Jan. 18, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>myboykole</b></div><div>Yeah, that's what I think. But, like I said, some NYR fans says they won't take it.</div></div>
I think it's important to think a little deeper than just saying "They wouldn't do Laf for Meier one for one". Obviously Meier > Laf, there's absolutely no debating that.
What can be said though, is if we assume Meier signs a long term deal at $9 mil or so (Or even just goes 1 year at his QO of $10ish), then the Rangers cap situation becomes an issue. They currently have 14 players signed for 2023/24, with just over $16ish mil to play with. So, you give Meier $9, then it's $7 left with 15 guys. Chytil gets a bit of a raise (say $3.5?) and there's $3.5 left. Miller needs to be re-signed ($2 mil?) so there's $1.5 left with 6 guys left to sign...
Sure, there's absolutely a few delusional folks that are praying for a Tage-type breakout for Laf, but I have to imagine it's more the financial issues that inevitably pop up with this than it is that someone thinks that Laf is more valuable than Meier.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>GiggywithGibby</b></div><div>OldNYIfan GeneralLandro Lenny7 thoughts?</div></div>
I have zero interest in adding Tyler Myers without an asset attached, regardless of whether it's before or after the bonus is paid out. If someone wants him because he'll be "highly sought after", then have at it, but he's a cap dump, plain and simple. If we're creating $6 mil in space for the Nucks to improve their roster elsewhere, and not getting anything for doing it, then why not just go after someone like Severson (longer commitment, but still fills that hole that we're going to have for at least the next 2-3 years or more, depending on how the young RD's develop), Mayfield, heck, I'd even go for Justin Holl. These are just examples, but doing another team HUGE favor where there's little to no benefit for this team is silly.