Jump to content
LittleBallofHate

2018 Offseason Thread

Recommended Posts

6 minutes ago, Daniel said:

There’s literally one open coaching position, so he might actually be in less demand now than he will be a few months into the season when coaches start to get fired. 

Kind of irrelevant if he decided he’s taking a year off, no?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

Would be kind of crazy to take a year off when his value is at its absolute highest right now. 

His value might indeed be at its highest right now, but I can't imagine if he takes just a year off that it'll go down all that much, if it all, after just one season.  At that point he'll still be a coach who's won a Stanley Cup, and his most recent season and body of work as a coach will have been as such.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, LittleBallofHate said:

Wake the Sharks’ fans up. They acquired Mike Hoffman at 5am local.

ETA: 

 

Wow.  Boedker's good, but I think that speaks volumes about Hoffman and this whole ordeal if they basically swapped two other players and picks in this deal in exchange for Boedker and Hoffman.  Ottawa must be thrilled right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Surprised they managed to get that even much for him. Also surprised another team is willing to get involved in the drama by trading for Hoffman.

Then again, they managed to keep Evander "Character Issues" Kane in line so maybe they're not worried about it 

Edited by Devilsfan118

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

Surprised they managed to get that even much for him. Also surprised another team is willing to get involved in the drama by trading for Hoffman.

Then again, they managed to keep Evander "Character Issues" Kane in line so maybe they're not worried about it 

Hoffman goes beyond character issues.  If the allegations against his GF are true it’ll be really tough for guys who have families to deal with that.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

But from a hockey deal perspective, Hoffman is way better than Boedker.  Boedker seems to have settled into being a 30-40 pt winger.  Hoffman is closer to a 60 point winger who had developed good chemistry with Matt Duchene.  Serious downgrade for the Sens.  Again, just speaking about the hockey, not the behind the scenes allegations which led to this deal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hoffman and Kane on the same team eh? Building a real douchebag brigade out in SJ.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
48 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Hoffman and Kane on the same team eh? Building a real douchebag brigade out in SJ.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Lol to be fair Hoffman could still have no clue his gf did this stuff, if she even did.  It's not like it would be hard for her to hide it.... If he actually didn't know I kinda feel for the guy, if his gf of 10 years says she didn't do anything what is he supposed to do? Throw her under the bus with no proof? Gonna be interesting to see what comes from all of that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

 

 


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I get this sinking feeling the Rangers are going to trade for Karlsson.  It makes too much sense.  The Rangers can give them a package that involves #7 overall, Hayes/Sjkei and other stuff.  They can then package their picks at the bottom of the first round and maybe one of their seconds to trade up into the middle of the first round.  On Ottawa's end, they can then cede #4 OA to Colorado and not miss out on the Jack Hughes sweepstakes next year when you know they'll be terrible. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lol to be fair Hoffman could still have no clue his gf did this stuff, if she even did.  It's not like it would be hard for her to hide it.... If he actually didn't know I kinda feel for the guy, if his gf of 10 years says she didn't do anything what is he supposed to do? Throw her under the bus with no proof? Gonna be interesting to see what comes from all of that. 

He knows now. And he’s still with her. So, douchebag.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I get this sinking feeling the Rangers are going to trade for Karlsson.  It makes too much sense.  The Rangers can give them a package that involves #7 overall, Hayes/Sjkei and other stuff.  They can then package their picks at the bottom of the first round and maybe one of their seconds to trade up into the middle of the first round.  On Ottawa's end, they can then cede #4 OA to Colorado and not miss out on the Jack Hughes sweepstakes next year when you know they'll be terrible. 

The Rags have 9, not 7, but yeah nothing would surprise me. I’m fully prepared for both the Rags and Philly to make moves that will piss us off, since both have multiple 1’s.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:


He knows now. And he’s still with her. So, douchebag.

It’s only in the news now. Guaranteed he knew before that. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So the Senators trade Hoffman to the Sharks, only for the Sharks to turn around and get a WAY better return on him. L-O-fvcking-L.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sharks flip Hoffman to Florida. Whoa. So the Sharks essentially trade Boedker for a 2nd, 4th, and 5th. Some shrewd dealing there. 

I'd assume this takes the Panthers out of the Erik Karlsson race, they were rumored to be one of the teams that would pull the trigger. Although with the dog and pony show that runs that team, I wouldn't be surprised if they still go balls-deep on acquiring EK and realize it later. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It sounds like that was the plan all along, but is there a chance they actually wanted to keep Hoffman and a few players came out immediately to the GM and said "fvck that I am not dealing with that crazy bitch tearing apart our locker room"? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

It sounds like that was the plan all along, but is there a chance they actually wanted to keep Hoffman and a few players came out immediately to the GM and said "fvck that I am not dealing with that crazy bitch tearing apart our locker room"? 

Hoffamn was reportedly on the trade block going back to before the deadline.  (The Devils were rumored to be interested.)  Apparently the Sens started shopping him again the weekend before the news broke and had a pretty high asking price.  If that's true, a lot of GMs will likely be operating under the assumption that Dorian negotiates in bad faith by withholding information like that.

My guess is that up until last week, Hoffman's teammates might have thought his GF was a bit strange, but they were obviously able to deal with it.  Karlsson and his wife probably got some information after the season connecting the social media posts to her, or at least enough to lead them to that conclusion. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24 minutes ago, Kinkyisth3b3st said:

It sounds like that was the plan all along, but is there a chance they actually wanted to keep Hoffman and a few players came out immediately to the GM and said "fvck that I am not dealing with that crazy bitch tearing apart our locker room"? 

That seems unlikely. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, NJDfan1711 said:

Wow.  Boedker's good, but I think that speaks volumes about Hoffman and this whole ordeal if they basically swapped two other players and picks in this deal in exchange for Boedker and Hoffman.  Ottawa must be thrilled right now.

He's a poor man's Adam Henrique. That's not a good return on a legit top line scorer. It's entirely possible Ottawa really likes him and probably do so in no small part because his AAV is 4m but salary is 3m.

Edited by Marshall

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Marshall said:

He's a poor man's Adam Henrique. That's not a good return on a legit top line scorer.

Yeah; Ottawa got fleeced, not sure how anyone can have a different opinion than that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Marshall said:

He's a poor man's Adam Henrique. That's not a good return on a legit top line scorer. It's entirely possible Ottawa really likes him and probably do so in no small part because his AAV is 4m but salary is 3m.

Poor man's Adam Henrique sounds like replacement level forward.  Tallon is saying that Ottawa wanted "players" for Hoffman, and not picks, so pretty obvious that the cap floor is what they had in mind. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.