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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Jun 12 @ 8:38 AM ET
Feeling_Glucky
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: 2018 Starley Cup Champian, ON
Joined: 08.18.2010

Jun 12 @ 8:43 AM ET
Sign and trade for Gardiner and a 4th

#Dubas/Genius
Beatle_john
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Corner of Kirk Maclean's Toe and Robert Reichel's face.
Joined: 01.09.2006

Jun 12 @ 9:30 AM ET
More importantly, how does this effect Toronto?
Dahlmanyotes
Arizona Coyotes
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 06.15.2015

Jun 12 @ 9:39 AM ET
Sign and trade for Gardiner and a 4th

#Dubas/Genius

- Feeling_Glucky


You mean Rielly, Lijegren, and a 1st? #Chayka/Genius
Rinosaur
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 01.21.2016

Jun 12 @ 9:40 AM ET
More importantly, how does this effect Toronto?
- Beatle_john


The leafs are shifting their focus back to Trouba.
Beatle_john
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Corner of Kirk Maclean's Toe and Robert Reichel's face.
Joined: 01.09.2006

Jun 12 @ 9:49 AM ET
Oddly enough, anyone could have predicted this. Phoe......Arizona has been playing with house money for years. The league will not allow them to go bankrupt so spend away! OEL - Obvious Equalization Larceny.
Leafsfan4
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 01.17.2017

Jun 12 @ 10:04 AM ET
You mean Rielly, Lijegren, and a 1st? #Chayka/Genius
- Dahlmanyotes


Chayka is Genius??? It is a bad signing and it will hurt them in couple of years. They should go for a rebuild again. As of now, they don't have a super star player and they got couple of 2nd level star players. Teams like winnepeg, nashville got more than 10 of them.

I am really sorry but he will get fired within 2 years.
LordHumungous
Vancouver Canucks
Location: Red Deer, AB
Joined: 08.15.2014

Jun 12 @ 10:14 AM ET


Nice contract.
gmiel1980
Arizona Coyotes
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 09.30.2015

Jun 12 @ 10:37 AM ET
"Chayka is Genius??? It is a bad signing and it will hurt them in couple of years. They should go for a rebuild again. As of now, they don't have a super star player and they got couple of 2nd level star players. Teams like winnepeg, nashville got more than 10 of them.I am really sorry but he will get fired within 2 years."

Bad signing huh? I bet if he signed for 7 x 8 with your team it would be hailed as great. He is 26, has scored 20 goals on multiple occasions and it always in the 40-50 point range. Other than Burns or Karlsson, there are not many other D who can say that. It's a great deal, one that will have more positive ramifications. Hammer is going to re-sign (same agent) so our top 5 D is set.

I'm curious as to why you think it's a bad deal? Because of plus/minus, which is overrated as a stat? This type of deal shows that Barroway is committed to spending dollars to keep his top players (re-signed Raanta, re-signing Hammer, re-signing OEL) which in my humble opinion will go a long way around the league to show that we can be a playoff team sooner rather than later...
Tumbleweed
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: the Steven Stamkos contract already looks bad and it's just two years old. james tanner
Joined: 03.14.2014

Jun 12 @ 10:42 AM ET
"Chayka is Genius??? It is a bad signing and it will hurt them in couple of years. They should go for a rebuild again. As of now, they don't have a super star player and they got couple of 2nd level star players. Teams like winnepeg, nashville got more than 10 of them.I am really sorry but he will get fired within 2 years."

Bad signing huh? I bet if he signed for 7 x 8 with your team it would be hailed as great. He is 26, has scored 20 goals on multiple occasions and it always in the 40-50 point range. Other than Burns or Karlsson, there are not many other D who can say that. It's a great deal, one that will have more positive ramifications. Hammer is going to re-sign (same agent) so our top 5 D is set.

I'm curious as to why you think it's a bad deal? Because of plus/minus, which is overrated as a stat? This type of deal shows that Barroway is committed to spending dollars to keep his top players (re-signed Raanta, re-signing Hammer, re-signing OEL) which in my humble opinion will go a long way around the league to show that we can be a playoff team sooner rather than later...

- gmiel1980


yup. that's the next one to be announced, i think anyways.
QuickSCF
Ottawa Senators
Joined: 06.11.2014

Jun 12 @ 11:17 AM ET
I think it’s a really good deal.. the guy is 26 and already had multiple 20 goal seasons.. on a poop Arizona team. Put him in Washington and John Carlson in Arizona, and see what happens.

With the cap steady rising and big name D getting 10 million + soon enough, this will be a great contract in 3 years.
scottak
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Palatine, IL
Joined: 08.06.2010

Jun 12 @ 11:23 AM ET
Hmm, -28 last year?

I always thought that defensemen were first judged by their ability to play defense. All those goals against must have been the fault of someone else. Unless they start giving points in the standings for fantasy accomplishments.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: In Lou we bust, NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Jun 12 @ 11:38 AM ET
Hmm, -28 last year?

I always thought that defensemen were first judged by their ability to play defense. All those goals against must have been the fault of someone else. Unless they start giving points in the standings for fantasy accomplishments.

- scottak

Kings fan since72
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA
Joined: 10.30.2006

Jun 12 @ 11:43 AM ET
OEL is for the money. He has been [-4,-18,-6,-25,-28] last 5 seasons.
Points, smoints......zzzzz

If AZ doesn't change the 4 lines they have in front of their D, it will mean NOTHING that he signed there other than saying "gee, we have OEL, yay". zzzz....

AZ has cap space to add good players yes, but his signing means NOTHING to attract any other top free agent UFAS, any player signing there is only for the money and a warm climate, that wants doe and a permanent vacation to AZ and no chance at a cup, just make a living. How the GM got him to sign must have made some insane promises to him about the team turning it around.

They could still trade him....don't rule it out.
He would need an all-star cast around him to reach his possible potential.
This is NOT happening in AZ.
Zo0by
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Gatineau, QC
Joined: 06.18.2009

Jun 12 @ 12:09 PM ET
pretty hard to find a 23 min. avg d-men not in negative playing for a team that finish bottom 6... if you look Burns with 67 points with a playoffs teams, finish -16 last year... i took him in my team anytime lol
Iggysbff
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Peter Chiarelli is a fking moron, Calgary, AB
Joined: 07.12.2012

Jun 12 @ 12:27 PM ET
Hmm, -28 last year?

I always thought that defensemen were first judged by their ability to play defense. All those goals against must have been the fault of someone else. Unless they start giving points in the standings for fantasy accomplishments.

- scottak

BestRapperAlive
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: OEL is one of the greatest players of his generation - James Tanner
Joined: 06.21.2012

Jun 12 @ 12:49 PM ET



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glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: Let's Go Bruins!!, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Jun 12 @ 1:01 PM ET
Hmm, -28 last year?

I always thought that defensemen were first judged by their ability to play defense. All those goals against must have been the fault of someone else. Unless they start giving points in the standings for fantasy accomplishments.

- scottak


We now go live to James Tanner for a reaction. James?

Flamin_Irishmin
Calgary Flames
Location: Victoria B.C., BC
Joined: 09.15.2015

Jun 12 @ 1:11 PM ET
WTF exactly is Edmonton going to offer/ give up for Karlsson. Like I mean comon.. Can we use some frickin brain cells here...
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Flamin_Irishmin
Calgary Flames
Location: Victoria B.C., BC
Joined: 09.15.2015

Jun 12 @ 1:12 PM ET
Oddly enough, anyone could have predicted this. Phoe......Arizona has been playing with house money for years. The league will not allow them to go bankrupt so spend away! OEL - Obvious Equalization Larceny.
- Beatle_john

So that's what OEL stands for...
Mahoney87
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 02.28.2012

Jun 12 @ 1:14 PM ET
Yea cause Lou is going to give kovalchuck another contract Hahahaha. Ok.
BestRapperAlive
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: OEL is one of the greatest players of his generation - James Tanner
Joined: 06.21.2012

Jun 12 @ 1:14 PM ET
WTF exactly is Edmonton going to offer/ give up for Karlsson. Like I mean comon.. Can we use some frickin brain cells here...
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- Flamin_Irishmin


McDavid obviously. It will be Chiarelli's finest moment
glove_was_stuck
Boston Bruins
Location: Let's Go Bruins!!, MA
Joined: 04.27.2011

Jun 12 @ 1:23 PM ET
So that's what OEL stands for...
- Flamin_Irishmin


Yes. Oliver Ekman-Larsson is just Russian #fakenews
FinnGod
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: ND
Joined: 01.25.2018

Jun 12 @ 1:24 PM ET
Apparently the Canes and Hawks are discussing Saad-Faulk/Darling
Leafsfan4
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 01.17.2017

Jun 12 @ 1:28 PM ET
"Chayka is Genius??? It is a bad signing and it will hurt them in couple of years. They should go for a rebuild again. As of now, they don't have a super star player and they got couple of 2nd level star players. Teams like winnepeg, nashville got more than 10 of them.I am really sorry but he will get fired within 2 years."

Bad signing huh? I bet if he signed for 7 x 8 with your team it would be hailed as great. He is 26, has scored 20 goals on multiple occasions and it always in the 40-50 point range. Other than Burns or Karlsson, there are not many other D who can say that. It's a great deal, one that will have more positive ramifications. Hammer is going to re-sign (same agent) so our top 5 D is set.

I'm curious as to why you think it's a bad deal? Because of plus/minus, which is overrated as a stat? This type of deal shows that Barroway is committed to spending dollars to keep his top players (re-signed Raanta, re-signing Hammer, re-signing OEL) which in my humble opinion will go a long way around the league to show that we can be a playoff team sooner rather than later...

- gmiel1980


You didn't get my point here. He is a great player but there is no other assets to compete in the league. I don't see them as a competitor for next 5 years and he will be 32 and wont be same player as now.

The return will be better if they traded him to EDM or TOR or any other team. Again it is good contract but bad for Arizona.
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