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03-01-2013, 06:51 PM
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I don't know if I agree with your assessment about Zero impact. Here's why. under the initial understanding:
ROR for Calgary's 1rst & 3rd (historically 15-18 in the draft per round)
Worth it for the Av's? Not really. But ROR is signed at a couple of million more than we would like and we have to qualify him at 6.5 million and we can't trade him for a year, and there is all that stuff with his father etc...
Still player # 15-18 & player # 75-78 in 2013 draft. No, better match.
Not have to pay 6.5 million or qualify at 6.5 or potentially go through this again next year...
Colorado gets # 15-18 and 75-78 in draft and whatever else they can milk out of Columbus to convince Colorado to not match. Maybe Ryan Johansen and a 1rst or 2nd?? And you get to screw a division rival who just drove up the price on your RFA to 6.5 million.
CGY's first is almost guaranteed to be top 10, if not top 5. They are not suddenly going to leap frog 10 teams in the standings. So the AVS were already looking at a cpl of solid draft positions from CGY. The waiver issue, whether known or not, had zero effect on their decision. This came down to the AV'S believing they can get a better off next trade deadline for ROR. You don't base franchise decisions on whether you can screw another team... unless you are Jay Feaster.... see where that's got him.
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