ukcanuck wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:39 pm
Meds wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:31 pm
ukcanuck wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:30 pm
Meds wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:24 pm
ukcanuck wrote: ↑Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:22 pm
Whoever decided there was no money for Toffoli...
Wonder what they think now?
Take away his games against Vancouver and he really regresses. LOL!
Would love to take away the games against Vancouver but that’s the point. Take away toffoli’s goals against the Canucks and what would the series against Montreal look like now?
How much is a playoff berth worth? What will toffoli’s 9 goals do to that playoff berth?
Did you post that before or after his backhander? HAHAHAAH!
All optics and hot hands against just us aside, Benning is looking like a moron for letting him walk thanks to these 5 games.
In all seriousness I'm not sure what you mean about his 9 goals? Based on just his goals alone, removing them from Montreal still sees the outcomes the same in every game except the first where Montreal wouldn't have gotten the loser point. The way we're playing he wouldn't have potted those goals for us. He's been highly opportunistic, taking advantage of our shitty coverage and unforced turnovers. Not taking anything away from him btw, that's good on him.
I like Toffoli, he’s paisan so he will enjoy Montreal if we are ever allowed to go to back to pre pandemic life.
But if I’m Benning, I would have signed toffoli and found the money elsewhere, end of story.
Hah maybe that’s why no one is willing to pay me to be a general manager!
I think if Benning could have foreseen the season that Pettersson is having, and the way things are going for the team, maybe he gives TT that extra season or two, or whatever it was, to keep him here because right now there will be a bit more money to go around as Petey (and others) have taken a step back. Could still change, I know.
For the record I was in the camp that wanted Toffoli re-signed but also didn't think it was the end of the world to let him walk. How we lost all 3 of Tanev, Markstrom, and Toffoli, is mind boggling, and it definitely looks bad on Benning.
Obviously Covid was not something that could have been predicted, so every GM in the league gets a pass on its impact. But Benning is absolutely on the hook for the cap and term he gave to Roussel, Beagle, Sutter, and Eriksson. The latter being a decent signing, but absolutely should have been moved at almost any cost, even if that meant spending a draft pick or sullying Elmer's own reputation by waiving him long ago and parking him in Utica until he opened up his NTC to 30 teams.