News From Around the League - Part XXXIX
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02-28-2013, 05:28 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Middletown, NJ
I think people forget how offer sheets work. Calgary has a ton of salary coming off the books in the next two seasons, and they don't have a lot of young talent, or talent at all.
Calgary's first thought was probably "what can we get him to sign that Colorado would not match." They managed to offer Colorado a poison pill (3 million, not pro-rated for less than 30 games, and a 6.5 million qualifying offer in two years) without risking giving up a lot (only 2 picks.) Calgary will worry about the cap and such at a later date.
Right now they're in limbo. Not making the playoffs, not a bottom 5 team. This move can get them into the playoffs soon. It also is a sign of effort to get Iginla to sign a retirement contract.
I think it's a good sheet from Calgary, personally.
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