So these last 2 weeks have basically just been every other NHL GM dunking on Dubas.
Every RFA signed since Marner has made Kyle Dubas look like a doofus
Makes the Marner signing even more horrendous
Well, Kyle Dubas basically had no choice after Matthews signed his contract.
First of all, he is the youngest of all GM's, and player agents tear him to pieces because of his inexperience in the NHL. Second of all, Toronto has the highest taxes in the NHL with Ottawa, and that takes away from a player's salary.
For example, Marner's contract is 10.893 million per year. That means he receives about 5 million dollars per year. Rantanen, on the other hand, receives about 5.4 million per year after taxes. Point receives about 4.2 million after taxes because Tampa has no state tax.
So yeah, player negociaions are complicated. But there's no need to bash a GM. The NHL should have a salary cap based on taxes, but the NHL will never allow it.