Colorado Avalanche and Phoenix Coyotes
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01-16-2013, 05:30 PM
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I read that was the figure the player was looking for and management was looking for something around three and a half. I'm saying that Maloney could meet the player's asking price, knowing he'll give up three (hopefully late round) picks, burn a bridge with a former in-conference trade partner and have a very good chance of winning the holy grail before Shane Doan retires. And if Colorado matches, it will be at a number that they didn't want and will be limited in other parts of their budget accordingly, or their owner will have to pony up more money over the next couple years than he anticipated. Either way, the Yotes are better off for it.
The Avs are well positioned in terms of future cap flexibility and they have a lot of cap space left.
An offer sheet actually solves many of their negotiating issues and enables them to move forward with the match.
As I stated, the Coyotes do NOT have the financial ability to squeeze the Avs and the owners (Kroenkes) at this time.
The Kroenkes are among the wealthiest owners in the NHL.
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