Speculation: Does Matthews' injury bring down his contract?

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  1. Tavares to Marner

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    Still hasn't even hit the 82 game mark and won't again this year (not his fault) but do you see this lowering his salary demands/expectations?
     
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    he'll just say look how many guys i am outscoring while only playing 75% of the games.
     
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    If he comes back and picks up right where he left off, I doubt it will. If he comes back showing the effects of the injury or can't get going again, I still don't think it will, but man it's risky if you venture into this water without being 1000% sure that he's going to fully recover.
     
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    First of all, Auston played all 82 games in his rookie season. No idea why so many seem to be under the impression that he was injured in his first year... :laugh:

    Unless he struggles significantly after returning from the injury, or there is legitimate concern with regards to the ability of his shoulder to heal, I doubt a month off is going to do much to his value.
     
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    It probably impacts the value a bit.

    He’s going to want the guarantee of 8 years, and because he WANTS that it lowers his side’s bargaining power. How much? Well that depends. I think it’s reasonable that he get $11Mx8 but maybe it’s less. I don’t think he needs to make McDavid money just because McDavid is getting paid $12M.
     
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    Isn't this his 3rd shoulder injury? Wasn't the biggest hit to tweak it either
     
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    Are you blind ? That Trouba hit was absolutely massive. He had like 6 or 7 strides coming from the blue line. I was not shocked he ****ed his shoulder up on that play. Still say it was charging. Not a dirty hit(quite nice actually).
     
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    It won’t to him.

    It won’t to his agent.

    It might to Toronto.

    They’ll pay him up to around $12 million per anyway because if they don’t they’ll be flayed alive by the paying customers.
     
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    Yes it does.

    It’s almost impossible to win any hardware at this point which I think could have boosted his contract over 11m.
     
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    Matthews played 82 as a rookie
     
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    Not saying it was a small hit but I've seen dirtier and bigger hits on guys that didn't get injured after or at least officially injured
     
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    No, the kid is a star, you have to pay the stars!! 12M X 8yrs injuries or not...
     
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    They don't have a choice really. Even if he were damaged, had have to be horribly damaged to not be worth the money.
     
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    Should be on the leafs page or the Matthews all purpose thread.

    Easy answer: it wont
     
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    Unfortunately, it's the "what have you done for me lately". It wasn't for example, a knee and a shoulder, it's been both shoulders.The Leafs may try to use it but let's see what happens when he comes back. The Leafs may need both his shoulders to carry the team.
     
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    It was a pretty big hit.
     
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    Nope and I don’t have faith that he’ll be the type to take a discount. I’m pretty sure one of his main arguments for a fat contract is going to be his PPG.
     
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    All it does is keep his ppg through the roof so he has less time to "come back down to earth" after he is healthy.

    This means he's still getting a monster contract (that he deserves) and will probably be the 2nd biggest in the league.
     
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    Anything over 11.5*8 is a huge overpayment. He is worth between maybe 10-11 but the Tavares deal might affect that
     
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    He also had a great playoff that year vs. Washington. But as always, this is whatHaveyoudoneFormelatelyboards
     
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    It was a solid hit yes, certainly not a massive hit. AM is lucky that wasn’t Buff who hit him......that would be a massive hit.
     
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    No it was not a big hit. It was more about where the impact was. It was just in an ackward spot.
    Nah,

    Just ackward. Posterior aspect of the shoulder.
     
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    I agree with that. Big Buff would have done Collateral damage.
     

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