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2019 Free Agency Thread (Non-Sabres)

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3 minutes ago, darksabre said:

Man, this summer has made offer sheets a weird concept. Are we now operating under the assumption that the reasons more GM's don't do offer sheets is because offer sheets are actually helpful to the team with the RFA being sheeted?

This seems to be the spin put on it after the Aho situation.  I honestly fail to see how this is the case, however.  A GM who knows what he's doing has/had the ability to lower the boom in a few situations this summer.  They're just not doing it for fear of being challenged to a barn fight, or some such.

Unless you're Marc ***** Bergevin, then you just get played like a fiddle and go on about your business afterwards.

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4 minutes ago, darksabre said:

Man, this summer has made offer sheets a weird concept. Are we now operating under the assumption that the reasons more GM's don't do offer sheets is because offer sheets are actually helpful to the team with the RFA being sheeted?

I still don't get that whole idea of "we're done negotiating, so we'll let someone else do it for us".  Sure, the player may get a better idea of his actual value after talking to someone else, but it just seems like a good way to stick yourself with a term you don't like all while establishing some bad blood.

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Problem with Marner is anyone willing to give him what he will accept is likely unwilling to give up picks.  Best TO can do is trade him or get him to accept less.

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1 hour ago, darksabre said:

Man, this summer has made offer sheets a weird concept. Are we now operating under the assumption that the reasons more GM's don't do offer sheets is because offer sheets are actually helpful to the team with the RFA being sheeted?

Potentially, but only in cases where there’s a massive divide (like Marner and the Leafs - Dubas screwed the pooch waiting to sign Marner last) or in circumstances like in the Aho scenario where the sheet was an “easy match” for Carolina. 

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If Marner ends up signing for the money he wants, it's really going to make that William Nylander contract look fantastic for Toronto. 

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5 minutes ago, TrueBlueGED said:

If Marner ends up signing for the money he wants, it's really going to make that William Nylander contract look fantastic for Toronto. 

I think Nylander’s contract would just make Marner’s look bad. 

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12 minutes ago, Thorny said:

I think Nylander’s contract would just make Marner’s look bad. 

Potayto, potahto. 

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I'm gonna say it: I had (chose) to unfollow Bob McKenzie a few weeks ago. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something uniquely annoying, even grating, about his cottage country updates. I can only see so many of his fart-sniffing Instagram posts with glasses of inky red wine set against the back drop of a loon-populated lake before I feel the need to smash whatever screen I'm in front of. 

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I dunno, it's just like: FOOK YOU, BOB. Yes, we appreciate your NHL scoops and insights. But no one gives a fug about your near north vacation time. So stop with all the preening over your hard-earned downtime, eh? Just get busy about having your downtime. Log off, Pops.

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Just now, That Aud Smell said:

I dunno, it's just like: FOOK YOU, BOB. Yes, we appreciate your NHL scoops and insights. But no one gives a fug about your near north vacation time. So stop with all the preening over your hard-earned downtime, eh? Just get busy about having your downtime. Log off, Pops.

He used to just log off for the summer. He's much more online now and it's annoying.

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2 minutes ago, darksabre said:

He used to just log off for the summer. He's much more online now and it's annoying.

Seriously. I want to drive up to Bracebridge and hang a left, find the codger in town, and ... I dunno. Let the air out of his bike's tires.

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10 minutes ago, TrueBlueGED said:

Potayto, potahto. 

Kinda, but Nylander at what, 7 mil per (isn't it 7.5? Sites always seem to list that near-7 AAV but its 45 mil over 6 years = 7.5) seems much closer to true value than what Marner is asking for. He wants what, 11+ per year?

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45 minutes ago, That Aud Smell said:

I dunno, it's just like: FOOK YOU, BOB. Yes, we appreciate your NHL scoops and insights. But no one gives a fug about your near north vacation time. So stop with all the preening over your hard-earned downtime, eh? Just get busy about having your downtime. Log off, Pops.

It doesn't help that his (and the other blue tics') contribution to our enjoyment of the sport is purely the type of thing that irks us in all of our real-life social circles. They're all glorified gossips and rarely give any insight into the game itself, often just rumors (many true, some not, some probably politicized/agenda-driven) 

 

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2 hours ago, That Aud Smell said:

 

I'm gonna say it: I had (chose) to unfollow Bob McKenzie a few weeks ago. I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something uniquely annoying, even grating, about his cottage country updates. I can only see so many of his fart-sniffing Instagram posts with glasses of inky red wine set against the back drop of a loon-populated lake before I feel the need to smash whatever screen I'm in front of. 

Says the guy from bobcaygeon?

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4 hours ago, That Aud Smell said:

I dunno, it's just like: FOOK YOU, BOB. Yes, we appreciate your NHL scoops and insights. But no one gives a fug about your near north vacation time. So stop with all the preening over your hard-earned downtime, eh? Just get busy about having your downtime. Log off, Pops.

You jelly, bro?

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Been really quiet league wide for the most part. There are teams with cap situations, teams who would like to move some contracts, teams who would like to collect some draft picks. I really do wonder what is bottle-necking the league wide action.

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12 minutes ago, Scottysabres said:

Been really quiet league wide for the most part. There are teams with cap situations, teams who would like to move some contracts, teams who would like to collect some draft picks. I really do wonder what is bottle-necking the league wide action.

The RFAs

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32 minutes ago, Scottysabres said:

Been really quiet league wide for the most part. There are teams with cap situations, teams who would like to move some contracts, teams who would like to collect some draft picks. I really do wonder what is bottle-necking the league wide action.

Better and refined asset management league-wide and longer term contracts for better-than-scrub level players- this effectively killed the UFA market.  On the trade market, teams may not want to leverage futures for players susceptible to a expansion draft.

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6 hours ago, Derrico said:

Says the guy from bobcaygeon?

That’s an aspirational locale.

My points remain.

4 hours ago, Weave said:

You jelly, bro?

You a Bob McKenzie holiday Stan, bro?

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5 hours ago, Brawndo said:

 

Colorado is smoking something crazy.

Dzingel 26G, 56P, AAV $3.35m

Reinhart.  22G, 65P, AAV $3.65M

Compher 16G, 32P, AAV $3.5M

🙄

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3 hours ago, dejeanerret said:

Colorado is smoking something crazy.

Dzingel 26G, 56P, AAV $3.35m

Reinhart.  22G, 65P, AAV $3.65M

Compher 16G, 32P, AAV $3.5M

🙄

I believe the former are on prove it contracts, whereas with the addition of a literally entire 2nd line to Colorado, Compher knows that's about as good as it's gonna get 

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On ‎7‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 12:47 PM, Brawndo said:

 

I would love Compher on the Sabres………….to bad we didn't draft him...……………...

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Trouba signs 7 year 8 Million AAV extension with Rangers 

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