exo2769

exo2769
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Canes and Yotes are tied for my 2nd favorite teams. I lived in AZ and NC for a bit. Both tremendously fun places.
Forum: Armchair-GM9 hours ago
With regards to the proposed trade with Florida....it should be straight up 1 for 1, but I think this is a rare Jim Rutherford WIN. For the record I think (and have thought for years now) he's a terrible GM, but there's ALOT to unpack in this trade. First for foremost. This trade has Coach Q written all over it! and I'm going to pat myself on the back here. I 100% predicted Matheson would fail under coach Q. Not only did his ATOI drop by 4 minutes...his February and March had a few single digit games and a bunch in the low teens. Coach Q can't help himself. If you're young and you turn the puck over...you're in the dog house. There is no development time for him. Coach Q is NEVER playing a run and gun...1st to 7 goals win...type of game.

I understand it's a risk, but you're going to get a guy in Matheson that fits your system. This isn't an insult at all...PIT is a run and gun team. That's how they win games. They're not beating people up. Their defense is...let's keep the puck in the offensive zone. If you let up 5 goals...not a problem in the world because we probably got 6. No shame in that! Matheson isn't winning a ton of board battles. He might be a bit weak against the cycle. WHATEVER! He can move the puck up the zone. That's all PIT cares about. I do think you'll see 40+ point seasons. The catch is once the HOFers leave....then what happens, but that's for a different post.

Hornqvist - I think he's overrated. Injury prone. Let's not kid each other Crosby faces the shutdown line. Malkin 2nd then Hornqvist gets easy pickens. Now Florida is expecting a 33+ player to get better while getting older and needing to play against tougher competition....oh and more minutes? That's not a recipe for success. Florida can't replace Hoffman or Daddy with freakin Hornqvist!
Forum: Armchair-GM11 hours ago
With regards to the proposed trade with Florida.... I think this is a rare Jim Rutherford WIN. For the record I think (and have thought for years now) he's a terrible GM, but there's ALOT to unpack in this trade. First for foremost. This trade has Coach Q written all over it! and I'm going to pat myself on the back here. I 100% predicted Matheson would fail under coach Q. Not only did his ATOI drop by 4 minutes...his February and March had a few single digit games and a bunch in the low teens. Coach Q can't help himself. If you're young and you turn the puck over...you're in the dog house. There is no development time for him. Coach Q is NEVER playing a run and gun...1st to 7 goals win...type of game.

I understand it's a risk, but you're going to get a guy in Matheson that fits your system. This isn't an insult at all...PIT is a run and gun team. That's how they win games. They're not beating people up. Their defense is...let's keep the puck in the offensive zone. If you let up 5 goals...not a problem in the world because we probably got 6. No shame in that! Matheson isn't winning a ton of board battles. He might be a bit weak against the cycle. WHATEVER! He can move the puck up the zone. That's all PIT cares about. I do think you'll see 40+ point seasons. The catch is once the HOFers leave....then what happens, but that's for a different post.

Hornqvist - I think he's overrated. Injury prone. Let's not kid each other Crosby faces the shutdown line. Malkin 2nd then Hornqvist gets easy pickens. Now Florida is expecting a 33+ player to get better while getting older and needing to play against tougher competition....oh and more minutes? That's not a recipe for success. Florida can't replace Hoffman or Daddy with freakin Hornqvist!
Forum: Armchair-GM17 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CMac66</b></div><div>I don't like giving the 2 picks at 28 and 33. One of them would be fine to me and a later one but not back to back. I like Strome actually and think he could be a decent player so I would be intersted. Maybe not at the exact price you put something along those lines.

I would like to point out though that you're right, Melnyuk loves to 'save' money more than anything and trades should take that into account sadly. However, your deal doesn't actually save any real dollars. I think it's fair to say that Strome will get more AAV than Tierney on their next contracts. So right there, Sens are paying more. Then add in the Shaw contract and despite his actually salary less than his AAV, the sens are paying the remaining salary plus Strome's new contract
Personally, I do not like Shaw and wouldn't want him on the Sens lol. So I'd be happy with him not included anyway</div></div>

I probably need to clarify a bit. Shaw's Salary is less than his cap hit. TRUE that EACH Strome and Tierny will make X or Y amounts, BUT unless one of them gets traded midway in the contract....then ultimately Melnyk will pay the full amount. Where as for Shaw, MTL and CHI already paid the premiums and it's a guarantee that he'll save $2,150,000. That's what I meant.

***EDIT*** Also...Tierney is arb eligible where Strome is not. Strome doesn't have as much of a say in his next contract as Tierney does...even if it's only a little bit of a difference.
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