As training camps open, the RFAs have started to sign, the largest of which was Mitch Marner who signed a 6 year, $10.839MM AAV deal with the Leafs. McAvoy, Provorov, Werenski and several other big names also signed this week and we cover it all in this episode.
Canadian Bianca Adreescu won the US Open and we’re very excited. Jake Gardiner signs with Hurricanes for $4.05MM – what a deal! McDavid is skating, but will he be ready for the season’s start? Oilers fans are nervous. How the Leafs are spending way more than the cap – and it’s not with LTIR.
Another slow NHL news week so we have a good discussion on a CBA Concept in which the players are paid a % of the cap and not a set dollar amount. Thanks to CJ for the suggestion! Also, Patrick Laine had some interesting things to say in an interview with Chris Johnston.
Things are slow as we’ve hit the mid-summer doldrums. That said, Kevin Shattenkirk did sign in Tampa Bay, Paul Fenton was fired by the Wild and we continue to hear rumours about Mitch Marner. Also, we discuss, what’s the maximum sized rink an NHL team could support?
Is the Calgary arena deal good for the city? Dale and I disagree. Can anyone explain how the Leafs are using LTIR and the David Clarkson contract? We try. Dale was curious about the Luongo cap recapture calculation so went through it and debated whether he is a Hall of Famer.
Mike is back from rafting in Idaho and Ken Holland pulls a rabbit out of his hat in trading Milan Lucic for James Neal. As part of our summer series, beyond the news, we explore some interesting ideas. What cities would you waive an NMC to play in? What sport has the biggest gap in skill between pros and average people?