Rejoint: août 2018
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I like Kampf, but he does not produce offensively to be a third line center on a team desperate for depth, beyond the big 4. He would have gotten that on the open market no problem. Hes a quick defensive player, who lacks an offensive upside.
I know theres some desperation in leafland (gm gone, minor league coaches gone, scouting team gone last year), lack of picks and prospects and a ton of empty roster spots, but Kampf at 2.5mil for a guy who's best suited for 4th line is a bit too much.
Leaf fans scoff at the price of a Laughton but pay Kampf 500k less, for 10-15 less pts, no physicality and less leadership. A team that gives up 1sts and 3rd and 4ths for TDL short term rentals like old man foligno and struggling O'Reilly?
I like Kampf, but 2.5 for 4 years and a NTC for an excellent 4th line center, is alot for a club going nowhere, and really lacking 3rd liners/offensive depth.
This idea that UFA Matthews will take a less than 10% raise to 13mil for the good of the team? Insanity. (A team that lacks high picks over the next 3-4 years, is still cap strapped, lacks high end or NHL prospects = lacking internal ELC replacements.) And even Matthews takes the measly pay increase at 13mil, theres still not cap space to really address the rest of the team, and a lack of picks/prospects for TDL/in-season fixes. I just dont know where this team can save cap and make the next steps with the current structure or organizational depth.
And I dont know why Matthews, Nylander wouldn't go elsewhere, and not just for the money, but because other teams might have a stronger chance with picks/prospects/better structure AND money.