Why did you guys let MacArthur walk?

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  1. Savitar

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    Sens fan coming in peace!

    Just thought I would ask why MacArthur got away so cheap. Make no mistake you guys are playing great and with Leiweke things are only going to get better! But I just don't get how MacArthur walked with no offer. I don't get it. It wasn't long ago he had over 60 points in a season! Proving he is a viable top 6 forward!

    This season Clarke has been amazing! He is hustling every game, making great slick passes, skating is outstanding, he is always infront of the net and in the right area to score, killing penalties, contributing on the powerplay etc.

    Most importantly he is having a phenominal season and has been dazzling with Turris and Ryan! They have been arguably our top line this year! and are continuing to be our most fatal force! MacArthur is pace for a career year and I can't believe the Leafs would let him go to a Rival and walk like that. I feel like Ottawa picked up a gift in free agency>

    His next contract won't be for 3.25 million
     
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    Raymond $1M

    MacArthur: $3.25M
     
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    We have plenty of capable wingers
     
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    Had to pay Bozak and Clarkson somehow.
     
  5. Savitar

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    still his play is staggering
     
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    He said he knew he was going to leave the team when they were in the playoffs, not a player I would try to keep on my team.
     
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    Lupul, JVR, Kessel, __________,


    Clark is only tough when he feels like it (not often) and we had enough goal scoring to look for more toughness for the final top 6 winger.

    On the checking line we have Kulemin and Raymond. I doubt anyone misses him around here.
     
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    He is invisible half the season and makes way too much for our third line.
     
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    He just isn't that great of a player. Always performs on free wheeling teams. Disappears when the team plays well defensively.
     
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    Cap hit, didn't get along with Carlyle.
     
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    because he only does good on **** teams
     
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    He was ok, but very streaky... His best year was on a line with Grabovski and Kulemin who both had career years as well. None of them seemed to have matched their level of play that year... He had a huge habit of vanishing into thin air for massive stretches of games.. Like I said, very streaky...

    Glad that he's doing well in Ottawa though. Our forward group seems to be perfectly fine without him.
     
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    If the Sens sign him for higher than that next time around, they will be kicking themselves. I much prefer Raymond at $1 million.
     
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    Needed size on our top 2 lines, and there was no way he could surpass either Lupes/Kessel/JVR so he was expendable. Sooner or later his lethargic play will alienate Sens fans too.
     
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    i prefer Raymond > Mac even at the same cost
     
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    MacArthur is as streaky as it gets. At some point this season you'll be wondering where the hell he went.
     
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    Glad he's gone. Don't care how well he's doing.
     
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    If you guys can't have a proper conversation, you'll be removed from the thread. It's a valid question.

    On topic: We just didn't have the space for him and he wouldn't have been one of our top 6 wingers. He's not displacing Lupul, Clarkson, Kessel, JVR and then we have Raymond and Kulemin on our third line winger spots.
     
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    Winger depth + Not a difference-maker.

    Carlyle scratched him a few times in the playoffs, IIRC. Didn't think much of him.
     
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    Raymond > MacArthur on salary alone...
     
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    He didn't want to play for Carlyle. And he sucks when the things start to get tough.
     
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    As a Sens fan, we all know he doesn't fit in with the Leafs. They were smart to get rid of him, and the Sens were actually smart to pick him up. He's been absolutely a beast for the Sens, whether he is getting points or not. He's been all around great. But a change of scenery can do that to a player. Not sure why this needs to be asked to Leafs fans. They don't like him because he was streaky playing in a defensive system.
     
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    Leafs have the best winger depth in the league
     
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    Raymond > MacArthur for the Leafs. No way the Leafs pay him 3.25M.

    Better defensively, puts up points, costs less than a third of MacArthur's cap hit.
     
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    Enough depth on wings, plus we have Raymond.
     
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