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BlazingEtem last won the day on November 14 2018

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  1. You are over paranoid. Sutter has stated multiple times he is done with coaching. Why would management line up a replacement for the guy they hired less than a month ago? lol
  2. Trying to figure out the plans and directions of the front office right now. No moves have been made yet, other than trading a 4th for a pure enforcer...fine. There are a lot of big name RFAs still out there. I'm guessing if any moves happen, they are going to be via trade. I can't imagine management takes a look at this roster and goes "Eakins is the solution" unless that's how low everyone from team to management felt about Carlyle. At least I hope not...
  3. How does the draft look next year?
  4. I defense is more of a priority right now. So far, it is status quo with everyone, including Holzer resigning (lol). As we saw last year, that's not gonna get the job done, unless they know something about Larsson, Guhle, Mahura that I don't. RHD is suddenly thin right now.
  5. Turris's contract is really bad if he replicates his Nashville level of production. 65pts in 120 games with them...for $6mil a year? Easy pass.
  6. Still need a RHD...or any Top 4 D will do. Not going to get that in FA anymore. Probably look for a trade in that regard.
  7. Could be worse. I heard the 3 teams that were interested the most were the Sharks, Preds, and Stars...and the Stars seem like the lesser of three evils compared to the other two contenders
  8. Guess the European scouts didn't like what they saw this year?
  9. Perry's price would have been worse. Marleau only has 1 year left on his deal so that's why Carolina didn't mind taking the Leafs's 1st in the process. Perry with 2 years left probably would have equated to another "Shea Theodore" loss.
  10. Tracey was a high riser in this draft by all accounts from what I've read. I think he ended up finishing at #36 on Bob McKenzie's list so it's not a huge reach, and the guys from basically 22-40 are usually interchangeable amongst teams every year. I went back and Steel's ratings were between 23rd and 55th as well when he was selected in a similar spot. I'm good with the pick, minus his name probably won't strike fear into his opponents. Lacombe was definitely a reach though, and I think that was because of the run of Dmen we saw go in the 1st round and the lack of a 3rd round pick. Interestingly enough, he has a Jake Gardiner comp. Maybe we will trade him to the Leafs down the road.
  11. Really? The Ducks buying out Perry is the best news you have seen so far? That's pretty depressing considering a lot has happened around it.
  12. That really sucks. And makes me nervous because the FA crop isn't that impressive other than the top fish, which I know we won't be in on.
  13. I was more talking about dead cap that would exist should Perry be bought out. That's my concern right now. If the Ducks buy him out now, they will accrue $13.25M in dead cap over a 4 year span. If they wait 1 more year, the cap hit for the first year is $5.958M and the 2nd year is $1.33M, making it a total of $7.291M over a 2 year period. I don't care about how much money the Samueli's get to keep in their pocket, I care how much salary a Perry buyout would eat into the salary cap when constructing a roster.
  14. This is also fine with me. Buying him out with only 1 year left on his deal and paying him for only 2 years would save management a lot of money than doing it this summer.
  15. I think the cap hit is worse, imo. If Perry was paid $6.625M, himself, and the cap hit was 2M, that would only be a big deal to the Samueli's, because it's not my money, and the team takes a small cap hit. And if that was the case, I would hate it, but understand it more because that would be $6+mil of cap relief. Paying Perry 2M not to play, then taking a $6.625M cap hit seems like a terrible message to send to the fanbase. It screams cheap, and hinders management in shaping the roster. There are players that play top 6/top4 roles that play and make less than that.
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