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09-23-2003, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by LoudmouthHemskyfan#1
"his job???"

If his job is to keep one of our best players off the ice, then he's doin great.

"I don't see why EDM should go any further than 1.4 on a one year deal."

Because no one who put up 50 points in an injury plagued season, and 60 points the year before, and is 22 years old, will sign that deal. If Lowe's offering 1.4 mil, there'd better be some bonus clauses on top. The real thing that will be bad if Comrie does get traded, is Lowe won't have to tell us what was offered, and we'll never really know.

"why in the world would Lowe want to pay Comrie more than he has to? What is Lowe's upside in giving Comrie a one year deal at 1.8 mil only to watch him put up 70 points? If Lowe's gives him a one year deal at all it will likely be at a low number, and in fact, it wouldn't surprise me if Lowe simply told Winter that he's not interested in a one year deal at any price (as is Lowe's right under the CBA after Comrie refused his qualifying offer of approx 1.1 mil)"

Because that's how the NHL works, like it or not. Good player, you pay the guy. It's just so unrealistic, some of the expectations of what will work and what won't, you really think the guy would play for less than Georges Laraque??? Look at what they're doing with Havlat in Ottawa, same thing, he's not gonna take that kinda deal either.
Do you know for a fact that Lowe is only offering 1.4, or is the other rumour true that Comrie is asking 3 to 4 million a year?

Since we really don't know I am not going to take sides either way.

But I do know that the leverage is on Lowe's side and that is the facts and was written in to the CBA and Lowe is not the only GM trying to use it.

It is up to Lowe to get the best players on the ice, and it is also his job to keep the team under a certain budget. Not easy to always juggle both!

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