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  1. Trading Loui Eriksson (Proposals)

    There is a specific period where teams can buyout the player. But nonetheless it would take account the full salary of the player for the year. Buyout Period The buyout period begins the later of June 15 or 48 hours after the Stanley Cup Final ends. It concludes on June 30 at 5 pm EST. capfriendly is the best tool out there. https://www.capfriendly.com/buyout-faq
  2. Trading Loui Eriksson (Proposals)

    I understand the disdain on the contract because he is making 6m but at this point in time that 6m doesn't hurt this team so I'm don't really understand the need to move from Erickson at this moment. Erickson is not a bad player. He does a lot of things that a young team just can't do or can't be depended on doing. PK is a big one, defensive two-way ability is another. I'm not saying he's worth his contract but I'm saying in dis-regarding his 6m cap hit, he's still a useful player. Couple things i'm liking on his contract though is in how its laid out: Year 1: 8m (NMC) Year 2: 8m (NMC) Year 3: 7m (NTC) Year 4: 5m (NTC) Year 5: 4m (M-NTC) Year 6: 4m (M-NTC) The NMC is over after this year, which is important due to the fact Seattle is coming in with a similar expansion rule-set. We will not be forced to protect Erickson. The contract changes to a M-NTC in Year 5 which makes it a little easier to trade Erickson and his 4m salary with 6m cap hit might just be intriguing to cap floor teams.. Retaining 2-3m for 2 years might be fine in our cap structure then but my hope/guess is we'd be paying our big ticket prospects. So Plan A hope Seattle takes him at expansion or see what they would want to take that contract. Plan B we try to move out in the 2020-2021 season.
  3. your crazy... if your not satisfied with edmonton's prospect pool then you don't make a trade with them unless of course their 1rst rounder comes into play into 2018 then there's a talking point lol. That said there's always good prospects out there. For Edmonton, I'd gladly take either of Yamamoto or Pulujarvi and to a lesser value Benson, I'm sure there are other prospects that our scouts would know about and have ranked pretty high as well. Yet again there are better trade partners than Edmonton, while they could use a steady puck mover guy like Tanev (like any team could use) they'd be better suited to get a more offensive PP type of guy. My guess is they make a pitch for Tyson Barrie in the off season or if they double down on Erik Karlson but I think it'd be hard to juggle McDavid + Draisaitl + Karlson contacts in a cap world
  4. Rumour - Larry Brooks - Max Domi

    We’ve seen games like that before. What we haven’t seen is consistency. i agree though Virtanen is a project you keep on because his speed and size packaged together can’t be taught and is hard to find.
  5. Well if he's deployed as a shutdown pairing and the penalty kill then he should be getting a ton of minutes but he has the lowest average on our team besides Biega. If you look at Tanev he's easily a top 4 dman and obviously our best defensive defenseman, I have no expectations from him other than to break up plays and to transition the puck the other way. I expect the same for Gudbranson and I believe where we differ in our opinions. You think he does a decent enough job and I think he does a mediocre job at defensive play. Like I said if he signs for 2 years then sure I'm fine with his signing there is little risk to that on our team. 4-6 years is where risk is involved. Let's bring up Erickson as an example. I like Louie in general, i think he gets a lot of flak for not putting up points and while it is warranted, he does bring a lot of worthwhile defensive attributes to the team. That said the 6 years is what is killer. Paying a player 6m in a forward role you need him to put up points if this is a short term deal you can live with the mistake but with 4 more years it could really handcuff the team when ELC contracts come up and players need to be paid or our ability to pick up a UFA target when the time is right. With that mindset going in if you are paying Guddy 4-5m you are expecting him to play Top 4 minutes, at this current time he is playing around 17-18 minutes a game which is not Top 4 minutes. So you can make the case that you think he will become a top 4 dman and for 1 or 2 years you can make a gamble like that but 4+ years it could really handcuff the team when contracts need to be paid. I just have not seen enough to pay him for that much and that long but maybe you have /shrug. we need upgrades in all of our defensive departments I mean if a player is only good when they have an elite pairing partner then maybe that player is just not that good. That said it's shocking how bad panthers got when they got rid of Guddy and their coach. Maybe he was comfortable there and just never settled in here, I'm not saying he's a bad player but in my opinion he's not a good long term option for this team and definitely not worth the price tag he's going to command.
  6. Ignoring term and dollars I can understand that. I'd probably want the 2nd anyways personally But yeah as you said, he is not a permanent top 4 yet... And whilst he may become one but you can't pay him like it when he hasn't shown it in the 3 years here.
  7. An injured subpar player is still a subpar player.. His play has not warranted any kind of top 4 contract with term and that is the point i'm willing to die on. I never did say he had to fight and terms like "tough, mean and ferocious" are not distinct to fighters. I call the Sedins tough because they are willing to play on the boards and they use their body's well to box out players and make plays with the puck. Plays like that are what big body players can do with ease and not worry about injuries and I don't see enough of it with Guddy and it frustrates me to no end when any player does a halfhearted stick check and a skate by. no-one is arguing that.. My point is that futures on this team is more valuable than both Martin and Guds put together.
  8. I'm not a fan of Martin and I already said we don't even have to use him. Simply tuck him away in the AHL and eat his cap for 2 years while we have a bunch of ELC contracts and we should not be buyers in the UFA market anyways so the cap is a commodity we should be using for future assets. So ya I'm all for it if we can upgrade to a 1rst from a 2nd. That first in this draft could become a pretty good defensive prospect pick up and in my opinion Guddy doesn't hit as hard, moves slower and he's just overall not as ferocious here. He's not the same player like he was in Florida Gudbranson has been better with looking out for outlet passes rather than knocking it off the glass or flipping it up in the air to the opponents end (which i agree is alright but nice to see him utilize the outlet pass more). That said I find his passing is typically atrocious, It's typically too hard and not clean where the receiver has trouble handling it. I just find that he is far too passive and doesn't use his body enough which is his main asset. couple of examples of last game: 2:23 -- had an opportunity to hit the guy at the blueline and behind the net he skates right by the guy rather than body to separate the puck 6:37 -- soft play on the boards last man back you can't lose it there I understand everyone makes mistakes even defensive superstars but the one thing I expect and this is the same with Jake Virtanen and Archibald now is that if you have a big tough body, you don't have to plaster the guy but use it to at least separate player from puck. Even if its to box a player out and clear the puck from the area... Skating by the guy or doing a half-hearted stick check is not good look. Either way my point is apart from the player's performance he is simply not worth a contract in the mold of 4m+ for 5-6 years which is what he'd want. If he wants to resign for the same amount he's making now for 2 years then sure I'm fine with that but overall if we can get future assets, an unconditional 1rst or a 2nd at that then truly that seems like more of a no-brainer to me.
  9. When I say bury I mean send him to the AHL. You get 900k back on the cap that way.
  10. Martin's contract will cost the leafs to trade them. The idea is that Guddy is worth a 2nd and Martin would bump his value up to a first. It's also worthwhile to point out that the leafs are at 50 contracts so they would need to move a player contract in a transaction barring they move others like leivo for picks prior.
  11. Yay for me.. Martin at 2.5m for 2 years is managable. Guddy at 4-5 for 4-5 years is less so. you can also just bury him in the minors to save 900k as well. its also easier to hide a 12th forwarder rather than a 6th defence man
  12. Anders Nilsson Wins Prestigious Award

    tough to notice what's on his mask when he's wearing a baseball cap all the time
  13. Edler / Guddy / Tanev / MDZ each count as a Vet D Think Tanev and Guddy are the 2 most likely for conversations for Tampa.
  14. Rumour - Larry Brooks - Max Domi

    Tampa not going to toss those assets for a winger. They need to use those types of assets on a defender
  15. We'd have to take cap back too like Lupul as well which should help boost the value there as well. Personally I have no interest in Leivo when we have possible wingers in: Lind / Gadjovich / Dahlen / Goldy / Petterson / Palmu