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Forum: Armchair-GMJul 24, 2019 at 10:38
Thread: What now
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Poehling</b></div><div>Marner over Tarasenko</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>STLBlues17</b></div><div>Marner, but it’s closer than some might argue. I think Marner would have similar point totals to Tarasenko in a much lower event system like the Blues</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Wqrrior</b></div><div>Would you have had this opinion in December, when the Blues were playing lesser to the standard they finished the season?</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Poehling</b></div><div>Marner is a playmaker, Tarasenko a sniper. Do to is age, I'll take Marner before Tarasenko, but for ONE playoffs run, I'll take Tarasenko over Marner</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BrandonDubinskyGOAT</b></div><div>Who would you say is better, Marner or Tarasenko?</div></div>

I'm so glad this conversation came up because imho Tarasenko and Gaudreau are the best comparables to Marner for RFA wingers off ELC who have already signed in this CBA (Rantanen will be the best comparable but he hasnt signed yet)

The following is for the year before they signed their contract (2019 for Marner, 2016 for Gaudreau, and 2015 for Tarasenko)
Player G Pts Goals ranking for year Pts ranking for year Highest scoring player and their points
Marner 26 94 69th 11th Kucherov/128
Gaudreau 30 78 19th 6th Crosby/100
Tarasenko 37 73 5th 10th Kane/106

So he scored more points by a decent chunk and less goals. BUT scoring is up this year. When you compare him to the year he is in he comes across lower in place in the league than both of them in points and in a different stratosphere for goals.

Also check out who their centres were those years. No one in the stratosphere of Tavares.

Anyway they signed for
Gaudreau 6.75 for 6 years or 9.25% of the cap
Tarasenko 7.5 for 8 years or 10.27% of the cap

If we convert to the current cap we get...
7.5 million for 6 years
8.37 million for 8 years.

Marner is going to get an excellent contract compared to his peers no matter what he signs as he has apparently already turned down 10 million for 8 years...
Forum: Armchair-GMJul 23, 2019 at 5:16