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09 Mar 2019 16:10:46
Vegas is going to be over 2 million over the cap next season due to the raises to tuch, stone, schmidt and fleury. there is also an additional undetermined amount due to Karlsson, so that'll add several million more

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09 Mar 2019 17:47:59
Is that including the 8 on injured players?

09 Mar 2019 04:49:32
I just don't think it's in the cards for Montreal to have a successful California road trip no matter how bad 2 of the 3 teams are

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09 Mar 2019 14:15:32
That was quite the beatdown. hopefully they can put that behind em and push for a playoff spot.
Only good thing last night, was that Carolina had 8 scored on em as well.

09 Mar 2019 15:42:58
Habs had nothing last night. It's was the slowest I've seen them all year. Not one player had a good game.

12 Mar 2019 20:51:28
chirp. i ain't even gonna.
we all make mistakes.

14 Mar 2019 17:07:46
Yes you made the mistake of putting this comment in the wrong post lol but I forgive ya bud lol.

14 Mar 2019 18:35:57
Ovie, you’re killin’ it lately brah! 😂

Just joshin’ ya.

20 Mar 2019 21:26:28
i heart chirp.

22 Mar 2019 01:50:08
it was in response to the wrong post, but at least you found it, and knew it was for your rielly post.

06 Mar 2019 23:30:55
So brad Marchand puts out a tweet about marners next contract. Ok fine, dubas gives in to reporters and takes the bait and makes his reply. Now Marchand is laughing up a storm whit his team mates giving them a little extra motivation to beat the leafs again. The way it should have been handled when they asked dubas was he should have said next question or no comment and then there would have been only one story about it instead of 50. You have to know Marchand is loving how the media in Toronto is going crazy about this. I mean why else would he do it? He really doesn't care if marner gets 12 million next year or 12 dollars

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07 Mar 2019 13:32:03
Meh. The Toronto media is always going off about something. Kessel is overweight and eats hot dogs on a daily basis, everyone is getting offer-sheeted, blah blah blah. They devote a ton of column inches and airtime to the Leafs and they need to fill it with something. Otherwise it would get stale in a hurry. I don't think Dubas cares either way. He's overseeing a Leafs roster that has more talent than Toronto has had in a long, long time, and the majority of the players are in or just entering their prime. Doesn't get much cushier than that as a GM.

07 Mar 2019 15:29:34
Yes that's true he is reaping the benefits of other peoples work. But he should know by now not to fuel the fire on things like this.

07 Mar 2019 16:15:06
I think you’re over thinking it habby. Nobody but the media and yourself cares what Marchand says, ever. If they beat the leafs, I’m sure it’s not because of extra motivation.

07 Mar 2019 17:06:48
Sorry leafs17 you can't speak for everyone. I personally don't care but when you can assume with ease that Marchand and the bruins are laughing this up. And that something that shouldn't even get a mention by the media is front page news for 3 days it's pretty pathetic. Also I'm not sure how we'll you know leafs history but this wouldn't be the first time the media affected this teams play.

07 Mar 2019 17:07:42
I think Dubas's biggest mistake so far was allowing the Nylander holdout to impact the timing on signing Matthews and Marner. Sure hindsight is 20/ 20 and maybe this being overly punitive in that regard but after the Tavares signing in the summer it was pretty obvious the Leafs were going to score a ton of goals this season (which would subsequently inflate the contract demands of Matthews, Marner, etc. ) .

When Nylander dug his heels in negotiations this summer Dubas should have either traded him immediately (would have sent a clear message to the rest of the young guys looking to hit pay dirt) or put those negotiations on the back-burner and focused on Matthews and Marner. This is admittedly speculation but you have to think he would have been able to get them inked for less than what they will cost now (maybe Matthews was always going to get $11-$12 mln but I'm sure he could have gotten Marner signed for $8-$9 mln) .

Having a ton of players who are really good and warrant big salaries is a great problem to have (and one that the GM's of all the top teams are going to have to deal with sooner or later) . It will be a very interesting offseason with a bunch of teams (Tampa and Winnipeg immediately come to mind) having to do some fancy footwork with the cap. Should fuel player movement and trades.

07 Mar 2019 18:25:01
Start of the season Matthews would have signed for 11 mil or less and marner around 8.5 for sure.

08 Mar 2019 00:54:00
I guess you can assume with ease yourself habby that a teams play on the ice is directly linked to media talk. That’s a ridiculous comment. You also know for sure what Matthews and Marner would sign for? I’m not sure what is so pathetic and why you’re getting yourself all worked up over this. We all know Toronto media and of course a tweet about the leafs from Marchand is going to be talked about. I guess Dubas didn’t handle things properly, he should go down as the worst GM in leaf history. However, I don’t know Leaf history very well.

08 Mar 2019 05:11:47
Your right leafs17 the media in Toronto has never affected the play of the team. Yeah ok.

08 Mar 2019 13:04:11
If the Bruins are laughing, it MUST be stopped. We can’t have laughter fueling the fire. I read yesterday that Dubas said he’s glad Marchand is thinking about the leafs. What a pathetic GM, he handled everything wrong. Maybe Marchand is worried and the leafs are on his mind all the time? See how stupid that sounds. The leafs will have enough to worry about with Marchand’s talent and trying not to be licked or kissed. I’m sure a month from now they are not going to be too concerned with a tweet regarding Marner’s contract. It’s not like he even said anything bad.

08 Mar 2019 15:28:44
It was a ploy to get under the skin of the leafs organization and because dubas commented it worked. Now if dubas intentions are he wanted to comment because he's so supremely confident in his team beating the bruins come playoff time that and he feels no amount of distraction can harm those chances then fine. Idk why he would think that though. My point is everyone in the world knows why Marchand makes a comment like this it's for the same reason he licks someone or any of the other things he does and it's to get under people's skin. The best route with someone like that whether it's on the ice or social media is to just ignore them. When you ignore them they lose effectiveness not the other way around.

08 Mar 2019 16:24:20
Oh man I had forgotten about the licking thing. So bizarre haha.

It looks like a near certainty that the Leafs and Bruins will meet in round 1 again. I like the Leafs chances this time around a lot better. Last year they took them to game 7 in a series where they were missing Kadri (suspended) for a few games, and did not have Tavares or Muzzin. Plus a year of growth from all the Leafs young guns (and the emergence of guys like Johnsson and Kapanen as well) .

Habby do you think Montreal makes the playoffs? It seems like the Habs and Columbus are both trying their hardest not to make it in right now.

08 Mar 2019 16:39:23
You’re right habby, that is what Marchand is all about. Whether Dubas commented or not, the media would have still been all over it is all I’m saying. If the Bruins beat the leafs, which I think they will. I promise you it’s not because of a tweet. They are a big, nasty team with the best line in hockey. Can the leafs speed and depth beat them, possibly? I’m done with this topic but if you want to bash Dubas, let’s go with what unsportsmanlike said. He should have traded Nylander the second he held out and made a statement.

08 Mar 2019 23:54:57
@leafs17 your so ready to jump in anytime someone points out a mistake dubas makes. Chill out man he might be the best GM in the world by the time he's finished and all your dreams will be fulfilled lol. IMO it's just plain stupid to pour fuel on a fire that Marchand starts I mean if this is someone like Crosby or Bergeron making this tweet then it's no big deal. And your right if dubas hadn't said anything then yes Marchand saying it would have still created a story or two but after dubas comments it creates 20 stories and is the talk of the town for 3 days and is exactly what your biggest rival wanted. I'm just a firm believer in not doing anything your rival wants you to do.

09 Mar 2019 00:01:51
@ unsportsmanlike I'm not sure about the habs tbh there are 4 teams in Pitts car clb and Montreal who are in a battle for the last 2 spots. And unless the islanders come back down to earth which is still possible 2 of those teams are not making it. They badly outplayed San Jose last night which would lead you to believe they are at least motivated to make a final push. But things are so close in the east I wouldn't be able to bet on any of those 5 teams making it. I also think the leafs are better prepared this year and should beat boston in the playoffs. i'm thinking Boston May have peaked about a month or so too soon. now if they continue to let Marchand play mind games with them who knows lol I'm sure that's not the last they will here from him now.

05 Mar 2019 01:18:38
How is no one talking about the fact that Draisaitl could legit win the Richard trophy this year? I don't mean here, I mean anywhere. Scored again tonight, he's been on an absolute tear lately, and is only 4 back of OV. Came outta nowhere.

Oilers have their problems, obv, and McD is the face of the franchise, but try telling Draisaitl that. He's been unreal this season.

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05 Mar 2019 05:03:36
Yep and he was my fav player from his draft year and I was the only one on here that said they would have took him with the 1st overall pick. I still stand by that and he is by far my favourite forward on the oilers.

06 Mar 2019 23:10:23
I wonder if Jim still think he's overpaid. Lol. Three straight seasons with 70+ points now. Guys a beast with or without McDavid.

07 Mar 2019 15:30:30
Of course Jim still thinks he's overpaid he doesn't play for the leafs.

07 Mar 2019 16:51:48
I don’t know if Jim ever said he was overpaid, maybe he did I’m not sure. But I will say I think he should have signed a lot closer to his comparables. If he signed for 7.5M he would be way on the high end of his comparables.

07 Mar 2019 18:30:48
Yeah he said he was over paid by his comparable so which is pretty well the same thing. He also said things like Connor brown is a better player then Andrew shaw and Brandon sadd is more physical then pacioretty. But the worst thing he ever said was how he hated people using 2nd accounts on here and pretending to be someone else. But then turn around and do it himself. Actually even worse he then turned around and blamed me for doing it when it was him all along.

05 Mar 2019 00:51:02
ken hitchcock "were not going to be easy to play against for these last games"

3 goals in the first by the sabres say different.

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05 Mar 2019 05:04:14
Lucky for them it takes 3 periods to win a game usually.

05 Mar 2019 08:09:44
Ovie. I ain’t even gonna.
We all make mistakes.

05 Mar 2019 21:38:52
i made no mistake. the odds of winning a game after being down 3-0 with 2 periods to play are very long. don't forget pominville too. what are the odds of that?

lots of things factor in, coughing up 3 in the first usually doesn't end well.

07 Mar 2019 01:36:05
The Oil were never down 3-0. Odds of coming back from a 2 goal deficite probably aren’t that bad. Also the odds of Pomminville doing that are probably a little lower than one of the best player in the world missing an empty net.

07 Mar 2019 15:31:13
I thought they were down 3 to 0.

04 Mar 2019 07:50:39
Any DC-local Caps fans on here? Anyone know a good place for a bite and a beer near Capital One Arena? Seeing a Flyers/Caps game there in late March.

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05 Mar 2019 04:32:51
Looove that he stepped up and shut some people up when McDavid was sick/ suspended. When he gets on a heater he can be as good or better than McDavid.
Still though two of the best players in the league having career years, along with RNH and Nurse having career years and the Oil will still miss the playoffs probably….

05 Mar 2019 05:05:12
But does he supply a bite and a beer?

05 Mar 2019 08:11:24
Eb, you tramp, reply to the right messages! 😂

Sorry for my language, just wanted to be annoying.

05 Mar 2019 19:27:26
Wow. no excuses for that. My apologies. Ummmm. last resort track down a hooters 😂.

03 Mar 2019 02:08:16
3 goals against on the 1st 4 shots going to be tough to get points out of this game. On a brighter note switching from sports net to TVA should prevent me from hearing Sidney Crosbys name 8 thousand more times tonight

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02 Mar 2019 22:52:54
I don't follow him enough but have heard good things about Arizona prospect jakob chychrun. Just wandering how good is he really and would it be possible for Ottawa to land him without moving Chabot branstrom Lajoie wolanin tkechuck or their own or cbj 1sts. And if so would it cost them SJS 1st next year as a part of that deal?

This is one I don't know how to guague because I don't know very much about the kid just what a few buddies who like him tell me.

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03 Mar 2019 02:14:40
He's good but has injury trouble in each of his 1st 3 seasons when healthy he can probably be a top 4 on every team in the league. I don't see Arizona wanting to trade him unless it's an overpayment from the other team. It would have to be a huge add with that San Jose pick to even get them to listen.

03 Mar 2019 02:23:15
Yes players like Logan Brown, Colin White And SJ 1st would interest Arizona.

03 Mar 2019 02:44:42
Since when has not knowing how to gauge something ever stopped you before?

03 Mar 2019 05:38:45
Before I knew enough, with this guy I've seen bits and pieces where he looks good but mostly just what I heard from pals. And kind've fits with the responses here I figured a big piece would likely need to be paired with SJS pick just wasn't sure how big if it were a possiblity with what sens have left. But if he's injury prone still a bit risky to package that much for him.

04 Mar 2019 07:37:11
Chabot >>> Chychrun.
He seems like more of a solid middle-pairing to me.
Would be tough to get from ARZ tho.

05 Mar 2019 22:20:24
I was thinking of him as a compliment to branstrom like demelo is to Chabot but if he's injury prone and still too pricey to get I think Ottawa might be better off to wait till 2019 draft and hope cbj fall hard maybe use a 2nd or 3rd and or a B prospect to move up this difference between where cbj is at that point to 5th or 6th and take Bowen byrim if he's still available at that point, seeing as how that is a real possibility with all the tough teams cbj has to play yet coupled with Ottawa vs cbj in their last game where Ottawa can play major spoiler and help their pick at the same time or hurt in if they have to in order to drop it out of top 3 status of needed.

01 Mar 2019 03:18:01
A 6 to 1 loss looks bad on paper but I think the bruins dominated Tampa as bad or worse then the islanders did to Toronto.

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01 Mar 2019 05:01:32
Tampa’s 3rd game in 4 nights, Bruins 2nd in 5. i'm really not too worried.

01 Mar 2019 05:33:32
I think the bruins might be a tough matchup for Tampa if they meet in the playoffs.

01 Mar 2019 06:41:48
Leafs 3rd game in 4 nights also, I am worried. Boston will be the team that comes out of the east IMO.

01 Mar 2019 08:09:14
Imma be honest, and rag me all you like, but I love watching the Isles pummel the leafs. Tavares screwed the Isles and damn do they ever play their guts out in those games as a result. I hope the Bruins spoil the leafs playoffs again and that the Isles go all the way (even tho I think TB will be impossible to beat this year)

01 Mar 2019 11:16:28
I’ll be honest too. I like watching I like watching the leafs pummell the oilers. I can’t blame you for picking new teams to cheer for. Welcome back chirp!

01 Mar 2019 13:45:43
Looks like I was stuttering.

01 Mar 2019 19:19:32
Honestly the Atlantic in the playoffs will be a dog fight. I hate playing Boston because if you do win they’ve still beaten you up. People said Boston would be Tampa’s weakness last year in the playoffs too and it didn’t really go that way but that potential second round matchup with either Boston or Toronto is the scariest potential matchup in the playoffs to me.

02 Mar 2019 17:12:33
The current system has at minimum, two of the top five teams in the league (standings wise) out of the playoffs after round two.

I think Boston vs Toronto this year is going to be fun. And the winner of that dogfight faces Tampa in what should be an even better series.

02 Mar 2019 17:17:13
And, really, I don’t think JT screwed the Isles, I've had this debate with a lot of Isles fans but the majority of blame is on Snow. He gave him the NMC, he believed that Tavares was ‘going to stay’ desite the fact that NY was a bad team and he hadn’t built any sort of foundation around him. Snow should’ve gave Tavares till a certain date to sign an extension, and if he didn’t he should’ve been traded. Just like OTT w. Stone. It hurts, but that's the only option if the player doesn't look like they’re going to sign, and your team, frankly, isn't good enough to ‘own rental’ that kind of player. Snow deservedly was fired and yes, Tavares shoukd take heat for his decision, but to say he screwed the team is a bit excessive, it was his decision, and the fact that he wasn’t traded was on the gm. If you believe s*** like ‘oh i love it here, my goal is to resign, this is a quality franchise’, then you’re just gullible, cause every player said that, Stone and Duchene alike - their GM just saw through them.

02 Mar 2019 20:13:38
@tss I agree with you on your points but islander fans still have every right to be mad and boo and even throw rubber snakes at him IMO. Never trust a ufa if a deal isn't signed by the deadline or at least internally agreed upon then trade them. Bob and panarin are probably going to be in the same boat this year. Think about what colombus could have got for them if they traded them. Now they will probably get nothing. playoffs still ain't a sure thing and even if they do get in they may not win a round.

03 Mar 2019 06:19:55
Sundin did the same thing and I know Leaf fans that don’t like him for it. I respect a players decision. They have lives and families too, they should play where they want to play.

03 Mar 2019 06:47:47
Everything pointed to Tavares signing. IMO booing is fine, throwing stuff is way over the line. Fans can be mad all they want but JT did a lot for that team and had every right to sign anywhere he wanted. Martin St Louis is my all time favourite player, and the best player in Lightning history and when he demanded a trade it stung. But I’d never have thrown stuff at him. I see the reasoning for not trading pending UFAs, if Tampa did they wouldn’t have Stamkos today.

04 Mar 2019 07:40:34
@TSS
Nope, Tavares screwed them. Plain and simple.
I know it’s blunt but that’s the truth. NMC means nothing if he knows where he is going. Waive, play elsewhere, then sign with the leafs. Instead “undecided” til it matters? Gimme a break. That’s BS. He screwed them.

28 Feb 2019 09:10:29
Are the blues the Team to beat in the West and Central.

since the new year blues have the following

Jan
7-4-1

Feb
12-1-1

total 19-5-2

3rd place in central
4points from 2nd
5 points from 1st with 3 games in hand

Jordan Binnington

20gp 15wins 2loses 1otloss
1.61gaa .936 sv%.

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28 Feb 2019 15:38:52
Binnington has been a great surprise. but your stats have to be wrong. 20 games played but WLO only adds up to 18.
I would not put my money on them. Too many other teams out there consistently better than them. They are having a great 2nd half though.

28 Feb 2019 17:14:06
We have seen goalies have a surprise run like this almost every year. for the most part it doesn't last. But the blues as a team have played much better since they have got their confidence back so we'll in fact Andre racicot could have played in net and won a few of those games. If the goaltending keeps up and they can keep playing this way they could do some damage come playoff time.

28 Feb 2019 18:52:32
Thunder, The stats are accurate

WHen he was first brought up after the blues put chad johnson on waivers he came in relief when Allen got yanked early. He played just enough minutes to be attributed a game played by the stats people.

28 Feb 2019 20:41:31
Man 7 + 12=19 you high thundertukey?

28 Feb 2019 21:03:42
I hope so. I want to hear from Tony X again on Twitter. However, habby has a good point and you see it all the time with young goalies. Andrew Hammond? The kid was lights out and now is lucky to be a back up right now I believe. If Binnington can continue this next year then he may be for real. Usually teams get the book on a young goalie and things change.

28 Feb 2019 21:52:18
That is for the whole team VB. I was only referencing Binnington
15 W + 2 L + 1 OTL. not seeing the 20GP.

28 Feb 2019 23:29:49
Look at any goalies stats there’s games not accounted for because of coming in relief or whatever the reasoning. Lol also no way Binnington continues like this but the difference with him is he has some pedigree as a top goalie.

01 Mar 2019 07:56:52
Binnington deserves to be in the Calder talks, he’s been fantastic. I still don’t see him or anyone else taking it from Petterson but he should def be in consideration.

 


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