Jul 6, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jamiepo</b></div><div>No if Dubas wouldn’t have gave Matthews a contract he wouldn’t have been here right now. July 1st Matthews has an offersheet for13m+.... for real, not these Ferris sheets. He’s a big goal scoring franchise centre. After watching what he did and how he did it last season I think Dubas did what he had to. I couldn’t see Matthews on anything under 12.5m on an 8 year deal. Losing him would have been a colossal mistake.</div></div>
Well...two camps again, me, palhal and few others coming from the other side of the tracks...or glass half filled with water, you know. I believe we all were giving him 7-8 x 10-10,5M back last summer ( didnt went to check your old threads but im sure those were my numbers and many others too, and i even considered that an overpayment ) and i completely agree he being signed was top priority, its just either 8 x 11,6M or 5 x 9,5M in my books if we start building on numbers that Dubarelli gave us.
Bothers me now all ppl are yelling, fck you greedy Mitch and similar, tho Ferris has all the right to play "we want Matthews money" game and we are talking about the native son of Toronto, so he should be praised even more........
I would say that first bluf that Ferris was trying to pull, the infamous Offer-sheet, isnt working anymore. The "magicaly loaded" Teams that should do it and have Cap space are all coming with their own "big contracts" to be signed next year and would need to dump 4 players+ to be compatible, so this trump card has gone.
Or even if its still a thing, as i said yesterday in one of the threads, While Mitch doesnt have much saying in negotiations part where Ferris and Paul are holding upper hand at it to crop their share, when it will / was come to signing an Offer-sheet theres pretty much what i was saying from the start...thats the part where he can decide how thing will play and he will not sign it, knowing hes town darling and all the money the others can offer him, he can compensate thru all the additional assets and benefits that hes cropping thru advertisments being a hometown boy etcetc
Supposedly ( by the mighty Burke ) TML offered 8 x 10M, which Ferris rejected, so Dubarelli's message with signing everyone else was, we offered our max, cause you want shorter term anything that we will talk from now on will be in money span that we left for you ( 9,7M )
Tho you neglected additional leverage that Ferris will play on, the holdout into the Season which with Cap crunch will rise the Marners impact into this years Cap and forcing Dubarelli tryin to avoid it.....
My curent guesses are :
3 x 7,7M ( after 2 x 6M and 3 x 4,67M you know who )
4 x ------- ( avoiding the term )
5 x 9,5M ( 1M above Aho, just cause Dubarelli can )
But hey, i am the guy who was giving Matthews 8 x 10,5M ( Eichel ) last summer....what do i know.....