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01-24-2013, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Stonehands77 View Post
So they don't get him in a trade. But Montreal just got hosed on their cap space, making them less likely to be able to compete for other players. Really, I see marginal downside here.

And if teams start the whiny "What a violation of the game's unwritten rules" BS, then screw them. They don't want offer sheets a part of the game? Should have pushed to get that changed in the CBA. It's there, and teams like the Flyers are perfect for taking advantage of it. They've got money, they like to take risks, they want to win, and they have an organization that takes care of its players such that they should have few worries about offer sheets coming their way.
Instead of trying "hose" a team with a bad contract, why not try and trade for him since their negotiations with said player aren't going well. There is a downside to all this offer sheet talk, we wouldn't have Subban(if he does get traded) available to trade for. Offer sheet completely screws our opportunity for that. GM's don't offer sheet players to "hose" another team, they do it because they feel their offer is too substantial to be matched (i.e Weber) Montreal would easily match it, and then if they had to can buy out a player this summer to make it work salary wise.

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