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01-25-2013, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Damaged Goods View Post
You should, but it looks like the Canadiens are too proud to make one (or they think they can get the player to cave). That's to their own detriment. I say the Flyers should make a massive offer sheet for him (just below the 4 1sts threshold) and force the Canadiens to make a decision based on dollars, not principles.
Any offersheet above $6.5m almost assures that Briere is bought out the year we have to re-sign Giroux, Schenn, and Couturier.

Over $3,364,391 to $5,046,585 - 1st round pick, 3rd
Over $5,046,585 to $6,728,781 - 1st round pick, 2nd, 3rd
Over $6,728,781 To $8,410,976 - Two 1st Round Picks, 2nd, 3rd
Over $8,410,976 - Four 1st Round Picks

I MIGHT go $6.73 and give up two 1sts, a 2nd, and a 3rd, but that's a lot to give up just to push Montreal over the edge as far as retaining him goes.

I'd honestly offer the two 1sts, a 2nd, and a 3rd if not a little more first to try to not go the offersheet direction. If it fails, I probably try to offersheet him for $6.33; same money as Timonen.

Also important to remember is that we're at the 50-contract limit. In order to offersheet him we need to either trade someone or said down Laughton.

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