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14 Sep 2018 02:43:41
Teams in the pacific division have been busy.

They have added:

Erik Karlsson
Ilya Kovalchuk
Max Paccioretty
James Neal
Paul Stastny
Alex Galchenyuk
Elias Lindholm
Noah Hanifin

Oilers added:

Tobias Rieder
Kyle Brodziak
Miko Koskinen

I know last year was a bad year and they’re counting on their guys stepping up, but surely the rest of the division is preparing for war and it seems like the oilers are preparing to just ride Mcdavid again. Everything could go their way and they could win the division and I’d have to eat my words, but it looks like Chiarelli has missed out on a lot.

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14 Sep 2018 04:53:38
We'll jim he didn't have the cap space to do much which I guess is mostly his own fault as we'll. when you take in account the subtraction from a couple of those teams calgery with hamilton and Vegas with Perron and Neal how much did they really improve? Kovalchuk is a wild card and galchenyuk is nothing to be scared of. But karlson does make the sharks a whole lot more intimidating on paper at least. i could see the oilers missing the playoffs again but I wouldn't be suprised if a few of those teams miss out as well.

14 Sep 2018 05:30:48
Oil don’t have the cap. Waaay overpayed on a backup goalie, gave Russell and Sekera too much money, overpayed bottom six forwards like Cagguila and Kassian and wasted 300K on buying out Gryba which doesn’t seem like a lot but it’s rumoured to be what the difference in contract talks with Nurse are.
I’d say it’s finally a buyers market and Chiarelli is blowing it.

14 Sep 2018 07:10:06
The oilers should take advantage of the fire sale in Ottawa. Stone for Lucic and a 7th? Just a question to oilers fans. Who’s better, Nurse or Klefbom? I’d like to see either one on the leafs. You guys have mentioned the oilers are stacked on the left side. I’d prefer the tenacity of Nurse. I’ve read that Klefbom is a steady shutdown d man which the leafs need as well. I really don’t see enough Oiler games to judge. I know the leafs need a RD but I’d take either one of them on my team. Someone could play the opposite side for a season and let Gardiner walk. Maybe a deal could be worked out around Nylander? You can throw us Kassian too to help with cap. McDavid, Nylander and Hopkins would be dangerous.

14 Sep 2018 16:26:27
I get the cap space issue, but I’m saying he has painted himself into a corner over the past cpl years and now is missing out because of it. Also, at the price that some of these guys went for, he could have added an asset to include salary retention and still come out ahead.

14 Sep 2018 18:47:49
Neal stasny pacioretty and kovalchuk would have had to want to sign there though.

14 Sep 2018 20:41:14
@Habby, you’re right, it’s not all within Chiarellis control and not all his fault. Just saying all his decisions have repercussions. For example if Lucic wasn’t taking up so much cap, you could offer more money. That could change someone’s mind about playing in Edmonton. Or getting to play with Hall would be a draw for a lot of guys, can’t play that card anymore. So missing out on these guys isn’t just him not being able to pull it off that day, but also what’s led to them not being able to land these guys, or anyone else of significance. Because a cpl years ago, like when Lucic signed, the prospect of going to the Oilers to play with mcdavid was considered a huge selling point but PC just hasn’t been able to take advantage of that like I expected. But again, they could win the division and Chiarelli looks like a genius for not spending more. Only as good as yesterday.

16 Sep 2018 07:17:55
Some of the names you listed aren’t really fair to have on that list. I’m sure the Oilers probably tried to get someone like Neal but couldn’t meet his contract demands, so that’s apt. But guys like Lindholm and Hanifin were gotten by trade. Don’t forget that while Lindholm and Hanifin came
In, Hamilton is gone. Oilers didn’t have a player like that to offer up. So it’s not exactly like they “missed out”, they didn’t have the proper currency. Maybe Puljujarvi could have brought the same return, but I think giving up on him this early would have been a mistake.

Oilers definitely didn’t add as much firepower as I would have liked, and having no significant player to step in for the absence of Sekera is worrisome but we’ll have to wait and see how things shake out. Maybe last year really was just a down year and there is enough rebound in this team to prove doubters wrong. We’ll have to wait and see.

13 Sep 2018 19:53:08
Hmm Karlsson to the sharks for basically Tierny,Norris,1st And 2nd

I guess I was right after all when I said he was going to get an underwhelming deal.

Not suprised at all Ottawa had zero leverage

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13 Sep 2018 20:27:21
Yeah i'm After looking at the return 3 times now it's really not that great a lot of quantity there but very little actual quality Norris is a good prospect and a 1st is always good to have but I mean this was erik karlsson a top 10 player in the world. Looks to me like they got about a late 1st more then montreal got for pacioretty.

13 Sep 2018 20:36:56
Ok they got rudolfs balcers too that helps it a little bit I guess.

13 Sep 2018 20:37:12
The 1st is in 2020 too 😂😂. Not 2019 which would help the rebuild more quicker.
I wonder how Rambone will spin this one. Where Sergachev +++. Or Boeser and Hughes +1st.

13 Sep 2018 20:39:12
Yeah I agree.

13 Sep 2018 20:50:07
So is there 2 picks plus two conditional picks or just the 2 picks total.

13 Sep 2018 21:25:52
There's two possible Condotional picks I believe.
One around resigning and getting to finals or something.

And one that has to be a 1st before 2022 of Karlsson ends up on any eastern conference teams roster lost during the 2018-2019 season. They are covering their ass from being burned on the Hoffman deal when they did t want to trade him to their division then San Jose turned around and flipped him to Florida. That is the best this I've ever heard of. Hilarious they had to do that.

13 Sep 2018 22:24:03
Either way the big winner here is probably the colorodo avalanche.

14 Sep 2018 14:56:59
Technically the first is 2019 if sjs misses the playoffs. They get a 2nd if karlsson resigns, it turns into a first if sjs also makes the finals this year. If Karl's son plays for an eastern conference team it's a no later than 2022 first.

14 Sep 2018 16:07:03
So if karlson doesn't resign or San Jose doesn't make the finals but they do make the playoffs and they don't trade him to an eastern conference team what does Ottawa get?

12 Sep 2018 06:20:34
Steve jesusman is the best gm in the league draft the best win almost all his trade please me come to the canucks and me are gm or president

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12 Sep 2018 17:44:50
Jesusman lol got to love auto correct.

12 Sep 2018 18:34:07
Good chance that's not even auto correct. Ha ha.

12 Sep 2018 19:14:57
Stevie Yzerman has played his junior hockey in Ottawa. Ottawa is desperate for a GM. Is there a connection here or just a pipe dream. If Melnyk could bring Yzerman to Ottawa it would probably start to heal the relationship between him and the fans.

13 Sep 2018 09:07:56
Yzerman taking one for the team, going to OTT to trade Karlsson to TB himself.

14 Sep 2018 19:47:12
Lol you think Melnyk could afford Yzerman? Pay attention mannnn.

11 Sep 2018 22:37:24
Ok so I'm just wondering, do you think Panarin would want to go to Toronto? Is Lake Ontario a good enough body of water for his Wife or what?
Other then that though, I can see him going to 3 places (if he gets traded that is)
Although they lost Tavares, I don't see the Islanders staying in a very long rebuild, especially if he goes there, Matt Barzal is a hell of a player and seems like he has Scheifle or possibly even Bergeron potential to me. Oh and it's close to water

I mean, who doesn't want to play in Vegas, they got a hell of a lot of cap space, and just traded for Pacioretty, yes the whole Schmidt issue, but I can see him going there short term for sure, although only short term because it's still kind of a distance from the ocean

Well this would win Tampa the cup, they would have to send someone like JT Miller or Palat back to clear up some cap, especially if they would still want Karlsson, but when your trading for an elite player it's very possible. Oh, and it's near the Ocean

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12 Sep 2018 03:28:54
So all you need to attract star players is cap space and pacioretty hmmmm didn't seem to work for montreal lol.

12 Sep 2018 05:20:25
NYR, FLR, NYI, TBL, DAL, LAK are my guesses.
He would be a great one year rental in TOR but it would cost too much of the pipeline for the gamble to go
For it this season.

12 Sep 2018 15:02:33
I know NYR are an option, so is Dallas, but I really can’t see Panarin there, good players want to win, and yes ok if he wants to got there then maybe, but I see NYR finishing in the bottom 10 of not 5 in the league, and staying there for a while. I also can’t see who they would trade other then Namestnikov and a couple of prospects, not a great deal for Columbus a playoff team
With the whole Dallas Seguin situation and how far it is from an Ocean I don’t see Panarin going there, especially if their not a playoff team
Florida will likely work on their defence first before offence, like the leafs they need another top 4 RD, they traded for Hoffman and their offence actually looks good so if they get another defenceman, they could definitely sneak into a playoff spot, they did get close last year, but before Panarin they need to trade for a defenceman
LA could be another team, they have very solid defence, goaltending and top 6 offence (especially with Kucherov) but not a lot of depth up front, they could defunetly bump guys down the lineup with an addition of Panarin, but I think they will likely trade for some depth and prospects for the future, they are getting up there in age, it will be around the time Kucherov’s contract expires where they will start to fall off the earth, again it would be a short term spot for Panarin.

12 Sep 2018 17:47:36
The last part jim I assume you were talking about tampa not LA. But it got me thinking what about LA?

12 Sep 2018 19:49:17
My post isn’t even showing up on mine, but I’m assuming it did if gabby is responding. I did actually mean LA actually. Just city comparable, if he wants a major city with high end things and modelling opportunity, my mind goes to LA and NY. I know Florida (more Miami than Tampa) has it too, but the others are the top 2 in my opinion.

12 Sep 2018 20:11:03
Ok I just got threw off with kucherov being with La . But yeah I'd agree the kings might be a sneaky participant in the panarin sweepstakes.

12 Sep 2018 22:16:30
Oh, I didn’t mean kucherov If I said it lol I can’t see my post to see where I messed up, but was definitely speaking of LA.

12 Sep 2018 22:55:53
Why would the Islanders want to give up sufficient assets for a star player with 1 year left on his contract when their team is in a rettoling faze.

13 Sep 2018 03:39:29
I believe habby thought Unknown team was Unbiased Jim. I hope so anyways, otherwise I’m not following any of this.

13 Sep 2018 05:03:30
Yes leafs 17 you appear to be right but I could have sworn it said unbiased jim earlier. Oh we'll this site is getting more like a bad twlight zone episode every day lol.

13 Sep 2018 05:17:35
I did send one in and thought it was up there too before. Lol that’s why I was responding. Basically that rangers would be my first guess at where he ends up, but could see LA as a possibility.

13 Sep 2018 14:31:32
I could see rangers willing to pay him big big money long term. They’ve never been shy with money, had a ton of European superstars (Lundqvist, Bure, Jagr, Gaborik) over the years and could be good in a cpl years with Chytil, Andersson etc in the pipeline, young players like Skjei, Namestnikov, Vesey, Buchnevich, spooner and zabiajad already good NHLers. And Panarin is only like 25 or 26. Don’t need to win with him in the next 2 years before it all falls apart for him lol if they have him next year and 8 more he’s still only 34-35 after. Biggest thing is they need a successor for Henrik in net.

And as for him: he wants a world class city, a big market, modelling opportunity for his wife and nightlife. Don’t see a better fit for all that (LA close but not likely salary wise) . And if water is as big of a factor as you say, Manhattan is an island lol compared to Vegas being a desert.

14 Sep 2018 16:36:15
No it shows up lol.

11 Sep 2018 19:04:33
yzerman just stepped down as GM of TBL

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11 Sep 2018 20:34:49
Somethings not right in TB. I bet there will be a list of teams that would hire him in a second or even fire their GM now if they could hire him. Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa and Vancouver should be begging him to take the controls of their floundering teams. He won't go to the Leafs as Shanny has his little puppet to do his bidding and Yzerman would be too much of a threat.

11 Sep 2018 20:58:58
I doubt it. If it was too hard for him in tampa coming to the leafs or habs probably wouldn't be a good idea.

11 Sep 2018 21:07:28
I don't think he speaks French, so Habs are out. is there maybe something for him in Detroit?

11 Sep 2018 21:09:50
The reason he stepped down is because he wanted to spend more time at home and have more a family life. He really liked his extension and contract but felt he didn't want to take he owners money without being about to give it his all. And he felt at this point in his life he wanted more family time. That's all I've read.

A side rumor is that he still has a house and spends some time in Detroit.

11 Sep 2018 21:17:16
Literally every team should be attempting to fire their GM and try to hire Steve Y.

Weird tho. He did real well in Tampa.

One thing I may see tho, he originally wanted to become GM/ Successor for the Red Wings, maybe he sees a plan of rebuilding in place with Holland [Zadina, Veleno], and thus wants to try and start with them? Idk. that wouldn't be from a business perspective but simply from a personal love for a city.

11 Sep 2018 21:19:29
Also @IJ, you real calling Dubas a 'little puppet'? Lol. Shanahan has his say, and if Dubas wasn't in the cards would sure take Yzerman as GM. Yzerman and Shanny are friends as well, they played together in Detroit. Really though, Dubas ain't a puppet - Shanahan came to Toronto to tear the team apart and rebuild it. The majority of the work came from Dubas/ Hunter/ Lou, not Shanny.

11 Sep 2018 22:59:50
Islandjet is a tool top shelf. All he does is criticizes every team other than the mighty jets.

11 Sep 2018 23:56:29
Maybe Seattle has spoken to him.

12 Sep 2018 05:21:34
I could see him taking a few years off with some
Solid family time. And maybe in a few years being the GM in Detriot. My guess.

12 Sep 2018 13:08:25
He wants to be home with his family. If you look at the signs this wasn’t a sudden decision. I also heard he had an extension he liked but at this point in his life it’s a quality of life decision nothing to do with tensions etc within the Lightning. I think it’s almost been decided already he’ll be in the redwings org by next year. I think it’s redwings, which is his home, or bust. No reason for him to leave Tampa for any other team really.

12 Sep 2018 15:56:12
He has one year left on his contract and will take an advisory role for this season to not have to travel as much to spend more family time.

12 Sep 2018 16:09:20
Dreger last night said, and just using his common sense and speculating, that yzerman could work as an advisor to Brisebois this year from his home in Detroit and wait Holland’s next move. Holland has 2 years left but there has been atleast some talk that Seattle ownership group would have a lot of interest one ken Holland running their team, whether it be GM or in a President role. If that’s the case, yzerman would be a very easy choice to take over Detroit next season because Holland would have to step down and start preparing for Seattle. Again, no facts or guarantees but it made a lot of sense as I was listening to it.

12 Sep 2018 22:58:51
I’ll keep the young up coming analytical presence in Dubas over Yzerman. Why fix something that isn’t broken? -directed towards top shelf.

10 Sep 2018 22:53:11
Whatever would it take tout get Sobotka un MTL? Julien know him well from Boston and would fit better then Drouin at centre position.

Byron-shaw for Sobotka or maybe girgenson?

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11 Sep 2018 00:16:00
A Habs Boston trade? Has it ever happened? can't see any way these to would do it. and. it would take a huge overpayment. no way these teams would ever do each other a favor. there seems to be a real " hatred" between the teams. bitter rivals. unlike with the Leafs. were I think there is still some mutual respect. Maybe, I jus look at I from a fans perspective. but I seems like a much different rivalry. So. To answer your question. don't think anything but a massive overpayment., which hopefully Bergevin wouldn't do.

11 Sep 2018 01:52:48
No it wouldn't be better then drouin at the center position. Sobotka is a 3rd liner Paul byron is better then him alone and as bad as shaw has been ( mostly because of injuries) is still pretty close.

11 Sep 2018 04:04:17
Sobotka is in Buffalo.

11 Sep 2018 20:23:28
Sobotka has been on St-Louis and on a cpl European teams since Boston. Would be a Habs-Sabres trade.

10 Sep 2018 21:47:36
I just read that john shannon reported that 4 years at 7 mil in Vegas would be equal to 4 years at 9.87 mil in montreal. Could someone verify this please. And if true could someone explain how this is fair to teams like montreal and toronto who helped pay for and keep teams like the coyotes in the nhl.if rights were known probably paid more then any other teams.

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10 Sep 2018 21:56:18
its not fair. teams in certain US states have low, or in the case of florida no state income tax.

taxes in california and new york are higher, but nothing comes close to playing anywhere in canada

not sure if the cdn vs US dollar have any impact as well.

10 Sep 2018 23:12:19
They have tried to balance it out a little bit. For any player, you have to pay taxes to where you are playing. so for places like Toronto and Montreal, you play the majority of your games at home and at other locations which also have higher taxes. But when you play in Florida or on the west coast, you pay the lower taxes. The other teams will pay your higher taxes when they come to play in your city. Not fair exactly but it is how it has been balanced so far.

10 Sep 2018 23:23:35
Vegas has zero state tax apparently dallas is another one with very low taxes. You would think these teams would be contenders every year with an advantage like that.

11 Sep 2018 00:42:17
They could do it as an after tax salary. You make 7millin against the cap so in real dollars in Montreal is more than vegas.

11 Sep 2018 01:54:51
When you consider yzerman has had this advantage since he's come to tampa it's pretty impressive what the leafs have done in comparison to be even mentioned in the same sentance as them.

11 Sep 2018 04:06:02
We’ve talked about this a few times on here habby. You’re going to get the Lightning fans panties in a bunch.

11 Sep 2018 04:43:42
Ooooooooo not lightning fans lol.

11 Sep 2018 14:21:39
Florida and Texas have no state taxes! I live in Miami, Florida it’s a great thing.

11 Sep 2018 14:2:25
There's a ton of other advantages that the other teams have over Florida or California or Nevada teams, tho. Players usually get way more endorsement deals in the bigger marktes. Let's take Tavares, don't think he'll make a rubbish ton of ad money playing for the Leafs? Certainly a lot more then he would have made in TB or DAL.
Also, looking at TB for example, Yzerman has to give out a lot of NTC to players because they don't want to be traded away (maybe also for tax reasons), which makes trading and salary cap management a lot harder when almost half your team has a NTC.

And as someone above already said, it's only for half of the games anyways, since away games are taxed according to where they're played.

11 Sep 2018 15:20:10
Apperently patches was traded to LAK lending him accepting an extension. That extension is reported to be 6 years at $6M per, but he declined.
Nevada has no state taxes, so he accepted 4 years at $7M. Interesting.

11 Sep 2018 18:23:43
Yzerman is stepping down as gm geez I hope it wasn't something I said lol.

11 Sep 2018 20:29:51
Each team has advantages and disadvantages. But yeah, the tax thing is massive. One advantage that the leafs just used is a massive surplus of liquid cash. Meaning the salary cap prevents us from paying a guy like tavares $20mill (which we could afford) but having seemingly endless cash means we were able to give him $40+ mill in the first 24 months. Other teams just can’t do that. They need ticket money just to pay the salaries for that season. Leafs just got $800 million to rename the arena Scotia Bank Arena instead of ACC. Brand recognition is what leafs/ habs/ Rangers/ Blackhawks etc have as a weapon to combat teams in Tax light states.

11 Sep 2018 23:46:44
Yes jim but those teams have been around for close to 100 years and have built a history and fan base. Do you think the leafs could afford those things if they were a expansion team going into there 2nd season like Vegas. Not likely. So teams like the habs and leafs only have this advantage because of the fact they have been around the longest have had the most success and have given the most back to the league. most of the newest expansion teams have been teams from areas of the US where there are no or very little state tax. Is this cause bettman wants to give them every advantage to win a cup and sell more hockey in the states.? Probably.

12 Sep 2018 13:20:44
The tax advantage is over stated as has been outlined above with paying taxes where you play etc. Teams like Montreal and Toronto still have more advantages in my opinion with their prestige, culture, closer to most players homes, endorsements etc. At the end of the day the tax thing for most these players isn’t enough to make a difference in their standard of living, I don’t think it weighs in to the decisions as much as people think. It was never even an issue brought up in the media or on forums until Tampa started winning, and almost seems like an excuse when a major market loses out on a player. There’s not talk of Tavares turning down more to go to the leafs but if he went to Tampa taxes would be all over the news and claimed as an unfair advantage. In a bid between Toronto and Tampa, Tampa would have to offer more to attract a player anyway. Would Habs and Leaf fans prefer a blind bid for players? Every team submits a number and the players decisions are based only on the contracts without knowing the teams? That’s the only way I can think of to ensure no team has an advantage and I don’t think anyone, player or team, wants that. Again every team has advantages people just get worked up over tax because it’s easier to quantify and for the most part people want to believe they are at a disadvantage so they have an excuse when they lose and can feel even better when they win.

12 Sep 2018 14:51:00
No it's been talked about since the 70s I remember one year about 20 to 25 years ago it was reported montreal were paying more taxes then all the American teams combined. the endorsment deals are a little bonus but as you may or not know it's usualky only the star players who really profit from that. when your trying to get or keep that middle of the pack 30 goal man or that really good 2nd pair dman those states without taxes have a HUGE advantage.

12 Sep 2018 16:20:09
I agree with you mostly Habby. It is definitely a huge advantage. Also though, when the habs were paying so much more than all the American teams, you have to remember that they were also working an exchange rate into the equation which was almost 40cents on the dollar at some points because Canadian teams used to pay in Canadian dollars before they stabilized it all and made all contracts signed and payable in $USD.

12 Sep 2018 20:14:01
@JBS, how can you think that the tax difference doesn’t make a difference in standard of living? Is it the difference between poor and rich? No. But making $9.87 mill instead of $7mill per year is a hell of a jump. What if that was on 7 or 8 years? You don’t believe that $20-24 million more that one team can pay under the same ‘salary cap’ makes a difference? I’m sure if a rival company, in whatever your field of work is, was able to allow you to take home 30% more money at the end of the week to do the exact job, you wouldn't feel that was an incentive or wouldn’t change your life at all, right? Lol.

12 Sep 2018 20:20:03
And the team Tavares turned down far more money from was SanJose. California has very similar tax relates as Ontario, as does N. Y. which he reportedly turned down the same money as Toronto paid. Tampa is able to offer him $8.5 mill againstbthe cap to be equal to leafs and NY $11 mill. If you don’t see that as an advantage, you either just don’t want to, or are not very smart. It’s not a preemptive excuse. It’s reality. When every team has the same upper cap that they can spend to build a team, but real life dollars has a fluctuation of over 30%, it’s not an even playing field anymore lol.

13 Sep 2018 05:37:33
Because that’s not the difference Jim. The difference on 7 mill in Montreal and Vegas is meaningful but it’s less than one mill take home. And at a certain point more money doesn’t improve your life. When you can afford everything you could ever want anyway an extra mill doesn’t make a difference it’s really not a hard concept. Also hockey is the only sport this is ever talked about. When the heat formed the big 3 nobody was saying it was because of taxes it didn’t happen in Toronto. The Buccs and Dolphins don’t seem to be attracting huge free agent classes because of taxes. And hockey has more of a legacy and play for the old team over money culture than either of those sports. I really don’t see why this is so hard to grasp Tavares literally just put the whole thing to rest in my opinion by taking less AND higher taxes to go to Toronto to me that shows where the real advantages are. It’s overstated, and as for mid tier guys the lower the contract the lower the overall take home difference between the two is. It’s an advantage for sure but it’s definitely overstated especially with the way hockey culture is and how it’s against selling out for money and pro playing for legacy and childhood teams.

13 Sep 2018 05:46:42
I dunno maybe it’s because both hockey culture and my personal beliefs are that there’s more to the world than money that I believe it’s overstated, I’d say the free agent market kinda points that way as well since when the teams aren’t winning they pay as much or more for players than Toronto and Montreal. I live in Sask. Comparitive tax haven Alberta is next door. I have never thought of moving because of the money I’d save on taxes.

13 Sep 2018 13:34:26
The only thing important in the world to agents is money.

13 Sep 2018 14:32:11
Exactly jim and if tavares had grown up cheering for the bruins or habs or anyone else chances are he doesn't even consider signing with the leafs cause a team like Dallas or Tampa jumps in and offers 10 mil which means the leafs have to pay like 14 mil per which they can't afford cap wise. tavares actually took a big discount with regards to salary cause he wanted to play there more then on the other teams. but that was a one in a 100 shot cause most players and their agents would just go for the bigger contract.

And yes tavares will get endorsement deals in toronto but he's a top player and still arguably the best on the team. If or when he's passed by marner and mcdavid the majority of those deals will go to them as most everybody would rather the face of the franchise advertising for them, that's common sense. Where I see it hurting the most are the middle tier guys who sign for 5 to 7 million, endorsements really can't sway their decision cause they don't normally get a lot if any.

10 Sep 2018 17:36:33
Ctc55 again I have to disagree. while other Sens players mentioned might not be notified superstuds they are also not bottom of the barrel either. that being said I'm pretty sure at the time of the trades Johnson Carter Weber subban and duchene were all considered superstars and sergachev and droid were both considered super future studs based on potentials. all of which received equal value returns even with some having bad reps at the time of trades.

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10 Sep 2018 15:47:51
So Habs fans...( as well as everyone else) what do you think about the Patches trade????

Me personally, sad to see him go, I enjoyed watching him over the years, however, It was time to move on for both sides.

Habby... I'll give praise to Bergevin on this one! Lol.. he did well, hopefully Suzuki will become a top 6 forward .. him and the Finn.Kokowhaterver his name is, can be a good 1 2 punch in years to come

Next captain????? I'd say Weber

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10 Sep 2018 17:11:59
Weber should be captain but don't completely rule out gallahger. i like the trade it was confirmed today that he asked for a trade last season so if anyone is still holding on to the idea that habs management drove him out of town they can give that a rest now. I really like suzuki as a prospect saw a lot of him last season. Like I said earlier I see him better suited as a winger but it's still a little early to say for sure. One thing is for sure montreal center depth in the prospect department is as stocked as any team in the league. kotkaniemi, phoeling, ollofson, sukuki, vejdemo hillis all have nhl potential and there are a few others as we'll that wouldn't suprise me if they made the nhl in the next 2 to 4 years.

10 Sep 2018 23:13:05
I'm a fan of Weber - hard for me not to put my vote on him. But Gallagher does have a lot of heart.

11 Sep 2018 00:03:59
I like Gallagher as well. his want to see him finish hi career as a Hab. can remember last time a Captian. retired as the captain. Bob Gainey?

11 Sep 2018 01:56:26
Yeah it could actually be gainey I'm not sure. I think the last 7 have been traded or let go for sure.

11 Sep 2018 04:57:39
Gainey it is and the last 9 captains since have all finished their careers elsewhere.

10 Sep 2018 14:24:19
Flames need a defenceman to play with Giordano. Someone that doesn't roll there eyes.
I'd trade Treliving and Brodie for a top 4 defenceman.

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10 Sep 2018 16:38:56
Lol. What? Isn't Brodie Gios partner and aren't they "amazing" together?
Is there a player names Treliving or are you suggesting trading your GM?


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