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Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:14 AM ET
Nah.

They have Trotz. They have an amazing coach who has a bunch of bottom tier players bought into a hard checking system and a lot of shooting luck, but I'm not sure too many people are looking at the roster right now and going "Okay, I wanna play with THAT GUY!"

Plus they don't even know where they'll play playoff games yet. The team doesn't have a full time home for a couple more years.

- BINGO!


They have 5 homegrown 1st rd picks in the lineup 6 if you include MDC. Not including Eberle who is also a former 1st rd pick. Far from a bunch of bottom tier players

They'll be playing full time at the Coliseum starting next year until Belmont is ready.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:14 AM ET
Sure but also would have had to pay him at least 4 million more. I'd rather use that extra cash at the deadline to help bolster the lineup
- Vukota

Who would you want?
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:15 AM ET
Hahah. I’m only here for a shot at the 1000th page first post.
- kindlyrick

You got it🤬
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:15 AM ET
You got it🤬
- Cptmjl



I’d like to thank Cpt, Chiefs, Vukota, Ses and anyone else who made this possible.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:16 AM ET
They have 5 homegrown 1st rd picks in the lineup 6 if you include MDC. Not including Eberle who is also a former 1st rd pick. Far from a bunch of bottom tier players

They'll be playing full time at the Coliseum starting next year until Belmont is ready.

- Vukota

You knew it was only a matter of time. He was holding that in a lot longer than I thought he could😂
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:16 AM ET
Who would you want?
- Cptmjl


Not sure yet, depends where they sit at the deadline. I still think they need a shoot first finisher, but not sure they'll pony up what is needed to get one
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:17 AM ET
You knew it was only a matter of time. He was holding that in a lot longer than I thought he could😂
- Cptmjl


That doesn't even include Lee who was taken in the 6th rd or Toews who was taken in the 4th rd Terrible take
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:18 AM ET
Who would you want?
- Cptmjl



I think now is the time Lou is hitting the phone during this all star break. I wouldn’t be surprised if the isles make a move sometime after the weekend.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jan 25 @ 11:20 AM ET
Not yet. They are getting there, but there is a lot of season left. Also if they get bounced in the first round most of the credibility they'd have would be gone.
- JimmyP

Really team wxpected to win lotto makes playoffs with real coach and gm? I think a guy would want to go there and be part of that and going to the next level
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 25 @ 11:20 AM ET
I’d like to thank Cpt, Chiefs, Vukota, Ses and anyone else who made this possible.
- kindlyrick

Hey, me too! I want in on page 1000.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jan 25 @ 11:22 AM ET
I don’t know if it’s taxed more. But i do know if the us to Canada dollar spread widens, Canada teams players make money on that. So essentially they’re getting paid more.
- kindlyrick

The same 11 million in toronto or tampa goes way further than ny because of taxes so essentially yes youre correct they are getting paid more by having less taken away by the government
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:22 AM ET
Really team wxpected to win lotto makes playoffs with real coach and gm? I think a guy would want to go there and be part of that and going to the next level
- Upstate_isles


Exactly this is only the 1st phase of what Lou and Barry are going to do. Not saying players are going to flock here in groves after one solid season but it's not exactly hurting their chances either
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jan 25 @ 11:23 AM ET
I don’t know if it’s taxed more. But i do know if the us to Canada dollar spread widens, Canada teams players make money on that. So essentially they’re getting paid more.
- kindlyrick



Rick,

Have you ever been up here? To Canada I mean?

If you have $1000 USD, and the exchange rate makes that $1250 CAD, that's great. If it makes it $1300 CAD, even better. BUT it's still just $1000 USD.

Now consider this:


Yeah, you got $1250 instead of $1000, but that book costs 60% more in Canada than it does in the U.S. If it were proportional and based on the exchange rate, it would be like $17 CAD, but it's not. It's $21.

Then add another 10% for sales taxes, and now that book that costs $13.95 in USD costs $23~ in Canada.

Unless the Canadian Dollar drops to be like 40 cents US, there's no way for it to be a big advantage to sign in Canada.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Jan 25 @ 11:23 AM ET
The same 11 million in toronto or tampa goes way further than ny because of taxes so essentially yes youre correct they are getting paid more by having less taken away by the government
- Upstate_isles

Are you sure? I thought taxes in Canada were higher than in the U.S.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jan 25 @ 11:23 AM ET
They have 5 homegrown 1st rd picks in the lineup 6 if you include MDC. Not including Eberle who is also a former 1st rd pick. Far from a bunch of bottom tier players

They'll be playing full time at the Coliseum starting next year until Belmont is ready.

- Vukota

You win the chiefs bj by being the 1st to post on page 1000 10000 should get you ass to mouth
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:23 AM ET
I’d like to thank Cpt, Chiefs, Vukota, Ses and anyone else who made this possible.
- kindlyrick

There’s one person you forgot to thank and I believe he deserves the most credit for this 1000 page thread. BD “the walrus” Gallof
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jan 25 @ 11:24 AM ET
I’d like to thank Cpt, Chiefs, Vukota, Ses and anyone else who made this possible.
- kindlyrick


Thank You Rick! Some big names on the list except for me.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:25 AM ET
You win the chiefs bj by being the 1st to post on page 1000 10000 should get you ass to mouth
- Upstate_isles


Awesome
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:26 AM ET
Thank You Rick! Some big names on the list except for me.
- ses111

All Wolfpack members besides the fluffer.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jan 25 @ 11:27 AM ET
Exactly this is only the 1st phase of what Lou and Barry are going to do. Not saying players are going to flock here in groves after one solid season but it's not exactly hurting their chances either
- Vukota


I agree. If Isles continue this good play it would be a big disappointment if they cannot not land Panarin or Duchene. It's not like missing out on Matthews or a Crosby.
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jan 25 @ 11:27 AM ET
The same 11 million in toronto or tampa goes way further than ny because of taxes so essentially yes youre correct they are getting paid more by having less taken away by the government
- Upstate_isles


Tavares would have saved 2.67% in combined City/State/Federal taxes had he signed in Long Island vs Toronto.

His estimated tax rate in Toronto is 53.3%

In Long Island that would have been 50.63%, about $400k per year more.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:27 AM ET
You win the chiefs bj by being the 1st to post on page 1000 10000 should get you ass to mouth
- Upstate_isles

Everyone’s a winner these days. He’s blowing everyone including BINGO...
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jan 25 @ 11:27 AM ET
All Wolfpack members besides the fluffer.
- Cptmjl


The Wolfpack.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:28 AM ET
Really team wxpected to win lotto makes playoffs with real coach and gm? I think a guy would want to go there and be part of that and going to the next level
- Upstate_isles


Yes. They haven't proved anything yet. It will all depend on how the season ends. They could easily slump or flame out.
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: I'll always remember the last words my grandfather ever told me. He said, "A Truck!", SK
Joined: 09.21.2009

Jan 25 @ 11:28 AM ET
Are you sure? I thought taxes in Canada were higher than in the U.S.
- JohnScammo


Toronto has the highest tax rate of any NHL market. If he signs the same contract on literally any other team he would take home more money.
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