Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by Cloned, Feb 5, 2019.
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If Marner doesn't sign an offersheet that route really is a total dead end.
Add the gif of Chiarelli wearing Dubas' glasses to the OP.
Kypreos apparently said Matthews was asking for $15-16M AAV on max term contract.
He probably meant 15-16%.
Under 200 career games played, under 1ppg over that span... And seemingly injury prone.
16% of the cap would still be absurdly high for Matthews.
15% would be $50K per season less than McDavid got. That's still bad.
11.7 million for a player that can’t stay healthy and hasn’t hit 70 points. Matthews has unreal potential but that cap hit should be for 8 years. Now can we all stop complaining about Draisaitl’s contract. He’s going to get 100 points or close to it this season while making less then a lot of high end players now.
Bridge contract for Marner?
Actual zero percent chance of this.
They'll trade Nylander before they bridge Marner.
With Dubarelli at the helm, it’d be 2 years @ 10M per.
I don't see why he'd consider a bridge deal. He has nothing to gain from it and lots of risk.
I think Marner's agent has already said they aren't going to give a hometown discount because they already did so on his ELC.
Lou Lamoriello’s unplanned revenge (withholding bonuses).
Bobby Mac figures it won’t be a 4 year deal due to FA. Doubts it’s a 5 year deal because they won’t want both contracts expiring at the same time. The contract gets expensive when they get to 6-7-8 years as it eats up UFA years.
They got some work to do in TO.
This makes McDavid and Drai’s contracts look even sweeter. Don’t get me wrong, I think both could have been signed for less but they are looking like bargains compared to Matthews.
Why would marner sign a bridge contract after the best season of his career?
First world problems. Could have been our problem too, but Chia made sure we wouldn't have to worry about keeping all our top end talent together.
So apparently Kucherov’s contract @ 9.5M will be the lower end of negotiations with Marner.
Which isn't even comparable due to tax differences imo. Marner is basically on the same pace that kucherov ended that season at when he signed his extension.
Marner absolutely deserves at least 11m if Matthews is getting 11.6 from the same team.
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