Oh, good to know, my apologies good sir!Meds wrote:No. I'm not.Strangelove wrote:
First off, aren't you one of the whiners who complain about a bleak future?
... and that Benning sucks in every way humanly possible?
Unfortunately it was either overpay Sbisa or let him walk (thanks to the his previous contract).Meds wrote: I don't like the contract he gave Sbisa AFTER we saw what we had there.
I guess Benning figured we didn't have the depth to let just him walk.
Also Benning must've figured Sbisa is a good placeholder/mentor for the transition.
Do we need to spend to the cap with every contract being great bang-for-the-buck during a transition?
It's only a 3-year deal and management has made it clear they're focused on the future.
(yes, while hopefully "competing" in the interim)
Well even if you're right, that's only $600K, look at the other great contracts I've pointed too...Meds wrote: I didn't like the contract he gave Dorsett, thought it was a 25% over-payment.
"down the line"??Meds wrote: I think Sutter's contract and NTC is going to hurt us down the line, hope I'm wrong, I wasn't against the trade for him, just didn't like the extension.
You keep saying this and I keep telling you it's not full NTC "down the line".
Kassian subsequently went unclaimed on waivers.Meds wrote: I also didn't like the trade for Prust, but that's because I liked Kassian, and I still think that's a trade that the Canucks are the losers of.
Prust looked like he had one more good year in him (until that brutal ankle injury).
One year later, Kassian is lucky to have a contract (took a pay-cut) and Prust looks done.
Seems ludicrous to whine about this trade, Benning had to get Kassian away from the kids...
Good form ole boy, takes a 6'7" man to admit he's wrong!Meds wrote:Quite right. I didn't consider that.Strangelove wrote: Thirdly, the correct math would be $5M + $5M - $4.394166M = $5.605834M
(Guds cap-hit right now $3.5M + Bo's cap-hit $894,166 = $4.394166M)
Meaning, even if you're right about $5M each, the extra cap-hit would only be $5.605834M (not $10M).
That's an extra $4.4M in cap-space you hadn't considered.
And cap-space is what this present discussion is all about...
If Markstrom turns out to be merely a 1A goalie, we're not going to spend $4M on a 1B.Meds wrote: And if Demko isn't ready, and Markstrom can't handle 50+ games, then I will bet that Miller is extended for 2 years.....and he won't come cheaper than $4M.
I just don't think we are going to have LOTS of cap room.
We have some good goalies in the system on cheap contracts...
Again, it's not a full NTC "down the line".Meds wrote: Sutter may or may not be overpaid. I do think he's been given too much term though. The fact that he was given a full NTC makes me think he should have seen $500K less.
Well I've already apologized for lumping you in with Lumpy (aka Blob).Meds wrote: Who's bitter? Calling a spade a spade isn't necessarily bitterness.
Although you do seem just a tad bitter.
Perhaps "jaded" would be a better word...