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    Quote Originally Posted by uncus View Post
    The cba ...... supposedly this gives each team an equal opportunity in spending in the league.
    yeah, this was never actually the purpose of the cap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WellPlayed View Post
    All good points. Plus how would we cap their weather/ocean advantage?
    Or Toronto's population/popularity?

    While it sucks that TB gets a "discount" on top players, they're probably still not a team that will forever be able to run at the cap max, either. I mean, this is freaking Tampa Bay we're talking about, not NY or Boston or Toronto. If you want an "after-tax" cap, then you're probably also going to get a league where the cap is set at a level where Toronto can't spend more than Ottawa or Phoenix as well. You guys know that no matter what the cap is set at, you can afford to spend to that level. How many other teams can say the same?

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    The Hawks, Pens, Kings and Bruins were #4, 5, 6, and 7 in operating income this year according to Forbes. Those are 9 of the last 10 cup winners and none are no tax states (caps were 11th).

    Seems like cash is the biggest competitive advantage. The Leafs are one of the haves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UWHabs View Post
    Or Toronto's population/popularity?

    While it sucks that TB gets a "discount" on top players, they're probably still not a team that will forever be able to run at the cap max, either. I mean, this is freaking Tampa Bay we're talking about, not NY or Boston or Toronto. If you want an "after-tax" cap, then you're probably also going to get a league where the cap is set at a level where Toronto can't spend more than Ottawa or Phoenix as well. You guys know that no matter what the cap is set at, you can afford to spend to that level. How many other teams can say the same?
    also an advantage is that many things are not capped

    babcock for example
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    also an advantage is that many things are not capped

    babcock for example
    hey the Habs hire the best francophones money can buy

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    What does that even mean?

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    What am I missing?
    When my time comes, I want to be burried face down, so that anyone that doesn't like me can kiss my ass.

    How many staples did they put in his head? 13?,” Leiweke asks, getting more animated. “They sewed his head back together and he never missed a minute. He literally yelled at our trainer ‘Band-aid it, I’m going back in’. This is who we are at MLSE now, Michael Bradley."

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    Apparently "Rockets" means good looking ladies (yeah we are getting old).

    AM found that old (2012) tweet and jokingly liked it.
    Pres. Shanahan: “The challenge here in Toronto is not to come up with the plan; the challenge in Toronto is to stick to it.”
    Coach Babcock: "I never came here to make the playoffs, I came here to be involved in a cup process"
    Playoffs don't matter. Championships do.
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    I thought he meant Kelowna Rockets players.

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    I thought he meant actual rockets from NASA
    The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than is required to produce it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindzEye View Post
    I thought he meant actual rockets from NASA
    Rocket and Bird might be my favourite slang words ever.

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    I assumed he meant the chalk candy.
    When my time comes, I want to be burried face down, so that anyone that doesn't like me can kiss my ass.

    How many staples did they put in his head? 13?,” Leiweke asks, getting more animated. “They sewed his head back together and he never missed a minute. He literally yelled at our trainer ‘Band-aid it, I’m going back in’. This is who we are at MLSE now, Michael Bradley."

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    Quote Originally Posted by trujaysfan View Post
    I assumed he meant the chalk candy.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckie007 View Post
    Rocket and Bird might be my favourite slang words ever.
    I've used both commonly over the years, yeah. Personal favourites as well.
    The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than is required to produce it.

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    Reading through some season projections and wanted to get people's opinion here:

    Who scores more points this year - Matthews, Tavares or Marner?

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    Matthews will score more per minute.
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    I think Marner will lead the team in PTS. Matthews in goals. Assuming good health all around of course.

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    If Matthews stays healthy he'll lead the team in goals and points. It's easy to forget just how invisible Marner was in the 1st half of the season, but I don't think it's something we can just ignore and assume that he's got 82 games of consistent, elite production figured out yet. As for the Tavares factor, as has been pointed out here previously, the production gap per minute between Tavares and Kadri is much, much smaller than their reputation gap is.

    Marner is really good, but Matthews is legitimately one of the best players in the league. Just needs to stay healthy.
    The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than is required to produce it.

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    If Matthews stays healthy he'll lead the team in goals and points. It's easy to forget just how invisible Marner was in the 1st half of the season, but I don't think it's something we can just ignore and assume that he's got 82 games of consistent, elite production figured out yet. As for the Tavares factor, as has been pointed out here previously, the production gap per minute between Tavares and Kadri is much, much smaller than their reputation gap is.

    Marner is really good, but Matthews is legitimately one of the best players in the league. Just needs to stay healthy.
    The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude larger than is required to produce it.

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