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The key to Cosette trade from the Golden Knights here.
Uh, been a while since I've been streaming.
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Beginning next week when I get back into town with training camp set the open year.
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Um, as the rookie start showing up and other people we're going Thio, d'oh! Everything we can all things bgk, angy vey is going to be helping me out immensely throughout the Golden Knights season.
I plan on broadcasting most of the play by play for the preseason games were excited about the Golden Knights season right now.
But that didn't stop the people on Facebook, Twitter and every other social media caught, you know, content out there from blowing up the Internet.
I hit my head, literally exploded.
The Internet exploded with the Nikita Goose up trade.
It is funny to mention this because Nikita Kruschev has zero NHL experience yet.
So many of the Golden Knights Knights faithful laughed, mocked this trade that happened with the New Jersey Devils earlier this week.
If you have not heard you've been living under a rock, if you follow the NHL in any capacity.
As the key to Goose Step was traded to the New Jersey Devils for a 20 23rd round pick in a 2021 2nd round pick, he then agreed to sign a two year, four point 5,000,080 contract with the New Jersey Devils.
His contract with the uh, his contract talks with the Golden Knights broke down when the key to go said was looking for $4,000,000 a year on the Golden Knights were only willing to offer $2,000,000 a year.
So many people on the Interwebs, all the keyboard G.
M's out there were saying that we should just trade away a lot of people to make room for goose up because he is the second coming.
We're gonna get into that just a minute as to why I don't think they are.
I think they're They're on something if you say that.
So we offer two years.
Contract talks were just too far apart.
The Golden Knights do not have the cap room to sign him.
We made Cap room a week prior by getting rid of Clark since contract Toronto took on Clarkson's contract.
And that's going to allow them to sign Mitch.
Martyr Good for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Good for us because we were able to get a little bit more cap room, but not nearly enough to sign Nikki that goose F.
Given that we were so far off on this trade, I think this traders will win, and I know that I'm in the minority on this.
I know I sound like a homer to because say that every transaction makes sense.
But there's been numerous transactions that I have been critical of throughout the Golden Knights short lived franchise history.
This one, however, I am not critical of in the least.
And that is because we weren't gonna get anything done with the cue to do set.
The price you pay in the NHL for being a good team is being cap strapped.
You live in a salary cap era you don't see they want charity, and I understand that in the NHL.
Look at the Chicago Blackhawks during their big run in the beginning of this decade, they had one of the best runs of any team this millennia so far, you'll set him probably second to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and you get into cat trouble because you signed so many people to these long term deals.
The Golden Knights had the luxury during the expansion draft of being able to pluck a lot of young stars.
Shea, Theodore, Alex talk to name a couple.
You've got Nate Schmidt as well.
We signed these guys to long term deals at team friendly contracts, which allows us to have more players on our roster locked up for a long period of time at a price that will be extremely affordable by the end of the contract.
Basically, the goal is to underpaid these people at the end of the contract.
When you do that, you're gonna run in the cap trouble because you've got Mark Stone.
Who is the outlier on all this getting nine and 1/2 $1,000,000 a year? You just signed William Karlsson five point $9,000,000 a year.
You have Marshy and Riley Smith, both making about $5,000,000 a year.
You've got a lot of people to big dollar contract.
You're gonna run up into the cat at some point, but you have a good team.
You have a good team.
You know, it just doesn't make sense when you have a good team because you're signing these guys so long term deals.
We don't have the Drew dowdy contract.
The $11,000,000 for an aging veteran in Los Angeles for the King's.
You don't have that situation over there.
And when you got one guy signed $11,000,000 a defensive player that's in his approaching his mid thirties, you're going.
You're paying them almost 12% of your salary for 4% your roster.
It doesn't make sense.
So the Golden Knight you know Alex Tuck signed for 87 years, four point $9,000,000.
The guy's gonna be worth at least double that as the cap continues rise.
And remember, Seattle comes into this league.
Next year is the revenue sharing league, and what that means is the eval will be generating revenue that the league has not seen before.
And that's going Thio. Increase the cap exponentially.
We're in some cat trouble this year.
Another thing of interest to note.
We got through 7 2017 in the expansion draft in exchange for taking Garrison.
They also gave us a 2nd 1/4 round pick as well.
We got quite the haul from Tampa Bay Lightning to get Goose, says Rex.
So we get the rights to Goose A.
Who's in the cage out at that time.
We also get Garrison, who have the inflated contract at that time when we got a second round pick in the fourth trumpet.
Add to that the second round pick in 2021 the third round pick next year in 2020.
You now get four picks for Nikita Goose that a guy who has zero NHL experience and I don't care what the social media GM out there say it's a risk any time you have somebody with zero NHL experience and you're trying to sign them to a big dollar contract.
Now, don't get me wrong.
Who's that? Will probably be well worth $4,000,000,000 but at the end of the day is one player with zero NHL experience worth gutting your team over in order to fit onto your roster and under the cat, and I don't think it ISS.
I don't think anybody is worth that kind of money for no experience.
Ovechkin didn't get that kind of money when he came over.
You know, Coach Rob didn't get that kind of money.
Remember, the 2020 is what a lot of experts have said, going to be the deepest draft in 15 years.
That's how many great players are coming out.
The Golden Knights over the next two years have nine picks in the 1st 2 rounds of those drafts.
They can flip those for more players or they can draft and develop them and make sure that the Golden Knights have a strong farm system for the foreseeable future.
I'd still have never had an NHL draft pick play in a regular season game for them.
I expect that to change this year with Cody Glass at some point.
Or Nick Hague, one of those two.
I think breaking with the lineup first or, you know, Jimmy Show he was a college free agents.
So what Gustav watch was not unreasonable, but it was unreasonable for the Knights two, um, got their team trained somebody else away to be able to fit him under the salary cap.
It wouldn't make sense for this particular trade to get Let Cody Eakin get away from you for Goose because it played two completely different positions.
It is a winger. He's a past first winger.
Cody again is the defensive minded forward who's good at face offs.
If you're going to get rid of one piece like Cody Eakin, which I I still think they're probably gonna trade him away at some point.
Otherwise, we're gonna let him go for nothing.
If you've got a team, if you think you need Cody can win the cup this year, I guess you hold on to him and let him go somewhere else.
8 $5,000,000 a year.
Cody Eakin is putting up numbers that is going to warrant a pretty hefty raise, and one of the Golden Knights will probably not offer him for 1/3 line center.
So expect Cody. You can be gone.
Be interesting to see whether he gets traded.
But that doesn't make sense.
John Merrill last year, but he's only got a contract of one point $5,000,000.
He was arguably the most effective defenseman down the stretch last year.
He came leaps and bounds from where he was the first year where so many people just wanted to trade him away and get rid of him.
He is a reliable defenseman.
Doesn't make sense to get rid of that one.
You cheap one point $5,000,000 contract for a guy that is contributing more than he ever has.
You signed England to a team for only $700,000 plus incentives.
I expect him to reach Oriole right around $1,000,000 but that extra 300,000 can be transferred to next season.
The end of the day knights had to do something because the Knights didn't get anything done with KUSA.
He goes back to the cage l for this year.
We lose his rights and he's able to sign is an unrestricted free agent next season.
What GM has done.
What George McPhee has done is he made sure that Busa went to an Eastern Conference team so the guy can't hurt us.
At the same time he gathered to more picks in an effort to bolster and already stout farm system.
Remember our age? L team.
The Chicago Wolves went to the Calder Cup last year where they lost, but they still made it there.
They made it with the talent that we will be seeing on the NHL roster at some point.
As our team continues to age, you don't get a team for one player, and I don't care if that player is playing in the major leagues and his name is Mike Trout.
You don't get rid of the entire team to fit one person on.
And that is what so many people out there are saying should have been done with Nicky to go set a guy with again zero any jail experience.
He has only played on Olympic sized ice, and I know that the naysayers say Yes, he's played only played on Olympic sized ice.
It's longer, more space out there to be able to do what you need to do, however, the naysayers do say, despite that, he's played against any gel talent, most recently the World championships a few months ago, and he shined against other players that's playing the NHL.
He outplayed them.
Still haven't seen what he can do.
Want a smaller she device? Maybe his skill set is more act to be on a smaller sheet of ice.
Sure he could be the next Ovechkin, Panera Kucherov.
We all know that, but at the end of the day, he can't hurt us. Lost.
Both teams end up in the finals as he went to an Eastern Conference team.
The Golden Knights get numerous picks and the most importantly, out of all this, the whole the nights get the security of knowing that our team is intact, a team that could very well be better this year than it was last year.
Despite the departures of Ryan Carpenter period, where Belmar and others who we lost to free agency, we also traded Miller and Holla Hello was a tough pill to swallow because he had a fantastic 29 whole season, the inaugural year for the Golden Knights.
But he was injured pretty much all last year.
You just don't know what you're gonna get with Paula.
It's better to get rid of him and be able to get some pieces.
Patrick Roy Goode into being a great pickup for us from the hollow trade.
And then you have Miller, who me and Angie laugh about, because every time he's got the pot, he shoots it 102 miles an hour and it ends up in Happy Gilmore.
When he shoots the puck, you have no idea where it's going.
I hear two goals all of last year.
Ah, hi. Cap it because of it.
Yes, Miller was a right handed defenseman, and they're quite sought after we wish him well in Buffalo.
But I don't think his skills that worked here in Vegas, especially considering you have such a deep and talented defensive field.
You know, Zach White Cloud, Nick Hey, and Jimmy shalt to name a couple of people should be really good.
Having goose sieve on our team would have been a Grand Slam.
If we were able to make the contract work, I would have.
This team would have been exponentially better, however, being able to pick up four picks and making sure a deal for overall picks the Tampa Bay deal, along with this deal right here for a player that we just simply weren't going to get it done.
In my book, you have to look at the realistic expectations of what you can d'oh! And the realistic expectations that no contract was going to get done given the Golden Knights hap situation and what George McPhee and Kelly McCrimmon we're willing to pay, who's have given him zero NHL talent? You know, the Golden Knights like under pay people.
They tout the fact there's no state income tax here locally as a way to do that.
So these players signed for less money, knowing they're still gonna take home or and it allows the team to win more.
It's a great pitch and his work with numerous players who are under long term deals with the golden eggs they know.
Yeah, my contract's value might be less, but I'm going to take home more money and that is going to allow us to sign more players to make us better.
And we're going to win more.
It's a genius strategy of one that is so far worked.
It will be interesting to see whether the Golden Knights do exactly what so many people expect them to do and make it back into the playoffs this year, despite losing goose it for you naysayers.
If they say that George McPhee should lose his job over that get riel, get riel guy, he sure he could turn out to be a really, really good player? Um, maybe you will.
But at the end of the day, we got four picks out of it.
If one of these pics ends up being better than abusive, remember the 2020 draft deepest draft in the last 15 years? According to so many people.
Be interesting to see whether one of those guys can be a superstar as well.
And we would retain his rights for a long period of time at a much more contract value.
That goose, eh? Who is 27 28 years old? Yeah, he's entering his prime, but not gonna give him a bridge deal for two years.
We're gonna We're planning for the long haul.
We're not signing these guys to a short term bridge, deals where they're gonna be gone or asking for a lot of money on the Chicago Blackhawks.
Got the contract trouble himself.
They built a great team, but players as they started winning cups were getting overpaid, and now they're having to do a rebuild.
The goal here is to be good. Now be good later.
Having the Golden Knights on a great great path to being able to do that.
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