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How much would you offer Tavares?

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  1. De Montreal

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    2018 UFA Browse - CapFriendly - NHL Salary Caps


    So there's a thread for the draft, one for trade proposals but with less than 8 weeks away from the opening of the UFA market, there isnt one for the upcoming free agents yet.

    To start the conversation, which dman you think might get interest from the Habs? Lefthanded dman include Tobias Enstrom, Thomas Hickey, Ian Cole John Moore and Calvin De Haan. Aside from De Haan, none of them are top 4 material really - aside maybe from 29 years old Cole. One I like the most is De Haan because he's 27 but he is also coming from a big injury.

    Obviously, John Carlson is the big name available but he play mostly right side so he's not a good fit with Weber and Petry already on that position.
     
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    Ah 8 weeks until we are all bitterly disappointed again by the terrible contract we will be locked into
     
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    sandviper No Ragrets

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    Carlson is elite though, so I suppose if he was needed on the left, he could. However, I agree he's better off staying in his natural side plus if we did get him in addition to the current D-core, that's like 24-26 million tied up for 4 players.

    While the left side is a weakness for us, I think if it is addressed from outside the organization, it'll be via trade.

    As for the UFAs, I can see us making Bozak an offer.
     
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    Can't wait 'till the ''Come on guys, season starts only in 3 months, Bergevin still has plenty of time! Plenty of cap space still !!!111!11'' starts on July 3rd.
     
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    Carlson will be overpaid by someone like Toronto who believes adding him will make them a contender.

    I'm sure we'll go after Tavares, Stastny, and Bozak in that order.
     
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    The Great Schlemko "The Food Will Be Better"

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    Bozak for 1 year would be nice
     
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    My worst fear is that MB will overpay for Statsny for too long. I see that coming from miles away

    Not that Paul is a bad player....but signing him for like 6.5m+ for 6+ years would be a mistake

    On the other hand if Tavares is available just give him a blank cheque and tell him to write what he wants. I would have no problem signing him for 10m+. He wiuld be worth it
     
  8. ThaDevilGirl

    ThaDevilGirl Every day is a day off

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    Tavares or bust.
     
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    a link to a UFA page would help
     
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    Getting Tavares and CDH would be incredible.
    CDH would play with Weber
     
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    Well, I think Carlson does make Toronto contenders - and I'm not sure many would argue against this?
     
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    Tavares or do nothing!

    And no Bozak please! The useless Plekanec outplayed him...
     
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    Next year UFAs list is much better. I hope Tavares, Carlson and Stastny sign somewhere else and that we end up with 2 years max of Bozak at #1, Plekanec at #2 and Danault at #3.
     
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    Toronto is far from contenders. That team lacks spine!
     
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    I'm not sure he can repeat this year though, his point total jumped by 31 points over last year. I've got a feeling he'll be paid a lot and then be a 30-40 point guy which is less than what he'll be paid for. We'll see though
     
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    Let's assume he signs a 7-year deal.
     
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    $12M. Less than McDavid but higher than everyone else.
     
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    Is this a question as a salary to be a Hab? I feel it would be a mistake for the long term success of the franchise to sign Tavares. This is not the team that was a Tavares away from a cup. This team has slid so much since the 2013-2014 season, they aren't even close anymore. No one should be fooled by the regular season success in 2016-2017. The northeast was bruised and battered and the Habs showed their true measure in the playoff against the NYR.
     
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    I would give him 12 mil right from the start. Let him know we really want him
     
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    $13 mil 8 yrs sign trade.
     
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    I would answer the question another way.

    I don't think money is what is going to tip the balance. I'm expecting the vast majority of teams to be close in terms of their offers.

    IMHO, it's going to be premised on particular player preferences, i.e. whether there is truth to his wife wanting to live in Canada for professional reasons if not, climate, media hounding and where a club may be at in terms of contention. There probably are other factors but not taxes or salary -- I fully expect those jurisdictions with a high tax base to get into the running by adjusting their offers to make up for their tax disadvantage.

    Finally, if I had to put a number on it, it would go over 12.5M in my view. We're working with a 7-year deal not 8, so there might be some pressure to make up for that. Unless I am missing something and there is a way to get an 8-year deal done.
     
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    I fully agree with this, it would hamstring us as much as the other two we are overpaying for. We are a lot more than Tavares away from being a contender. Best take our medicine, suck for a few years, hopefully shed some bad contracts and stock pile prospects. Hopefully we can draft some gems.
     
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    The thing is we aren't trading Price or Weber and I don't think we're tremendously far off. Adding Tavares instantly makes our forward group very good.

    I think our D-core can use a PMD but these guys(shattenkirk for example) get traded at deadline too. It's not end of the world.
     
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    I'd take a shot at Tavares of course. Legit #1 C don't come on the market very often. I doubt he would come here though.
     
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