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01-27-2009, 11:32 PM
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I like Blake... He's played pretty damn good this season. It's not the salary that makes him untradebale... It's the years. Yuck/

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4 mil a year isn't too bad for what he does.
WOW. Just WOW.

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WOW. Just WOW.
His contract isnt nearly as bad as people make it to be..heres a few i consider around the same
Michael Ryder 4
Marco Sturm 3.5
Jochen Hecht 3.52
Maxim Afinogenov 3.33
ryan Smyth 6.25
Fredrik Modin 3.25
Jere Lehtinen 4
Cory Stillman 3.53
Michal Handzus 4
David Legwand 4.5
Joffrey Lupu 4.25
Miroslav Satan 3.5

now i know some of these players are younger and shorter term but the point im trying to make is I think 4 mill for .7 ppg isnt *that* bad.. I say that because people act like he does nothing and makes alot more and consider it like the worse contract in the nhl.... that being said his age and health do effect his trade value and I think he will be staying with the leafs... reasion so many ppl think his contract is bad is because people were expecting a 0 goal scorer and hes not.. but at 4mill he isnt payed like one ether

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01-28-2009, 12:09 AM
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His contract isnt nearly as bad as people make it to be..heres a few i consider around the same
You have to understand a lot of people on here base their opinions on opinions of other people without really having any idea of their own.

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01-28-2009, 12:12 AM
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You have to understand a lot of people on here base their opinions on opinions of other people without really having any idea of their own.
ya ive noticed .... lol and b4 ppl start misunderstanding what im saying Im NOT saying its a good contract.... but again ppl act like its the worse one in the nhl... and also not like the leafs dont have the cap room.. they can afford to take on the contract

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02-01-2009, 03:19 PM
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He's been on fire lately... 27 points in his last 25. Really it's more the length than the cap hit that's bad about his contract. He's on pace for 28 goals, 62 points now. He's proven to be a pretty consistent 20 goal scorer other than last year(leukemia?) so he's not nearly as bad as he's made out to be. That said... 6th rounder? anyone?

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02-01-2009, 03:24 PM
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The problem with this guy is the term of his contract.

He is 34. And his 4 million dollar hit continues for another 3 years.

Thats going to be hard to move.

He's not a bad player but I think a lot of teams will have reservations about taking on additional 3 years.

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02-01-2009, 03:26 PM
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Burke won't trade him unless he gets Blake's full value. He definitely won't dump him off for nothing since the contract doesn't really matter due to the amount of cap space available.

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02-01-2009, 03:27 PM
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I actually am glad Blake is getting goals. He really was a good player for the Isles

I just don't see anyone taking him unless another contract comes back though

is he really a top 6?

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The problem with this guy is the term of his contract.

He is 34. And his 4 million dollar hit continues for another 3 years.

Thats going to be hard to move.

He's not a bad player but I think a lot of teams will have reservations about taking on additional 3 years.
he's 35

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Burke won't trade him unless he gets Blake's full value. He definitely won't dump him off for nothing since the contract doesn't really matter due to the amount of cap space available.
Full value is a late draft pick. Without taking another bad contract back anyways.

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02-01-2009, 03:35 PM
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Full value is a late draft pick. Without taking another bad contract back anyways.
Full value disregarding the contract. In other words, the value of a probable 25 goal scorer.

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His contract isnt nearly as bad as people make it to be..heres a few i consider around the same
Michael Ryder 4
Marco Sturm 3.5
Jochen Hecht 3.52
Maxim Afinogenov 3.33
ryan Smyth 6.25
Fredrik Modin 3.25
Jere Lehtinen 4
Cory Stillman 3.53
Michal Handzus 4
David Legwand 4.5
Joffrey Lupu 4.25
Miroslav Satan 3.5
Lehtinen is a UFA this summer, so no problem for me.

Ryan Smyth has probably the worse contract on that list

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02-01-2009, 07:32 PM
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the fact that he has 3yrs left on his deal and is prob 34 or 35 not to much, maybe a late draft pick and a player you'd have to develop

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The issue isn't really that he's not worth 4mil now, rather it's whether he'll be worth 4mil two or three seasons from now. With the current economy I doubt any team would risk that.

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Ya you can make that argument. However I see Jason Blake as an asset to teams who have playmakers and need pure scorers. Blake is a 25-40 goal guy playing alongside a playmaker like when he was alongside Alexei Yashin. Blake on Pittsburgh, Washington or maybe even Vancouver(unlikely though). There i definitely a team thats interested in his services. Hes on pace for 30 goals this year and that could be improved upon by a playmaking lineman like a Savard/Crosby or Malkin so thats just what I think. He can garner a second round pick and a salary dump from a contending team

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Ya you can make that argument. However I see Jason Blake as an asset to teams who have playmakers and need pure scorers. Blake is a 25-40 goal guy playing alongside a playmaker like when he was alongside Alexei Yashin. Blake on Pittsburgh, Washington or maybe even Vancouver(unlikely though). There i definitely a team thats interested in his services. Hes on pace for 30 goals this year and that could be improved upon by a playmaking lineman like a Savard/Crosby or Malkin so thats just what I think. He can garner a second round pick and a salary dump from a contending team
I agree with you 100%. Blake may be 35 but he is by far the fastest SOB on the Leafs roster, and he works like a dog! Cudos goes out to Ron Wilson for lighting a fire under this guys butt by making him a Healthy Scratch a few times. Blake is now sits ontop of the Leafs roster in points with 40pts(19G/21A and 16pts in the last 10gp). This is great stats considering all last year he only had 52points(15g/37a), so last season wasn't so bad considering he averaged in the last 4 seasons around 57 points! I'd say that any playoff bound team that has pressure for results, or a team with pressure to make the playoffs will overpay to get blakes services! It will be a late 1st or 2nd round pick involved forsure. I'd say more realistically will be a prospect and a 2nd/3rd round pick. Maybe a salary dump as well

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what do oyu think we can get for him
you can't be serious..............

if you want get rid of him.... you have to ad your 1st rounder.....
as soon as you leave the Leafs reality

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you can't be serious..............

if you want get rid of him.... you have to ad your 1st rounder.....
as soon as you leave the Leafs reality
stop....... posting........ please...........

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you can't be serious..............

if you want get rid of him.... you have to ad your 1st rounder.....
as soon as you leave the Leafs reality
I pretty much agreed with you until we got to the first rounder part. Blake doesn't have much value right now. If he continues to put up points at this sort of rate, he might have some value at the deadline, but it won't be any more than a mid-round pick or long-shot prospect.

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02-08-2009, 12:02 PM
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So would you pull the trigger on a trade like that or keep Blake on the rebuilding Leafs?

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So would you pull the trigger on a trade like that or keep Blake on the rebuilding Leafs?
Obviously Toronto is trying to get rid of him. He's one of the hottest players in the league right now. Only Crobsy, Malkin, and Green have more points than him in the last month.

The thing is we need the scoring in the future, not right now. I think someone will take a chance on him and just buy him out or waive him in a couple of years.

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I like Blake... He's played pretty damn good this season. It's not the salary that makes him untradebale... It's the years. Yuck/

Exactly. Blake is well-worth his contract right now - in fact, I'd say he is slightly underpaid. Its the long-term issues that detract from his market value.

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I highly doubt that any team would pick him up if he were placed on waivers today. The length of that contract is terrible, and it will be even more of an albatross if the cap goes down over the next two years. The Leafs would have to take back another bad contract or throw in a pick to get rid of him. I like what Blake brings to the table as a player but in reality no team would give up anything for him and that contract.

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Honestly...I could care less what others in this thread have posted and mocking Blake...But for a guy who is on a team full of youth and ok players, he's playing like a Superstar..He should have 25+ goals this season, and have 60+ points (currently has 19G 40pts and is a +6 on the Leafs)...Don't care if he leaves or not, but if a team wants a guy to help for a playoff push, I think Blake would be your guy (especially if you pair him with other talent, he will shine--he's alone in TOR, and is shining).

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