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#1 MacK_Attack

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:54 AM

8 years. $64 million.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:34 AM

Wow.  For that money, he needs to score a lot of goals and stop gooning it up.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:36 AM

Short of him being a non-French player making that cash in Montreal, I can't imagine a more high pressure contract. He will either be sanctified or crucified, this deal leaves no middle ground.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:52 AM

I like Kessel, but that's a lot of money for a mostly one-dimensional guy.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:56 AM

I like Kessel, but that's a lot of money for a mostly one-dimensional guy.

 

He has vastly improved his defensive game. He actually back checks now.

 

Plus, it turns out he's a pretty decent playmaker, too.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:06 AM

Haha. Ridiculous.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:12 AM

 

He has vastly improved his defensive game. He actually back checks now.

 

Plus, it turns out he's a pretty decent playmaker, too.

 

Oh yeah, for sure. I know you're a big Leafs guy Mack, are you happy with this deal?


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:20 AM

 

Oh yeah, for sure. I know you're a big Leafs guy Mack, are you happy with this deal?

 

It's fair. He's become one of the best players in the league. I think I heard only three players have more goals than him over the past three seasons (Stamkos, Perry, Ovechkin).

 

He's bought into Carlyle's challenge for him to play in his own zone. Obviously, he won't win any Selke's, but he's back there doing his part. He put up big numbers now that he has started collecting assists, so you have to pay the guy in that elite category.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 11:35 AM

Is this the largest contract ever signed by an enforcer?


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:32 PM

Going forward, I don't think this contract will look bad. The Leafs had to pay it, I bet a guy like Vanek if he makes it to FA will actually get more depending on the cap rising.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 01:00 PM

I think this is a great or at least fair contract. Kessel is an elite player, his release is deadly and he does it year after year. The only reason why the Toronto media dogs are hating him, is because he isn't outspoken and a shy guy so what? He produces on the ice and lets his actions do all the talking, would love a player like him on the DetroitRedWings roster.

 

I also think Nonis is a great GM for Toronto, he is quiet, laid back and just has his priorities right.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:08 PM

It's really not that bad, especially if he continues getting better. Anyways,

 

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:42 PM

I think this is a great or at least fair contract. Kessel is an elite player, his release is deadly and he does it year after year. The only reason why the Toronto media dogs are hating him, is because he isn't outspoken and a shy guy so what? He produces on the ice and lets his actions do all the talking, would love a player like him on the DetroitRedWings roster.
 
I also think Nonis is a great GM for Toronto, he is quiet, laid back and just has his priorities right.


I was actually hoping he would hit fa this off season so we could pick him up

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:53 PM

Short of him being a non-French player making that cash in Montreal, I can't imagine a more high pressure contract. He will either be sanctified or crucified, this deal leaves no middle ground.

Their fanbase leaves no middle ground.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:25 PM

That's a good contract for a baseball player


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:27 PM

 

He has vastly improved his defensive game. He actually back checks now.

 

Plus, it turns out he's a pretty decent playmaker, too.

I absolutely hate the leafs, and being from Toronto doesn't help.

 

However, I agree 100% with what you are saying. Phil Kessel is a great player, I don't think he gets the recognition he deserves. He has improved in every area of his game the last couple years. He's also been in the top 10 in points the last 2 years, and he's getting better. I would take him on the Wings anyday.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 05:34 PM

Bottom line: they need him, badly.


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:22 PM

 

It's fair. He's become one of the best players in the league. I think I heard only three players have more goals than him over the past three seasons (Stamkos, Perry, Ovechkin).

 

He's bought into Carlyle's challenge for him to play in his own zone. Obviously, he won't win any Selke's, but he's back there doing his part. He put up big numbers now that he has started collecting assists, so you have to pay the guy in that elite category.

 

Yup, this pretty much sums it up except for the term.

8 years? This is a 26 year old playing in the body of a 42 year old. He may be fast but he always looks about 2 breaths short of a heart attack sitting on the bench. I just can't see him maintaining that level of play for the duration of this contract and 8 years will only make him 34 when its over.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 07:48 PM

Meh I'd rather have Datsyuk for 4 more years at a smaller cap too :)



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 08:12 PM

Sure Kessel followed the money and got it but he will never be considered one of the greats of the game. Toronto paid him the me,me,me money.

I bet Yzerman could have taken the same path but chose to sacrifice pure goal scoring for a more team 2 way game. Alfredsson is a better 2 way player, so is Datsyuk(in addition to being brilliant).

I'd never pick Kessel over Alfie or Z, or D.

Kessel's contract is not going to help win Toronto a cup. 







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