Dumbass spending all that time "negotiating" only to get bent over again and again.
The rest of the league's GMs are rolling their eyes because not only are the Leaves fucking themselves over, it's created a terrible trend where all the RFAs are now going to get paid even more than is necessary.
...and people were saying Benning & Linden were neophytes? The Bennings have 50 years in the biz and at least Trev had business success in the real-world.
Shanny and Dumbass are completely overmatched. What the hell is genius capologist Gilman doing?
Dumb and Dumber "negotiate" salaries and then ask Gilman who they have to dump next to make it work.
Today they can make the cap work with 4 guys on LTIR, but who do they ship out when say Hyman comes back?
The contract for Marner is fair value. But as others have already said you can’t pay four forwards 40 million with an 80 million cap. Dubas could have signed these deals earlier and saved himself some serious jack.
They won’t be able to afford either of Muzzin or Barrie next summer. Muzzin will be looking for 6.5 - 7 million easily. Barrie will be looking for 8.
I'm getting a good laugh out of the headlines about this that are heralding that the Leave's contention window is now wide open indefinitely.
Unless they get some miraculous and immediate development out of a few of their young defensemen, that window is for 2019-20 and maybe 2020-21. Once they lose Barrie and Muzzin next year (like they lost Gardiner this year) they will suddenly be reeling on the back end.
Oh and they'll need to find a way to give Andersen a break as well as pray that he doesn't flame out in the post-season again.....looks like they are banking hard on Hutchinson there.