Carter close to signing 10-year deal (post #441 and #675); Leino update (# 675)
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11-11-2010, 09:55 AM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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You realize Richards signed a 12-year cap friendly deal, right?
Richie's actual salary this season and the next 3
Carter asking for $7 each year for the next 3 is not completely unreasonable. Would I give it to him? No, but $6.25 or $6.5 is fair (granted I'd rather he get $6 or $6.2 or something).
There are more then enough teams who would happily pay Carter $6.5, and he knows it.
If he is willing to take $6 or $6.25, you happily give it to him, especially since Briere is 33 and one of Z or Leino is most certainly departing this offseason.
Keep the best players (Richards, Carter, Giroux) and fill in the wingers as best you can. We got Z for nothing and Leino for next to nothing (OKT ROFL!!).
There is no reason we can't continue to find good wingers willing to play with one of our 3 awesome centers for cheap.
Heck, I'd happily trade Hartnell for picks or Simmonds for cap space. The amount of idiot penalties will drop and JVR gets increased ice time to learn how to be a better power forward (an offseason move however).
Resorting to cheap wingers means we can keep our D, centers and Bob together for awhile. We have youth at all the KEY positions. With this core, we can be a serious contenders for years.
So you are willing to weaken other spots on the roster, including the most dominant line on the roster, or ditch the one of the most clutch playoff players in Flyers history just to make sure you sign Carter? You centers according to how Laviolette has put the lines on the ice are: Richards, Briere, Giroux, Betts. This is also the centers who got this team to game 6 of the SCF's.
The problem is if you sign Carter to a long term big deal(assume $6.5) you are putting $44.391mill into just 9 players on your roster(Richards, Carter, Briere, Giroux, Pronger, Timonen, Meszaros, Coburn, and Carle). Not only that but outside of Carle and Coburn whose contracts expire in 2013 and Timonen in 2014 the rest of the contracts all expire in 2015 or later. I understand that the idea is depth at center down the middle, but the focus this season has been build from the defense out, which means tough choices need to be made at center possibly.
And here is the RFA compensation for an offer sheet:
FREE AGENT CLASSIFICATIONS
GROUP 2 - SUBJECT TO COMPENSATION AND RIGHT TO MATCH
These players have been tendered a qualifying offer by their respective Clubs and are subject to draft-choice compensation and right to match. The draft choice compensation scale is based on compensation offered by the new Club:
$994,433 or below None
Over $994,433 to $1,506,716
Over $1,506,716 to $3,013,434 Second-round choice
Over $3,013,434 to $4,520,150 First-round and third-round choice
Over $4,520,150 to $6,026,867 First-round, second-round and third-round choice
Over $6,026,867 to $7,533,584 Two first-round choices, one second- and one third-round choice
Over $7,533,584 Four first-round choices
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