All Habs-related Eklund rumours Part II
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12-21-2010, 02:27 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by
AK will be a RFA, Bieksa will be a UFA...
apples and oranges
You know, I used to think so as well. Well, I still do honestly. Recently, however, it seems very apparent that "talented" RFAs and their agents hold most of the power in these negotiations. It seems to me (without double-checking this specifically) that more and more teams are "losing" RFAs because of salary demands/perceptions of what they'd be "worth" around the league. Still don't see many offer sheets, but the threat is still there (I'm pro-offer sheets, btw) and GMs are maintaining a good report between each other by making trades instead (or so it seems to me). I mean, how did Halak go from $600K or whatever it was to $2.75M for this season? How much did Chicago have to pony up for Toews, Kane, Keith, etc when their ELCs/"extensions" expired?
Sure, AK isn't in a league with that last group. But I think the perception around is that he would make a talented addition to a top 6. My point is, though, that the divide between RFA and UFA doesn't seem as wide as it used to be.
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They don't get the full LITR as he will be back before midseason, plus, I doubt they want to do like Calgary and New Jersey and play with 16 or 17 players when injuries hit. They'll want to shed at least 2-2.5 mil, in order to do that they have to move out a 3.5-4 mil player and replace him with a 700k-1 mil player.
Okay, I'm going to have to refresh myself on that little intricacy, because I've always assumed that if a player qualifies for placement on the LTIR, the team qualifies for the LTIR replacement for however long the player is out (ex: $5M player is on LTIR half the regular season, team gets back $2.5M). I didn't know there was a further sliding scale that determines what percentage of it you ACTUALLY get back based on some other minimum time frame threshold.
Having double checked now, I see that the Canucks are listed with 0 cap space (duh), and $111873 of "LTIR Cap Space". Is that what you're saying, they're only getting "back" $111873 of cap space so far from LTIR issues? If that's how one should interpret that, it certainly changes things.
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