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AMcGhie

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Given that 2 current B's players benefited greatly from his coaching, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is a fantastic move for New York. I don't like 5 years for a college coach (I would have gone 3 + performance based extensions), but I think he'll make a difference now that they're a younger team.
 

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I feel like he’s a better recruiter than a coach, which isn’t really transferable to the NHL. His results are underwhelming given the talent he has had.
 

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I feel like he’s a better recruiter than a coach, which isn’t really transferable to the NHL. His results are underwhelming given the talent he has had.
I second this. Not in love with Dave Quinn as a coach. Has massively underachieved with what he had for talent at BU. Has had so many first and second round picks and only 1 Frozen Four.
 

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He’ll probably be the President of Hockey Ops, which means he’ll be the decision maker. If they hired a GM, that person would report to Lou. The GM would do more of the day-to-day tasks, but Lou would be the decision maker.

I guess kind of like Dombrowski with the Red Sox. I don’t believe the Red Sox have a GM, Dombrowski just runs everything. Lou would do the same.
 

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Re-signing Kane means that the conditional 2019 draft pick going back to the Sabres will be a first rounder.
7x7? Wow, is the condition that if they didn’t re-sign him that they owned additional first round pick to Buffalo?

Amazing, not sure anyone would have beat that offer ignoring the draft pick. But it shows how the Riley Nash market should be at least 4/yr and 5/yr isn’t impossible. Kane is the much wanted and rarely available power forward but he comes with baggage and is a 25 goal, 50 point player.
 

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Came here to post the same tweet and wonder if this makes Sweeney look even better for the Marchand & Pastrnak deals? I laughed when I saw 7x7. Kane is talented, but...his behavior...
 

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Came here to post the same tweet and wonder if this makes Sweeney look even better for the Marchand & Pastrnak deals? I laughed when I saw 7x7. Kane is talented, but...his behavior...
We are mostly agreeing but... He scored 30 goals once, 6 years ago. Averages closer to 20 goals per year. His best season ever was 57 points.

He’s been on some bad teams and he was better with the Sharks but it’s at least possible the teams were bad because he was supposed to be a top 2-3 player for them.
 
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7x7? Wow, is the condition that if they didn’t re-sign him that they owned additional first round pick to Buffalo?

Amazing, not sure anyone would have beat that offer ignoring the draft pick. But it shows how the Riley Nash market should be at least 4/yr and 5/yr isn’t impossible. Kane is the much wanted and rarely available power forward but he comes with baggage and is a 25 goal, 50 point player.
From what I understand, The trade was Kane for a 2020 fourth rounder, a prospect, and most importantly a conditional 2019 draft pick. If he walked in free agency this year, the Sabres would get a 2019 2nd. If he re-signed with the Sharks, the pick becomes a first rounder. Sabres did pretty well for a half season of Kane.
 

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This is one of the worst contracts in the last few years. $49/7 for a couple of great months? Not to mention his injury and character issues and 1st round pick involved. Yikes.
 

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From what I understand, The trade was Kane for a 2020 fourth rounder, a prospect, and most importantly a conditional 2019 draft pick. If he walked in free agency this year, the Sabres would get a 2019 2nd. If he re-signed with the Sharks, the pick becomes a first rounder. Sabres did pretty well for a half season of Kane.
I agree! I’m shocked the Sharks would give a pretty significant asset to sign THAT contract. It’d be like the Bruins adding a second round pick to sign Rick Nash to a, for example, 5/25 or 3/18 type contract. Bad enough on their own, but just crazy to offer an asset to do it.
 

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Yeah this makes Sweeney look even better when comparing the Pastrnak and Marchand deals. Both are much better overall players than Kane, although they were also buying out RFA years on Pasta’s deal.

They must really like Kane. We will see how he does long term, but I could really see him settling there and doing well. Just think it’s a bad overpay with too much term commitment to a volatile player.
 

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Speculation that Tavares wasn't coming back unless Weight did.

Also now Florida shopping Petrovic. Who they gave up Marchessault and Smith in order to protect in the expansion draft...