Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by justafan22, Oct 19, 2018.
Friedman: Leafs, Matthews camp working on extension
I really don't understand why Toronto would not push for 8 years, even if it is over $12 million.
13m x 8 years and will be well worth every cent
So he’s gonna take less money and less years? Lmao K. Toronto better pay that man whatever he wants for 8 years.
Giving him 5 years could be a franchise-changing mistake.
I don't blame Dubas, he got a valuable teaching moment with Nylander's negotiations this year. It would be 10x worse if Matthews is unsigned next summer. We will see how far his agents push it. It's going to be big IMO. He's a notorious fast starter, he may be picking the best time to deal.
5-6 years just to keep the AAV closer to 12m would be a colossal mistake
AM & Leafs have/are talking extension.....water is wet. This is not news.
Five years? WTF, why would they being five years only.....that’s dumb imo. This is the only interesting fact out of that
Yes it would be
I think that Elliotte thinks that he thinks that Matthews and the Leafs are thinking of a number that they think could make Matthews think of signing a shorter extension. I think.
Take it from a Pens fan...if you give him $12-13mil...you best win the Cup this year or else you aint gonna be able to have to depth needed to win.
See Pens 2010 to 2015.
What would be the problem with 5 year term? Am I missing something here?
I am in the same boat as you lol
Sign for 5 years, we will have more contracts off the books, allows flexibility right now, cap will increase (which I also know can be bad)
Sure we end up still paying, but that was always going to happen.
But I get it, go big for 8 years and not worry about it and his UFA years.
The UFA years is what would kill us
He's a UFA once it expires.
Oh. Then yeah I get it.
Why is Matthews talking a discount like that? He could get an extra .4 million per year on an offer sheet
I don't mind not going for the full 8 year term. But 5 is too short. That's too scary for me, at least give me 6. That way it runs out as Tavares contract ends giving you ample room to fit it wherever it goes after that.
Yeah. Hopefully Matthews asks for $15.9M and demands a trade.
I love how literally nobody has a single idea of what he values (Orr said winning) what he will ask for, what has been discussed etc.
But we will get the
Lock him up for 8 and don't get cute with it. Now would not be the best time to do so while he is leading the league in scoring though.
This is difficult to understand. Why on earth would the Maple Leafs allow him to get to unrestricted free agency in just five years?
Think of a larger picture.
Dubas goes and meets Nylander in Europe and now we hear they are ''already'' talking with Matthews.
Maybe Leafs do want to keep everyone happy. If Matthews is okay with 5 years (lower salary but gets free agency) that gives more cap for Marner, Nylander (if they manage to close Matthews contract before Dec 1st) and other pieces (RHD).
8 x 13 sounds about right. Even though its crazy to think that Matthews will most likely be paid more than McDavid.
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