12 juill. 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hockey_Hippy</b></div><div>So Carolina let in 10 less goals than Toronto did last year so that whole defense thing you're talking about is bullsh*t
There is enough cap space there to add 1M to Liljegren and 500,000 to Raanta, but my feeling is you will not have to spend all of it if any of it at all.</div></div>
1) I call BS on your Toronto is equal on defense BS.
Last season: regular season
total defense rankings (Car #2 vs Tor #7), GAPG (Car 2.56 vs Tor 2.68), shots against per game (SAPG) (Car 26.00 vs Tor 29.51), PK% (Car 84.38 vs Tor 81.85).
Now look when it really matters:
Playoff defense rankings GAPG (Car 2.53 vs Tor 3.18), SAPG (Car 28.87 vs Tor 31.82) , PK % (Car 84.09% vs Tor 73.33%)
Toronto let in 21 in the 1st round (vs CAR's 15) , 15 in the 2nd round (vs CAR's 14 with 8 of those coming in a bad loss), and then 10 in the conference finals. You as a Leafs fan must be confused about the fact there is a round that follows the 2nd round of the playoffs--I assure you there is.
Show me a Maple Leaf that got Norris votes last year. I can show you two Hurricanes: Burns and Slavin. Go ahead tell me how Slavin is an offensive juggernaut.
So what did the Hurricanes do to improve their outstanding defense (of Burns, Slavin, Pesce, Skjei, and Chatfield--well, they signed <strong>Dmitry Orlov</strong> from the Bruins (the only defense ranked higher than them last year) and then reacquired a d-man that was +30 and put up 51 points with them the year before on a 1 year prove it contract (<strong>Anthony Deangelo</strong>).
...but yeah keep telling me their equal and a goalie will jump ship to make the same amount of money when the cap is going up in July of 2024.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Skyraider112</b></div><div>That Compher deal is awful, I'm sorry to Wings fans that they are gonna have to struggle with that one. He's a 30 point player unless he plays with elite talent</div></div>
The actual contract is not all that awful considering the cap is expected to rise 10M from '24-'25 to '27-'28. Compher's game is also 200 feet so he doesn't just need to score to stay useful. Plus Detroit still has $10M in cap space with a roster size of 24--it's not like he is holding them back from making other moves.
Detroit's strength is it's middle 6 forwards. It's weakness is its top end talent (particularly 1st line wingers where Raymond is still developing but the other side is lacking). Compher will be playing with top 6 type talent (not elite) but better than average (pick 2 of Rassmussen, Perron, Fabbri, Kubalik, Copp, maybe Berggren, and eventually 2022 1st rounder #8 Marco Kasper). So if he adds 20 goals to the team that can still make a large difference as there should be a lot more scoring balance in the future.
With $37M plus whatever the cap goes up next year, the talent surrounding him could get even better. Plus, Detroit has many, many prospects that will be coming up on ELC deals (and multiple 2024 1st round picks) meaning they can go out and add expensive talent (via trade or UFA) and get even better. It's the natural cycle when the team has been awful for the past 7 years.
<strong>Alex Goligoski is from Grand Rapids, Minnesota not Grand Rapids, Michigan</strong> so wrong state.
Beyond that---Detroit has way, way too many LHD...Detroit's LHD under contract:
Jake Walman (3 yrs left),
Olli Maatta (2 yrs left),
Ben Chiarot (3 yrs left),
Simon Edvinsson (LTIR until early Dec but an ELC slide so ends summer 2026),
2019 2nd round pick Albert Johansson (ELC ends summer 2024),
2020 2nd round pick William Wallinder (ELC ends summer 2026),
2018 2nd round pick Jared McIsaac (RFA),
2020 3rd round pick Donovan Sebrango (ELC ends summer 2025),
2020 3rd round pick Eemil Viro (ELC ends summer 2025)
even is they use Chiarot and Wallinder as off handed d-men on the right side: they still have prospects path blocked.