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Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 5:06 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 4:59 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Lenny7</b></div><div>Agreed, and a full on rebuild isn't really something that they need to do.

They're realistically missing 1-2 pieces on the back end, and have the cap space this year (via trade), or in the offseason to fill those spots.

Already a good solid prospect base, with many of the kids getting NHL minutes.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Arlotti47</b></div><div>Well Gebsun isn’t for sale</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Jah1722</b></div><div>This. When you have 2 of the 3 signature pieces need to turning a franchise around you don’t trade one of those to fill the other unless you have something decent to fill that void. You need a top D, Lindholm, and good goalie, Gibson, and a top line C, still looking, to become competitive. Now if Gibson got a top C in return they’d have to think about it, although the ducks probly hope Zegras becomes that top line C. Just creating to big of a hole for a couple of futures that should be solid players but doesn’t accelerate a “retool”/rebuild. Plus Gibson is just too good and on a pretty good contract shall he stay healthy to move.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>BlastnyFromThePastny</b></div><div>That's fair. They have a good prospect pool too but it is forward-heavy. Steel, Comtois, Lundestrom, Tracey, Jones, Groulx. Trading Montour was weird, I don't know why they did that. After this trade, One or two of Bean, Guhle, Mahura or Larsson could be moved for one or two RHD. Even Suzuki could be moved again for an RHD. TVR could come in the trade as well in place of one of the non-McGinn pieces.</div></div>

all in all quality comment section, not even too many trolls, Nice!
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 1:45 pm
Thread: Fire Hynes
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Smitty426</b></div><div>We are fast, but everything else, you're right we arent!
What else do you move if it stays this way?
Simmonds-yes, PK?
Greene to the Isles (maybe bring back CHEAP on a 1 yr)?
Zajac to WPG?
I have Cory going to Seattle with a sweetener
What else? Crazy we are here in early Nov! Damn!</div></div>

we are a fast team - yes, but we do not play fast.

If you look at when we went to playoffs we were all over opponents. They didnt have a second to even consider looking up nevermind making a play. We get the puck and try to break out slowly, its a second late on the pass up the boards, a second late to the middle. Our powerplay forces the puck carrier to turn and drop for either hall or hughes who then get to the blue line if theyre lucky. They try to dish it off but the 4 d are on the blue line because they dont respect the speed because we dont play with it. If you really watch the game from last night, we are slow, we have no urgerncy, no desperation and guys get to their man on the forecheck they're late the pucks is gone, they reach for the puck they spin away and slap their stick at where the puck was. Finish a guy, get on your horse.

every breakout pass is just outside the reach of a player. Its not cause its a bad pass, its because they arent skating. In practice they fly out the zone, the dman hits them tape to tape, and theyre off. In the game d man makes the same pass and someone lunges for the pick tips it up to the opposing d and they come right back. I don't want to harp on hall, but the amount of rink turns he's taking, thats not the ethic or effort we need.

To answer your question, if were truly out by next week. its a tear down, simmonds we keep till the deadline. greene tdl, vatanen and hall early.

The saddest part is how good we could be with a real system.
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 11:48 am
Thread: Fire Hynes
Forum: Armchair-GMTue at 10:59 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LoganOllivier</b></div><div>In your opinion. All the reports at the time and literally every non Leaf fan on this site said Matthews was going to get 13.5 for 8 years cause he signed 2 years after McDavid did and that was the comparable cap percentage. So you saying Dubas failed because its 5 year term with a 8 year cap hit is just made up opinion based on nothing but conjecture and the personal opinion of a fan. This is why I am saying this conversation is a waste of time. Matthews was open to signing long term but the cap hit would have been more. And before anyone says Matthews couldn't make more than McDavid, no one said that stuff when Crosby was making 8.87 million and then other guys after took more. The market changes and TO did what they needed to to get their core signed. Just go back through this site as far back as the summer Tavares signed. Every non Leaf fan and many leaf fans said when Tavares signed that one of the young big 3 would have to be moved. Then Nylander signed and everyone said they won't have room to sign Matthews and Marner and now what? All are signed for the next 5 seasons. Every single non Leaf fan said it can't be done. Many said Zaitsev couldn't be traded and he was, same with Marleau, Dubas again pulled off the impossible. What's it going to take for this guy to get respect? I bet if they win the cup this year still people will be saying, he got lucky because he inherited such a good squad from Lou. It just blows my mind how so many people are only looking for faults and ignore everything else just so they can take the Leafs down a notch.</div></div>

jesus christ man. youre a lost cause. youre a social justice warrior for dubas gaining respect. HE HAS IT. He's done an unbelievable job managing that team. Everyone should see that and if they don't they're dumb. No one is arguing or discrediting him as a gm, I think hes a great gm and will be for a long time. Yes, I am of the opinion that dubas lost the negotiation with matthews. Yes i am of the opinion that he in now way shouldve received 8 for 13.5 at the time of signing and yes I believe if lou or for that matter any more experienced gm would not have signed 5 years at his current number. these are my opinions. to sit here and say 5 years at 11.6 is an incredible contract but 8 at 12 or even 12.5 isnt is asinine. to say 5 at 11.6 is sooo sooo much better than a 3 year bridge at 8-9 is also asinine. the cap is going up in between now and every of those future signing dates. he's a competent enough gm to understand how to sign the guys he needs going forward. If you can't see that all great gms have negotiations they won and lost idk what to tell you dubas isnt perfect, lou isnt perfect, no gm is perfect. Matthews was not a perfect negotiation. if it was, he would still be an rfa for his second deal. The agent won end of story.

And since im sure you will again bring up a moot point that i think hes gonna walk cause hes a ufa. no i didnt say that, but you better believe he's pricier now.

edit: we can agree to disagree. as long as you understand i'm not and have not once criticized dubas and said the leafs suck or its his fault. I like dubas, i like the team, i don't like the contract. my opinion for all of the reasons ive explained
Forum: Armchair-GMTue at 9:09 am
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 5:43 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LoganOllivier</b></div><div>How easy it is to be some dude on the internet and say, "this is what should have happened". All your numbers are just made up and your whole argument is based on your belief that Matthews is going to leave as a FA.

So to wrap it all up, Dubas isn't a good GM because a better guy like Lou, would have signed him to a bridge deal and that would fix everything. You are going to make this assessment without thinking about stuff like other contracts on the team, looking down the road and the rest. You know what, you win the argument. Dubas isn't good, TO should have signed Matthews to a 3 year deal with a QO less than Timo Mier will have, Nylander should have got 2 years at 3.5 million because dreams do come true and getting Marner at less than 10 for 8 years was a cake walk. Yeah Dubas just waited a long time to make himself look stupid. This is a pointless conversation.</div></div>

dude are you fishing for compliments? I literally have done nothing but compliment dubas except the negotiation for matthews. you know dubas turned down 8x8 for marner right? or do you not know that? like youre getting pissed off that I'm trying to explain that matthews contract good for him and only him not the team, idk how youre not seeing that im not attacking you right now

yeah im not considering the other contracts. all 93MM worth. when youre that far over the cap i wonder if at any point you wonder, hmmmm how could we have handled this a little better?
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 5:41 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LoganOllivier</b></div><div>So remember that time I asked what these fictitious bridge deals would look like? And then asked what would these contracts mean when they all needed new ones at the same time as Andersen and Rielly? I am still waiting for an answer to those questions. That is the future I keep talking about and one none of you guys want to consider or comment on. I wonder why that is?</div></div>

listen I'm having a conversation with you im not talking down to you. I literally just typed it out above yet youre telling me Im not reading. with the three year deal at an aav of 8-9 you shave about 2 million off your cap now. BY SIGNING MATTHEWS THE WAY DUBAS DID YOU DIDNT GET ANY CAP SAVINGS. ZERO. NONE. NIENTE.

so by this time, you should have saved 2.6 on marner and roughly 2.5 on matthews that frees up 5.1 for someone. Then you have to trade away someone because you cant have a roster of 7 figure and 8 figure guys all over the lineup. when the cap goes up you can sign your guys and then when they are locked up you can forecast. right now you cant forecast because matthews can walk

I'm not the gm of the leafs and i said dubas is doing great navigating the cap with the pieces he has. Regardless is does not change the fact that the matthews contract was a lost negotiation. I didnt say hes not worth it and i didnt say hes a bad player i said dubas lost the negotiation.

you have a 93 MM cap hit with a 21 man roster and 5 unrestricted d men. Good luck dude, dubas is gonna need it.

and yes if he signed a 3 year deal then he give reilly a contract at the same time. andersen the year before. doesnt change the fact the cap is going up and by then youll have some certainty over the lineup
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 5:29 pm
<a href="/users/LoganOllivier" target="_blank">@LoganOllivier</a> <a href="/users/exo2769" target="_blank">@exo2769</a>

<a href=";signing-status=rfa&amp;contract=standard&amp;display=signing-status,expiry-year,aav,type,signing-age,signing-date,extension&amp;hide=handed,salary,skater-stats,goalie-stats&amp;limits=length-5-5">;signing-status=rfa&amp;contract=standard&amp;display=signing-status,expiry-year,aav,type,signing-age,signing-date,extension&amp;hide=handed,salary,skater-stats,goalie-stats&amp;limits=length-5-5</a>

Check this out and tell me what you notice about these players. With the exception of aho due to offersheet, and larkin due to a horrendous cap situation i dont think holland was able to sign larkin for 8 at the time. These are not AM caliber players because the other gms understand these guys need to be locked up long term, or given a bridge deal until you can pay them what they are worth. these are all the rfa 5 year term guys.

heres 7
<a href=";signing-status=rfa&amp;contract=standard&amp;display=signing-status,expiry-year,aav,type,signing-age,signing-date,extension&amp;hide=handed,salary,skater-stats,goalie-stats&amp;limits=length-7-7">;signing-status=rfa&amp;contract=standard&amp;display=signing-status,expiry-year,aav,type,signing-age,signing-date,extension&amp;hide=handed,salary,skater-stats,goalie-stats&amp;limits=length-7-7</a>
heres 8
<a href=";signing-status=rfa&amp;contract=standard&amp;display=signing-status,expiry-year,aav,type,signing-age,signing-date,extension&amp;hide=handed,salary,skater-stats,goalie-stats&amp;limits=length-8-8">;signing-status=rfa&amp;contract=standard&amp;display=signing-status,expiry-year,aav,type,signing-age,signing-date,extension&amp;hide=handed,salary,skater-stats,goalie-stats&amp;limits=length-8-8</a>
and heres 3
<a href=";signing-status=rfa&amp;contract=standard&amp;display=signing-status,expiry-year,aav,type,signing-age,signing-date,extension&amp;hide=handed,salary,skater-stats,goalie-stats&amp;limits=length-3-3">;signing-status=rfa&amp;contract=standard&amp;display=signing-status,expiry-year,aav,type,signing-age,signing-date,extension&amp;hide=handed,salary,skater-stats,goalie-stats&amp;limits=length-3-3</a>

So basically highend guys are getting bridge or locked up, not paved roads to ufa
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 5:15 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMMon at 5:14 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>LoganOllivier</b></div><div>So remember when I said you aren't considering my words, well I am not sure you are even reading them. I said Dubas looks at both now and the future, he hasn't made many moves for the now without making sure it doesn't hurt the future. Trading for Muzzin was a move for the now, and it almost paid off last year. A better head coach and TO could have been in Boston's position, and before you clap back on that one, keep in mind that TO was the better team at 5v5 against Boston but the PK let in 6 or 7 goals in that series, that alone is enough of a difference that even a 25% increase in effectiveness (which would have taken it from 50% to 75% effective) would have meant a TO win in the series.

Dubas wants TO to be good now and in the future, I'd argue that is why he wanted long term deals over the bridge contracts as well. Why? Because as I have mentioned a 3 year bridge would have created more problems than they fixed for the now. TO right now has a pretty sick roster, they have underperformed and have been injured a lot which hasn't helped but seriously they are 2nd in their division and if you take out just the 2nd half of back to back games, they are right up there with anyone. This piling on Dubas, or Nylander, or Marner, or Ceci or whoever is all manic responses to small sample sizes.

Strome and Nylander are not at all comparable though, so I wouldn't talk about them in the same way again. Strome is close to a 1st round bust, he's starting to come a long now but I just don't like his skating. Man was I happy that Arizona picked him ahead of Marner, the whole time I heard people talking about Strome's size and then say "his only flaw is he isn't a strong skater", that is 90% of being a forward in today's game. If you can't keep up, you aren't very effective, all the strome family was the same too, size and pedigree and stuff but none of them can skate well. I'd be playing hardball with him too, he has done nothing to show himself as anything more than a borderline NHLer apart from a terrific run in Chicago last year. He's been okay when he's with Kane but Kane is also a superstar. Give Nylander anyone who can score and he'll get points and create offence. He's also on pace for 30 goals and is nearing the 70 point pace you yourself seem to think he needs to reach to be considered not crap. All of that and now he's going to be on the top PP for once. I think you're going to have to eat your hat on Nylander soon.</div></div>

Yes and that is why I say Dubas is tremendous at navigating this. I agree TO is sick, I agree they can contend, I agree that muzzin was a big pick up. I do not agree that the additional 2 years you paid matthews warranted the full cap hit. If he was as good as mcdavid then yes fine, if AM doesnt want 8 years just pay him whatever and let him walk to free agency.

He's not mcdavid, and as such dubas paid him his full worth with ZERO benefit to the team. It didnt help cap, it didnt help long term security. With that in mind in this scenario a 3 year bridge would be better, and then resigning him at a high qualifying offer would still be better than this 5 year contract because you have lost all leverage. Negotiating is about leverage and right now between matthews and toronto toronto has none and matthews is in the drivers seat because hes a UFA now.