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gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 13 @ 3:37 PM ET
Hey guys. Just signed in today to see the details of the imminent bridge deal for McAvoy. Did the late night call with a GM mess up the deal?
- uofcguy

Bruins have signed PTO Glen Wesley to scare McAvoy into signing a bridge deal.
flipneil
Joined: 02.22.2007

Aug 13 @ 3:40 PM ET
Hey guys. Just signed in today to see the details of the imminent bridge deal for McAvoy. Did the late night call with a GM mess up the deal?
- uofcguy


Unfortunately, Mcavoy’s agent went fishing for tuna off the Coast of Portugal and has turned his cell phone off so he doesn’t scare the fish.
aminnes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Not in Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 12.17.2008

Aug 13 @ 3:41 PM ET
OK I think Anderson (and how he plays ) is more important to the fortunes of the leaf's than any other player on that team. Marner is a great player but I do not think you want to go with 3 players in the 11 million range as I think the Marner camp is pushing for if you are the GM. At some point you say to yourself I am done and you trade Marner to get someone to play with Reilly (and maube + assets) save some cap space and Presto the leafs finally beat the bruins in the playoffs.
- Robeun


With what they signed Kap/Johnsson for, and the current depth of forward they are probably the only team in the league that could get away with 3 forwards at 11, but to have the cap space and some flexibility they would need to trade Nylander out.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Aug 13 @ 3:43 PM ET
With what they signed Kap/Johnsson for, and the current depth of forward they are probably the only team in the league that could get away with 3 forwards at 11, but to have the cap space and some flexibility they would need to trade Nylander out.
- aminnes

It doesn't seem like Nylander is going anywhere. Riding shotgun for Auston Matthews and scoring 70+ points seems to be where he'll be this season.
Baunrules21
Location: Scarborough, ON
Joined: 03.02.2011

Aug 13 @ 3:50 PM ET
Not possible. We don't have the draft picks required to give up as compensation for signing an RFA.
- bullethead7

I think you need 4 of your own first-round picks in the next 5 years so I believe they could offer-sheet someone. Please, anyone, let me know if I'm wrong about this.
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Aug 13 @ 3:54 PM ET
I really like Marner as a player. He would a huge boost for any contending team. Hard for teams to put together a package that would fair compensation for the Leafs. There are only a few contending teams (eg., Colorado) that have the CAP space and enough talent depth to make a realistic offer.
aminnes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Not in Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 12.17.2008

Aug 13 @ 3:56 PM ET
It doesn't seem like Nylander is going anywhere. Riding shotgun for Auston Matthews and scoring 70+ points seems to be where he'll be this season.
- gergeswillems


Marner will sit until he gets his money.
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Aug 13 @ 4:02 PM ET
Marner will sit until he gets his money.
- aminnes


He would be making a huge mistake. After Nylander last year, fans have a short fuse. He would face a huge backlash from many fans. After all these years of underperforming and outright chokes fans have very little tolerance for a player trying to squeeze a team that has accomplished nothing!
aminnes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Not in Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 12.17.2008

Aug 13 @ 4:05 PM ET
He would be making a huge mistake. After Nylander last year, fans have a short fuse. He would face a huge backlash from many fans. After all these years of underperforming and outright chokes fans have very little tolerance for a player trying to squeeze a team that has accomplished nothing!
- spatso


I don't think fans are a factor.
dunner84
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Victoria, BC
Joined: 12.08.2017

Aug 13 @ 4:07 PM ET
He would be making a huge mistake. After Nylander last year, fans have a short fuse. He would face a huge backlash from many fans. After all these years of underperforming and outright chokes fans have very little tolerance for a player trying to squeeze a team that has accomplished nothing!
- spatso



Possibly, but I think he reads Hockeybuzz, and he knows leafs fans have a short memory. If I am Marner, I bet on myself... Hold out for max$$, join the team in Dec, produce over a PPG, be adored by leafs nation again...
RippedFuel
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 11.01.2016

Aug 13 @ 4:10 PM ET
I really like Marner as a player. He would a huge boost for any contending team. Hard for teams to put together a package that would fair compensation for the Leafs. There are only a few contending teams (eg., Colorado) that have the CAP space and enough talent depth to make a realistic offer.
- spatso


Risto straight up.
aminnes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Not in Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 12.17.2008

Aug 13 @ 4:11 PM ET
Possibly, but I think he reads Hockeybuzz, and he knows leafs fans have a short memory. If I am Marner, I bet on myself... Hold out for max$$, join the team in Dec, produce over a PPG, be adored by leafs nation again...
- dunner84


Exactly. If fans mattered so much, why is Nylander, a holdout, who (frank)ed the dog all last year still on the team? Because they don't. I mean honestly, the team has been run by bafoons for 50 years and people think the fans matter.
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Aug 13 @ 4:11 PM ET
I don't think fans are a factor.
- aminnes


Perhaps not to the player or his agent. But the fans are a huge issue for the brand. After Nylander and another playoff choke, fans are limited in their capacity for tolerance. If the fans revolt strongly against Marner and his agent, the Leafs will look at trade options rather than deal with another sit out of training camp and the early season. Marner's agent is playing chicken with a team that cannot afford another disappointing season.
uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Aug 13 @ 4:12 PM ET
Most likely scenario is Marner and the Leafs have already agreed on the basic parameter of a deal. But to fit the cap they'll wait until day 1 when Clarkson goes on LTIR and then sign Marner to maximize cap flexibility. Until then, the uninformed will write stuff about offer sheets and bad blood.
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Aug 13 @ 4:14 PM ET
Most likely scenario is Marner and the Leafs have already agreed on the basic parameter of a deal. But to fit the cap they'll wait until day 1 when Clarkson goes on LTIR and then sign Marner to maximize cap flexibility. Until then, the uninformed will write stuff about offer sheets and bad blood.
- uofcguy


This make sense but if this were happening you would think both sides would sending out more positive signals.
aminnes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Not in Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 12.17.2008

Aug 13 @ 4:15 PM ET
Perhaps not to the player or his agent. But the fans are a huge issue for the brand. After Nylander and another playoff choke, fans are limited in their capacity for tolerance. If the fans revolt strongly against Marner and his agent, the Leafs will look at trade options rather than deal with another sit out of training camp and the early season. Marner's agent is playing chicken with a team that cannot afford another disappointing season.
- spatso


Then trade Nylander. Problem solved.
aminnes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Not in Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 12.17.2008

Aug 13 @ 4:16 PM ET
Most likely scenario is Marner and the Leafs have already agreed on the basic parameter of a deal. But to fit the cap they'll wait until day 1 when Clarkson goes on LTIR and then sign Marner to maximize cap flexibility. Until then, the uninformed will write stuff about offer sheets and bad blood.
- uofcguy


Yup, could very well be. So he will mis training camp but will fit under the cap at his number after game 1.
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: 6ixside, ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Aug 13 @ 4:24 PM ET
If he signs a bridge then that means their window to win is 2 years. Once that is up Marner will get a huge contract and Freddy will get 10-10.5M.



How will they even assemble a team at that point?


As_I_See_It
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Describing Julien: "He literally looks like a blind child drew eyes and a mouth onto a cock." - Lums
Joined: 02.28.2011

Aug 13 @ 4:27 PM ET
If Marner signs a 2 year deal, he's OUT of the Leafs after that contract ends lol
- jtylerm


tOtAlLY!!!

Maybe allowing RFA’s to walk after their ELC will be negotiated into the new CBA!!

aminnes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Not in Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 12.17.2008

Aug 13 @ 4:32 PM ET
If he signs a bridge then that means their window to win is 2 years. Once that is up Marner will get a huge contract and Freddy will get 10-10.5M.



How will they even assemble a team at that point?

- Komisaurus Rex


This is what happens when a GM has a big mouth and publicly says he can keep them all and publicly says he won't trade people rather keeping everything internal.
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: 6ixside, ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Aug 13 @ 4:39 PM ET
This is what happens when a GM has a big mouth and publicly says he can keep them all and publicly says he won't trade people rather thanking everything internal.
- aminnes


He actually screwed himself by making that statement. Agents know they have a gun to his head and he's toast if they lose Marner.
Tumbleweed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Other than for the screw up on Laine the Leafs are making great moves. spatso
Joined: 03.14.2014

Aug 13 @ 4:45 PM ET
He actually screwed himself by making that statement. Agents know they have a gun to his head and he's toast if they lose Marner.
- Komisaurus Rex


yep.

his only hope is for bergy to step in and sign to 8.5m for 5 years.

marner really wants to be a hab.
kaptaan
Vancouver Canucks
Location: shart on winsix, CA
Joined: 09.29.2010

Aug 13 @ 4:46 PM ET
9.25mill x 2 years
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: 6ixside, ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Aug 13 @ 4:50 PM ET
yep.

his only hope is for bergy to step in and sign to 8.5m for 5 years.

marner really wants to be a hab.

- Tumbleweed





Settle down, he's not Aho. Marner is good buddies with Suzuki and likely is aware of the insane talent coming in the next few years so I'm sure if Dumbazz continues to lowball him like he did Kneelander he would gladly entertain a change of scenery to a team that appreciates his worth and will be a contender in the next few years..just like Aho did.





Bullot
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Red Deer, AB
Joined: 07.14.2010

Aug 13 @ 4:53 PM ET
Marner will sit until he gets his money.
- aminnes


What's "his" money?? I say let him sit. Go play in KHL.
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