50-PERCENT CAPACITY IN PHOENIX: THE NHL 2022-2023 SEASON THREAD (INC AVALANCHE HANGOVER & SALARY CAP SHENANIGANS. HOCKEY IS THE BEST)

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DO YOU WANT TO MAKE MORE MONEY? SURE WE ALL DO. A FUNGIBLE LOW-TEIR PLAYER MAKES 4M A YEAR: THE NHL 2022-2023 SEASON THREAD (INC AVALANCHE HANGOVER & SALARY CAP SHENANIGANS. HOCKEY IS THE BEST)

Analysis via Dom Luszczyszyn

"Erik Gudbranson signs four-year, $16 million deal with the Blue Jackets

What the hell?

Fit grade: C
Contract grade: F-"

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 13 July 2022 21:04 (two months ago) link

Can’t wait to see the exciting theatrical conclusion of “Waiting For Gaudreau”

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 21:57 (two months ago) link

still hung up on the nic deslauriers deal.

vaguely defensible as a fourth-line depth option if you -- and god knows the flyers always do -- want muscle for a season. but for four years? at almost $2m per? and he's 31! who were they bidding against??

a whole lot of bad contracts got offered today, as ever, but -- however minuscule in the grand scheme of things -- that one has no chance of paying off even in year one

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 22:12 (two months ago) link

It's actually incredible. I misread it originally as 2 years $4M total and thought WTF?! but then realized it was for four years at $2M per year. Crazy.

Am I doomposting? I would say you’re not doomposting enough. (PBKR), Thursday, 14 July 2022 00:03 (two months ago) link

Gudbranson actively damages your team. I'm still mad about trading draft picks for him: https://www.nhl.com/news/panthers-trade-erik-gudbranson-to-canucks/c-280805120

symsymsym, Thursday, 14 July 2022 01:11 (two months ago) link

johnny columbus? wtf

mookieproof, Thursday, 14 July 2022 02:29 (two months ago) link

So far, I feel the real winners are the teams that didn’t make moves today.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 14 July 2022 04:39 (two months ago) link

rip the flames

fucking rough

mookieproof, Thursday, 21 July 2022 16:40 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

with the retirement of zdeno chara announced, that leaves, by my count, just one player who shared the ice* with wayne gretzky: joe thornton.**

*was at least on a roster during 98-99.

**if thornton doesn't get a professional tryout offer, he'd likely announce retirement as well i'd guess.

andrew m., Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:25 (one week ago) link

he'd = he'll

andrew m., Tuesday, 20 September 2022 14:25 (one week ago) link

with the retirement of zdeno chara, there are no active players who have faced the maple leafs beyond the first round of the playoffs

i had not anticipated the retirement of pk subban. i guess he's probably got a bright future in the media

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:42 (one week ago) link

He kinda fell off a cliff didnt he? I thought he was gonna play for 20 years

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:45 (one week ago) link

tbf i can imagine playing for the devils might sap one's love of the game

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:47 (one week ago) link

He also has a rich outer life but still

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 21 September 2022 20:53 (one week ago) link


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