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  1. Wait, so I got it right? Wow, when's the last time that happened?
  2. Obviously this all just comes down to us disagreeing on what Jake appears to be worth. I think he's easily a top 5 RW in the league, arguably a top 5 winger period. To me that's worth $7.5M. $8M may be pushing it, but that could change depending on how things (cap up/down, production up/down) go next season.
  3. Like Brelic said, you have decide who is part of your core and who is not. I think Jake is and should continue to be. If he walks then that just means that you have to wait and hope that another piece will happen along to replace the piece you just lost. Right now, the Flyers do not have anyone in the system who projects to be a top line winger. Konecny is the only one that seems like even a possibility.
  4. Well, where are you going to find legit top line players, or top pairing D, or #1 G on the cheap? Keep in mind, the cap tends to go up. Ryan O'Reilly just signed for $7.5M per year. If he's worth that so is Jake.
  5. Yeah. This thread is not reality...
  6. Well, where are you going to find legit top line players, or top pairing D, or #1 G on the cheap? Keep in mind, the cap tends to go up. Ryan O'Reilly just signed for $7.5M per year. If he's worth that so is Jake.
  7. Umberger no. JVR, probably no. I'm thinking of someone who plays well without the puck, wins board battles, has a quick accurate shot. Someone who creates space for the the other two to do their thing and then is there for the finish. I just have a very real - and statistically born out - fear that they don't have the punch to win a Cup without "pure goal scorer to be named later." I have the same fear. I love Raffl but I don't think he fits that role. Gagner, we'll just have to see but I'm skeptical. But I don't expect them to be seriously competing for a Cup in the next couple of years so there's still time to find "that guy".
  8. $4.5M would be a bargain for a young Hartnell. Not so much for a Hartnell on the downside (even if he's still a productive player at this point).
  9. Could come from anywhere. I'm thinking of a Hartnell type. A Crouse type. Again, I'm all in favor of keeping Jake. I'm looking at $6-7M (so it's not like I'm talking about $5M or something completely beyond the pale). This talk that he will command $8M is where I am parting ways Where is that talk coming from, here? I don't even see any point in worrying about Jake's next contract at this point. And based on what he's done so far I'm pretty confident that Hextall will do ok. I don't think Jake will get more than market value (whatever that turns out to be). If I were to take a wild guess right now, I'd say $7.5M.
  10. Top 5 in points in the NHL is a big year. (for that matter top 10 in points is a big year too) I don't see Jake (or Giroux) as being big time goal scorers. Which is why I was so high on Lawson Crouse. You need a more pure goal scorer on that line with G and Jake. As long as Jake continues to do what he does best, which is puck possession and generating offense (if not necessarily finishing) I'm fine with that.
  11. Well, I'd rather not pay for anything (Jake-wise) now. If he has another big year, well, $8M is a lot but he'd probably be worth it.
  12. Right. You win Cups with players like that. Not by letting them walk. Just because some big contracts are bad doesn't mean that all big contracts are bad. Players like Giroux and Voracek aren't easy to find and they don't come cheap.
  13. Well, Kane and Toews have both hit 30 (Toews twice, Kane once) and they did put up 55 goals combined last year. But then they're each making what, 10 million? While playing on a much better team. Honestly, 7-ish will be fair if Voracek continues to put up the numbers.
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