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09-09-2011, 11:11 PM
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It does matter though. Profits for True North mean more money to spend when the time comes.
Also, if we aren't going to make the playoffs, a cheap contract like that can turn into a tasty pick at deadline time.
If Wellwood is a total flop, it's much easier to stomach at 700k than at 1.5MM
There is generally a very callous attitude from fans towards NHL owners, but in our case I think we should be more appreciative and supportive of the guys who brought hockey back here. I for one want to see them make buckets of cash.
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This is somebody's real money we are talking aboot. I absolutely care whether or not Wellwood signed at 700K as opposed to 3mil. I support my team all the way up to ownership. It SHOULD matter to us fans because the 2.3 mil difference is huge and our ownership will have that much less of a loss/more of a profit to ensure ownership/team stability. If you had a choice would you pick to sign him at 3mil or 700k? Which is better regardless of the cap situation for the team? If you reply you don't care, that's just weird!
EDIT: sorry to rant haha
when will the time come to spend more money?....
why do you assume the jets will not make the playoffs?...planning to capitalize on failure seems to be a dubious strategy
for whom is it easier to stomach if he is a flop but doesnt cost much....the on ice performance of the team will be damaged just as much if he is a flop at $700k or $1.5m...if we miss the playoffs because our players are not good enough will you think that is any more acceptable because our payroll was low?
i fully support true north...to the tune of $3k in tickets and probably half that in beer, but hoping they make a big profit by signing cheap players is an odd attitude.
the revenue for this team is solidified for the next several years....hoping that they only sign cheap players to ensure economic stability is what is weird....fans should want the best players, not the ones who are the best value....i am not saying they should overpay, im saying that applauding a move because it is a monetary bargain is strange.....what he gets paid has nothing to do with value to the team.....he's not more valuable on the ice if he is cheap.
it may be that we can only afford $700k third line centremen, but i really find it bizarre that the evaluation of every player we have signed is always based on some relative monetary value as if we are buying a couch from sears.
i want the best third line centre we can get....if that means we have to pay him $3m then so be it....what he makes is irrelevant to me....would you applaud true north for passing on a $3m 30 point guy because they could sign a $1m 20 point guy?
my point is that evaluating moves true north makes should have nothing do do with what value they got for their money....if a 20 point KHLer is really the calibre of our third line centre, that's fine, but it doesnt make it any better because we can say 'at least he's cheap'....
if we miss the playoffs, i dont think it will hold much weight if i tell my friends in vancouver....we may be crappy, but our payroll was really low and our owners made a lot of money.
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