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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Eli</b></div><div>Looking back at this Spring 2019 post, on December 3rd, 2019.
Panarin has 33 points. Burakovsky and Niskanen together have 33 points. Murray has four points, just two more than Kukan or Nutivaara. I wouldn't trade DJoos for him.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day!
Philly is in the playoff hunt with Niskanen's tough, two-way play leading the way. Columbus without Panarin, Niskanen, or Burakovsky, is in the hunt for Lafreniere. Woulda, coulda, shoulda.
Siegenthaler is already looking better than Murray. Playing 50% more PK. Scoring more. Just needs to get his endurance up to play those big #4 minutes Murray's earned (I'm kidding. He can play 19 minutes a night, but the Caps have Orlov and Kempny, and don't need him to). Vrana has 23 points and is 23. Burakovsky has 21 points and is almost 24. They're improving. Panarin has 33 points and is 28, likely at his peak and most of the extra points above these guys are due to more power play time. At evens he has five more points than Vrana, and seven more than Burakovsky this year, now that all three play in at least top-six roles. But what I really love here, and I'm going to quote it again, is this:
I love when I'm not the craziest guy in my own thread. Like, I may have a screw or two loose, but you? You're brave. Well played, sir. Carry on!</div></div>
even with any of them, Columbus would still be bottom of the division this year. You really do have a screw loose if you think Niskanen is the difference of what is gonna take the flyers to the playoffs lol
Forum: NHLSep 15, 2019 at 4:37 Forum: NHLSep 15, 2019 at 12:01 <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>drewjenks</b></div><div><strong>Blame themselves for what exactly? </strong>
<strong>Are they forfeiting the season because their players are too expensive? </strong>
I think people are struggling to see the truth behind their current criticism of Toronto: <strong>"you can't fill out a team around those 4 contracts".</strong>
Their argument does makes sense ... but it's only one perspective of the situation (the worst possible perspective).
<strong>For example:</strong> Lets widen the lens a bit and compare the new cap situation to other NHL teams.
<strong>Can Toronto afford to build a team around the Top-9 forwards that they've locked in?</strong>
$11,630,000 x 5 years = Matthews
$11,000,000 x 6 years = Tavares
$10,890,000 x 6 years = Marner
$6,960,000 x 5 years = Nylander
$3,500,000 x 4 years = Kerfoot
$3,400,000 x 4 years = Johnsson
$3,200,000 x 3 years = Kapanen
$2,250,000 x 2 years = Hyman
$770,000 x 2 years = Moore (or replacement)
<strong>$53,600,000 = Total Cap-Hit</strong> (top-9 forwards)
<strong>$5,950,000 = Average Cap-Hit</strong> (top-9 forwards)
<strong>The answer to this question is an easy yes .</strong>
Many teams are actually spending a similar amount or more on their top 9 forwards (their 9 most expensive forwards).
But most of them don't have a forward group this talented:
<p class="c"><strong>Johnsson - Matthews - Nylander
Hyman - Tavares - Marner
Moore - Kerfoot - Kappy</strong></p>
However ... I still don't think Dubas did a very good job ... why TF did Lou not get one more year to negotiate these contracts ...</div></div>
blame themselves for another overpayed contract which makes the cap magic tougher, definitely not impossible but why spend an extra 4million a year if you don't have to? That is a decent player's contract.