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08-09-2012, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingHigh13 View Post
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.
As I stated in the above comments before your post... Yes, it's extremely likely they match. However, as was the case with Shea Weber, if the offer is even remotely close to reasonable dollars, we stand to lose nothing by offer sheeting. If the team matches, we lose nothing at all. If they do not, we get the player without losing from our existing pool of young assets.

As stated above.... it's the least likely to bare fruit. However, it's the best opportunity (however unlikely) to provide us with a reasonably priced asset. In terms of assets, any of the RFAs would be cheap compensation (picks, not necessarily cap hit).

If we're thinking about paying JBo 6.68M AAV, why not send an offer sheet for 6.5M for Subban and have a shot at getting a similarly valuable defenseman for less than JBo would cost?

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