Moen in Habs plans?
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02-13-2012, 08:52 AM
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I totally agree with you. Moen is coming off a 3 year $4.5 million deal ($1.5 per). When we first signed him i thought that was maybe a bit high...now i feel its about right.
Negotiations would appear to be fairly simple in this case....if the Habs want to keep him (and i hope they do), offer him another 3 years at $4.5, with maybe the wiggle room to bring it up to say $5 million over 3 years. If Moen wants to stay then i think he accepts that deal, especially with the uncertainty that lies ahead.
If he wants to test the market, then at least we know that ahead of time and we move him for the best possible return by the deadline.
Seems simple, no?
It seems sooooooo simple. And yet, time and again, this doesn't seem to be the thought process used by management. I would love to hear an honest explanation of the actual thought process. Maybe read them in somebody's biography years later. Is the potential return (e.g. 2nd round pick) just not valued very much by management? Are the "intangible" elements that a respected teammate like Moen carries into the room during a stretch run factored so much more highly than we do? I'm not even sure how either of those argue against making an offer right now, however.
I get it that maybe an ex-player like Gainey would look at asset management with a tilt towards the value of keeping the player around, a player-centric perspective. I sort of think of Gauthier as a bit more development-oriented, however, where assets like picks and prospects could carry a little bit more weight. But who knows.
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