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05-13-2013, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post

Bernier will get dealt IMO just before or at the NHL Entry Draft.



Actually an offer sheet is a really good idea for a GM wanting a potential starting goalie without giving up much assets.

This is the RFA compensation levels for 2011-2012: http://thehockeywriters.com/2011-12-...nsation-rules/

The cap for next season is the same as in 2011-2012, so odds are the compensation chart will be similar or exactly the same. If someone were to offer $3.1 million for Bernier, that'd cost them only a 2nd round pick. However for $3.1 million, unless Bernier completely flops, that's not a terrible price and could be a bargain if he takes the reins and runs with it. Additionally, DL would be hard pressed to match that offer sheet because now we'd have a $3.1 million backup, and we can't trade him for at least 12 months after matching the offer sheet. That bid could handcuff DL without handcuffing the other team, financially or compensation wise. And a lot of teams still have their own 2nd.

DL will match up to the $3.5 comp level (assuming it has gone up from the $3.134ish) without any doubt in my mind. It gives us JB for another year and while it would make him expensive as a back up with JQ having just had one back surgery and us being in a win now mode it makes us allot better off all things considered.

It also gives us a year for the market to change and JB's value to continue to rise. We aren't in the Canucks situation but we do have the best 1-2 tandem in the NHL and that is a great asset to a team that built itself from the net out.

That said DL is a control freak and would do anything to maintain control of what happens with his best and most movable asset for as long as possible.

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