What is your "let Shea go" package?
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07-23-2012, 07:47 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
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It's rare to find draft year ready talent in the 20-30 overall slots, but it happens. It's not uncommon to find decent performers in those slots who play in year 2 or 3 after draft. Markus Johansson, Tyler Ennis, Eberle, John Carlson, Perron (year one NHL player), Pacioretty. ... that's just looking back over the past few years. Those picks do nothing to help the roster in 2012-13, slight chance of anything for 13-14, but from then on should pay dividends.
What gets me is the match Weber, then trade him as soon as humanly possible theory I keep seeing popping up through this thread. My take is that if the owners see matching as an acceptable financial risk that any trade return would have to be as unprecedented as this offer sheet. By the time we could potentially trade Weber we'll have paid him at least $27mil ... roughly one quarter of what he's due for the entire contract. If the owners can weather the storm of the first 11-23 months of this contract, they're probably going to be ok. If the asset is valuable enough to take such risk to keep, it's valuable enough to keep long term. Risking everything financially to keep him now then hoping to flip him on the trade market in a year or two is subprime housing market thinking.
the only way a "trade him in one year" scenario is feasible is if the new CBA allows cash to be exchanged in trades and someone wants to fork over several assets and $15 million or so in cash...
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