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Forum: Armchair-GMJan 9 at 7:07
Thread: Kovi
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>F3ruS</b></div><div>BUT his defensive play/thoughness/grit/leadership/age and 1 billion other things... is nothing close to Kreider. You can't just take 1 stat = points for a player and say they are close.... they are not close.... Kreider is the guy who every contender wants... just check any thread... Kovalchuk is the guy who almost noone wants for big value going back to Montreal... 7th rounder sure... but that's very far away from the 2nd...

My logic is not flawed: 40 days in Montreal is not magically turns a 7th round pick into a 3rd round... let's talk about a 3rd then... seems like you hate the 2nd round conversation, when u say things like: "i didn't say it".

So i say 3rd round now or less... is that okay for you... but you can answer your value evaluation and we'll see who will be closer when the trade happens.... cause why are you writing in the topic, if you're not writing your own guesses... that's the fun part imo...

So let's forget about 2nd .... just write your own opinion then! Simple things... and we'll see who's logic was flawed at february 25th...</div></div>

As of right now in MTL, small sample size, Kovalchuk has more blocks and hit per game than Kreider, so he has some grit and toughness to him and is willing to play some defense, although that isn't what teams looking for cheap depth scoring at the deadline will be overly worried about.
Your logic is flawed, because a quarter of the season is more than long enough for things to change, just look at how the playoff picture has changed in the last 40 days.
I don't hate the 2nd round pick conversation, I was just never part of it.
It's to early to determine what Kovalchuk's value will be, 2 games in MTL doesn't show anything, if he magically stays a 1.5 pts/gm player he will be worth more than if he doesn't get another point. He probably ends up somewhere in the middle, which given his play since returning to the NHL and assuming a normal number of teams looking for cheap depth, and Kovalchuk's cap is almost non existent (and I think roster limits disappear), he probably fetches a condition 4th, upgrading based on his scoring in the playoffs.
I'm on the topic because your logic was, from my view, faulty and I felt like pointing it out, but making a guess never hurt anyone. Although making a guess based on a 2 game sample size when he has 22 more before the deadline isn't likely to be accurate.
Forum: Armchair-GMDec 31, 2019 at 12:29
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 18, 2019 at 8:00
Forum: Armchair-GMSep 23, 2019 at 3:07
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>that is absolutely hog wash.
The tax in Toronto is like 50%
In FL it's low 40%.

I don't know where you get this stuff from.

That's why players are willing to take less to play there. But demand the NTC on the contract.
It's also why players live in places like FL so their signing bonus gets taxed their instead of NY or Toronto.
These are facts.</div></div>

<a href="https://theleafsnation.com/2019/06/25/the-supposed-toronto-tax-disadvantage-is-overblown-and-a-waste-of-everyones-time/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://theleafsnation.com/2019/06/25/the-supposed-toronto-tax-disadvantage-is-overblown-and-a-waste-of-everyones-time/</a>

<a href="https://oilersnation.com/2018/07/10/comparing-nhl-player-contracts-based-on-city/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://oilersnation.com/2018/07/10/comparing-nhl-player-contracts-based-on-city/</a>

Your facts are more like opinion pieces but cool, keep believing what you want. I know the example in that article uses Vegas &gt; Tampa, but the lack fo a state tax still applies. Looking directly at a Tampa-Toronto comparison, there's a 14.3% difference in tax rates. My mistake, I missed a zero on the $15k, the total difference on a $1M salary from top bracket to lowest is $150k.

If guys were signing deals with NTCs exclusively to play in areas they could maximize their dollars earned, you'd see more modified NTC deals with places like Vegas, Dallas, and Florida exempt from the NTC. Full NTC deals are signed because a player doesn't want to be flipped to a cold, barren market like Edmonton or Winnipeg as a cap casualty, ESPECIALLY if that player has a family and they have an established place in the community.

Suggesting that some meathead - who's only skill in life is to skate and push a puck up the ice with a length of composite material - is concerned about the variation in tax rates per franchise when said meathead makes north of $5M per year is silly. Agents worry about that stuff, and even then, it's a minimal concern.
Forum: NHL SigningsSep 14, 2019 at 5:37
Forum: NHL SigningsSep 9, 2019 at 7:52
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>F3ruS</b></div><div>Hey buddy, just chill out! :grimace
Everyone, who watches a lot of hockey here knows, that Gardiner's have some leaks in the defensive part of his game :nod
If somebody thinks the opposite, you can't ever convince him ;)
The contract is still good though, no question about that. If they sign him for 6 million $, i would vote no. But for 4 million $, it's a good contract.

Anyways, i have a legit question to you:

What's your honest opinion on the :lightning defense next year?
Come playoff time, will you be wondering a little bit about how you going to beat our D? I need an outsider opinion, cause im way too biased...(i already put my team in the cup finals, before season started... hahaha ^^ ...)
We play a lot vs your team over the years, so you must have an idea how it feels to play vs our defense :cool</div></div>

I can't say I see enough Tampa games, but just looking at who they have. Its a solid defense, with a guy whose been a Norris finalist 3 straight years. McDonagh had maybe one of his best seasons and he's a major shot blocker. Sergachev is a kid I think gets forgotten about with other fans because of some of the younger d-men coming into the league at such high picks. Shattenkirk as a 3rd pairing PP specialist is great for Tampa and honestly the only team that made sense for Shatt.

Its a tough defense. On paper it looks like they can play physical, block shots and still put it in the other teams net.
Forum: Armchair-GMAug 9, 2019 at 8:09