2022 Offseason

IdiotKicker

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I'm still trying to figure out what happened to Subban. I didn't see him play much once he left Montreal, but I'm amazed at how quickly such a dynamic player fell off after his first couple seasons with the Predators. I never liked facing him, but he's the exact kind of player you'd love if he were on your team. I'm just kind of surprised that he's done at 33.
 

cshea

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I think the "for now" disclaimer will be a pretty long length of time. The player that'll beat it is Auston Matthews who already makes $11.6 million and is a UFA at age 26 in 2024.

The rest of the "best player in the league" types are already locked up.
 

Salem's Lot

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If anyone in the league is worth $12.6 million a year it’s him, but they are going to lose some significant depth if the cap doesn’t go up considerably next season. That being said, they did a great job of locking up their core pieces, and already have a cup under their belt.
 

jk333

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If anyone in the league is worth $12.6 million a year it’s him, but they are going to lose some significant depth if the cap doesn’t go up considerably next season. That being said, they did a great job of locking up their core pieces, and already have a cup under their belt.
What is Makar worth?

What cup winner had the most $$$ tied up in 2 players? I’m going to guess Crosby and Malkin who were around 25% of the cap in 16-17’. Lightning were 23% of the cap with Kucherov and Point.
 
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TFP

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They're a local company, recently built a big new office in North Station, and happen to be one of our first and longest customers at my startup company and one that I managed for 4 years. Pretty cool to see from my perspective.
 

Over Guapo Grande

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And if that is the extent of the kit/uni/whatever branding, it is nowhere approaching egregious. I don’t know how many people would notice it without looking for it (as @TSC said in the comment I didn’t see originally )
 

Over Guapo Grande

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They're a local company, recently built a big new office in North Station, and happen to be one of our first and longest customers at my startup company and one that I managed for 4 years. Pretty cool to see from my perspective.
Cool story.

And I mean that sincerely- it is a really cool story. UKG has sponsorships across all sports- it would have been an easy one to pick up (the K part of UKG is headquartered out of Wilmington, I believe). But they went with a small start up.
That is really cool.
Edit - ok misread … they aren’t a small startup. But still cool.
 

teds_head

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Barzal signed an 8 year deal - AAV 9.15
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That's a huge commitment for a player who didn't come close to meeting expectations last year.
Just 59 points in 73 games.

I drafted him in the 3rd round of my fantasy hockey pool last season - he was by far my most disappointing pick (and I had a few)
 

kenneycb

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Curious to see what he's like out from under Trotz's system. Last year was also the first his shooting % was below 10%. Underlying Corsi and Fenwick were still 10+.
 

cshea

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Trotz is gone, but Lambert was an assistant that traveled with Trotz from Nasvhille to Washington to the Island. I don't think the system is changing a ton.

I don't think his shooting percentage is a huge deal. He shot 9.3% last season, his career average prior to the season was 11.6%. The dip cost him l2-3 goals over the course of the season. I don't think it dipped low enough to where he's do from some crazy positive regression coming. He's been a 60-65 point guy for all but 1 year. That was when Tavares was still on the team and eating the tougher minutes/assignments. I think there's a large enough sample that Barzal kind of is what he is at this point. Which is a very good player but one that I'm not sure is worth $9.15 million annually.