17 mai 2015
Maple Leafs de Toronto
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>PurpleHippo</b></div><div>Each one can somewhat be explained by their current and expected future cap hit, have to think about where they are in the lineup and what you're actually willing to pay for a player in that slot.
Broberg: cheap right now, young, in a role with sheltered minutes in this line up, still a great 6 dman, extension should only be 1.25M.
Dowd: great 4C at a good cap hit for 2 seasons.
Evans: Was going to switch with M. Mcleod, the additional year of contract and IPP helped me decide (could imagine there may be a replacement on a lower contract).
Ylonen: stratch that's on league minimum who wont get a massive raise (replaced Radysh, who would get a larger pay next season).
Goalies IMO are fine, both are young and looking like top 20 goaltenders (in the future), both are the starters for cup favourite teams right now on incredible deals.</div></div>
Specifically re the tenders, if you're building a best team you don't go fine there. Spend on one and get shesterkin or something.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jr400</b></div><div>I can’t say that I think the offer sheet rule is working well, but I believe it does help to ensure that teams give the player a fair contract and don’t drag out the negotiations unreasonably long. I’m sure some of the GMs are friends and don’t want to p*ss each other off, but I think the main reason it isn’t done more often is that it’s usually futile. The team who owns the player’s rights is almost always going to match it and keep the player. Sure, it might force them into a contract they didn’t really want, but no GM is going to do something just to hurt another team if it doesn’t help his own team. (Even though Carolina played up the Kotkaniemi offer sheet like it was payback for Aho’s, I believe the real reason they did it was because they really liked the player and Montreal wouldn’t trade him.)
Still, the threat of it is always there, so it keeps teams honest. I think it drives some of the trades we see for RFA signing rights too, because teams would rather work out the compensation themselves than have it dictated by the offer sheet rules, though in some cases I think they use the offer sheet compensation as a starting point for the trade negotiations. That’s why we see a lot of unsigned RFAs get traded for a 2nd or 3rd round pick when it seems like they should have been worth more.
There are some things I think they could do to improve the offer sheet rule. I’d like to see them allow teams to use other teams’ draft picks as compensation. Currently they can only use their own, which benefits the better teams, especially where the compensation involves a 1st-round draft pick. I’d also like to see them make more RFAs eligible for offer sheets. Why shouldn’t arbitration cases be allowed to sign an offer sheet before their hearing if they can sign a contract with the team that owns their rights during that time?</div></div>
I'm not sure everyone would match. Players move in the NBA all the time and there isn't even compensation.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>svensk_forskare</b></div><div>i mean yes, mac was also selfish, in the sense that he could've taken a lot less to help the team. mackinnons raise pushed out plenty of other depth talent. like matthews, he's worth it, but the other difference is mackinnon got a cup already while playing for waaaay below market value, matthews hasn't been below market value since his ELC... its easier to accept mackinnon chasing money after getting a cup than matthews doing it before getting a cup, and i realize that is subjective</div></div>
I see your point to a degree, but it mostly just makes me hate the cap. I don't think someone is selfish for asking for their value. I think someone is selfish for pushing for above their value, but them being too good to let leave for a mildly bad contract. Its only the cap that makes us care. The two of them are borderline generational players and deserve to be among the top paid in the league as they are.
The truth is, if either of them demanded 15, most of the leagues team would do it given the opportunity. They may not like doing it, but they would. But 15-16% of the cap for MVP caliber players in their prime isn't selfish, its appropriate