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05-07-2006, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by doug mckenzie
it will only take the 1 guy... then flood gates will open ....

if you can " steal " a potentail high calibre player such as ruttuu from the blackhawks or allen from vancouver for a 2 round draft pick you dam well take a run at them now .......

why because in the last cba any player over

Over $1,208,554 - $1,487,452: cost you a First-round choice.

in the new cba they only cost you a 2 rounder

Over $1 million to $2 million: second round pick


Draft choice compensation for signing Group II restricted free agents:

Offer: $743,725 or below; compensation: none.

Over $743,725 - $1,022,622: Third-round choice.

Over $1,022,622 - $1,208,554: Second-round choice.

Over $1,208,554 - $1,487,452: First-round choice.

Over $1,487,452 - $1,859,312: First and third-round choices.

Over $1,859,312 - $2,231,175: First and second-round choices.

Over $2,231,175 - $2,603,038: Two first-round choices.

Over $2,603,038 - $3,160,831: Two first-round and one second-round choice.

Over $3,160,831: Three first-round choices.

Each additional $1,859,312: One additional first-round choice to a maximum of five.

If a team were to offer $8 million a year to a Group II restricted free agent, and the player's 2003-2004 team does not match within seven days, the 2003-2004 team would receive five first-round draft picks as compensation.


2005 new cba

$660,000 or below: no compensation

Over $660,000 to $1 million: third round pick

Over $1 million to $2 million: second round pick

Over $2 million to $3 million: first and third round picks

Over $3 million to $4 million: first, second and third round picks

Over $4 million to $5 million: two first rounders, one second and one third rounder

Over $5 million: four first rounders
those are still some pretty steep compensation prices.

First of all, a guy making 2 million bucks would cost a 1st and 3rd round pick. But if he is so good that you will give him an offer sheet, wouldn't you think that the team which currently holds the rights to that player would find a way to accomodate that 2 million bucks on their payroll?

Most guys that we would be interested in for that 2 million dollar range would be young and blossoming players. Teams will always match any potential offers for those kinds of players.

There really aren't any gambreaking veterans who still fall in the group 2 category in the NHL for 2 million bucks that are worth giving 1st and 3rd round picks for.

Like I said before, if push comes to shove, we can expect a sign and trade deal but even those will be rare in my view.

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