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Forum: Armchair-GM23 hours ago
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 2:48 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>TheGHANDI90</b></div><div>Ok yeah sure, of course a 3 year deal is way more attractive, but why the hell would Gallagher want that after having played out his last contract at a reduced cap hit of 3.75? He gave the team a discount on his early years, so the team/GM is rewarding him in his later ones. Don't like it? Sure. Had to do it? Yes.

Anderson contract I think is going to be a huge mistake. Honestly Jake Allen is a fair one I hope he plays lights out next season, steals the starting job and Price agrees to be taken by Seattle... Toffoli is legit but I would have preferred Dadonov at 3x5</div></div>

That's the thing, you knew you had to give him a raise. You knew the cap was staying flat for the next couple seasons or three even. Berg had all the leverage if he WAITED.

Look at Chiarelli for a sec, all the dumb things he did and he was horrible overall BUT he had the foresight to hold off on anything until he had locked up McDavid and Draisaitl. Free agents went and gone, but he held firm to getting these done and planning based on what happened there.

Had they held off on signing Anderson until Gally was done they could've avoided some issue.

Anderson 5.5
Gall 6.5

Had they bridged Anderson at say bit more than double what he was making (3x 4M), pretty reasonable for a guy coming off a 26GP 1G campaign in a flat cap world I'd say, they could've even overpaid Gally by 1.5M and called it a day.

In the end it's all dollars that matter. So to keep dollar amounts equal:

Gally 6.5 x 6
Anderson 5.5 x 7
tot 12M


Gally 8 x 3
Anderson 4 x 3
tot 12M

Then re-sign both at a pricepoint befitting the current cap situation, health, production, age, etc at that time.

You can overspend on dollars or overspend on term, but when you overspend on both at the same time it usually ends up biting you in the ass.

Going back to Parise, you think Minny (or NJ) would've loved a mulligan in that middle of that 13 year megadeal now that Parise unfortunately developed knee issues? Heck yeah. He's great, but he aint no 7.5M player in today's flat cap world that's for damn sure.
Forum: Armchair-GMFri at 12:00 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>TheGHANDI90</b></div><div>1) a 6 year deal at 6.5mil is not handcuffing your team. Now if your argument was with Price's contract, you'd actually have smtg!
2) Who in the hell are you following that says this is a bad contract? Literally nobody on the whole TSN network agrees with your stance.
3) I never said it is a "great" deal, it's a deal that HAD to get done to maintain a good relationship with your players. Guys who have BLED for you for years since he was drafted. A bad GM (what you want them to do) would let him walk in free agency over dollars and cents and an extra year or two of term, a good GM signs him and worries about the repercussions when and IF his play declines as much as you think it will in the backend of the deal.
4) Wait, so you weren't real with me the whole time..? haha well damn! Why didn't you just say so brother
5) I like Vancouver's chances the best, after a few years when all their vets are gone and their younger guys become vets themselves...</div></div>

1. The AAV was never the issue. It's term! Had bergie sign Gally to even a 7M AAV over 3 years? Safe bet, I'd have applauded this 100%.
2. Going off of media guys that cover the Oilers, regular show guests like Button, Johnson, Macramalla, etc all share the same sentiment: back half is atrocious.
3. That's exactly the Chiarelli approach, and me having recency bias because of the crap he pulled added to this. Again, AAV was never the issue, 1 year extra? fine, 4 aint too bad. But SIX? yikes.
4 &amp; 5. i know we're all uptight about the teams we support. myself, I'm not a fan of 100% everything Holland's done, I generally call it how it is instead of making excuses about it and finding confirmation bias to soften facts.

Gally @ 7 or even 7.5M for that matter, for 3 maybe 4 years would have been WAY more attractive than 6.5 for 6. Anserson was another head-scratcher especially coming off injury which severely hampered his play, Allen extension when he still had 1 year was a surprise.

Toffoli was pretty solid. 28 year old, paying for prime years at a reasonable AAV, only 4 years.
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