PleaseBanMeForMyOwnGood

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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Breadmanhawks</b></div><div>Kane is definitely better than Marner is right now.

Like I said, even though people keep getting triggered, I have no problem with the value and would even admit it's in favor of Chicago completely (Unless Toronto is in full win now mode).

My issue is that Marner at 11M is too much when he's right off of an ELC and not a center AND hasn't accomplished anything major enough to deserve that contract. It's a deal that will hurt the dynamic of our salary cap structure and will make us worse off. Obviously I could have countered by saying that Marner would have to be retained down to 9M but I don't want to be obnoxious when the deal is already more than fair value and the Leafs obviously won't make this deal.

I'm not commenting about value, I'm saying that it's not a good idea to destroy our salary cap structure which is the problem that just about every team has when discussing Marner.</div></div>

Compare Marners stats in his first 300 games to Kane's. The whole, young guys haven't earned big contracts so it's bad, argument is stupid. Kane and Toews are getting paid for what they did in their Prime, not what they are doing now. Yes Kane is still really good but neither is as good as what they were in their prime. Marner is only going to get better and is already a top 5 player at his position. Nylander had a steal of a deal and this trade is a massive win for Chicago. There isn't an argument here. It's just a fact.