16 mars 2017
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Forum: NHL24 août à 20 h 55 Forum: NHL24 août à 17 h 25 <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>EsoYeezus69</b></div><div>There’s a sh*t load of players more deserving than Zegras, and I have absolutely no clue who that other person is.</div></div>
EA always does everything they can to draw in players with fancy tricks over actual hockey. Zegras is "The Michigan Guy". Play our game and do the cool move!
In EA's ideal world, they'd be able to just replace the pass button with the Michigan deke, the defensemen with actual pylons, and have the AI goaltender move back and forth like a metronome while doing the macarena.
Palm trees and shorts, no helmets, very immersive. Nothing screams NHL like a day at the beach.
I'm all for including women's hockey as well, but they presented it in the worst possible way. Nobody is looking at this cover and taking women's hockey seriously, because there's little to do with hockey in the image. You want to give women credibility, at least make them look professional and in their element. An athlete, not a jersey model.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>budgeteam</b></div><div>I don't think it is guaranteed he gets anywhere close to this from somewhere else.
I think that is one of the reasons he signed the deal in Calgary.
Huberdeau will be 30 years old and is a winger. He is going to an entirely new team and system. If he just has a very good season and not a top 5 scoring season, he's getting 6-8 million per for 4-7 seasons, and he may not have teams lining up for him. The cap is still tight, and teams are dumping more and more cap into players coming off of their ELC, which is choking out the big UFAs. Let's see what Kadri ends up getting after a 100 point pace season where he was an integral part on the cup winning team.
Calgary gave Huberdeau an offer he couldn't refuse. This is 84 million and it takes him to his late 30s, so that 8th year is going to factor in here because there is no guarantee that if he goes 7 years with someone else, he is still an active player or good enough to get a 1 year 10.5M contract. He would have to either get 7 x 12 million on the open market, or get less but get it from a team with a great tax situation. Which there aren't many teams like that who have 10+ million open in cap.
I would say there is next to no chance he gets this offer from someone else in the off season. Which isn't to say it was a bad move by Calgary. They just lost Gaudreau and Tkachuk, unless they are going to rebuild, losing a third straight superstar would be awful from an optics POV. Hockey is a business after all, and they have to win games and sell season tickets.</div></div>
That's fair, but we all know GMs aren't always as rational.
Players have been hitting $9-10M for a few years and through a flat cap. It's going to increase with the cap projected to start rising again.