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Jun 21, 2015
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Freshfitted69</b></div><div>Yeah, you're right. But there are some things you haven't taken into account. Some of those deals were signed pre-covid, when it was assumed that the cap would still be going up. Just because mediocre or even star players got lucrative deals in previous years, it doesn't necessarily mean they will be getting the same type of money this time around. The market has changed.
Also, I'd say the hype train was bigger on Binnington and Markstrom than Grubauer, who has been injury prone.
If Frankie is going to be healthy, you don't have to sign Johansson to that one-way nhl deal.
And sometimes, if you can't fit a guy under the cap, like say Jost for example, you have to trade him away. Think like the Kapanen deal... In reality, you're right.... this is too much to sacrifice just to get another star centre on the team, but I wouldn't say it CANT be done. After all, only a Sith deals in absolutes :)</div></div>
What are you talking about. There is no hype train, that is just a made up thing by you to justify underpaying what the market has set. Binnington and Markstrom signed their contracts Post Covid in the flat cap era, Gallagher signed his contract post covid and its 6.5m aav....Landy isnt 500k more than Gallagher, there is a clear difference bw the players....Landy has almost been a point per game player the last 3 season .Gallagher not even close to that sort of production or as good defensively as Landy
I think you might have not taking into account the post covid contracts and low balled the avs values. I would love to see them sign those but it aint happening, have to be realistic here. Stars still get paid
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Freshfitted69</b></div><div>Coga, you're most likely right... I don't think this is a wise deal, but it's fun to dream.
However, I don't think 7 mill for Landeskog is much of an underpayment, and Makar might be okay with a team-friendly 8 mill, cuz some avs players have taken slightly team friendly deals in the past and I'm sure he'd like to build a winner in Denver.
EJ and Kadri both come off the books before MacKinnon needs to sign a new deal.
Trading for Eichel WOULD decimate the Avs but the point of this Armchair GM is to show that with a little creativity you COULD keep Landy, Mack, Makar, Rants and ADD EICHEL.... you'd just have to fill out the rest of your roster with bargain bin players.... (But you know what, this strategy has kind of worked in Toronto... they've added lots of bargain contracts like Simmonds to fill out their very top heavy roster, so it can be done)</div></div>
Landy will get closer to 8, Makar will get closer to 9 even 9+ and Grubauer will get 6m (look at Binnington and Markstron recent 6x6 deals). Jost will get 2m-2.5m x 2 like Nuke
That is 3m of underpaying plus throwing Frankie on LTIR which he is not out next year. That is 5m to apply to the cap
It doesnt Work in reality