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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #330 on: June 19, 2019, 12:04:22 AM »

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #331 on: June 19, 2019, 01:00:09 AM »
Nik, from the collection of comments you’ve made about Marner and Nylander, it *seems* like you are *hoping* that they sign contracts that are much higher than other commentators predict.  For instance, Mirtle predicted Nylander in the 6.5-7 range (as I recall) and it seemed as though you were pushing Draisatl when others were comparing with Ehlers and Pasternak.  A number of analysts have suggested roughly 9-9.5 for roughly 6 years for Marner is reasonable.  You seem to be talking favorably about numbers in the 11 million range, which would put him in the top 5 players in the league at any position.

My question isn’t about who is going to wind up right or wrong (we’ll find out soon enough, but I don’t really care!) or what method is best for projecting player salaries or who is comparable to who.  Rather, I can’t help but notice that you always seem to be on the high side of just about everyone else and it seems from your tone that you’d be happier if Marner got 11, 12 million than if he got 9 million.

Am I getting that wrong?

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #332 on: June 19, 2019, 06:05:32 AM »
Well fair enough. I hope the GMs of other teams don't agree with you or we'll be looking at four firsts of unknown value.

Well, if Dubas agrees with me it won't matter as he'd match an offer sheet. Which, for the record, I think is the smart move. Match the offer sheet, let Marner play for a year or so and if you dont like his contract trade him while in the drivers seat.

Basically do what Nashville did with Weber. That worked out ok.

Depends on what the offersheet is too though. Or would you pay him max dollars?

Considering they could probably sign him tomorrow for Matthews money I'm not sure that's super relevant.

It will be if some team throws 13 million at him.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #333 on: June 19, 2019, 06:55:47 AM »
This all assumes Marner wants to leave Toronto.  And there are many reasons why he may well not want to.

Signing an offer sheet doesn't necessarily mean he wants to leave Toronto -- it might mean he wants to use what little leverage he has an RFA to force the team that holds his rights to pay him what he thinks he's worth.

Not that I think Dubas ought to look at it that way.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #334 on: June 19, 2019, 06:57:15 AM »
I hope Paul is happy he's managed to get a large portion of the fanbase turning on his kid.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #335 on: June 19, 2019, 07:28:10 AM »
The RFA salary ‘system’ artificially devalues performance when players are at their peak, and the UFA market overvalues current performance from past achievements.

It’s good that RFA contracts are trending up for the superstars. Sucks a bit that we have three in the vanguard, but this is the new reality and honestly, Nylander should’ve been paid more.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #336 on: June 19, 2019, 07:48:43 AM »
The RFA salary ‘system’ artificially devalues performance when players are at their peak, and the UFA market overvalues current performance from past achievements.

It’s good that RFA contracts are trending up for the superstars. Sucks a bit that we have three in the vanguard, but this is the new reality and honestly, Nylander should’ve been paid more.

It's kind of funny that the contract people were complaining about turns out to be the best value deal of the 3. Imagine if the Leafs had signed Marner last summer at the reported 8x$9M before Nylander signed.  Nylander would have demanded something closer to that number since the previous 2 seasons were comparable to Marner and he would have been justified in doing so. 

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #337 on: June 19, 2019, 08:34:53 AM »
It will be if some team throws 13 million at him.

I can't see any team making Marner the highest paid player in the league. For better or worse, McDavid's contract has basically set an artificial cap on individual contracts.
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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #338 on: June 19, 2019, 08:38:47 AM »
It will be if some team throws 13 million at him.

I can't see any team making Marner the highest paid player in the league. For better or worse, McDavid's contract has basically set an artificial cap on individual contracts.



Thought you could poach JT without any repercussions?    How does a max $16.4M x 7 year contract sound Mitch?

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #339 on: June 19, 2019, 08:38:58 AM »
This all assumes Marner wants to leave Toronto.  And there are many reasons why he may well not want to.

I'm pretty sure it in no way assumes that. It assumes that Marner would be receptive to other offers if the Leafs don't meet his price.

That seems like a pretty fair assumption considering it's true of most hockey players and Marner isn't signed already. If he wasn't even willing to entertain leaving it seems unlikely that he'd be fighting tooth and nail on this contract.

All I'm saying is that we were told last summer that the money trumps everything for big name UFAs.  Then it turned out that sometimes it's bedsheets.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #340 on: June 19, 2019, 08:41:59 AM »
All I'm saying is that we were told last summer that the money trumps everything for big name UFAs.  Then it turned out that sometimes it's bedsheets.

And also lots and lots of money.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #341 on: June 19, 2019, 08:42:02 AM »
This all assumes Marner wants to leave Toronto.  And there are many reasons why he may well not want to.

Signing an offer sheet doesn't necessarily mean he wants to leave Toronto -- it might mean he wants to use what little leverage he has an RFA to force the team that holds his rights to pay him what he thinks he's worth.

Not that I think Dubas ought to look at it that way.

If he really doesn't want to leave, and that's his bottom line, he won't risk it by signing an offer sheet.  If OTOH that's not his ultimate bottom line, he will.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #342 on: June 19, 2019, 08:42:48 AM »
All I'm saying is that we were told last summer that the money trumps everything for big name UFAs.  Then it turned out that sometimes it's bedsheets.

And also lots and lots of money.

But not the most money.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #343 on: June 19, 2019, 08:44:50 AM »
But not the most money.

Sure, we still made him the 2nd highest paid player (at the time) in the league though.

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Re: Mitch Marner: what now?
« Reply #344 on: June 19, 2019, 08:48:27 AM »
But not the most money.

Sure, we still made him the 2nd highest paid player (at the time) in the league though.

I meant that he could have signed for more elsewhere -- wasn't that reportedly the case?

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