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PPP Roundtable: Where we calmly discuss the Nylander signing

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There might be capslock.

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Hardev Lad [5:05 PM]

BYAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

seldo [5:05 PM]

After 24 hours of yelling at my family about this its finally over and now I will not be divorced

Gunnar [5:07 PM]

AHHHHHHH

Hardev Lad [5:07 PM]

Brigs [5:07 PM]

Kyle, Willy, I love you both very much and I could not be happier about this news. But you put us through a lot so please forgive me for what I am about to say: FUCK YOU BOTH MY HEART COULD BARELY TAKE IT AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Arvind [5:08 PM]

So my first thought is “phew”. My second is that Nylander and his team got a very nice deal. $25M in bonus money means he likely has strong lockout protection, and the actual AAV in years 2-6 is higher than I anticipated. It appears that those arguing his leverage disappeared with the Leafs hot start were incorrect, which is something I’ve sort of felt from the start. Nylander’s value to the Leafs is that he’s a first line winger who hasn’t yet hit his prime. Any team, especially a contender, will get a lot from adding him to their roster, particularly as we know his skillset synergizes brilliantly with Matthews’.

Brigs [5:08 PM]

But finally, FINALLY! We’ll see our lineup of death all together.

Hardev Lad [5:08 PM]

I want to give both Dubas and Nylander a slap, then a gigantic hug.

Arvind [5:08 PM]

I’m very happy with this deal, even though it’s more than I expected we would have to pay.

seldo [5:09 PM]

I’m mad we waited this long for what was the obvious result from the fucking beginning

Annie [5:09 PM]

I’m still mad at everyone

But I also want to hug them

Everything is beautiful but also WHAT THE FUCK TOOK SO LONG

Brigs [5:10 PM]

Okay, serious reaction: I am freaking ecstatic. Auston gets his partner in crime back. We have three 1C and 1RW pairings across three different lines. Babs can play around with his fourth line and his various LW options to his hearts content. Willy is back to wreck shit and make his doubters choke on their hate.

nafio [5:10 PM]

WILLIAM ANDREW MICHAEL NYLANDER ALTELIUS YOU GET ON A PLANE THIS INSTANT!

honestly if Dubas had fucked this up I would have been irrational enough to want him fired

Hardev Lad [5:12 PM]

Nylander has 55 games to play this season if he misses tonight and plays Tuesday. What are his realistic point totals? 50? 55? 60? He’ll be a lot more rested and conditioned than anyone else in the league. Sky’s the limit.

Jonathan Species [5:12 PM]

MLSE COMPUTER: Nylander destruct sequence in 25 seconds.

SHANNY: Kyle, send the fax!

DUBAS: It’s not going through! I keep getting a busy signal!

MLSE COMPUTER: Nylander destruct sequence in 15 seconds

SHANNY: You have to dial 0 first to get an outside line!

DUBAS: I got it I got it, it’s dialing!

MLSE COMPUTER: Nylander destruct sequence in 10 seconds.

SHANNY: Kyle, if this doesn’t go through I’m going to make you work at Real Sports.... on the lunch hour shift.

DUBAS: NO! Anything but that!

MLSE COMPUTER: Nylander destruct sequence in 5 seconds.

FAX MACHINE: BEEP BEEP BEEP

DUBAS: Oh thank fuck! It went through!

SHANNY: I’m still gonna make you work there tomorrow.

nafio [5:14 PM]

what er, happens if Gary says no?

Katyaknappe [5:15 PM]

It’s complicated, but not a big deal.

Brigs [5:15 PM]

we riot

Annie [5:16 PM]

Murder. Murder happens.

nafio [5:16 PM]

okay as long as we have a plan

AT Fulemin [5:17 PM]

This is beautiful. Our team is beautiful. We are a real Cup contender and our core is about to reunite. I love everything.

Katya

WHY SO DRAMATIC, BOYS? EH? WHY THE HELL DIDN’T YOU DO THIS ON JULY 2?

Arvind

I have some more thoughts on this.