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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Jul 10 @ 10:02 AM ET
Landsbergfan
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Toronto
Joined: 07.15.2014

Jul 10 @ 10:06 AM ET
That means they are out of the Karlsson soap opera
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Jul 10 @ 10:07 AM ET
KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

8 yrs at 9.5M

Now bring in Karlsson and 9.5M as well. Make it happen Stevie Y.
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Jul 10 @ 10:08 AM ET
That means they are out of the Karlsson soap opera
- Landsbergfan

No Tampa is not out of it for Karlsson. I don't think he is getting traded to Tampa to be honest but they could fit Karlsson onto the team.
punchanello77
Joined: 07.17.2015

Jul 10 @ 10:08 AM ET
And a few days ago the mighty Eklund had Kucherov going to the Rangers with one of his made-up 'click bait' posts.
bulet13
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Faceoffs, Plus/Minus, and PIMs...the Holy Trinity, TX
Joined: 03.10.2013

Jul 10 @ 10:10 AM ET
McDavid is better than Auston next question
AllInForFlyers
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Call Me Sweetcheeks
Joined: 03.18.2013

Jul 10 @ 10:10 AM ET
Personally, I don't disagree with the premise. So many people want to default to McDavid being the best player, but I watch them both play quite a bit and I don't think that it's a guarantee that he is.

Personally, I think Matthews in Edmonton makes them slightly better, and McDavid in Toronto makes them slightly worse. Just my opinion
southpaww82
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 04.09.2014

Jul 10 @ 10:10 AM ET
HE WONT BE BECAUSE HE WANTS TO WIN IN TORONTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
southpaww82
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 04.09.2014

Jul 10 @ 10:11 AM ET
Matthews will take less most definitely and we will keep everyone and win the cup within next 3 years max
flipneil
Joined: 02.22.2007

Jul 10 @ 10:11 AM ET
You should watch more Hockey.
cbrandt
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Stirling, ON
Joined: 06.11.2018

Jul 10 @ 10:12 AM ET
No chance.
OzBolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 05.09.2013

Jul 10 @ 10:14 AM ET
Not bad.

He still has me a bit worried re: playoff performance. That said, 9.5aav for a 40 goal/100 point guy who is currently 25.

I like that better than 11m for Tavares.
MnGump
Season Ticket Holder
Minnesota Wild
Location: Columbus, MN
Joined: 06.21.2012

Jul 10 @ 10:15 AM ET
Taking a page out the James Tanner click bait blog Ek?
wbon22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Joined: 02.21.2008

Jul 10 @ 10:16 AM ET
It is similar to but not quite Gretzky and Messier.

A more similar comparison, but in a different sport would be back in the day when Steve Carlton was the best pitcher in baseball, and a lefty and in the National League, he was not even the top 10 paid pitcher in baseball.

A couple of reasons
1. The Yankees overpaid for a lot of mediocre talent
2. He had a very fair contract for the time he signed it.
3. He knew that he would get a big raise after that contract

Sadly, because of horrible money management by his agent, he needed every cent he never earned.

The point is, just being the highest paid doesn't make you the best and just being the best doesn't mean you are or should be the highest paid. You should be paid in accordance with your talent and what you bring to your team without making it impossible for your team to build around you...giving Matthews that kind of a contract (greater than McDavid) might mean that the Leafs will have to ship out more than just entry level talent. Also, it will thin the quality of depth on a team that will rely on the waves of offense approach since they still have a mediocre at best blueline.

If Matthews were smart, or at least not short sighted, he would take a team first deal that allows cap room to keep players and add players while ensuring that the team is a contender....like Stamkos.

Just my $.02
FinnGod
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: ND
Joined: 01.25.2018

Jul 10 @ 10:16 AM ET
I say this is your grand scheme for maximum click bait, and to get leaf fans hard
DDM-Coga
Colorado Avalanche
Location: If Chabot is not in the NHL, Ill revoke my account - AlfiesSald, AB
Joined: 07.24.2009

Jul 10 @ 10:18 AM ET
KUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

8 yrs at 9.5M

Now bring in Karlsson and 9.5M as well. Make it happen Stevie Y.

- stammerman


unreal little contract for him. That tax free state money plus a winning team just makes signing guys so easy.

Need the Avs to take Johnson off your hands? Have your people call my people
PapaSquat
Florida Panthers
Location: Smokes Crack :), NY
Joined: 06.02.2015

Jul 10 @ 10:19 AM ET
Last resort click bait article - anyone reading my comment don't be a pleb and fall for this tactic.
Kinger34
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: We may have already seen Matthews at his potential - SMBDragon, ON
Joined: 07.04.2011

Jul 10 @ 10:20 AM ET
Connor McDavid is a better hockey player than Auston Matthews.

Please don't expose us Leafs fans like this.
SDSabre
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.05.2014

Jul 10 @ 10:21 AM ET
Guy A doubles the assist per game total of guy B. Guy B makes more of an impact to his linemates than guy A. Only on Hockeybuzz.
Codes1087
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Victoria, BC
Joined: 09.24.2014

Jul 10 @ 10:21 AM ET
Eklund applying for a job with TSN?
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Jul 10 @ 10:22 AM ET
unreal little contract for him. That tax free state money plus a winning team just makes signing guys so easy.

Need the Avs to take Johnson off your hands? Have your people call my people
-DDM-Coga


I will get on that, Johnson would fit in well with Colorado. The only problem is Johnson's ex lives in Colorado now so maybe he won't waive his NTC...
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 01.21.2016

Jul 10 @ 10:22 AM ET
While both will likely put up similar points over the course of their career, McDavid will probably be a more prolific goal-scorer, but Matthews just seems like more of a leader and as EK pointed out, makes others around him better.

Now, this is purely the impression I get from watching them play and seeing them in interviews... just a personal opinion. McDavid seems like he's in it a little too much for McDavid and not enough for the Oilers. I'm not saying he's a super selfish player, but he just strikes me as a little more than the average player.

Matthews seems more humble and willing to sacrifice personal accomplishment for the better of the team.

Go ahead, flame away. I won't be able to read any of this until to tonight, so have fun.
matthewsscores
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.03.2018

Jul 10 @ 10:22 AM ET
Matthews will sign for less than McDavid. Not because he deserves less but because hes thinking win. The leaf brass know exactly what they are doing when it comes to signing their talent. These posts by ek are a reach. Yes I prefer Matthews over McDavid. My opinion but I dont think it's all about the money for him. Gonna be hard to build a team around guys who just go for the cap max. That's the reality in a salary cap era
corduroy
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: NT
Joined: 12.09.2006

Jul 10 @ 10:24 AM ET
Eklund: Matthews Should Make MORE than McDavid. Kucherov Extended 8yrs
- Eklund


What say you?

I say you need help in developing content
DDM-Coga
Colorado Avalanche
Location: If Chabot is not in the NHL, Ill revoke my account - AlfiesSald, AB
Joined: 07.24.2009

Jul 10 @ 10:24 AM ET
I will get on that, Johnson would fit in well with Colorado. The only problem is Johnson's ex lives in Colorado now so maybe he won't waive his NTC...
- stammerman


Fine ill take Palat but you guys owe us one now
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