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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 @ 10:54 AM ET
Let us also not forget that DeHaan has been in the league 3 times longer than Pelech, so there’s that. Overall i don’t love Pelech, but he’s played above expectations for a third round pick.
- kindlyrick


Yeah but he's only 3 years older than Pelech, so what does that tell you?

(also it's twice as long. Pelech has 176 games, CDH has 354)
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 25 @ 10:54 AM ET
I think he recognized that in TO he'd be leaned on a lot more than in Raleigh. He's a great guy but yeah a little bit weird.

Think he figured that going to CAR he'd get to be playing with/behind Pesce, Faulk or Hamilton in the lineup, so he wouldn't have to eat 24 minutes per night like Hainsey is and get poop on endlessly if he made a mistake.

Plus he's getting $4.6 mill in Carolina. Doubt Toronto was gonna be offering all THAT much more.

- BINGO!


Well being that it’s the US dollar Vs Canada I’m sure 4.6 in Carolina would have to be like 5.2 in Toronto. Doubt he was offered that.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jan 25 @ 10:56 AM ET
With some of these comments, I'm expecting to do better in FA than Leo and Fili. No offense of course.
- ses111

Uh you think? They are on 1st place olayers know whats going on and the isles have legit credibility now
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 25 @ 10:56 AM ET
Yeah but he's only 3 years older than Pelech, so what does that tell you?

(also it's twice as long. Pelech has 176 games, CDH has 354)

- BINGO!


It’s more than twice as long so i rounded up. You get the point though.

My point, again, is a 12th overall pick should be a top pair guy. DeHaan is and was not.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jan 25 @ 10:56 AM ET
DeHaan is the epitome of let down. He was supposed to be this PP QB and at best he was an average dman in ALL facets. He didn’t excel at anything.
- kindlyrick


de Haan is a solid dman but his offensive skills are a huge letdown. I thought he should have been a 40-50 point dman.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Jan 25 @ 10:56 AM ET
Almost to page 1000
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jan 25 @ 10:57 AM ET
Uh you think? They are on 1st place olayers know whats going on and the isles have legit credibility now
- Upstate_isles


No excuse if the Isles strike out this offseason. They should be able to attract a Panarin or Duchene if they get to FA.
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 @ 10:58 AM ET
Well being that it’s the US dollar Vs Canada I’m sure 4.6 in Carolina would have to be like 5.2 in Toronto. Doubt he was offered that.
- kindlyrick


All NHL business is conducted in USD. All NHL salary is in USD. It makes literally no difference.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Jan 25 @ 10:58 AM ET
That’s not booing. Wait till he hears the boos and heckling that happens when they put up his undeserved tribute at the coliseum.
- Cptmjl


kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 25 @ 10:59 AM ET
All NHL business is conducted in USD. All NHL salary is in USD. It makes literally no difference.
- BINGO!



Interesting. So if you play in Toronto and your salary is 5 million you take home 5 million US before taxes??
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 @ 10:59 AM ET
It’s more than twice as long so i rounded up. You get the point though.

My point, again, is a 12th overall pick should be a top pair guy. DeHaan is and was not.

- kindlyrick


I guess. Your expectations for a 1st rounder outside the top 10 are different than mine. At that point you're just happy to get a real NHL player.
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:00 AM ET
Uh you think? They are on 1st place olayers know whats going on and the isles have legit credibility now
- Upstate_isles


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.
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 @ 11:01 AM ET
Interesting. So if you play in Toronto and your salary is 5 million you take home 5 million US before taxes??
- kindlyrick


And escrow and all that but yeah.

That $11 million for Tavares is the exact same amount of USD whether in Toronto or Long Island or Texas or Hawaii. The only difference is how much tax comes off.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:02 AM ET
Almost to page 1000
- Upstate_isles

Chiefs will once again blow everyone(even fans of opposing teams)once we achieve this mile stone. I want to thank everyone for their participation and chiefs mouth for making this possible.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:02 AM ET
I don't honestly know. It's not the end of the world that he's gone but he was built to play for Barry. The left side could have been Leddy/de Haan/Toews instead of having Pelech in the mix.
- eichiefs9


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
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 @ 11:03 AM ET
Uh you think? They are on 1st place olayers know whats going on and the isles have legit credibility now
- Upstate_isles


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.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:05 AM ET
And escrow and all that but yeah.

That $11 million for Tavares is the exact same amount of USD whether in Toronto or Long Island or Texas or Hawaii. The only difference is how much tax comes off.

- BINGO!



Well no, it’s an advantage for Tavares or anyone playing in Canada because the Dollar is stronger than the Canadian dollar. So essentially Tavares gets paid 11 shmill USD but he then changes to Canadian and it’s really like 13 million....
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:05 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!

Love this retort😂
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 @ 11:07 AM ET
Well no, it’s an advantage for Tavares or anyone playing in Canada because the Dollar is stronger than the Canadian dollar. So essentially Tavares gets paid 11 shmill USD but he then changes to Canadian and it’s really like 13 million....
- kindlyrick


Yeah but it's taxed more and stuff is disproportionately more expensive here, so....
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 @ 11:08 AM ET
Love this retort😂
- Cptmjl




Not meant as a shot. Just that it kind of casts a dumb looking cloud over what's honestly a shockingly good thing.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:09 AM ET
I guess. Your expectations for a 1st rounder outside the top 10 are different than mine. At that point you're just happy to get a real NHL player.
- BINGO!


12th overall pick should be better than an average run of the mill NHL. To be honest if my memory serves he went later at 12 because they said teams backed off based on his shoulder injury history.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:10 AM ET


Not meant as a shot. Just that it kind of casts a dumb looking cloud over what's honestly a shockingly good thing.

- BINGO!

Not sure really how much of a negative this will be for a player? I don’t put any stock into it as being a deciding factor in anything for them in all honesty. You’re either going to play in one of two arenas less than 20 miles away from each other. Sounds horrible😂
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Jan 25 @ 11:10 AM ET
Yeah but it's taxed more and stuff is disproportionately more expensive here, so....
- BINGO!



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.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:13 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

I’m more concerned about being the first post on the 1000th page.

Joined: 12.31.1969

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