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HockeyBuzz Hotstove
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 09.04.2013

Feb 6 @ 1:24 PM ET
HockeyBuzz Hotstove: Thoughts on Auston Matthews' five-year extension with the Maple Leafs?
Glak18
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Loss Counter: 9 to miss playoffs, PA
Joined: 06.26.2007

Feb 6 @ 1:29 PM ET
No negativity...just naive people really thinking a player would screw themselves over because the team needs that to win.

No one could really think Matthews was going to sign for 9-9.5M a year...
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Feb 6 @ 1:30 PM ET
No negativity...just naive people really thinking a player would screw themselves over because the team needs that to win.

No one could really think Matthews was going to sign for 9-9.5M a year...

- Glak18


People thought Matthews was getting 16 million per in Arizona next year. Did we suddenly forget all of that?
Glak18
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Loss Counter: 9 to miss playoffs, PA
Joined: 06.26.2007

Feb 6 @ 1:32 PM ET
People thought Matthews was getting 16 million per in Arizona next year. Did we suddenly forget all of that?
- RogerRoeper


And that imaginary person thought Matthews was going to get 28 million a year from the new expansion team playing in space...
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Feb 6 @ 1:32 PM ET
And that imaginary person thought Matthews was going to get 28 million a year from the new expansion team playing in space...
- Glak18


Are you trying to say people did not say that is happening? Sportsnet had an article about it. LOL
lonnyBohonos
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: IL
Joined: 02.02.2017

Feb 6 @ 1:36 PM ET
And that imaginary person thought Matthews was going to get 28 million a year from the new expansion team playing in space...
- Glak18


The mars matthews. Travel schedule isnt worth the money TBH IMHO
EugenesAxe
Location: G-Town, ON
Joined: 02.18.2010

Feb 6 @ 1:37 PM ET
The Leafs dynasty is over before it ever began. Too much $$ spent on too few. Matthews will walk as a free agent after five years. Each year a player or two will be sacrificed to keep the core together.
As a Leaf fan, I find this disheartening. But then again, every successful team will have this problem going forward
Glak18
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Loss Counter: 9 to miss playoffs, PA
Joined: 06.26.2007

Feb 6 @ 1:37 PM ET
Are you trying to say people did not say that is happening? Sportsnet had an article about it. LOL
- RogerRoeper


Don't know, don't care...wasn't me was it. I have been stuck on 22M for both Matthews and Marner for over a year now...

Yet as clearly stated in the blog from one's opinion...

"I think the negativity towards the price of this contract is way overblown."

That means a lot of people think it is too much, not too little, but yes let's talk about the opposite to make you feel better.
CaliNewf
Ottawa Senators
Location: AB
Joined: 02.06.2010

Feb 6 @ 1:37 PM ET
I would have thought 10M for 5, or 12M for 8. But I guess when you look at the % of the cap taken the deal seems reasonable? Surely Nylander gets traded in the off season now? - and can anyone guess at what the team cap numbers will look like when the Marner deal is done - and what are people thinking for him (10M for 8?)
Turnitaround
Joined: 07.03.2011

Feb 6 @ 1:37 PM ET
I would argue that most reasonable NHL/Leaf fans knew as of July 2nd 2018 that AM34 was likely to get Tavares money+ inflation. This was further confirmed 10 games into the season when he had 16 goals. I mean TSN has discussed the Nylander/Matthews/Marner contracts only everyday since the end of the 2017-18 season!

I think the only variable was term. Yes, it would have been nice to see more years. it would have also been nice if they staggered the UFA years for JT, AM, MM, & WN but if wishes were horses....right?
LeafGuy89
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 05.13.2017

Feb 6 @ 1:45 PM ET
Can barely even talk about hockey these days, every topic is politics on how teams will be able fit players under cap or not. It's getting ridiculous.
mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Feb 6 @ 1:45 PM ET
The mars matthews. Travel schedule isnt worth the money TBH IMHO
- lonnyBohonos


The new CBA is gonna fix all that
pwasil7
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 05.16.2006

Feb 6 @ 1:47 PM ET
Toronto has Matthews for at least 5 more seasons... Nothing to be sad about ... Great days ahead for Toronto fans
ClaudeFather
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: west haven, CT
Joined: 08.14.2015

Feb 6 @ 1:53 PM ET
Best goal scorer in the world??? Did Ovi retire? Powerplay goals count too.
NewfieStud
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 03.04.2013

Feb 6 @ 2:01 PM ET
Five years of Matthews, Tavares, Nylander and most likely Marner. Can't argue with that. I'm willing to think that they will probably end up trading Kappanen in a package this Summer for some extra help on D. We're going to lose either Hainsey, or Gardner or both. Wouldn't be surprised to see Lilygren or Sandin getting a trial with the big club next year.
kingsfan626
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Upland, CA
Joined: 12.12.2013

Feb 6 @ 2:02 PM ET
The team has the pieces to compete and win for the next 3-4 years. Why not keep your top player happy during that time? Just don't be stupid like LA and give older players bloated contracts past their prime and you'll be good to go.
j.boyd919
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 06.14.2011

Feb 6 @ 2:11 PM ET
First off, Ovechkin is the best goal scorer in the world.

Second, Crosby is the 2nd best player in the world.

Matthews is good/great but he ain’t top 5 yet.
BigDog912
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Buffalo, NY
Joined: 10.04.2017

Feb 6 @ 2:15 PM ET
Five years of Matthews, Tavares, Nylander and most likely Marner. Can't argue with that. I'm willing to think that they will probably end up trading Kappanen in a package this Summer for some extra help on D. We're going to lose either Hainsey, or Gardner or both. Wouldn't be surprised to see Lilygren or Sandin getting a trial with the big club next year.
- NewfieStud


You cant afford to keep nylander. The whole world knows it. You will have 10 million in cap room to sign at 8 players. Including Kappanen, marner and Johnsson. Marner will cost at least 10 million him self. Even if you get rid of horton contract, you still cant afford him.
AlfieisKing
Ottawa Senators
Location: Canada, ON
Joined: 11.05.2007

Feb 6 @ 2:19 PM ET
People thought Matthews was getting 16 million per in Arizona next year. Did we suddenly forget all of that?
- RogerRoeper
This is the first I heard of this

If Marner gets less than 10m OR more than 11.5m, I'd be shocked as well
nyislsbossy
Joined: 05.31.2016

Feb 6 @ 2:19 PM ET
First off, Ovechkin is the best goal scorer in the world.

Second, Crosby is the 2nd best player in the world.

Matthews is good/great but he ain’t top 5 yet.

- j.boyd919



very much agreed ...
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Feb 6 @ 2:19 PM ET
First off, Ovechkin is the best goal scorer in the world.

Second, Crosby is the 2nd best player in the world.

Matthews is good/great but he ain’t top 5 yet.

- j.boyd919

Came here to post this.
Glak18
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Loss Counter: 9 to miss playoffs, PA
Joined: 06.26.2007

Feb 6 @ 2:20 PM ET
You cant afford to keep nylander. The whole world knows it. You will have 10 million in cap room to sign at 8 players. Including Kappanen, marner and Johnsson. Marner will cost at least 10 million him self. Even if you get rid of horton contract, you still cant afford him.
- BigDog912


That's Toronto's problem, they can figure it out...

Other teams can sit back for the right bargain.
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Feb 6 @ 2:20 PM ET
This is the first I heard of this

If Marner gets less than 10m OR more than 11.5m, I'd be shocked as well

- AlfieisKing

Wanna make a bet?
sensmelon
Ottawa Senators
Location: Peterborough, ON
Joined: 10.07.2014

Feb 6 @ 2:21 PM ET
Going to be cap problems for this team already and they have accomplished nothing. Unless you count making the playoffs
Pet.m.d.
Arizona Coyotes
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Joined: 06.29.2017

Feb 6 @ 2:22 PM ET
It will be a giant sack punch to leaf fan if they lose Marner.
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