Thread: Confirmed with Link: Oilers re-sign Sam Gagner (1yr/$3.2M)
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07-20-2012, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by 9GWG9 View Post
Do you mean Nash or Phi?

Nashville simply does not have the bank account to pay all that money upfront or they would have matched already IMO. Philly is out of the offer sheet business if Nash passes cause they will no longer have their first rounder for the next four years.
Buffalo had the space to match Vanek and they took until the final day. David Poile said yesterday that management has given him the go ahead to spend to the cap. Everyone is talking about the 24 million in the first year, but Nashville still has 29 million in cap space that Poile has been given the ok to spend. He also said they are taking time to go through the details of the offer sheet. They will match it. It may prevent them from spending money on keeping Sergei Kostitsyn, but honestly, that's minor compared to losing Weber.

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