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12-11-2003, 08:56 AM
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No team would be willing to sign Comrie at the expense of (forget the exact rule here) 3 first round picks.
Supposedly, Comrie is willing to sign for $1.2M per season but he didn't want to sign with Lowe because of the "disrespect" he perceives he got from the Oiler organization. Anyway, $1.2M corresponds to
one first round pick
as compensation if the Oilers fail to match the offer sheet. Actually, Comrie could fetch $1.455M per season and still cost his new team just a single first round pick as compensation.
To cost his new team three 1st rounders, Comrie's contract would have to be for more than $3M/year.
Okay, what I wrote above didn't come out right.
Of course, if a team signed Comrie to an offer sheet at $1.2M, Lowe would match in a heartbeat. So in practical terms, the answer is that a team would probably have to cough up 3 first rounders to get Comrie via the offer sheet route.
My point was that the table escalates to 3 first rounders after the $3M/annum threshhold.
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