Benoit Pouliot: not tendered qualifying offer (June 27)
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06-15-2011, 07:55 AM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Originally Posted by
#11 Saku Koivu
Oh yeah, let's not tender a 6'3", 199 lbs 24-year old winger. That sounds like a great idea.
Look Pouliot has his faults, but the only way he won't be in camp is if he's traded. There's no real need to negotiate with him beyond qualifying him right now. He's likely to accept his QO at this point anyway. For a young 30-point player that MIGHT be able to get hot and fit into the top 6 in case of injuries, $1M + is a reasonable price.
Maybe instead of paying Pouliot 1.5 mil we can sign a decent UFA by spending a bit more cash and get a much better player, a guy that plays all 200 feet of ice and shows up after March 1st.
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