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In Topic: 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

02 August 2014 - 07:02 PM

It's not 2009 anymore. Why wouldn't you pay Subban 9 million? That's what superstars make. We can argue he has flaws but in the eyes of the league he is now top tier for what's available. Having only a handful of free agents every year because of long term contracts also drives up prices. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2

In Topic: Candiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8 year contract

02 August 2014 - 06:59 PM

Inflation happens. Kane and Toews set the new standard, and I'm sure their agents had them do it on purpose. No biggie. Everything goes up over time. People acting shocked and annoyed are being ridiculous. Did they think the cap would go up and everyone would just keep making their old salaries? The world doesn't work like that. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2

In Topic: Alfie wants to play

22 July 2014 - 12:58 PM


I think you're overthinking it. Legwand is a 45-50 point player. He continued this consistency with us. No matter how few games he played, that's 45-50 points that could have helped us that now won't. Sent from my ADR6350 using Tapatalk 2


 
40 of his points helped Nashville, not us.  I'd agree they Legwand "could have helped", but that's not what you said.  You said we had to replace his 50 pts.  Which we don't.  We never counted on, or got 50 pts. from David Legwand.  So we wouldn't have to replace them. 
 
But, as I said, his 50 pts. "could have helped" had we re-signed him.  That's sort of a platitude though. 
 
Edit:  And it should be noted that if we're talking about replacing Legwand's 50 point potential, then you can rest assured we already have as Stephen Weiss will be back and he's got 50 point potential too. 


That's a good point about Weiss but the rest of your post is just unnecessarily critical and misguided.

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In Topic: Alfie wants to play

22 July 2014 - 11:25 AM


If Alfie doesn't come back we will have lost two 50 point players (Legwand, Alfredsson) and replaced them with Dan Cleary. When you look at it that way, we need Alfie back. I doubt Jurco, if he plays, hits 50. That's 100 points to be replaced. Some of it will be made up by a healthy Zetterberg and Datsyuk, but its hard to say we are better without Alfredsson.


 
Maybe we'd be better, maybe we wouldn't.  But it's not like we were good with Alfredsson, so why not try something different?  Sometimes it's all about the team dynamic.  Who ever believed Columbus would be a better offensive (and defensive team) without Nash, Carter, Gaborik, or Horton (injured)?  On paper it seems like it's crazy, but the team might actually be better in the long run.
 
Also, you're fudging the numbers to make a point.  Legwand played 21 games for us and contributed 11 pts.  I get that he was a 50 pt. guy on the season, and so technically we'd have to "replace him".  But you make it seem like we're losing a guy who contributed 50 pts. to our team, which he didn't.  If anything, you'd have to replace his defense and 11 pts., as anything more than that rested on future potential that was lost the minute they decided not to re-sign him.   


I think you're overthinking it. Legwand is a 45-50 point player. He continued this consistency with us. No matter how few games he played, that's 45-50 points that could have helped us that now won't.

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In Topic: Alfie wants to play

22 July 2014 - 10:04 AM

If Alfie doesn't come back we will have lost two 50 point players (Legwand, Alfredsson) and replaced them with Dan Cleary. When you look at it that way, we need Alfie back. I doubt Jurco, if he plays, hits 50. That's 100 points to be replaced. Some of it will be made up by a healthy Zetterberg and Datsyuk, but its hard to say we are better without Alfredsson.