NHL Around the NHL XXVIII - NHL, NHLPA take first step in addressing issues with 2020-21 salaries

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    Zero for Four in the first 4 rounds this year.
     
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    I couldn't be happier for Rick Bowness. He earned it, and seems like a great guy to play for.

    I read the Colin Wilson article with great interest, as I have had people close to me suggest I have similar OCD tendencies. What's interesting is that sort of obsessive behavior, and even worry, can lead people to reach a high level in their chosen field; but it can take its toll in other areas.
     
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    A full NTC for Pat Maroon.

    What a world :laugh:
     
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    Koko killing himself for leaving NA so soon
     
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    So, anybody considered a lock for 2021 that's going to have to wait a year?
     
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    Wow surprised no one has come in yet complaining that Toronto keeps signing guys while Sweeney does nothing

    Michael Hutchinson - 2yr/$725k
    Joey Anderson - 3yr/$750k
     
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    Why complain? Sweeney has already locked up plenty of guys at that level :laugh:
     
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    That doesn't stop from some acting like every signing by every other team was a massive signing :naughty: :laugh:
     
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    Some have leaked, I suppose changes can be made before final release:

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    Not about the NHL but..........wow !!!!!!




    EDIT: Apparently still needs to be ratified but it is expected to go through. :dunno:
     
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    Even media types are saying this decision is purely political and isn't based on any science that says body-checking where players are in close proximity for literally seconds increases the risks of passing around COVID. Especially considering that there will still be incidental contact, puck battles in the corners, battles in front of the net, face-offs, scrums, etc. Not to mention players sitting closely together on benches, spitting, etc.

    They (Ontario Gov't) saw some outbreaks in the Q and now this way if there are similar outbreaks in the O they can say "look, we put in measures to prevent the spread by removing body checking". It's just political grand-standing, a measure so the powers-that-be can shrug their shoulders when something happens and say "well we did XYZ".

    This is awful for the players especially those in their draft year. Not every hit is a big smasher, but to take away a key ingredient (body contact) in preventing the opposing team from generating offense and scoring is basically reducing the OHL to shinny hockey. Anyone who played minor hockey with body checking and now plays recreationally in non-contact knows defending is a much different animal when you can't lay the body and all you really have at your disposal is your feet and stick.
     
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    If this passes it will have a huge effect on those players ( especially defensemen ) who's main strength is using their body to play a strong defensive game. All those players might now might go from a 2nd or 3rd round round pick in their draft year to a 5th or 6th round pick simply because they weren't able to showcase the strongest part of their game. Take a guy like Brandon Carlo - there's no way he would have gone in the 2nd round if he wasn't allowed to bodycheck. :thumbd:
     
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    Anyone have any insight on how the league shutting down, bubble playoffs, uncertainty of when it if there will be a season this year, fans or no fans - and how long until fans are allowed back in, how all this is contributing to Seattle's expansion plans?
    I'm sure there are contractual obligations by Seattle's ownership that must be fulfilled but as an owner I wouldn't be too eager to start a new team in these uncertain times.
    I'm thinking with all the uncertainty and a flat cap it may affect whom Seattle chooses in the expansion draft also whom teams may leave exposed to be picked by Seattle.
    If you were Seattle's ownership management team how would you be approaching this situation?
    Any thoughts?
     
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    I don't understand how that would help, but it all depends on what is considered a body check. If they are removing "collisions" - players getting run into the boards and open ice checks, but still allow "contact" - defensemen to "play the man" and allow F1 to use their body to angle/close off on the forecheck, it wont be catastrophic. Not good, but not catastrophic. We'll see.
     
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    Sweeney has ONLY locked up plenty of guys at that level.
     
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    Thus the point of my post . . .
     
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    Those Penguins jerseys are beautiful. And I like the Knights' better than their regular jerseys.
     
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    ‘Bargain City’ Offers Keeping Boston Bruins’ Target Hoffman Unsigned

    Three weeks into NHL free agency, high-scoring winger Mike Hoffman is still looking for an NHL team despite averaging 28 goals per season in his six-year NHL career. The Boston Bruins are among a half-dozen teams with serious interest in the goal-scorer, and that makes perfect sense given their need for improved secondary scoring beyond the Perfection Line.

    But the Boston Bruins are just as guilty as the rest of the NHL in “low-balling” Hoffman to this point in free agent, according to a report from The Athletic. Pierre Lebrun spoke with Hoffman’s agent Robert Hooper this week and reported that the one-year offers for Hoffman have been “between $3.5 and 4.5 million” to this point after Hoffman topped $5 million per season AAV on his last contract.


    ‘Bargain City’ Offers Keeping Boston Bruins’ Target Hoffman Unsigned
     
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    Some of these players are getting a damn fine lesson in the basics of Economics. Good old Supply & Demand. Of course, I wish my own lessons had been punctuated with a $4.5 million payday, but I digress....
     
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    Yes, I would love to be "insulted" by some of these lowball offers :)
     
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    Not to mention the cost cutting because of the pandemic. Supposedly Anthony Duclair rejected the Sens offer of $4.25 million x 3 years and now represents hmself.
     
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    Not a chance he scores a deal like that now. Was that before or after he fired his agent?
     
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