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Forum: NHLil y a 10 heures Forum: NHLil y a 10 heures Forum: NHLil y a 22 heures <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>palhal</b></div><div>Some fans criticized the Tavares UFA signing because it put the Leafs "over the cap". Let's say the Leafs are over the cap because of 2.5m because of Tavares. Remember Leafs signed Tavares for no assets exchanged So to be cap compliant and to make a better team. So the Leafs could trade 3.2m Kapanen an 3.4m Johnson...that gets rid of 6.6m minus 2.5, over the cap...Leafs have 4.1m in cap space. 1m to replace on eof the two traded and 3.1 for another player. The Leafs "traded". Kapanen and Johnson for a 1m player, a 3.1m player and Tavares. Leafs will take that.
The Leaf might feel they have 1m player with the Marlies and the 3.1m player is a dman. I'm agreeing with you the Leafs will have to make a trade. But if you have good assets on fair contracts then a deal can be done.
I mentioned Johnsson and Kapanen because they are very tradable due to their contracts and play. If Nylander plays well, his 7m front loaded contract could be traded for a really good Dman.</div></div>
"Good assets on fair contracts." That's exactly how Tampa has been able to keep all of their superstars including Vas, Kucherov, Stamkos, Hedman, and eventually Point. They were able to trade Miller and actually get a good return on him. One difference is that Tampa's stars took team friendly deals, probably due at least in part b/c of the state tax exemption. TOR doesn't have that luxury, but they do have a plethora of young talent from which to wheel and deal. Kap and Johnsson in particular, as you said, are very attractive trade chips. If Nylander bounces back early on this season I'll include him in that category.
All that being said, the Leafs, as presently constituted, probably can't endure the physicality of a deep playoff run. I think the prospect of beating both TBL and BOS or FLA in the first two rounds is gonna prove exceptionally tough. But, I've been wrong before. I never thought WASH would get past PIT 2 years ago.
Forum: NHLFri at 11:52 pm <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>palhal</b></div><div>While I do think the Leafs overpaid for their RFAs, the high price of premium RFAs and UFA might be the new norm. 40.5 for three young players and on mid age player, might be really bargain compared other teams were at 35m with a some aging players on long term contracts.
Hawks have 27.8 in Kane, Toews, Seabrook and Debricnat contact come next summer.....what that 35m. Kings have 34m in Kopitar, Doughty, Kovi and Brown. Sharks 26.5 in three aging Men. Just saying the Leafs and their top heavy cap just might not be that usual soon. Of course the secret to a successful team is being able to fill bottom half line-up with good value at low cap. Can the Leaf do that? They'll have to, but they won't be he only team that has to do it.</div></div>
I've been an ardent defender of Marner all summer. I like their team, but you're right about finding the right role players. I think WASH and STL won b/c their depth guys came up huge in the playoffs. I think they need one or two clutch, low cost vets and some added physicality on D and on their bottom six. Yes, they'll need to make a trade to become an elite team.
Forum: NHLFri at 11:44 pm Forum: NHLFri at 10:05 pm <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>worldwidesensei</b></div><div>If no contract is "close" to 20%, then how exactly is that where the league is headed? I don't get what you are trying to say. If GMs were handing out max contract deals, then I'd perhaps understand what you are trying to say.
The fact of the matter is, the rule you were hoping for does exist and only 1 GM has handed out a contract that large- and it was in 2006.</div></div>
I said the league is trending in this direction. RFA's have never, at any point in history, been this highly compensated relative to the cap. TOR will have 4 players (3 RFA's) eating up half their cap. None of the teams that have won the Cup have done so with this formula. Look at the salary structures of WASH, PIT, CHI, LAK, BOS, STL, etc...The trend with current RFA's illustrates this problem. GM's know how difficult it'll be to win while marginalizing role players.
Teams need depth to win; You can't win w/ one or two lines in the playoffs. I think it would benefit the players overall to have additional structures in place to guard against runaway contracts. I realize this might sound a little contrary to the free market, but clearly balanced teams are better teams.
Maybe max contracts should be reduced to 10% of the cap and 6 year max for UFA's.