actually are.
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« Reply #362 on: December 01, 2018, 11:12:09 PM »
And that's the thing. While Willy may be the 6th on the depth chart he could be 1st or second on some teams. Leafs are deep.

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« Reply #363 on: December 05, 2018, 11:10:54 AM »
So is Brian Burke the new bill watters?

He says the same thing every time he’s on now.

‘Way overpaid for nykander’

‘Leafs are in cap hell and have had no playoff success, it should be the other way around’

‘Nylander is he 7th best player on the leafs’

‘Leafs can’t keep all 3’

And then he always ends with ‘I like Dubas, he’s a very smart man’

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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #364 on: December 05, 2018, 11:39:31 AM »
I like him when he gives insights/details from back when he was a GM/President, but yeah when he's discussing current events it's pretty clear he's a little behind.

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« Reply #365 on: December 05, 2018, 11:56:57 AM »
I like him when he gives insights/details from back when he was a GM/President, but yeah when he's discussing current events it's pretty clear he's a little behind.

Burke said that the Leafs would have had Nylander penciled in at 5.25-6.0M in prior to the season.

Yeah, that's pretty far behind the current NHL landscape.

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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #366 on: December 05, 2018, 12:09:16 PM »
I like him when he gives insights/details from back when he was a GM/President, but yeah when he's discussing current events it's pretty clear he's a little behind.

Burke said that the Leafs would have had Nylander penciled in at 5.25-6.0M in prior to the season.

Yeah, that's pretty far behind the current NHL landscape.
5.25?? He's out of his mind unless that's on a bridge deal.
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« Reply #367 on: December 05, 2018, 01:18:37 PM »
I like him when he gives insights/details from back when he was a GM/President, but yeah when he's discussing current events it's pretty clear he's a little behind.

Burke said that the Leafs would have had Nylander penciled in at 5.25-6.0M in prior to the season.

Yeah, that's pretty far behind the current NHL landscape.
5.25?? He's out of his mind unless that's on a bridge deal.

Yeah, I mean even if you took Ehlers as the absolute low-end, his cap hit was still 8% which would have put Nylander at $6.4 minimum.

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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #368 on: December 06, 2018, 06:45:03 PM »
The Leafs are ranked at #2 in valuation by Forbes, 100 million behind the Rangers:

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/25459576/rangers-top-forbes-list-most-valuable-teams

It has the Leafs as behind the Rangers and Habs in terms of revenues and profitability with those three clubs in a different league than just about every other team in the league. Still, there's a lot of money being made in the league right now.
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Re: Media Thread
« Reply #368 on: December 06, 2018, 06:45:03 PM »