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In Topic: Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Today, 05:26 PM

People are really complaining about five years when he would have easily got six years and probably six million or more on the open market?


To be fair, I hated signing Brassard for the same term. But it's better to lock up your own now than wait.

In Topic: Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Today, 05:25 PM

5 for 25. Nailed it along with SMantas and dmann. That's market value. Wait to see what happens with PK and the Habs.

In Topic: Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Today, 04:31 PM

I'm bursting with excitement.  NEWS GUYS.  SUMMER NEWS!  I'd be happy with a Greener extension. 

4 years at 3.5 million a year, maybe 4 a year.


Sorry to burst your bubble. But no way. He makes 3.5 this year. I think you're looking at 5 for 25. Maybe a little less.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

Yesterday, 09:20 PM

Soft minutes doesn't refer to a player's toughness, it refers to the level of competition, and how often the player starts his shifts in the offensive zone.  I think Pouliot and Zuccarello are the guys who are driving the possession on that line - Brassard has no real history with that.


I gotcha. My mistake. I don't disagree. Both Pouliot and Zuccarello are strong possession guys. The line had excellent chemistry. The QOC was between 28-29. They weren't facing the same level of competition as Stepan or Nash. They were at 30.1.


See the Leafs finally made a wise move and signed Gardiner for 5 years at $20.25 million. I looked at the value of LT contracts and why it's better to invest in young assets. Threw out the Ennis and Brassard contracts along with Henrique and a couple of other notables.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

28 July 2014 - 05:53 PM

The problem with Brassard isn't age - he'll be 31 at the end of this contract.  It's that he might not be that good.  Lou has made many mistakes in free agency but one of the things he's pretty good at is avoiding big contracts to soft-minute scorers who don't do anything else well.


I wouldn't have given him 5 years. More like 3. Brassard has yet to produce 20 goals or 50 points in a season. His possession time was 53.5 percent. Right in line with Zuccarello (53.8) and Pouliot (55.1). The quality of competition should be tougher for Brass and Zucc on the second line. I wouldn't necessarily call him a soft minute scorer. He'll get his nose dirty. He's been a solid performer the last two postseasons. Now that he's got his contract, there'll be more pressure to perform consistently.

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