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08-09-2012, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by
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Subban, Carlsson and Kulikov simply aren't going to get the top tier of offer sheets even if they were offered.
However, for example, we offered Kulikov an outrageous 6.5M AAV deal, Florida would be hard-pressed to match that and we would sacrifice a 1st, a 2nd and a 3rd rounder. No way we offer even that level of compensation to any of the 3, but clearly they are all easily worth those picks.
Your last point is pretty moot as far as I'm concerned. If it improves this team (in terms of dollars/picks vs. the player) the Flyers simply won't care about whether other teams get butt-hurt. The Kesler offer sheet proves that. He was as much an unproven commodity when that offer sheet was made as any of these 3.
So Nashville (small market) matched Weber 24 mil in a year deal worth over 100 mil and Montreal/Florida wouldnt match 6.5 million dollar deal per year for its potentially #1 dman? Yeah, ok. These teams arent going to be bullied around, as we saw earlier with Weber. Even if they dont match (which is HIGHLY unlikely) with the combination of overpayment on talent and the picks given up, it just isnt worth it no matter how ya slice it except for a TOP, young talent e.g. Weber. Offer sheet are a once in a real long while occurance for these reasons.
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