Read: The Two Sides Talking To Gary Bettman

At Sportsnet, Michael Grange writes that there are two groups of people who are talking to Gary Bettman and telling what their different wants are.

One group is the big market teams, like the Rangers and Maple Leafs, along with corporate sponsors and TV broadcast holders who want the NHL back on the ice.

The other group includes the small market teams that are struggling like Florida and Columbus who “see this next CBA as being the key to their ability to survive, if not thrive.”

Grange writes that to help out the struggling franchises, Bettman is committed to having the salary floor be no more than $44 million.

Yesterday on Sportsnet, Nick Kypreos said that Bettman is just trying to keep the promises that he made to small market teams about lowering the salary cap.





71 comments
Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

Oh man, you were holding on to that wood chopping play on words this whole time.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Marcus Armstrong


Honestly just came up with it as I was looking for a snappy conclusion.

nesboogie
nesboogie

any thoughts on the contract? I'd assume less then what Rahim makes

a57se
a57se

Well, this is the type of guy you hope to get in Free Agency...

a young player just beginning to play his best football.

Hopefully that is the case with Carpenter.

nesboogie
nesboogie

Trade down, get the OL from LSU and Bud Dupree

Bent
Bent moderator

@nesboogie


I don't think we can trade down very far (if at all) and still land Collins.

nesboogie
nesboogie

I just want an edge rusher. 

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@nesboogie They don't usually give those away. We may draft one, but it's not a huge need. I think with a little coverage we'll lead the league in sacks.

We were pretty close already this year.

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

I guess nobody reads the blog before posting.

nesboogie
nesboogie

RapSheet
The #Jets are finalizing a 4-year contract for former #Chargers safety Marcus Gilchrist, source said. He will sign tomorrow.
3/12/15, 10:04 PM

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@Kyle Ely Looks like it's not going to be Parker...then again why stop with one S/CB when we could sign 3, or 4?

Monty
Monty

hey another DB.. enjoy haha.. passing league you know :) 

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@Monty We need a hybrid slot safety/CB to play Bowles defense.

This move makes sense.

Monty
Monty

@Steven Windeler @Monty I love all the signings :) .. they all make sense... I was just poking those who were flipping out earlier ;P

Joe B.
Joe B.

@nesboogie I hope it's Anthony Fasano. We could use a TE that can block. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @nesboogie


Rashean Mathis $7m per year.


And if anyone complains I'm going to use the "we're upgrading our weakest position" defense.

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

Can't wait for that Harvard BGA

He looks a lot different than any QB I've seen on the Jets in a while.

For one thing he seems to make a lot of good decisions on broken plays, and there were a lot of broken plays. and a lot of very quick pressure.

Once he got in a rhythm he looked really good to me. Reminds me quite a bit of Gannon.

Trusting AJ let him down a lot last year. He really isn't very good anymore. Then he seemed to make most of his mistakes after a big play was either dropped or called back.

Still I think he rated a top 16 QB. With this defense, and receivers I think he might give us a few good years while MM learns on the bench.


Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @Steven Windeler

When he held the ball for 2.5 seconds or more he had a QB rating of 98 Geno 63

He can really avoid some serious quick pressure, and scrambles very well.

Just watched all the games I could find online. I don't really see what the Texans didn't like.

Seemed to play even better than his QBR would suggest to me.

I understand that he made some mistakes at the end of games, but they put him in bad situations where he had to try and come from behind a lot.

I'd love to pick up Mariota and have Fitz keep him on the bench for a while.


Brendan
Brendan

It seems the Jets signed Skrine/Carpenter in hopes their coaches can make the "good" versions of themselves more consistent. I'm okay with that, it seems they're set up to cut bait after 1 or 2 years if they flop. 

a57se
a57se

@Brendan 

That is a 'scouting' approach to FA...

find young players just starting to play their best football...

Brendan
Brendan

Unrelated, but interesting nonetheless. 

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent 64% and 7.41 Y/A, I think. I obviously can't calculate aDot. 


But to be fair, in 2013 he had some huge games to help cancel out bad ones, too (8/12 174 yards, 4 TD's, 21.0 y/c and a few in the 130-150 range). 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Disgruntled Jets Fan


It would be interesting for running backs.  Remember how I was lukewarm on Chris Johnson's receiving abilities because he just compiled a bunch of short passes and not much else?  I bet his was really low.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Is it something the regular PFF guys track, or just Clay and the fantasy crew? It'd be awesome if that could be part of the premium package stats somehow. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@brendan @Disgruntled Jets Fan Jarvis Landry's must be low too.  He had the highest percentage of yards attributable to after the catch in the league.


Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent


PFF guys track EVERYTHING.  And Clay of course is ex-PFF (right?) so probably has a hook-up.


I guess we can calculate aDot for passes caught with PFF numbers simply by doing (yards - YAC) / catches but if you use the passes by direction tab you could only approximate the incompletions.


They should have a premium subscription and a gold package whereby you get even more access.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan


I wonder what these splits looked like before the last game of the year!

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Yeah, I dunno what his deal is now, but he used to be PFF's Fantasy guy, but I think he's branching out and doing his own thing now (he's a very, very good fantasy prognosticator, btw). 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent


A very, very bad actual football prognosticator is probably more useful than a very, very good fantasy football prognosticator though.

greggreen
greggreen

@Brendan @Bent even without the last game, decker had a fine year. with geno as his qb i was hoping for a touch better than his 2011 numbers

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent Well, it's useful for fantasy. I paid for their fantasy guide and I won one league and finished 2nd in the other. Not bad. 

a57se
a57se

@Bent @Brendan 

So Geno is as good as Peyton, 

I just knew it deep down inside!

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se That is not what these stats are saying nor is why I posted them.