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Forum: NHL Signings1 hour ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Danny12357</b></div><div>That's based on opportunity though, I mean will the 2nd line be strong if Coyle is the guy you are building it around? Or do you need at least one winger that is significantly more valuable than he is in order to have a good 2nd line?

I just think that in general, contracts signed at this price point (6.25-7.5% of the cap) and term (5 or more years) for complimentary forwards in their late 20's are usually awkward bets. For instance, let's say that the player you think is worth that amount is a 20 goal, 45 point versatile player who kills penalties. That could be close to fair, but how many players whose ceiling looks to be about that stay around that level from 27-33? When you look at all the recent (relatively) contracts signed for guys around 26-28 in that price range, it's a mixture of contracts that look pretty bad in retrospect (Nielson, Dubinsky, Little, Sutter, Anisimov, Fillpula), with the most positive contracts looking like maybe Brock Nelsons, and that one is still early.

The issue ends up being that it's hard for a player of this caliber (good complimentary player) to massively outperform the contract as they likely are the player they are, and if anything injuries and age will likely decrease their value long before the contract expires. Coyle will likely be worth a chunk of this contract, it just feels like there is far more room for him to under perform it than there is for him to outperform it.</div></div>

You said alot about value and over/under performing. what if he just hits what they ask of him? the chemistry between him and debrusk is there, as well as him and bjork. a line of those 3 i think would be pretty good. If he kept consistent production through even 31 or 32 ide be content with this contract., cost effective option at 2nd line center. helps affordability in other areas. He doesnt need to be a top line player on the 2nd line. he just needs to perform on the 2nd line. if on the fringe second/third line he ends up with a 14/27/41 line ide expect he could elevate that a little with better quality guys on the 2nd line. I think the bruins utilize him to his strengths.
Forum: NHL4 hours ago
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Brian2016</b></div><div>We're already at 5! Could we possibly see 10 coaches fired in a single season?

I think the following 6 teams have the potential for a coaching change (based only on on-ice factors. Obviously, nobody can predict another Jim Montgomery-type firing) in-season:

DET: I thought Yzerman was gonna ride it out until the summer, but how many more consecutive losses can the Wings endure, especially when they lose every night by 4G?

NSH/CHI: Clearly, Laviolette and Collitan are on the hot seats in NSH and CHI respectively. If Lav is fired there'll probably be 5 teams ready to hire him next for season.

MIN is probably overachieving so Bruce is probably safe. Personally, I think he's an excellent coach, especially during the regular season.

TBL: The most intriguing situation has to be with Coach Coop in Tampa. If the Lightning are outside of a playoff spot in mid-January I think they'll make a major change (could be a significant trade instead, though).

VAN: Travis Greene in Vancouver is another tough situation to gauge . I think his team will remain a bubble team throughout the season, but a 5 game losing streak will probably end his tenure.</div></div>

I think out of all listed there all are safe at least through the end of the season. Detroit is tanking, they arent playing meaningful hockey yet. No reason to fire the coach there. Coop might go as he doesnt have a great track record in the post season anyways. but they will be in a playoff spot once they make up the games in hand.
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