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Discussion in 'Rick Middleton's Pron 'Stache: Bruins Forum' started by cshea, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. MiracleOfO2704

    MiracleOfO2704 not AWOL SoSH Member

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    And now, some cold water: Habs not dealing Patches right now.

     
  2. LogansDad

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    That Kovalchuk deal seems ludicrous to me. Thank god the Bruins didn't give him that kind of money.
     
  3. RedOctober3829

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    Sharks are putting together a recruiting pitch for JT. Supposedly including a lot of the team.
     
  4. cshea

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    FWIW, on Friedman’s podcast, he says he thinks the 5 teams are definitely Toronto, San Jose, Dallas and then two of Tampa, Boston, Chicago.



    There’s been some speculation of the Leafs pulling some cap circumvention shenanigans here, so that’ll be interesting to follow. The Leafs have 1 more year of Matthews and Marner on ELC’s, and thus have a ton of cap space ($26 million or something) for the 18/19 season. So the idea is they drop a 1 year, max contract on Tavares ($15.9 million) with a wink-wink, nudge-nudge 8-year extension with a much lower cap hit agreed to that takes effect when Matthews and Marner get their extensions.
     
  5. OrrWeCan

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    I would pay Tavares a lot of money to come here, but what is he looking for overall? Just a 7/$70m contract? Or is he more interested in winning long term? I don't feel like there's I still any insight nationally into his leanings, but I have always felt he was leaving the Islanders. He's a franchise player, so whoever gets him instantly improves. I can't recall anyone like him in recent memory hitting the free agent market.

    Him coming to Boston makes them instant Cup favorites. They would just have to find a way to move Backes and/or Krejci.
     
  6. Greg29fan

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    Carlson getting 8 years from WSH per Bob Mac
     
  7. timlinin8th

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    What would be Tavares’ motivation for doing that though? If he signs the one year deal and then gets a career ending injury would the Leafs honor their part of the wink wink nudge nudge? Why not just go for big bucks over a long term right now from another team?

    I mean, yeah he’s from Toronto, but would he really risk a shitload of money like that to play for his hometown team? I don’t see it.
     
  8. veritas

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    He's going to get something like 8y x $12m. That's not a good contract for any team. Tavares is a very good player, but he's not a top 5 center in the league right now and I don't see him aging all that well.
     
  9. RedOctober3829

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    Nash, who turned 34 last week, is looking for a multi-year deal, and Columbus is at the top of his list. But could easily return to Boston or sign elsewhere if he believes he can win a Stanley Cup.
     
  10. InstantKarmma

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  11. OrrWeCan

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    Isn't the max length the Bruins could offer 7 years? Only the Islanders can offer him 8 years.
     
  12. veritas

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    Ah, yeah your'e right. And the max money is $16m/year
     
  13. TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle

    TheStoryofYourRedRightAnkle Member SoSH Member

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    So the deal hit a stanchion?
     
  14. TheRealness

    TheRealness Don't make him go all Lucic on your ash SoSH Member

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    That's probably the most intriguing part (i.e. the money). Does he just want to get paid, or does he want to actually win? The Islanders could pay him the max, but no one else can. I'd hazard a guess that the closes contenders in terms of talent (Boston, Tampa and Nashville) could likely only pay him $8m-$9m per year, and even that's a stretch.

    While I really want to rush to NHL 18 and plug Tavares in for Krejci, I agree it seems highly unlikely. I would probably rank them: (1) Toronto, (2) NYI, (3) Nashville, then everyone else.
     
  15. RedOctober3829

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    Toronto started meeting with Tavares at 6 pm EST. Each team has 3 hours to make their pitch. LeBrun thinks the Islanders are next at 9.

    Update: The Leafs are done. They only used 2 hours per Arash Madani of SN who is on-site.
     
  16. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    Case in point of why you couldn’t pay me enough to play in Toronto if I were Tavares.
     
  17. veritas

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    On the other hand, if you win a cup in Toronto, you're a deity there for the rest of you're life.
     
  18. Salem's Lot

    Salem's Lot Andy Moog! Andy God Damn Moog! SoSH Member

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    Even if they love you though it’s zero privacy. You can’t ever go to a restaurant or walk around the city without people all over you. Maybe some people wouldn’t mind that but I couldn’t live like that.
     
  19. RedOctober3829

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    Bruins making their Taveras pitch tomorrow.

     
  20. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Habs interested in signing Voynov. Boy would that make them even easier to hate

     
  21. NYCSox

    NYCSox chris hansen of goats Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Plus they obsess over your hot dog eating habits. No thanks.
     
  22. RedOctober3829

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    But PK Subban was traded because he was becoming a problem. Unreal what's going on up there.
     
  23. Salem's Lot

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    I guess as long as Voynov makes his 8 digit donation to a children’s hospital a team PR event he’s cool.
     
  24. RedOctober3829

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    SJ contingent has already arrived at CAA to meet with Tavares. Bruins are at 6 pm EST.
     
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  26. cshea

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    Hall of Fame class announced....

    Willie O’Ree
    Gary Bettman
    Martin Brodeur
    Martin St. Louis
     
  27. PedroSpecialK

    PedroSpecialK Comes at you like a tornado of hair and the NHL sa Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    It's awesome to see O'Ree finally going in.

    On the other hand, with both Bettman and Jacobs now in, when is the league going to posthumously enshrine Sam Walton and Ronald Reagan?
     
  28. RedOctober3829

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    I watched MSL growing up a lot at UVM. What a team that was with him, Tim Thomas, and Eric Perrin.
     
  29. Greg29fan

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    I vehemently disagree with Bettman going in. Two lockouts, including a lost season, and the upcoming concussion lawsuit that'll probably bankrupt the league are huge, gigantic, massive red marks against him.
     
  30. cshea

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    3 lockouts, 4 in a few years
     
  31. Greg29fan

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    Yeah, sorry, three lockouts
     
  32. cshea

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    Couldn’t get a seat at the big boys table, so the Habs bring back Turtlenec!!

     
  33. veritas

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    The Bruins are on the clock:

     
  34. TheRealness

    TheRealness Don't make him go all Lucic on your ash SoSH Member

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    I don't think anyone but the HOF committee (or whoever votes on these), and the owners agree he should be in.

    He's one of the worst sports commissioners of all-time, and should be panned, not honored. Disappointing, but I didn't expect much more. Great to see O'Ree FINALLY get in.
     
  35. RedOctober3829

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    #Bruins delegation has arrived at CAA offices: Neely, Sweeney and Cassidy. #TavaresWatch #TSN #NHL
     
  36. cshea

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    Always be closing!
     
  37. veritas

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    Does the meeting with Tavares suggest they have an option to shed Backes/Krejci? Or another move to free up cap space (Tuukka, Krug?)
     
  38. The Napkin

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    Most likely. I can't imagine Tavares coming back to them and saying yes and them saying "oh, now what?" and having to all of a sudden dump some salary. Grzelcyk's extension might point to Krug. But that's a wag.
     
  39. RedOctober3829

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    I would think they would have had to present a case for a meeting and this would be a big question by Tavares' camp. Apparently, Tavares has a detailed binder on every team that is upwards of 80 pages per team so he is fully aware of every team's situation. So, yes I believe they have moves ready to go contingent on Tavares signing.
     
  40. Salem's Lot

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    My best guess would be Krug considering he only has an 8 team no trade list starting on 7/1, and Krejci and Backes have full No move clauses.
     
  41. cshea

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    I’m sure they’ve done their leg work on cap maneuvering if they land Tavares. There have been rumblings about Krejci and Backes drawing interest this offseason. I guess the bigger hurdle for those 2 are the no-move clauses. If they can move Backes, they should probably do so with or without Tavares.
     
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  43. OrrWeCan

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    Well, maybe not wasting his time will work, but I doubt being the briefest is a good thing.

    Great thing for summer time fun, but I would imagine this is probably down to the Leafs and Isles. Does anyone know if there's are odds on this? Love to know what Vegas thinks.
     
  44. Salem's Lot

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    I still don’t understand why Toronto would be favored higher than any other team other than the Islanders. They would literally have to gut the team after next year to sign him and keep their good young players, the tax rate is ridiculous, and he’d be living in a literal fish bowl. This feels like Stamkos all over again.
     
  45. SoFloSoxFan

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  46. cshea

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    Nothing earth shattering, but JT isn’t taking any additional meetings. Stars and Bolts get to take their swing at it today and then that is it.



    I guess we’ll probably know in the next fee days if the Bruins have a chance. The 8-year deal with the Isles comes off the table on 7/1, so if he is staying then presumably he’ll sign that sometime between today and Saturday.
     
  47. RedOctober3829

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    Chris Botta was on the radio yesterday saying the reported offer to Tavares wasn’t true. Take that with a grain of salt.
     
  48. veritas

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    Sheary and Hunwick to BUF for a pick. Weird trade
     
  49. veritas

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    Pittsburgh just cleared $5.25 in cap space. They have $11m now. That's a little bit scary
     
  50. Salem's Lot

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    Watch them set up a meeting with Tavares now. I’m going to puke when he signs for $10 million to play with Crosby.
     

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