Will Flyers Offersheet Alex Pietrangelo?
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03-19-2013, 01:33 PM
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You need to brush up on the rules. This summer is the last opportunity teams will have to use a compliance buyout
. You can't buyout an injured player, so your fantasy scenario doesn't fly with Pronger's contract magically disappearing. He's a 35+ contract. Best they could do is LTIR on him, but they're stuck paying him.
Let's say best case scenario, they sign Giroux at $8M per season, because I don't see him getting anything less given that the max they can give him is 8 years. That's adding $4M+ in cap space, which isn't too big of a dent considering all of the players the Flyers have coming off the books in 2014. But those UFA players in 2014 are largely insignificant, and they'll have 10 contracted players on the roster for 2014, not including their RFAs that will have to be signed. That's a lot of holes to fill on their roster.
It's a shame when someone tells another poster they need to brush up on the rules, when they have them wrong themselves.
Under the new collective bargaining agreement, the salary cap will fall to $64.3 million, teams can use a total of two buyouts next summer or in the summer of 2014 to get under the cap. The buyout money would not count against the salary cap but it would count against the players' 50% share of hockey-related revenue.
As much as people think the Flyers will have cap problems, they have many ways around it. It's almost a foregone conclusion that if Briere isn't traded at the deadline, he will be bought out. Bryz is probably a better option for next summer because it will be much more palatable for Snider to eat the contract after we pay him the big dollars. Pronger on LTIR does take up our cushion and hurts in banking cap space for the deadline, but to say it's impossible to fit Piety under with an offer sheet is just wrong.
I don't think it happens also. If we offer sheet him, we need to make it so ridiculous it's impossible to match. I just don't see that happening TBH. It would have to be in the range of 7 years 65-70 million IMHO to even make St Louis think about it. If they do have trouble locking him up or he does want to move, trying to make a trade for him would be more appropriate.
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