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RECsGuy* 04-19-2009 01:13 PM

Marian Gaborik
 
1. Where will he sign?
2. How long will his contract be?
3. What will that contract be worth?

nucks_07 04-19-2009 01:29 PM

1 year with van for 6 mill

making a 2nd line of demitra-kesler-gaborik:amazed:

Sniper7 04-19-2009 02:12 PM

Kings, $6.5, 3 years.

bobermay 04-19-2009 02:16 PM

Toronto
4 years
26 million (6.5 mil/year)

;) :D :neener:

RECsGuy* 04-19-2009 02:57 PM

Team: Florda Panthers
Length: 2 years
Amount: $14 million ($7/year)

The one team in the league without even a borderline line ppg player. His age/production (especially considering the coach he has played under his entire career with) certainly warrants the annual salary, but he'll get a short deal until he plays 70+ games a season.

Bullrun 04-19-2009 03:04 PM

these dollar amounts are too low...

even with the economy being what it is he will get at least 7+

well worth the risk considering he scored 10 goals in 11 games after his surgery....somebody will offer him longterm, and it might still be the wild because theyll be desperate to keep him

kingpest19 04-19-2009 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bullrun (Post 19152956)
these dollar amounts are too low...

even with the economy being what it is he will get at least 7+

This. Do people honestly think that Gaborik is going to take a paycut of 1M+ to play in his prime?

Rhodes 81 04-19-2009 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingpest19 (Post 19153044)
This. Do people honestly think that Gaborik is going to take a paycut of 1M+ to play in his prime?

with his injury history yes, yes they do

Luck 6 04-19-2009 03:33 PM

Some team will overlook his injury history and take a chance on him.

If it's just about going for top dollar.. Gaborik could pull in 7.5mil-8mil on a 2 year deal I'd bet... Maybe more depending on how some things unfold in the off season.

If he has specific teams in mind that he wants to play for.. He won't get that.

Vancouver for example? I'd offer him a 2 year deal for 7mil a year. A second line of Demitra-Kesler-Gaborik would be amazing...

Problem is when he gets hurt that line won't be NEAR as effective... You'd have to plug Raymond into his spot (hopefully he continues to up his game) or maybe Wellwood or Bernier.

In either case... Vancouver would offer 7 over 2 or 3 years... Some low end team desperare for his skill will pay 8mil I'd bet

Fire Wilson 04-19-2009 03:39 PM

I could see a team like NYI offering 2 years / $18 million.

Bringing in Tavares, and Gaborik in the same season? Now that has to be a good way of selling tickets, and making the team extremely better.

Telos 04-19-2009 03:39 PM

Interesting talk on Hotstove that included some Gaborik discussion:



Edit: Gaborik talks start at about the 5:30 mark fyi.

Predsrule 04-19-2009 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Luck 6 (Post 19153835)
Some team will overlook his injury history and take a chance on him.

If it's just about going for top dollar.. Gaborik could pull in 7.5mil-8mil on a 2 year deal I'd bet... Maybe more depending on how some things unfold in the off season.

If he has specific teams in mind that he wants to play for.. He won't get that.

Vancouver for example? I'd offer him a 2 year deal for 7mil a year. A second line of Demitra-Kesler-Gaborik would be amazing...

Problem is when he gets hurt that line won't be NEAR as effective... You'd have to plug Raymond into his spot (hopefully he continues to up his game) or maybe Wellwood or Bernier.

In either case... Vancouver would offer 7 over 2 or 3 years... Some low end team desperare for his skill will pay 8mil I'd bet

and u get the money to resign your first line how? Gaborik would mean twins are out

Kencaid 04-19-2009 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Predsrule (Post 19154069)
and u get the money to resign your first line how? Gaborik would mean twins are out

assuming sundin does not resign.

However I agree with what you are saying, there has been a trend on these boards of almost every free-agent going to the canucks at some point this year (j-bo, sedin, sundin, gaborik ect). The canucks have cap space but i don't see them getting gaborik and have him play on a 2nd line. No allstar over ppg player would be willing to settle for that position.

This all of course depends heavily on how well the canucks do in the playoffs this year, and more specifically how well the sedins do. There are alot of question marks going into next year for vancouver (luongo, sundin, sedin's, and the UFA market) that will depend on their post-season success.

In regards to gaborik i wouldnt be suprised if he ended up in LA for 15M over 2 years.

AintLifeGrand 04-19-2009 06:22 PM

Thrashers 4 years 30 million dollars

Persian88 04-19-2009 08:51 PM

Detroit. i kno i know, capspace...

dont ask questions, Ken Holland will somehow get him to sign a 15year contract at 4.1/yr. :shakehead

Moobles 04-19-2009 10:26 PM

Quote:

and u get the money to resign your first line how? Gaborik would mean twins are out
I'm not fueling any rumors that Gaborik's going to the Canucks cause they're just rumors, he's said and done nothing but we'll wait and see, but the above quote completely depends on what Sundin wants to do this summer. The Canucks still have something like 2 mil in cap space (I could be wrong) and Sundin has a massive phat 1 year contract. If Sundin was to leave, there'd be enough space to sign the Sedins and Gaborik for at least a year, assuming he's in the 6-7 (tops) mil range, but I think it would really strangle the Canucks.

If Sundin stayed with the Canucks and the Canucks kept him, I can't really see Gaborik signing with us (but who knows, just speculation).

enthropi 04-20-2009 08:16 AM

I don't think any team gets Gaborik under 8M, I'd tend to say 8.5M even.
NYI, MTL, TOR and VAN will be the ones out-bidding each other for all the top UFA forwards since they will all be lacking a legit 1st line under the current situation with massive amount of cap space.

Tavares - Sedin - Sedin sounds like a killer line for NYI.

Okposofan21 04-20-2009 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enthropi (Post 19169965)
I don't think any team gets Gaborik under 8M, I'd tend to say 8.5M even.
NYI, MTL, TOR and VAN will be the ones out-bidding each other for all the top UFA forwards since they will all be lacking a legit 1st line under the current situation with massive amount of cap space.

Tavares - Sedin - Sedin sounds like a killer line for NYI.

two things, i don't think our owner is willing to spend that much money and i also doubt the sedin twins would come here, even if we outbid everyone else.

dj4aces 04-20-2009 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enthropi (Post 19169965)
I don't think any team gets Gaborik under 8M, I'd tend to say 8.5M even.

With his history of injury, he'll be lucky to get 6mil per. He will likely sign a deal for 2yr/12mil to prove he can play injury-free.

His big payday will come, but not if he can't play a full year without spending time on LTIR.

As for where he will go, it will probably be where he can play more of a scoring role. Lemaire's system choked him off in that regard (Gaborik constantly complained he wanted to play more offense). Atlanta plays an offensively open system, for example, and Gaborik would thrive in it. Whether or not the cheap owners will buy in remains to be seen.

s7ark 04-20-2009 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sniper7 (Post 19151519)
Kings, $6.5, 3 years.

Not sure about the numbers, but the location is right. Gaborik will be a King next year.

Zal 04-20-2009 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by s7ark (Post 19171500)
Not sure about the numbers, but the location is right. Gaborik will be a King next year.

$7.2-$7.5m for 2 years.

nickschultzfan 04-20-2009 11:16 AM

With Dougy out of the way, the Wild are going to re-sign Gaborik and make some other splashes.

After San Jose loses in the first round to Anaheim, Blake retires. They then look to change things up in the off-season.

Sick of his constant play-off let downs, San Jose trades Thorton to the Wild for Sheppard, Bouchard, and Zidlicky. Zidlicky replaces Blake's points (but not defensive play). Sheppard gives San Jose a long-term power center. Bouchard flurishes in a more open and agressive system.

Then, after Detroit gets knocked out to a team with better goal-tending, they trade the UFA rights to Hossa + 2nd in 2009 + 3rd in 2010 for Josh Harding.

Wild sign Hossa and re-sign Gaborik.

:sarcasm::sarcasm::sarcasm:

Or maybe not...

kingpest19 04-20-2009 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dj4aces (Post 19170403)
With his history of injury, he'll be lucky to get 6mil per. He will likely sign a deal for 2yr/12mil to prove he can play injury-free.

His big payday will come, but not if he can't play a full year without spending time on LTIR.

As for where he will go, it will probably be where he can play more of a scoring role. Lemaire's system choked him off in that regard (Gaborik constantly complained he wanted to play more offense). Atlanta plays an offensively open system, for example, and Gaborik would thrive in it. Whether or not the cheap owners will buy in remains to be seen.

Someone will sign him to a deal thats equal or more than his current contract of 7.5M. Its not an issue of what he can do its an issue of will he stay healthy and some team will take a chance and not make him take a paycut.

PotaGuitar 04-20-2009 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Persian88 (Post 19161811)
Detroit. i kno i know, capspace...

dont ask questions, Ken Holland will somehow get him to sign a 15year contract at 4.1/yr. :shakehead

Which brings up the question, will Holland sign Gaborik to a 100 year contract worth 100 mil? Come onnnn, his cap hit would only be 1 mil.

Red Alberks 04-20-2009 06:54 PM

Craig Leipold, the owner of the Wild, loves Marian Gaborik. He is going to do everything he can, such as hiring a GM who will do whatever it takes, to try and get Gaborik to stay in Minny.

I think Gaborik will stay in Minny.


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