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Around The League: 2021

GEEMAN

Well-known member
Some GMs are (finally) starting to understand the salary and that losing a player with a large caphit might not be the end of the world.

Or finally realize ......we paid this guy this much ................fuk we are stupid
 

GGpX

Well-known member
I mean, he only moved to Canada to play in the OHL when he was 16, but sure. He ain't coming to Canada.
 

WeHaveMoreCupsThanYou

Well-known member
I mean, he only moved to Canada to play in the OHL when he was 16, but sure. He ain't coming to Canada.
He wasn't a taxpayer making a 7 figure salary back then. Canada is a great place to live if you're not made of money and reliant on a social safety net. If you're a multi-millionaire and you want to keep a larger portion of what you earn in your pocket, you're better off in the US.
 

Krustchev

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I mean, he only moved to Canada to play in the OHL when he was 16, but sure. He ain't coming to Canada.
That's really of zero relevance to Landeskog's reality in 2021. He might agree to play for the Leafs - if they overpay - but it has nothing to do with having played in the OHL a lifetime ago so that he could be drafted into the NHL at a high spot.
 

GEEMAN

Well-known member
That's really of zero relevance to Landeskog's reality in 2021. He might agree to play for the Leafs - if they overpay - but it has nothing to do with having played in the OHL a lifetime ago so that he could be drafted into the NHL at a high spot.

He goes to the highest bidder .....last big payday

Same boat as Hyman , Goodrow , Coleman , Dano etc.......

Show me the money
 

Rolex

Canadiens Moderator
Why would Leafs want another forward ?

Seriously, try to fit another #1 dmen under your cap, trade one of your forwards to make it happen.

Their window is closing pretty fast, as they made the mistake to sign Matthews to 5 years instead of 8 years......
 

xposbrad

Well-known member
He wasn't a taxpayer making a 7 figure salary back then. Canada is a great place to live if you're not made of money and reliant on a social safety net. If you're a multi-millionaire and you want to keep a larger portion of what you earn in your pocket, you're better off in the US.
Ouch, AOC/Sanders and the squad would NOT like to hear that.
 

GEEMAN

Well-known member
Why would Leafs want another forward ?

Seriously, try to fit another #1 dmen under your cap, trade one of your forwards to make it happen.

Their window is closing pretty fast, as they made the mistake to sign Matthews to 5 years instead of 8 years......

The Matthews contract should of been 8 years

6% less than McJesus and team only bought 1 year of UFA

It all comes down to the JT contract .....not the player

One move created all the cap gymnastics moving forward for a team that never won a round in over a decade

You get JT when your ready to win not trying to assemble a roster after a gut job
 

AH$$$

Active member
The Matthews contract should of been 8 years

6% less than McJesus and team only bought 1 year of UFA

It all comes down to the JT contract .....not the player

One move created all the cap gymnastics moving forward for a team that never won a round in over a decade

You get JT when your ready to win not trying to assemble a roster after a gut job
The amount of assets they (Dubas and crew) have squandered to try and build a winning roster after killing their cap situation is mind boggling.

It all started with the Plekanec trade at the DL in 2018 and ends with a 1st for Foligno, losing Hyman to FA, and Kerfoot to ED.

When looking at that timeline, there are some doozies in there. Can't believe they squandered a perennial contender and created a windowless capped out team which will likely lose AM in 3 years.
 

GEEMAN

Well-known member
The amount of assets they (Dubas and crew) have squandered to try and build a winning roster after killing their cap situation is mind boggling.

It all started with the Plekanec trade at the DL in 2018 and ends with a 1st for Foligno, losing Hyman to FA, and Kerfoot to ED.

When looking at that timeline, there are some doozies in there. Can't believe they squandered a perennial contender and created a windowless capped out team which will likely lose AM in 3 years.

The thing is they were capped out 3-4 years into a gut rebuild

The minor moves are not the cap problem

They paid JT before they took care of their 2 most important forwards of the last 20 years

On 20+ other teams that contract is a non issue as they are no comparables or a salary bar to worry about

The future cap consequences was going to bite them when the payroll pecking order was established

Unfortunately the Covid flat cap made it even worse , as most projected a 90 mil ceiling about now
 

GGpX

Well-known member
The amount of assets they (Dubas and crew) have squandered to try and build a winning roster after killing their cap situation is mind boggling.

It all started with the Plekanec trade at the DL in 2018 and ends with a 1st for Foligno, losing Hyman to FA, and Kerfoot to ED.

When looking at that timeline, there are some doozies in there. Can't believe they squandered a perennial contender and created a windowless capped out team which will likely lose AM in 3 years.
But I've been told that their window hasn't even opened yet!
 
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