Thread: Speculation: Lombardi's UFA strategy
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06-23-2012, 04:26 AM
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Lombardi's UFA strategy

I believe he will execute a plan of something like this...obviously some of it has already happened:

1) Sign the one guy who wants to stay the most to a hometown discount (Stoll), establishing idea of hometown discount Kings and the cap is falling

2) Sign the next easiest to sign guy to almost nothing (Fraser), furthering the idea that everyone wants to play here for Penner

3) Work on signing the guy he wants to take the biggest pay cut after establishing a clear pattern that his other UFA team mates have signed for much less and cheap, compared to what they could have gotten (Penner), cementing the idea that everyone on the team will sacrifice salary to keep the team the other big UFAs

4) Sign one of the big two UFAs, Parise or Suter, whomever if either or maybe both, buy in to this idea that other players have already want to win, you will here but you gotta "fit in" both salary-wise and team concept-wise...

Hope it works!

Adding Parise will improve both our first and third lines greatly. Adding Suter solves nearly all of our problems of Scuderi leaving in the future along with adding another guy who can do what Greene does...right now we don't have that guy.

- R

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