I keep seeing this sort of nonsense. That's TWO SEASONS AWAY. It's terrible thinking, and terrible asset management, to jettison guys now because you're worrying about expansion. Ice the best team you can. When the expansion draft rolls around, worry about it then. You're going to lose a player. He's likely to actually be a pretty good one, and it will suck. If it's not a pretty good one, it's because you've decimated your talent level making sure that you don't lose a good one in the draft. Do
For Marner or Point, I'm easily willing to go all the way up to $10,148,302 (2 1sts, 1 second, 1 third). If you're lucky, Toronto signs someone else on or before July 1 and eats their available offseason cap down below 10 million from what I guess will be ~13 million with the new cap + offseason cushion.
Unfortunately I don't disagree with this assessment.
I just think it's a dumb move if it's made. What are the chances of getting a 65 point forward, on a good contract for his prime years? Because that's what you're giving up if you move Ghost, and Ghost plays the more premium position vs. a winger.
I should add, for the sake of the topic, that they absolutely should be willing to use offer sheets. Everyone should.
But they don't. And won't.
The best thing an offer sheet ever did was to blackball Homer out of the GM's chair.
RE Offer Sheets:
Help me understand, Four years of first round draft picks ?
-so 4 years -no first round picks because a team signed one guy ?
Four years that team gets your picks because you signed a guy to an offer sheet ? 4 years ?
who would do that ?
That is a long time to not get to choose any top end young salary controllable players.
They really boned themselves with Nylander. Should have just traded him. Especially after the season started and it became pretty apparent how superfluous he was.
Now guys who who are straight up better than he is are up for new contracts and they have his contract and Matthews’ & Tavares’ to directly compare to.
And trading him? I mean they could trade him but the contract is certainly unattractive (watch Fletcher trade for him now) and it won’t be as easy to m