Thread: Ryane Clowe
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04-20-2013, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by BBKers View Post
14-15 million for 4 years is as far as I would go both $ and contract wise. But that is not going to be enough. No way. So either we pony up and suffer later or we paid an awful lot draft wise for a rental. Not sure if I like this at all. Let us see if we make the postseason first and how things go there - then it will be a bit easier to assess. Not really liking the trade so far, but things could change here...
I hate this trade. I think it sucks. People complained so much about Gaborik but at least he can score 40 goals. He was having an off season in what I really believe is an awful offensive system under Torts. And I just pray people aren't so blind and naive that they refer to these past two games as to why Torts is such a phenomenal offensive coach. A lot of puck luck tonight in Buffalo. A win is a win, but the reality is it was against a Buffalo team that has had a poor season, a coaching change, and had pucks going in off defenders. Miller gift wrapped a goal for Clowe at the end of the 1st.

$3.5 million for 4 years is the most I'm willing to pay him. If that's not enough than you cut your losses and move on. I don't see him being a 30 goal scorer for this team. I don't see him being a 25 goal scorer. I see POSSIBLY 20 goals and 25-30 assists. POSSIBLY. I'd rather have had Prust at $2.5 million and spend $3-4 million on someone else in free agency than to have Clowe at $4-4.5 million.

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