Eklund Rumor: BUF and TOR willing to go pretty far to attract Carlson

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by heybuddyhowyadoing, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. heybuddyhowyadoing

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    Washington has said they will do what it takes to get him signed to a contract.
     
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    I have no doubts he may be the Sabres #1 target in FA

    Adding him and Dahlin as a potential pairing would be electric
     
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    7M for 6 years is a no brainer yes for pretty much every team in the league. In reality he probably wants something closer to 8x8
     
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    Well, they could be eventually. Dahlin will have some growing pains and Carlson is overrated IMO (more so based on his coming astronomical price tag), at least in terms of his defensive play at times.
     
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    My bet is that if he actually hits the FA market that Vegas gets him. They have the cap space and could add a significant player on defense just for dollars and keep the assets they'd have to give up for EK.
     
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    I imagine Carlson gets a contract the Leafs wouldn't be comfortable with.
    It would also depend on what we do about Tavares. If we sign him, I don't see the money for Carlson. If we don't, that's another question.
     
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    really don't want the leafs signing carlson
     
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    I'm just curious if anyone has actually learned the lessons of NHL free agency?

    How often does a team sign a big time free agent and regret the deal within two years? It seems fairly often.

    Anyone who wants 6 or 7 years, I'd immediately walk away from in free agency. Those last two/three years are killers,
     
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    Great player but the contract that's coming with him scares me
     
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    This took me 5 sec. to find on the internet:


    "The Canadian Press
    July 02, 2006
    The Boston Bruins signed defenceman Zdeno Chara to a $37.5-million US, five-year contract Saturday, locking up the league's marquee unrestricted free agent."

    It seems to me that there are all sorts of lessons to be learned.
     
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    There is money for both, if Tavares would sign for $10.5 and Carlson at $8... though from a team need perspective, signing Carlson is more important, In My Opinion.
     
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    Tavares at 10.5???? thats insane
     
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    I doubt that Toronto will compete contract-wise with a lot of teams, considering their future deals.
    I realize that technically they could, but I question if they should.
     
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    Reminds me of when Edmonton and Toronto were willing to go pretty far to attract clarkson
     
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    Makes no sense for BUF.
     
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    I'm going to hold out hope that Dubas is too smart to sign him to a big money, big contract deal.
     
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    Do you want Ron Hainsey playing top pair minutes again? because that can't happen again
     
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    Anything to improve that team makes sense for them, they are awful
     
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    I don't see any possibly way that Buffalo lands Carlson, as much as I'd love it.

    Why would he go from the best team in the league to the worst?

    Really, about the only way I could see it - Buffalo would have to offer an insane contract, that blew all the other offers out of the water.

    I'd be shocked if he actually picked Buffalo (assuming there's even any truth to this rumor).
     
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    He is going to re-sign in DC.

    IF he somehow hits the FA market, I think he would want to play in the United States, so Toronto is out. I doubt he goes for re-build situation like Buffalo.

    I'd guess he would look at Vegas, or New Jersey.
     
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    If Lou lam resigns taveres, signs Carlson,and he trades for a goalie....he's personally one of my favourite gms of all time, but that put him in the goat level if looking at his career.
     
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    I fully believe he signs with the Caps. That said, i hope the Leafs are taking a shot, it's time to move forward and improve. If the rumors about Matthews and Babs talking are true, then supposedly AM was asking about the direction the team was going....well....time to nut up or shut up.
     
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    Dahlin and Mittelstadt will help a lot, and there is hope with Guhle, and possibly one or more of their forward prospects will start contributing.

    Signing Carlson would cripple them for years to come. All they need is a decent top 4 guy...easier said than done.

    TML don't really need him, either, or at least, not at the price he is going to ask. They have scoring from the back end, and should be looking for defensive competence if they acquire a Dman. Sort of the same thing BUF is looking for. Though TOR should probably be looking for a higher level guy, as they are closer to being a significant factor in the postseason.
     
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    Reilly Carlson
    Gardner zaitsev
    Dermott hainsey

    Actually looks decent
     

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